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◆ Citroen Car Club Meeting in USA, from Ken.
Citroen Car Club Meeting in USA, from Ken's Mail.

最近は、日本には良い NEWS が無いので、Ken に頼んで Citroen Car Club Meeting の写真を送ってくれるように頼んでありました。
 今や”日本の豊かさとは、何て薄ぺらなものでしかなかったのか!”と思う日々です。 80 歳を過ぎた高齢の夫妻が、Week-end を blue-skay の下で過ごして、夜 10:30 に自宅に戻って、無事に帰宅したよと何人かの友人に mail する生活って、如何にも America ですねえ・・・
 それに、写真そのものが "America" ですねえ・・・何か色までが違って見えますね!


Hello Car Club Friends,

We arrived home Saturday night about 10:30 after a great day and dinner at Carlisle. Our '72 D-wagon performed flawlessly the entire trip, including keeping up with traffic on I-81 and I-78. We left without knowing how many Citroens were brought to the meet.

Four photos taken at Carlisle of just a small percentage of the Citroens are attached. Our green D-wagon is next to the red Citroen H-van in the first two views. The small light green car in the last view, being looked at by two men in dark shirts, was made by Vespa (the Italian scooter manufacturer) in a French factory -- no relationship to Citroen as far as we know. The engine has two parallel air-cooled cylinders with no resemblance to the horizontally-opposed design of a 2CV.

Best regards, Polly and Ken

いずれの写真も "click" して ( + ) mark を "click" すれば 125% になり画面一杯に拡大します。 

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文中の Red H-van の手前が Ken & Polly の D station-wagon です。
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"Vespa" はこの写真の一番手前の車です。皆さんご存知ですよね・・・ついでに、”余分な事は”書かんときましょうね・・・
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by citroenDS | 2011-05-28 21:35 | Citroen 資料紹介
◆ my Miniature Car Collection N0: 73: Citroen DS 19. Dinky (f).
my Miniature Car Collection (73). Citroen DS 19, Dinky Toys (F).

Ken からの Mail に Dinky Toys, DS 19, 24C が Collection List に抜けているぞ!と書かれて、そんな筈は無いよと調べてみたところ、初期の Miniature Car Collection では、写真撮影が慣れていなかったので、写真が小さく枚数も少ない事に気が付きましたので、改めて「重複していますが」 DS models の項を再掲する事にしました。

Regarding your interest in models, I have only two of the DS. The first is a Dinky 24C (not on your list) which is a pre-1963 DS. (In 1963, the factory revised the center part of the front bumper and the air openings for the engine and brakes.) I have had it a very long time and its yellow paint has scratches from children playing with it. Also, its tires are flat and hard. I also have a Mattel 1968 DS model marked MB135 and 1:65 (which I assume is a scale ratio -- it's smaller than the Dinky). It's also marked Thailand and 2007. I also have a Corgi pre-1968 Safari.

◆ Citroen DS 19 : Dinky Toys (F) : 24C.

DS 19, Dinky-Model には、最初期の Wind Screen の無いもの、次が Tyre が White の round-shoulder のもの、 White で side-edge のあるもの、3rd model として Tyre が Black の Model があります。ここでは Tyre の 3 types を紹介してあります。
 Colour variation としては、多くの models がありますので、2005-9 の記事2006-10 の記事とに Link して置きます。

 この頃は Miniture Car の紹介を始めた初期でしたので、写真が”小さくて”不十分ですので「随時再掲載」する予定にします。ご期待下さい。

Models 撮影時に下に Le Double Chevron : No.2 & No. 5 を敷いておきました。
 Le Double Chevron 創刊は No.1 : 1965 年夏号からです。


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by citroenDS | 2011-05-22 16:13 | DS minicar 紹介
◆ Citroen DS Station Wagon (DF) & Mail from USA.
◆ Citroen DS Station Wagon (DF) & Mail from USA.

