A brief history of Peugeot; part 1



The history of Peugeot is indistinguishable from a history of the Peugeot family, for this remarkable concern is still very much a family affair.

Records show the Peugeot name in the village of Vandoncourt near the Swiss border in the 15th century. the family later became involved in weaving, linen dyeing and running mills. In 1810, Jean-Pierre Peugeot (1734-18140 Mayor of Herimoncourt, and his two eldest sons, Jean-Frederic (1770-1822) and Jean-Pierre 11 (1768-1852) converted one of their mills at Sous-cratet into a steelworks. they coon became renowned for the quality of their mass produced saws and other ironmongery.

Peugeot adopted a Lion Rampant as their badge. This is often erroneously called the Lion of Belfort after a statue erected there in 1872, but in fact they chose the lion to symbolise the three qualities of their saws

  • speed
  • suppleness
  • strong teeth.

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President’s Ramble – December

I unfortunately at the moment seem to be spending more time away from home than at home – or at least that is how it seems – I haven’t checked my diary to see what the truth is.  Either way what it did mean is that I missed the last club night of the year as I believe most of you lot did too. Those that went had an enjoyable time – but could have done with some reinforcements – or so a little birdie has told me.

One of the reasons for my being away was the recent trip to Taranaki for the 202, 203 and 504 Anniversary weekend.  Sven had us travel the road less travelled a number of times. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t in one of the aforementioned models but my 505 V6, which I think sits lower than the other 505s I have owned. This meant I acted as a grader on one of the roads, most likely for the benefit of Greg in his 405, the only car newer than mine.

 On behalf of the committee, my family and myself I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a fantastic new year.  I hope to see many of you at upcoming events, especially the Gymkhana and the interclub with Wellington.


40th anniversary in 2019

2019 will be the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Auckland club.  We hope to contact some of our former members and have a lunch together later in the year.

Please remember that I am collecting your “My 1st encounter with Peugeot” stories and would like to publish a collection of them as an anniversary memento.  You can email them to me or post them to the club at PO Box 29002, Epsom, Auckland 1023.

Thanking you in anticipation (as my mother used to say)



President’s Report – November 2018

Since my last month’s Ramble it has become apparent that there appears to be no-one wanting to go to the Intermarque at Ellerslie next February.  An email went out asking that anyone wanting to do it to get hold of me, and so far nobody  has.  So just in case you wish to attend/display at Ellerslie, this is your last chance to get hold of myself or another committee member so we can enter you. Our details are at the front of the magazine.

It has been noted that there was a poor attendance at the recent Navigation Trial, only committee members turned up,and an even poorer attendance from members of Citroen.  If the reason we aren’t seeing you is because we aren’t putting on the type of event you wish to attend, then please get hold of a member of the committee and let them know. If however it is simply because you were busy, had other commitments or simply are happy just getting the monthly magazine then all is good.

In the meantime, thank you to the Hadfields who organised and hosted the event, and also to the Lowes who marshalled.  Let’s just not discuss who was or wasn’t observed using their indicator on the route.

Coming up before Christmas we have the club night at The Horse and Trap, on the 4th December. Please do try and attend; it would be good to see you there.

And please approach Don about the upcoming BritEuro. show in March – in that case it is more the merrier. He would love you to bring your car and join him for a nice day out.For some reason I feel that this rather short ramble will be it for this month,  

See you real soon,   Brent

404 For Sale

She  is my second 404 and it hurts to let her go.

Her odo reads 75612 but goodness knows how many times around the clock. I have her parked under shelter at my dad’s place in Rotorua who is happy to show to any prospective buyers and has a better grip on her mechanical history than I do. She’s a very much loved family member.

Here’s a list of what she failed on

the warrant….

  • Stoplamps not working
  • Lh headlamp focus/aim
  • Needs new wiper blades
  • RhF shock not operating/ leaked
  • LhF w/bearing excess play, rough
  • Corrosion – RhF flood frame

I am looking for offers. She is looking a little rough and needs some TLC but runs really well. I’m realistic that she’s not worth heaps but hopefully a great find to an enthusiast.

My phone number is 0212955298.and I have sent  photos to Jeanette

Lizzie Shelbourne