Ad of the week: Citroen Technology

This weeks ad focuses on how innovative a car company Citroen was before it was merged with Peugeot. The two cars shown are very similar to my two citroens – the Traction on the top although that is a French made traction and the DS21, which is a Pallas model unlike mine. This is a […]

Frontal Damage to the DS

Today I went to the Citroen Car Club meeting to get the historic rego signed for my Traction Avant. I am not often able to attend these meetings so it was good to catch up with the members. I even won a prize!

I took the DS and it was running really nicely on the […]

2016 Sydney German Car Show

This year the NSW Mercedes-Benz Club concours and the German car show were combined into a single event. Overall this seemed to work reasonably well as they opened up additional paddocks and it meant one of the best turnouts of Benz’s for some years. For some reason the turnout for the other German makes was […]

Ad of the week: W111 European Delivery

This weeks ad has a great photo of the W111 Coupe. While this car is a 220SE, it looks very similar to the 250SE that I used to have – this car has a red interior and mine had a red wine coloured one, but they look similar. It also wears the zoll plate for […]

280CE W123 power steering

The 280CE came back for a visit this week complaining of groaning power steering. Turned out that the belt was slipping once the wheel got toward full lock. On further inspection, the belt had become too loose – not because it was stretched, but because the bolt that allows the belt adjustment had lost its […]

Ad of the week: Jag Engineering and Elegance

This weeks ad is a well known Jaguar ad focusing on both the engineering and design elements. It is an early ad because it shows the outside bonnet latches and a different position than normal for the reversing light. The picture below is supposed be elegant, but the lady in the car looks like she […]

Ad of the week: Citroen Safety

This weeks ad a great summary summary of all the safety features of the DS and a great cutaway. These days they try and sell cars with lifestyle shots, but this ad delves deep into some of the technical features.

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The Jaguar Compact Saloons

Outside their sports cars, the Jaguar Compact Saloons are the best known of the classic Jaguars, and have eclipsed their more upmarket and larger siblings in interest, and market value. This makes the full size saloons rather good value, but today the focus is on the compact saloons. The compact saloons encompass the period from […]