FUKUSHIMA 原発事故に関しての Ken からの Mail を紹介して来ましたが、あまりにも”お粗末な現状”報告も何らの進展が無くて、記事にもなりませんので、アメリカの Citroen-Owner の”うらやましい”写真を紹介することにしました。

 最初の写真が着いたのが 2011-5-5 でした。私の DS 23 が地震でつぶされ無いような Garage にいれておきなよ・・・との Mail でしたが、さすがに「土地の広いアメリカです」写真のような広い住宅地、広い前庭には”満開の桜です!こちらは実をつけないのですが、裏の小さい方には”小さい実”が付くようです。
 もっとうらやましいのが、 2 台入る Garage から「雨に濡れずに」居間に入れるそうです。
 写真撮影: 2011-4-30.


Hello Takashi,

Since I have a recent photo of your DS (from your blog), I send you this photo of our 1972 Citroen DF station wagon (some call it a Safari or estate wagon). The photo was taken last Saturday (April 30) to show our two old cherry trees in bloom. We believe the trees were planted when the house was built in either 1958 or 1959. We moved here in 1973 and the trees appeared then to be about 15 years old. These trees are what we call "ornamental" -- that is, they do not produce fruit. We have a different kind of cheery tree behind the house that produces very small, almost black cherries. It usually blooms about 2 weeks before the ornamental cherry trees.

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クリックすると画像が大きくなります。 photo by NIKON D40X と読めます。

Just out of view in the photo is a two-car garage attached to the end of the house. One of the first things I did when we moved here in 1973 was to install a radio-controlled motor on the overhead garage door. One pleasure we have when coming home on a rainy day or night is being able to drive the car into the garage and walk directly from the garage into the house without getting wet.

Dinky, Citroen DS 19: 24C or 24CP は 2006-10-13 に収録されています。 Citroen Minicar に分類されています。初期の写真撮影ですので、 3 ~4 models : White Body, Black Roof: Orange Body X 3 台, Tyre: White round, Black がありますので再撮影してみましょう。


Regarding your interest in models, I have only two of the DS. The first is a Dinky 24C (not on your list) which is a pre-1963 DS. (In 1963, the factory revised the center part of the front bumper and the air openings for the engine and brakes.) I have had it a very long time and its yellow paint has scratches from children playing with it. Also, its tires are flat and hard. I also have a Mattel 1968 DS model marked MB135 and 1:65 (which I assume is a scale ratio -- it's smaller than the Dinky). It's also marked Thailand and 2007. I also have a Corgi pre-1968 Safari.

Mail の中の上の写真が Copy & Down-Load 出来ないので”写真”を”添付”して欲しいと注文しましたので、それも JP(E)G でと・・・
 こちらの Mail は 2011-5-14. のものです。


The photo with my last message is attached as a separate JPG file.

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クリックすると画像が大きくなります。

I've also attached a separate photo from the 2007 CCNA car club meet at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It shows the fronts of a blue Citroen SM, a red 2CV, a white 2CV Truckette, my green station wagon, and a CX. You will also see a Citroen flag above a tent that was set up for CCNA members. The superior headlight arrangement that you have on your DS did not meet US regulations during the years the D-models were sold in the US. Therefore, all cars sold new in the US and Canada had the alternative arrangement you see on my car. The result was equal to that on new American-made cars sold at that time.

オサマ・ビンラーディンの殺害をどう扱おうかなと考えましたが、新聞の New York で「花輪をささげる写真」を添付しました。この Mail でも "positive comment" となっていますので、やはり世の中複雑なことです。国際的な問題には気を使う必要があります。彼も「良くトレイニングした人達」ならば、FUKUSHIMA 原発問題も解決の希望ありと結んでいますね・・・そうあって欲しいものですねえ・・・

Thanks for your positive comment on the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden. It shows that an almost impossible job can be done by competent and well-trained people prepared for whatever happens. This should give greater hope for the clean-up of the Fukushima disaster.

Best regards, Ken

The CCNA club has met every year in May at Carlisle with 30 to 40 Citroens parked together in a reserved spot. We expect to drive our station wagon again this year to Carlisle. It's about an hour and a half drive from our home - so we drive there in the morning on May 21 and come home the same night.


今年も、CCNA meeting が Carlisle で開催されるようで、 81 歳の老夫婦が片道 1.5 時間かけて参加する元気=意欲があるのが羨ましく思えますねえ・・・
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by citroenDS | 2011-05-16 21:17 | Citroen 資料紹介