Archive for September 2010

Just a Picture

Just when I prepared to photograph Grisu …
What looks like a giant explosion in the background in fact is one. Approximately five million tons of hydrogen detonated during the 1/125th of a second of exposure time that my camera took to produce this image. Luckily, they did that approximately one hundred and fifty million kilometres [...]

Haubentauchen Gifhorn September 2010

Unlike last month, there were plenty of cars at this month’s Haubentauchen meeting. Most of them were American ones. And many of those were:
Mustangs. Yawn. Seriously: at this very informal and regional three-hour meeting, there were more Mustangs than there were BXes at the annual André Citroën Club meeting last weekend. Figures, huh?
But [...]

ACC-Meeting Staßfurt

ACC is the André Citroën Club, which I joined on its yearly meeting on the second weekend of September. It took place in Staßfurt (south of Magdeburg) at a beautiful little campsite next to a lake, on what might turn out to be the last true summer’s day of 2010.
The meeting was rather smaller than [...]

BX: Thoughts on Hovering

Citroën drivers are a peculiar kind of people. They have the best suspension systems known to man, at least this side of S-class Mercedeses, Rolls Royces and such, and still they are never satisfied with the ride.
That’s not my observation, but something I read in the ACC forums. That doesn’t make it any less true. [...]