The Citroën 2CV is an iconic car, and famous for many things: extreme simplicity, an almost unholy ability to not roll over, and an almost lethal concentration of Frenchness. One thing it’s not really known for is being a race car. A number of people have tried to change this, but the first one to give a real, serious…
To all of our French readers, please enjoy this anniversary of the Storming of Bastille, which was a turning point in the French Revolution in 1789, in case you were unaware. Take the time to drive your family of four down to the lake shore for a picnic, fly fishing, and leisure reading in your quaint and lovely 2CV.…
The Citroën 2CV and Méhari are delightfully rugged little cars, and as with all things, their redeeming qualities shine best through motorsport. Dirt-track motorsport. Behold the most delightful thing you’ll see all week.
I’m used to seeing old Citroëns lean way over into turns, but here’s a “2CV Speciale” rally car that gets delightfully sideways instead. It’s a car worthy of many, many giggles at how delightfully silly it is.
One of the great things about Maryland Public Television’s Motorweek is that it puts even the least sporty cars through their paces, meaning we get to watch a bunch of shitty Chrysler K Cars try to stop from 55 mph, big AMC SUVs try to make it around a slalom, and old French cars designed in the 1930s try to get from…
Sir Roger Moore, the third James Bond, passed away this week at the age of 89. As a lifelong diehard Bond fan, I am extremely sad. Of course the only remedy is to remember him, and who can forget the iconic car chase from For Your Eyes Only?
Never have I wanted to go into a garage, tear an entire car apart and put it back together more than after watching this video.
The old Citroën 2CV’s suspension was so soft, so prone to lean, it seemed impossible to actually flip over. That sounds like a challenge, doesn’t it?
When you're advertising a car like a 2CV, it helps to be smart about how you set up your comparisons with other cars. And this 2CV ad pulls it off masterfully. Everything checks out— a 2CV running at 71 MPH would smoke the shit out of a Ferrari running 65 MPH. And it costs like 1/10th as much!
Yesterday was the anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, and while the actual moon landing part of the whole thing tends to get the most attention, the launch itself was nothing at which to sneeze. That Saturn V rocket was powerful. How powerful? Well, let's put it in terms of cars.
/DRIVE's Chris Harris, noted master of extremely high-end speed machines, has purchased a new car. It is very old, very French, and very slow. And it is amazing.
Every young man across the world understands the First Rule of Teenage Courtship: driving like an idiot will guarantee that she falls in love with you. Right? Right?! (Wrong.) But don't let the amorous geniuses of the Citroën Marketing Division try to teach you otherwise.
Name any car. Someone, somewhere races it. For instance, here's a Citroneta 3CV racing in Argentina with, wait, is that a super soaker for an air intake?
The majesty of seeing the iconic French voiture free and in its natural habitat is truly breathtaking. This video, from Emile Leray shows the incredible mating habits of 2CVs (maybe NSFW), and possibly the only live video of a 2CV hatchling first emerging ever recorded.
A 600 cc, two-cylinder 2CV kitted out with sheet steel panels bolted together and called the Baby-Brousse is less ridiculous than it sounds. Leaving behind their humble origins as French peasant cars, these little Citroëns rode in 1973 from Paris to Abidjan, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, to shame all future…
A 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps in the late autumn contested entirely by Citroën 2CV’s is crazy and wonderful enough. But to show up at said race with a yellow 2CV truck to instantly steal the show? That’s just wonderful, period.
Pablo Picasso's known for his jarring, cubist aesthetic, but what if he designed a car? It would probably look like Andy Saunders' creation: Picasso's Citroen. Saunders thinks the artist would've preferred it to an actual Citroen Picasso, we agree.