Rendezvous: La Folie Deuch’ lands on the shores of the Mediterranean

From April 29 to May 1, “La Folie Deuch’” is also intended “a vibrant tribute to the famous and incomparable 2 CV.” Because this new meeting was born from a discussion between local enthusiasts, who could not find a better idea to express their common passion for cars, heritage, art of living and authenticity. A passion that they invite to share in the course of the territory, synonymous with holidays and spring sweetness…

The first meeting of this long weekend is fixed at 3 p.m., this Friday, April 29 au camping The Tamarissiere (Agde) before the departure in the procession, the crossing of Agde, then on the way to Marseillan-Plage (4 p.m.) and the exposure of the vehicles to caves Richemer. Then, return to Agde and from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, presentation on the Mole Beachin Cap d’Agde…

During the next two daysthe deuch will continue their journey, notably passing through Grau d’Agde (Saturday) and climbing the Pic-Saint-Loup (Sunday). The full program: https://www.capdagde.com/agenda/la-folie-deuch-0

The Citroen 2 CV (for “two fiscal horses”) – colloquially called deuch, Deudeuche or two legsin reference to its twin-cylinder engine – is the popular French car par excellenceas symbolic with its good face as the Eiffel Tower, the baguette or the beret, and subject of a particular affection of several generations of drivers.

A unique experience, behind the wheel of a legend

Who has never driven 2 CV cannot know the sensation provided, unique in its kind: the strange impression of having a truck steering wheel in your hands, while savoring the refined effect of the convertible… even if you have to choose between the top or listening to the radio, the two sets being perfectly incompatible phonically speaking!

And who hasn’t kept in mind the image of the 2 CV nuns of the film series The Gendarme in Saint-Tropezpitching dangerously on its axles in turns, but thereby proving its legendary impeccable handling?

We can also recognize a conductor of 2 CV to the bruise he sometimes gets on his elbow when he takes the daring urge to put it on the window and the latch holding the hinged half-window open, letting go without warning, causes it to close suddenly on his arm of the intrepid driver…

Last detail, if you come across a green one, what should you do?

A little history…

It was in 1937 that Michelina French tire manufacturer, acquires Citroën and appoints Pierre Boulanger as boss. He had the idea of ​​creating a car intended for the rural world and a low-income audience. The primary objective being all the same to enable the parent company Michelin to increase its tire business.

Specifications, precise and draconianestablished after a survey of a targeted audience, defines the project TPV (Tiny Car) : 4 seats, 50 kg of transportable luggage, 2 fiscal hp, front-wheel drive, 60 km/h top speed (!), 3-speed gearbox, easy to maintain, and only consuming 3 liters per 100… It must also be easy to drive by a beginner. And above all, no ostentatious sign should appear.

This is how the 2 CV was born and was made between October 7, 1948 and July 26, 1990. With a little more 5.1 million copiesit is one of the ten best-selling French cars in history.

After 42 of good and loyal servicethe 2 CV nevertheless continued its career thanks to a real “family” many enthusiasts who prolong its history through gatherings, symbol of an era and a certain way of life. Therefore La Folie Deuch ‘ will put it back in the spotlight for a weekend on the shores of the Mediterranean…

Philippe MORET

To read and reread:

A panel from the comic strip “2CV for a muse” (ed. Paquet).

Avril 1961. Following his victory in the Ladies cutMargot became the face of Citroën. She attends motor shows and notably presents the brand new Ami 6. The famous couturier Théophile Saint Cardon enters into a partnership with the brand and dresses a special model of 2 CV in the colors of its new collection… Thus begins volume 3 of the series Margot’s Car Investigationsa little gem of a comic by Olivier Marin and Callixte…

Vroum, vrououoummm!

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