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Citroen’s genius act of sabotage against the Nazis in World War II

When the German army rolled into France in 1940, the boss of Citroen was never just going to just lie down and surrender

https://www.drive.com.au/caradvice/citroens-genius-act-of-sabotage-against-the-nazis-in-world-war-ii/

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After yesterday’s Morris Commercial, I thought it would be interesting to look at another Morris that provided sterling service delivering letters and parcels on behalf of the Royal Mail. This Morris Minor van lives at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in Hampshire where I saw it last year. Another, slightly more obscure, Royal Mail vehicle tomorrow. I’ll do a separate sequence on the Morris Minor story later on as well.

Red Royal Mail Morris Minor van, side view

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Yesterday I was saying how BL’s light commercials in the early 1980s carried the Morris badge, and I also mentioned to @HubCityLocal the old British ritual of going to the Post Office to buy an annual car tax disc. These two themes are united in this Royal Mail Morris Commercial van. The Morris Commercial was produced between 1949 and 1961, and badged as the J-Type from 1952. Pic: NEC Classic Car Show, 2023.

Royal Mail Morris Commercial van, front quarter view

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I wasn't familiar with this but I like it a lot. It is a Fiat Panda 4x4.

vwdasher, to Fiat
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I found the Italian car show photos! So I took these in November last year, a car show that was already hard at it and I got there towards the end of it. I had actually spent the morning at a truck show, and just thought I'd pop by this one and see if anyone was still there. As you can see from the gaps, they must have had a good turnout earlier in the day.

Still managed to find lots of lovely Italians to show you.

#CarShow #WeirdCarMastodon #AlfaRomeo #Fiat #Maserati #Ferrari 🧵

Two Alfa Romeo cars - a spider and a 4C
Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo 4C

vwdasher,
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vwdasher,
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vwdasher,
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This Maserati Kyalami would have been hideously expensive against the AUD back in the day, was a surprising entrant at the show.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_Kyalami

Maserati Kyalami
Maserati Kyalami interior
Maserati Kyalami

vwdasher,
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vwdasher,
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vwdasher,
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Zagame is a high end car dealer. They brought what was the first and only electric Bambino that I've seen.

Electric Fiat 500
Fiat Abarth 595 edition
Electric Fiat 500

vwdasher,
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I've never seen so many 4Cs before, they are very expensive.

Alfa Romeo 4C

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vwdasher,
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vwdasher,
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vwdasher,
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vwdasher,
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There's still a lot of Alfa's being raced here, in sprint, historics and more.

Alfa Romeo racecar
Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo

vwdasher,
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The low cars had fun getting over speed humps

Ferrari
Fiat X19
Fiat 500

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vwdasher,
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No idea where this Montreal had been hiding, perhaps in the car park.

Look, they even let in the French!

Citroen van converted into a food van

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vwdasher,
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Got to see this gorgeous vintage Alfa roll by

vwdasher,
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Had to compliment this driver on their choice of colour, that blue just pops in the sunshine.

Blue Alfa Romeo Guilia

vwdasher,
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And here's the last of it. I am sure there were many more cars there I missed out on, hopefully I can get to this one earlier next time

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo

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