30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 22nd

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

Post by Xemes » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi Caffiend

it seems the link does not go anywhere
I just apologize not having translated it for you : maybe it would have been more interesting
even inside the room an explanation or history of each model could have been interesting : I would have done it but it was not that easy ……………
In fact The man said more or less the same thing than in Paul's movie
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:42 pm

Don't worry about it Chris, I think it would be unfair to expect an English tour in a French factory! I couldn't follow much of it but I watched the film instead and just picked up the odd word here and there.
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by mds141 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:51 pm

/\ We just all need to learn French. :) I'm going to get some spoken word CD's to play in the truck. Learn French and drive a truck. It's the future of adult education. 8)
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Paul296 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:41 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Don't worry about it Chris, I think it would be unfair to expect an English tour in a French factory! I couldn't follow much of it but I watched the film instead and just picked up the odd word here and there.
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#-o :oops: I feel really guilty now like I'm one of those dreadful English people who expect everyone to speak English. . . . .I'll get my coat (slopes off) :(

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

Post by Xemes » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:59 pm

A little story or the historic ( history why not ? ) in front of each car and suddenly the density , the color of the tour is something else …
I just remember the sparrow fly just after I had translated you can go wherever you wished 8)
I could not catch up only one sparrow :!:
But it was a great pleasure to watch that sort of thing :D =D>
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Post by TizzyD » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:16 pm

Just a few of the many pictures taken over the weekend.

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Mk1 AX Sport - one of the few cars that could tempt me away from the BX
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Just a few bikers in Boulogne on Sunday morning . . .
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The line was just as long going the other way too!!
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Post by Paul296 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:40 pm

Nice pics Andrew. The 'Aubergine' looking particularly lovely there 8) .

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

Post by TizzyD » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:56 pm

Cheers :) I was under strict orders not to give it the beans and play catch up with you and Sandre on the motorway :lol:
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Xemes » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:57 pm

It seems the Aubergine does not want to get back home again :mrgreen:
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Post by Paul296 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:06 pm

TizzyD wrote:Cheers :) I was under strict orders not to give it the beans and play catch up with you and Sandre on the motorway :lol:
But TZDs LOVE 'beans'! 8)
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It seems the Aubergine does not want to get back home again.
None of us wanted to go back home again. :(

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

Post by Caffiend » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:39 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Don't worry about it Chris, I think it would be unfair to expect an English tour in a French factory! I couldn't follow much of it but I watched the film instead and just picked up the odd word here and there.
+3 (or 4, I've lost count) - I've corrected the link as well, stupid autocorrect ;p
TizzyD wrote:Cheers :) I was under strict orders not to give it the beans and play catch up with you and Sandre on the motorway :lol:
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Xemes » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:35 am

You know if your counter was indicating around 130 on the motorway you weren't at legal speed :mrgreen:
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Birotor » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:09 am

And even more illegal if it was wet! (says me having been fined by les flics in my GS on the Tour Auto!)
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:39 am

Just a quick note to those there who wondered, yes the black GSA Pallas A395 CPH was the same as the one that went to the CXM Rally sporting a nice big dent. It had a new door for the Paris trip. :) (I thought it was, Tim lol! ;) )
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Re: 30th "Anniversaire at Aulnay Citroën Factory September 2

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:47 pm

I stand corrected Phil, Grant did tell me about the incident, some lady driver not watching where she was going....
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