CitroŽn Traction Avants
in Northern California

Menlo Park, California


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Link to the world's greatest Traction Avant slideshow:
(over 2000 photos)
(click on the slideshow icon in the upper right corner;
then click on the full screen icon in the lower right corner)

Starting tip from the 1953 Traction operator's manual


Tracbar Yankee along the San Mateo coast, Sunday, July 21, 2002


Hommage a Quai de Javel: Donn Garriott's old garage in South San Francisco


Parts & Tires

Brad Nauss Automotive
30A West Allen Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Coker Tire
1317 Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 72554
Chattanooga, TN 37407

Service & Repairs

Following Donn Garriott's retirement in March 2001, his long-time colleague Peter Koine continues to work on CitroŽns. His garage is in the building next to Donn's old garage in South San Francisco (415-239-2208), but he also works at other sites, including owners' homes, and he is thus most easily reached by cell phone (415-378-2361). His e-mail address is

CitroŽn Car Clubs
in Northern California

San Francisco Region CitroŽn Car Club

Publishers of a well-illustrated monthly newsletter, Les Nouvelles, edited by Larry Dwyer and devoted to CitroŽns of all types. Sponsor of periodic outings in the Bay Area. Membership $20 per year

Sacramento Valley CitroŽn Club (SVCC)

Traction Listserver and Database

Traction Avant list server
Sign up and post questions to the international community of Traction savants. 

You can also list your Traction in the International Traction Database.


Andrť CitroŽn biography

Andrť CitroŽn : The Man and the Motor Cars
by John Reynolds (link to

Artist Alan VanEss of Moraga, CA has on offer a series of CitroŽn prints and cards, 
including the one above, from his "Citroenicity Studio". 
You can view them on line at

A Traction 15/Six as drawn by Hergť in The Calculus Affair (Tintin)

(see FranÁois de Dardel's website devoted to all of the cars found in the Tintin series: Tintin's Cars: A Collection)


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