30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 22nd

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:53 am

Just got back myself - great day out, and good to be back in France. With hindsight if I'd have known I'd be taking my car I'd have done some preparation on it beforehand. Well, I'd have put some more CDs in, and given it a wash...

Am now ready for bed, so uploading photos can wait 'till the morning!
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:15 am

Timex and friends in the tunnel

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Arrived!

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Blue seems a popular Mk1 colour

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No, the smoke isn't Timex, it's the Ourane behind

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Mark and Hilary's valvers find some friends too

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:26 am

Breakfast

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Cutaway TU engine and box (I think!) in the entrance to the sports hall where we were having breakfast

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A few more arrive

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Sports!

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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:42 am

DIGIT, with bumper rubbing strips

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Outside the Conservatoire

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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:54 am

Cutaway 16TRS from launch

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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:10 am

Entering the collection

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BX styling model

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BX coupe prototype

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I suspect the designers of the C4 coupe were being lazy

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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:25 am

BX's on display

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The last one is a DIGIT
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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:44 am

BX Rally car

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4TC

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Sport

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Mike Sims
BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:12 pm

Mk2 Estate - but where's the Mk1?

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There it is, next to Mat's estate. As well as the one in the collection, there were only 3 estates there, and all were british!

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14RE

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I believe this is Xemes lovely car

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The digit with the bumper strips from the rear - not convinced about them myself

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Love these colours!

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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:46 pm

Great stuff. Thanks for the pics! So pleased to see Timex there.

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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:12 pm

What a great day, shame we couldnt stay longer, being up for 40 hours without sleep really knocked me sideways but it was worth it, thanks to Chris (Xemes) who made us all so welcome and organised it.

See you at the 40th anniversary??
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by merlyn » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:08 pm

Some great photos, looks like you had really good weather for it too. How many BXs were there outside then? Looks an.awful lot!
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:32 pm

There was probably about 35 in total I would have said.
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by TizzyD » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:50 pm

Just got home, want to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the organising and running of the event, had a brilliant time and a great turn out :D
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:38 pm

What an exhausting day, but well worth it. Many, many thanks to Chris (Xemes) and Mark Smith - not to mention the host with the most: Sandre - for making it possible for me to attend.

Have some pics... here are a few, but much of the Conservatoire was covered in pics from last time and the dozens likely to exist from this one...

Some reading matter was obtained :)

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