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Non-Radio – Bastille Day arrival of a Citroen CX 2400 Pallas Automatic

Writing this on Bastille Day 2021, and hours ago a transporter delivered a 1981 Citroen CX 2400 Pallas Automatic bought in France December 2020, renovated in Holland January to April 2021, and on what must have been a slow boat for the last 8 weeks of land/sea/land transportation.

CX Pallas tucked away after arrival in Wisconsin

A view of the Engine Compartment

Another tucked-away photo – will be waiting for the Wis. DMV paperwork to drive it on the street

My friend Jeremy located the car late in 2020 while he was in France as the widow who had the car had engaged help to sell her late husband’s cars. Based on my friend’s observations, videos and photos I purchased the car as there was no way I could get to France. What interested me about this car is the rust-free and unmolested single-owner history and relatively low miles. So I am the second owner of this 40 year old beauty!

Arrangements were to have Citroen Andre prepare the car as if he was sending his family out in the car for an extended (and unsupported) several month long road trip

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We took a virtual vacation today

Weather was really nice for late November in Wisconsin today. Sunny and 50F/10c.

So I started up our 40 year old Citroen CX Athena and we did what we called our “virtual European vacation.”

The CX under the hood.

The CX is now a Wisconsin car on collector’s plates.

At our harbor they painted a tank to look like a giant fishing bobber.

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Showed a car at a local show

1981 Citroen CX Athena

1981 Citroen CX Athena

Not much radio but it was in support of prevention programs involved with Youth Suicide. Was one of a handful of European cars exhibited and the only French car.

Our 1981 Citroen CX Athena was in some heady crowd with a Morgan Plus-4, a Ferrari 420 and an English built ‘65 Ford GT40 as the other Europeans.

I forgot to take pictures until it was time to go.

Met one fellow who years ago had an earlier model Citroen, but otherwise I spent much time answering questions.

This was the first year for this event, and I think I’ll suggest a special events station next year.

73

Steve K9ZW

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Well Balanced Machinery – How some Machines just Work and Feel ‘Right’!

Man designs and makes so many machines to be either the most extreme on some measure or another – the fastest, the biggest, the sleekest, the most luxury, the most horsepower, or some other extreme.

And then man occasionally designs and builds tools, cars or equipment that has something special – a balance that appeals.

In shooting I have found this to be the case in the Jeff Cooper Steyr Scout.

Jeff Cooper Steyr Scout 308 Rifle

Shotgunning, for me it is the Benelli Montefeltro.

Benelli Montefeltro Shotgun

For handguns I have found the Steyr GB 9mm to have the elusive balance sought.

Steyr GB 9mm Pistol

Of the planes I’ve flown and owned one stands out as balanced exceptionally well, the uncommon Twin-Navion.

Tempco-Reily D-16A Twin-Navion

In motoring I’ve found that my vintage Panhard PL-17 Sedan, the Citroen CX2400 Pallas C-matic Sedan and the Benelli 900 Sei motorcycle have that special “something.”

Panhard PL-17 Sedan Grand Routier

Citroen CX2400 Pallas C-Matic Sedan

Benelli 900 Sei Motorcycle

Later this week I will outline what Amateur Radio gear I’ve found has that special balance – and I would love to hear what you have found has that balance for you!

73

Steve
K9ZW

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