It was all things French in Turin as the National Meeting of Citroën Italian Historical Clubs celebrated the quirky marque in style with ‘100 Citroën for 100 years’.
Set in Turin’s second largest park, the beautiful Parco Valentino, Italian Citroën Clubs gathered to pay homage in a selection of 100 classics to pay homage to the legendary French brand.
The cherished 100 vehicles on display are all used by their passionate custodians who proceeded along the streets of the centre, subsequently reaching the historic Stupinigi hunting lodge and finally returning to the picturesque banks of the Po.
The initiative was organized by the RIASC, the Citroën Auto Historical Register, coordinated by the Citroën Historical Documentation Center.
The centenary celebrations commenced with the presidential parade through the elegant streets of Turin, lead by an extremely rare Type A 10HP from 1919, one of the first 2,000 units built in the Quai de Javel factory in Paris, and owned of an Italian collector.
It is a Type A 10 HP Torpedo model, 4 seats, with an open body and soft top, in perfect running condition, similar to the one that in July 1919 André Citroën delivered to his first customer.
Citroën Clubs In Turin
The Clubs participating in the ‘100 Citroën for 100 years’ event were:
Club Pluriel Italia, founded in 2016, which brings together fans of the small Citroën.
IDéeSse Club, founded in 1990, which has registered owners and enthusiasts of ID, DS, Traction Avant and Citroen pre-war cars.
Club GS Italia which was founded in 2001 and involves all the owners and supporters of GS, GSA, LN, LNA, VISA, AXEL, AX and BX.
Club Italy Citroën Bicilindriche, founded in 2003, which admits all owners and supporters of the Citroën twin-cylinder.
CX Club Italia, founded in the year 2000, which brings together the owners and supporters of CX and C6.
Club 2 CV Citroën and Derivate Italia, founded in 1991, which admits all owners and supporters of 2CV, including vans and derivatives such as Méhari, Ami 6, Ami 8, Dyane 4, Dyane 6.
eXtreMe – XM Club Italia, which was founded in 2006 and the SM Club Italia which was born in 1988 and gathers the fans of the Citroën Maserati motorsports Coupé.
The last seven clubs are reunited in the RIASC, the Citroën Auto Historical Register which organized the event with the coordination of the Citroën Historical Documentation Center.