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In the News (Tue 20 Aug 19)

  
  Flaminio Bertoni / Automotive Designer (1903-1964) - Design/Designer Information
Developing the Traction Avant was so expensive that it drained Citroën financially and, months after the launch, the company was taken over by the tyre maker Michelin.
He conceived it to be completely different to the opulent Traction Avant with its voluptuous curves.
Bertoni and Lefèbvre were already hard at work on the DS 19, the successor to the Traction Avant, which Boulanger billed as: “the world’s best, most beautiful, most comfortable and most advanced car”.
www.designmuseum.org /design/flaminio-bertoni   (1875 words)

  
 Carguide Magazine On-line
Andre Citroën claimed that his new 1934 Citroën Traction Avant (front-wheel drive) was “10 years ahead of its time.” Perhaps 20 years might have been more accurate, because when it went out of production in 1957, it was still more modern in many ways than some of the cars of the ’50s.
Consider this: The Traction Avant was powered by an overhead valve, wet-sleeve four cylinder engine, although some sixes would be used.
The Traction was, in fact, such a bold technical initiative that it sapped the financial strength of the company, causing it to fall into the hands of its largest creditor, the Michelin Tire Co., in 1935.
www.carguidemagazine.com /archive/classics/1934_Citroen_Traction_Avant.php   (505 words)

  
 Citroën Traction Avant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Citroën Traction Avant was an automobile produced by the French manufacturer Citroën.
By 1955 Citroën stunned the world with the replacement for the Traction Avant, the DS.
Production of the Traction Avant ended in July 1957; over 23 years, 760,000 were built, the total reflecting the production stoppage during World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Traction_Avant   (1148 words)

  
 About the Traction Avant
The Traction was built around the world, including Britain - where it was known as the Light Fifteen (Légère), the Big Fifteen (Normale) and the Big 6 (15CV) - and trimmed in wood and leather to appeal to more traditional anglo-saxon tastes.
The Traction's sporty appearance became a familiar sight on the roads of both Britain and Europe.
One of the first cars to be crash-tested, a Traction was chosen for a record bid in 1935 and driven 250,000 miles (400,000km) in a year, by a M. Lecot - a record which stands to this day.
www.tractionweddingcars.co.uk /car_model_info.htm   (657 words)

  
 Traction Avants in Northern California - Movies
There are two Tractions parked in front of the Berlin airport, one of them cream and fl and possibly the same car that appears in the later scene after getting chopped.
A Traction is seen briefly at the end, the vehicle for a drive-by assassination of three Nazi generals sitting in a roadside cafe.
A Traction appears only for a couple of seconds at the end, parked in front of the Geneva hotel where the French and the Vietnamese are negotiating in 1955.
www.windhorst.org /traction/movies.htm   (1124 words)

  
 Traction Travels - la passion des voyages en Traction Avant
Traction Travels - la passion des voyages en Traction Avant
Cette idée m'est venue après avoir traversé les USA en Traction Avant d'Ouest en Est ; Los Angeles > New York.
Quelques extraits de ce premier tome Traction Travels qui retrace la traversée des USA et une partie de l'Asie en Traction Avant
www.eb-racing.com /quad.html   (216 words)

  
 Motor Books - Citroen Traction Avant
Plentiful drawings of the engineering intricacies are combined with period photographs of prototypes to explain the novelty of the solutions used.
There is a section covering the end of the Traction's life, showing how many were destroyed in stunt driving.
One chapter covers the Traction in the resistance during WW2, a picture included on the rear flyleaf instead of the author's mugshot.
www.motorbooks.co.uk /review.asp?bookid=61759   (260 words)

  
 Citroen Traction Avant by Maisto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
First introduced by Citroen in 1934, the Traction Avant (French for front drive) was very advanced for it's day, and set a trend for building technically advanced cars which continued with the DS, CX and SM.
The Traction Avant as it's name suggests had front wheel drive (unusual in it's day) and had a choice of four and six cylinder engines.
The Traction Avant is synonymous with film images of the French Resistance in occupied France during World War II (it appeared to be their vehicle of choice, and had other TV roles such as the transport of TV detective "Inspector Maigret".
www.1-18scalecars.com /0Citroen_Traction_Avant.htm   (316 words)

