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Planning has started for 2018 Raid New Zealand. Over the last few years there has been some interest shown in taking 2CVs to New Zealand for a raid. Dave Rogers and Peter Dekker have started preliminary planning for this and have tentative dates for mid February to mid March 2018. A preliminary route has been drawn up and starts in Auckland and passing through Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Queenstown, Milford Sound Invercargil, Dunedin , Christchurch, Blenheim, Turangi, Waitomo and return to Auckland . Aproximately 5400kms in 30 days. There are 12 "rest" days for sightseeing along the way. All attractions are optional, however we will be visiting many of the classic NZ attractions and world class museums as well as some out of the way places. At present there are 3 gravel or dirt road sections and many back country sealed roads with a minimum of highways

It is anticipated accommodation will be in cabins or motels along the way, and this will all need to be pre booked well in advance, it would be best to do this in a group though anyone wishing to book own accommodation is welcome. Costs including car transport to and from NZ, air fare, accomodation, fuel and food allowance, (everything apart from personal spending) is estimated to be $7,000 to $10,000 for a single person and $10,000 to $13,000 for a couple. This is a rough estimate only.

This raid is intended for 2cv's and will be given booking priority, however if there is space then other Citroens will be considered. 

At this stage we are looking for expressions of interest only, the group is limited to 40 people to make accommodation easier in some of the smaller towns and to keep the group together. We need to be booking accommodation at least 12 months in advance so would like confirmation and possibly a deposit by Oct 2016. Please contact Dave drogers11@gmail.com or Peter petermelbs@yahoo.com for further information or to express interest. First come first served !

A very nice AM / FM Continental Edison radio for sale. 

These were especially manufactured for the third dash D. This radio is in excellent condition and comes with the power plug ( very hard to find) and the speaker fade control ( front /rear) . The radio has come from a one owner car and was working when removed from that car. However no guarantee can be given. 

These are getting VERY rare now. I haven't seen one on ebay for over a year. If you would like to make an offer I cannot refuse click on the image of the radio. 

In regards to the price that would tempt me to part with it, I would like to say that I have sold two of these over the last 18 months. Both sold for for more than US $600 each.. So offers of 30 and 50 euro fall well short  of an "offer I cannot refuse"

I am in no hurry to sell and if it does not sell it will go back in the car I am currently restoring.


 Another DS lost to an engine bay fire. This time in Italy. Not what the American owner would have wanted, I am sure.

Click on the image to read the article.

Update on the carburettor fuel fittings still available.

As at April 5 I have 5 of the brass fittings left. 

If you would like to purchase one get in quickly.

What is New : 

March 2016

- Quiz Number 1 from Jeremy

- New News

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Some people just don't get the DS! Click on the Safari to see the ad 

AbnMike  399

This is an ugly worthless car. Look at it! It’s so ugly. Green and babycornpoopy brown interior? And French? Mon Dieu! If it isn’t wine, women, or food the French shouldn’t even attempt to make it.

Horrible car. You can’t work on it. Can’t fix it. Won’t appreciate. People will laugh at you. It’s old. Those rear seats certainly aren’t safe so they should be removed.

All that is for a “normal” one of these and this one takes it a step further by being a flippin’ station wagon? Didn’t we unilaterally ditch those for SUVs?

The seller may as well give this away. Say, to someone in Montana, where there are very few people around to point and laugh and shame the driver. Say, me, for example. Probably not worth more than a grand. I’m married so I don’t care if the girls laugh at me anymore. I guess I can go as high as $2 grand if it comes with a case of wine. 

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The boys in the shed have a new challenge. Fixing up a DS23 bvm. This challenge will be featured on ' The Shed' page. Visit the page by clicking on the image

Vince is stripped down, obviously meaning business.

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Here is a book you may be interested in purchasing.

Another good workshop text from a longtime DS restorer.

Yes I have bought mine. Click on either the image or button to visit the website



Finally ... time for a new road test. This time a Safari is compared to a Cresta Wagon. 

Fitting instructions for the brass fittings:

These are from Richard, who manufactured the fittings

I recommend removing the carburetor top and then tapping the thread required, 

BUT others will simply slap some grease on the tap then gently and carefully, making certain the tap is square to the hole,turn the threading tap a couple of turns, remove the tap, clean off the swarf,put some fresh grease on, thread some more until the job is done.

At the very least, remove the filter nut at the top left side of the unit and block the access. You can also gain access to clean out swarf.

A small amount of thread tape, probably one wrapped turn will be sufficient, then thread the new fitting into place, with your 11mm or 7/16" wrench.

I prefer to also use a hose clamp on the new fitting, even though the barbs will hold the plot, no worries.

The carb metal is quite soft and I found it easy to tap with the top in place following Richo's care instructions.

APRIL 4 Update on the carb fuel fitting fix kit

With the much appreciated help of Chris from Australia, I now only have  and 5 part kits, (no 9mm tap).

The part kits are priced at NZ$22 inc P&P in NZ.  You will need to purchase a
M9 x 1.00mm bottoming tap.

If you would like to purchase please contact me at rogeratds23.co.nz. (you know what to do with the 'at' or use the contact form on the contacts page.

So sad to see and so easily prevented

A nice DS video, a pity about the rear lights!

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