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Citroën Sport Publicity 1963 

Citroën's 1963 victories were publicised in the advertisement on the left.  The text at the bottom says "1st in the General Class : René Trautmann - A Chabert in a DS19 - Coupe des Dames : Claudine Bouchet - L Pointet in DS19 - out of 72 teams which left Ajaccio, only 19 were able to finish the test of 10 000 bends.  3 DS in the first six cars."

The total dominance by Citroën in the 1963 Monte Carlo - five cars in the top ten - was the subject of the publicity below left.

Below right, the text says "1st in the General Class : Rallye des Routes du Nord, Citroën DS19 / Rallye Finlandais de la Neige, Citroën DS19 / Rallye Hiver de Norvège, Citroën DS19 / Lyon Charbonnières - Stuttgart, Citroën DS19 / Critérium International Alpin, Citroën DS19 / Critérium Paris - Saint Raphaël, Citroën DS19 / Rallye de Lorraine, Citroën DS19 / Rallye du Mont Blanc, Citroën DS19 / Rallye de Madagascar, Citroën DS19 / Tour de Corse Automobile, Citroën DS19 / Coupe des Dames (Ladies' Cup) : Lyon Charbonnières - Stuttgart, Citroën DS19 / Rallye du Mont Blanc, Citroën DS19 / Marathon de la route Liège-Sofia-Liège, Citroën DS19 / Rallye des deux Catalognes, Citroën DS19 /  Tour de Corse Automobile, Citroën DS19 / Coupe des Constructeurs (Manufacturers' Cup) : Rallye de Monte Carlo (5 Citroën DS19 in the 10 winning cars in the General Class) / Lyon Charbonnières - Stuttgart (3 Citroën DS19 in the first 3 cars in the General Class) / Marathon de la route Liège-Sofia-Liège (4 Citroën DS19 in the first 6 cars in the General Class) / Titres Nationaux (National Titles) : Championnat de France Automobile Tourisme (French Touring Car Champion) : René Trautmann, Citroën DS19 / Championnat de France Automobile Féminin (French Lady Car Champion) : Claudine Bouchet, Citroën DS19 / Championnat de Belgique des Rallyes Internationaux (Belgian International Rally Champion) : Lucien Bianchi, Citroën DS19"

© 1999 Julian Marsh