  
 Guilde Mondiale des Tractionnistes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Traction owners family grand party will be held on 15, 16 and 17 July 2005 on the legendary CHARADE racetrack near Clermont Ferrand.
Following the succès of first edition in 2003, over 1.000 Traction are expected for this 2005 festival, paying tribute to the BIG 6.
If you have a Traction, or if you are just nostalgic or enthusiast, this festival is for you, with spectacular and happy activities for all the family.
www.traction-avant.com /agb/A1.html   (209 words)

  
 Citroën TRACTION AVANT Crash Test
A 7CV Traction Avant was driven at 30 kms/h from a hill with a heightdifference of 8 metres!
Because the Traction bumped from its nose to the top of the back and then came onto the ground on its 4 wheels there is not much damage to see on other points.
During the jumpe the Traction was photographed from different angles by a number of photographs.
crash.citroen1.info /TractionAvant   (264 words)

  
 (GCK314) Traction Avant by zbx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
At this location you will find the remains of a Citroën Traction Avant, or "Gangster Citroën" as they were popularly called.
Traction Avant is French for front wheel drive, a concept first introduced in mass production by Citroën in 1934 with the type 7 model.
The Traction Avants were quite revolutionary cars at the time.
www.geocaching.com /seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCK314   (547 words)

  
 Citroën Traction Avant - Ultimatecarpage.com forums
When it was introduced in 1934, the Traction Avant was recognised as being one of the most revolutionary cars available.
The Traction was built around the world, including Britain, where it was known as the Light Fifteen and the Big Fifteen, and trimmed in wood and leather to appeal to more traditional anglo-saxon tastes.
During the occupation it was favourite of both the SS and the FFI, and after the war it was common among the public administration as well as criminal gangs.
www.ultimatecarpage.com /forum/showthread.php?t=2785   (666 words)

  
 Citroën Traction Avant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Traction Avant series of cars was one of the most revolutionary ever put into mass production.
The Traction was shown to an astonished public on 18 April 1934 and remained in production until 1957, at which point it was still in advance of most of its contemporaries in most areas apart from styling.
The development costs of the Traction bankrupted the company and it was taken over by its largest creditor, Michelin, who would remain in control until the mid seventies.
www.citroenet.org.uk /passenger-cars/ac/traction/traction-avant-01.html   (212 words)

  
 A Short History of the Citroen Traction Avant
First, a short explanation for the term 'Traction Avant': It means front-wheel drive and was used by Citroën to distinguish the new models from the models still in production with the same fiscal horse power, but rear wheel drive (Propulsion Arrière).
During WWII, the Tractions were a favourite of the French Résistance because of their agility and road holding.
The last Citroën Traction Avant, an 11CV Familiale, was delivered on 25 July 1957, with no big fuss.
www.traction.ch /history/hist_ta_e.html   (1400 words)

  
 Citroën World - Citroën Traction Avant links
Traction Avant 11 BL 1953 - Vincent Pommier
Traction Avant - 11BL 1954 Taxi - Bruno Boivin
Trouwen in een Citroën Traction Avant uit 1953?
world.citroen1.info /traction.htm   (911 words)

  
 Traction Avant
The Norwegian Traction Avant club, all in Norwegian for people who own or have a special interest in TA.
We supply parts from the club shop, and helps members that are restoring their cars with helpful information, as well as lending out special tools.
Many Traction enthusiasts all over the world, who are serious about restoring their car to a high mechanical standard have found their way to a small engineering workshop in Humberside where new Traction parts are manufactured to the highest standards, often exceeding the original specifications.
e.webring.com /hub?ring=traction   (317 words)

  
 Citroen Traction Avant
Cars introducing one or two innovations could be described as advanced, but Traction Avant had many innovations simultaneously.
It was the world's first mass production car employing front-wheel drive, hence the name "Traction Avant".
If not being so advanced, Traction Avant would not have been such a car.
www.autozine.org /Classiccar/html/Citroen/Traction.html   (174 words)

  
 Traction Avants in Northern California
Soon Claude was at the front of the Traction, back-blowing through the fuel line, while Nathalie, at the rear, put her ear to the fill-pipe, listening for the insufflations.
You can now list your Traction in the International Traction Database that has been established recently in conjunction with the Traction list-server web page hosted by Yahoo.
If you know of any other reliable Traction Avant mechanics in Northern California, please send an e-mail so that they may be added to this listing.
www.windhorst.org /traction   (739 words)

  
 eBay - citroen traction ..., Diecast, Toy Vehicles, Models, Kits items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
094 Solido 4115 1:43 Citroen 15 CV Traction Avant "Gaz"
Cortina Ghia Porsche 356 Citroen 7CV and Traction Avant
Healey 3000 Citroen Traction Avant Lancia Flaminia Coup
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=citroen+traction+...   (388 words)

