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Old 6th March 2009, 01:40   #1
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My name is Christoph Baker. I drive a 1951 Citroen 11B Traction Avant. I have been enjoying the fora on classic cars which Team-Bhp entertains for some time now and look forward to exchanging views and ideas about a common passion.

How does one load on pictures? I would like to present my car.

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Hi Christoph,

Welcome aboard! What is the pope driving these days ?

Regarding the photos, you may load a few in this thread, but it will automatically lock in a few weeks - so i suggest posting them in an existing relevant thread or if required, a new thread, in the Vintages section.

For instructions on how, please take a look here : Announcements - Team-BHP

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PS - I was just in and around Sorrento a few months back. Great place.

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I've figured out how to put on a picture. So here is my car:

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So finally someone from the land of Ferrari-are you staying near Maranello?
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Benvenuto, Amico!
Nice car! Looks well maintained.Do you use this as your daily ride?

Been over 10 years since I visited Rome,Venice & Florence. Absolutely loved Italy!! My boss (and a bunch of colleagues ) are from Italy,and I hope go back to Venice & Rome sometime soon.

Enjoy your stay here..

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Welcome to T-Bhp, Christoph ! Is the Citroen your only(daily) ride?

Tell us more about it and anything else you may have. Of course, some people here may like to know what you think about the "built-like-tank" cars that come out of Turino.
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I've figured out how to put on a picture.
Ah, but not quite

Note that according to our rules it is imperative for you to upload pictures directly to the Team-BHP Server. Click here to view our simple help article on uploading pictures.

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Hi Christoph, welcome and would love to see more pictures of your car and some material on the technology that makes Citroens special. Citroens always were miles ahead in terms of suspension and drive tech.

Looking forward to more from you

Best wishes
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So finally someone from the land of Ferrari-are you staying near Maranello?
Definitely closer to Maranello than you are, lol. He is from Roma as his location says.
Benvenuto. Hai una bella macchina.
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Definitely closer to Maranello than you are, lol. He is from Roma as his location says.
Benvenuto. Hai una bella macchina.
Yeah i know now i am hoping i can get a tour of the Ferrari factory too with his help ha ha
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Wow, that's a neatly maintained car.

Welcome to TBHP.

P.S. : Like Rehaan asked, what is the Pope driving (or actually being driven around in) these days ?
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Welcome aboard Christoph, thats a nice looking Citroen you have. We have a fair number of them in India, here is one belonging to a fellow member.
Citroen Traction Avant 1946 - Dussey’s Photo Gallery - Team-BHP

A car very similar to yours regularly attends the local rallies
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/415927-post72.html


You must also be fond of the DS Im sure, do see this page.
Citroen DS in India

And being in Rome, you must be fond of Fiats too, they are very popular in India as well. Have a great time.
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That's a nice car you got there Christoph! Welcome to the forum!
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Ah, but not quite

Note that according to our rules it is imperative for you to upload pictures directly to the Team-BHP Server. Click here to view our simple help article on uploading pictures.

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Sorry about that! I'm still figuring out how this incredible website functions.

Thanks to all of you who have welcomed me on board. As far as the Pope is concerned, i believe he only moves around in those funny glass contraptions that look like a shower cabin on top of a golf cart...

Maranello is about 350km North of Rome, near Bologna. So it's not exactly around the corner. But there are plenty of Ferrari in Rome (a month ago a fellow turned up at a meet with his 1958 250 TdF!).

As far as Fiats are concerned, anything after the myhtical Cinquecento (1957-1975), i just look the other way... But then, i'm a classic car lover since the age of 16. It's thirty years now that modern cars just don't turn me on.

So i drive my 1951 Citroen as much as i can, but it is not a daily driver, because it is forbidden to drive in Rome during the week with cars that are not catalytic. And anyway, it's better (and more environmentally correct) to use public transportation in Rome.
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Welcome Christoph Baker!!

Italy brings fond memories. I was in Italy this year for a short time visiting Roma and Bologna.

Your car looks stunning and it is very well maintained.

Cheers

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