In Shanghai, you can see the latest cars, and the cars of the future with no future. You also can see a tiny bit of the past.
Citroen brought two classics.
The Traction Avant was popular with French gangsters, and also with the German Gestapo for the short years it could safely ride around Paris in a car. The car went into the annals as the Gangster Citroen.
This is a Citroen halftrack. In 1931, seven of them followed the Silk Road from Beirut to Beijing, a trip that took them a year and a half. Seven other halftracks left Tianjin on the Yellow Sea to meet them.
The expedition is lovingly documented at the show.
The competition at Renault brought one of their classics. I forgot to write down what it was and can’t look smart. Any ideas?
And a classic from America. The 1967 Camaro, Official Pace Car of the Indy 500.