  
 Citroen Traction Avant 3D MODEL - Download Citroen Traction Avant 3D MODEL, The concept which in itself was unusual for ...
Citroen Traction Avant 3D MODEL - Download Citroen Traction Avant 3D MODEL, The concept which in itself was unusual for the time gave this name to the car.
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sharewaresoft.com /Citroen-Traction-Avant-3D-MODEL-download-1785.htm   (488 words)

  
 Citroën Traction Avant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I own a Traction Avant 11BN from 1950 (yes the car is older than I).
Click on the logo to get information on the Traction Avant Nederland club (sorry dutch only).
Are you interesed and want to know more about these beautiful Citroëns, the Traction Avant Nederland club is a reference.
www.strw.leidenuniv.nl /~deul/cars/travant.html   (151 words)

  
 CITROËN - Traction avant
A l’époque, d’autres constructeurs ont déjà tenté la conception d’une automobile tirée par les essieux avant, comme l’Allemand Adler, mais avec un moteur trop imposant qui pénalise l’habitacle.
Le défi technique de la traction avant était de faire reposer l’ensemble moteur-boîte de vitesses sur les roues avant, qui deviennent à la fois directrices et motrices.
La dernière Traction Avant sort de Javel le 25 juillet 1957.
www.citroen.com /CWW/fr-FR/HISTORY/INNOVATION/FrontWheelDrive   (403 words)

  
 CITROEN 11CV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The ‘Traction Avant’ (front-wheel-drive) was a revolutionary car.
Beside the front-wheel-drive - being unusual at that time - it showed other innovations like self-carrying body and hydaulic breaks.
The vehicle has preferentially been utilized by gangsters because of the strong motor- performance and therefore good suitability as getaway car, But also police and ‘better society’ chose this presigeful vehicle.
www.cinematocars.com /english/11cv.htm   (67 words)

  
 [Vph] traction avant
Salut René, Les vélos à traction avant sont avant tout des vélos destinés à la route.
Cette position est rendue possible par la transmission avant L'an dernier au salon de Germersheim, nous recherchions un modèle qui pourrait à la fois convenir à Chantal et que je pourrais utiliser avec plaisir.
En effet, la traction avant permet des configurations aérodynamiques supérieures aux propulsions.
www.ihpva.org /pipermail/vph/2003q2/001567.html   (825 words)

  
 Citroen Traction Avant Homepage Sweden.Documentation,service,links,pictures.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This page is dedicated to the Citroen Traction Avant.
Get your own Traction Calendar to print out or save.
The restoration of a a 1939 Traction Avant Roadster.
www.cta.a.se /index2.htm   (424 words)

  
 YouTube - Testrun of a 1949 Citroen Traction Avant engine
Testrun of a 1949 Citroen Traction Avant engine after a total overhaul...
Traction Owners Club 2006 Annual Rally - Episode 2
Citroen Traction Avant Rally Kozak 2007 Motion in Moscow
www.youtube.com /watch?v=Ifbt9u0HqLE   (153 words)

  
 citroenz.biz - Traction Avant
Vitesse - Traction Avant 11B 1957, grey bruyère
Vitesse - Traction Avant 7C 1934, red bordeaux
Heller - Traction Avant 15CV - 1/43 with glue, paint and brush
www.citroenz.biz /traction.htm   (146 words)

  
 TOC Intro
The 75th Anniversary of the "Traction" is coming!
The Club devoted to the ownership and preservation of ‘Traction Avant’ and rear wheel drive Citroën cars
As it is impractical for us to verify the accuracy of information and advice given in this website, neither the Traction Owners' Club nor officers and members thereof selecting or contributing any material, accept any liability for any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.
www.traction-owners.co.uk   (437 words)

  
 Traction Avant Nederland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Welcome to T.A.N. This is the website of Traction Avant Nederland, the Dutch Traction Avant Owners Club.
All of these pages are written in Dutch, so please take a language course or ask a Dutch speaking relative to translate them for you.
If you are interested, however, in the activities of our club or you would like to contact club members, please e-mail one of the club officials mentioned below; otherwise feel free to browse the site and enjoy the wonders of the beautiful Citroën Traction Avant.
www.traction-avant.nl /anypage.phtml?ThePage=club/engels.html   (139 words)

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