Citroen Part 2: The Goddess
Since the dawn of wheeled transportation, engineers have struggled with ride comfort. The Sumerians may have traveled from the Caucasus to found civilization in southern Mesopotamia, but they did so in bone-jarring discomfort. The Greeks gave us philosophers such as Plato and Socrates, but they too were plagued by noise vibration and harshness. Only the most elevated of rulers could travel in litters suspended from the arms of burly slaves and this only at very low speed. It
Citroen Part 1: The TPV.
In the mid 1930’s Italy France and Germany all began work on their own interpretation of the “peoples’ car.” Italy came first with Dante Giacosa’s brilliant 1936 Fiat 500 “Topolino”. Adolf Hitler took it a step further and commissioned Ferdinand Porsche to create the Volkswagen - literally “The Peoples Car”. Finally, in mid 1939 France’s Citroën presented the 2CV at that year’s Paris Motor Show. The car’s progenitor, Pierre – Jules Boulanger had been appointed to his position