The Citroen’s of Perth, Ontario –Photo Essay


Mentalist Pictures of Citroens Worthy of Patrick Jane

The most significant automotive news of this century seems to have slipped under the radar. A ratty, busted-to-hell Citroën completed the 24 Hours of LeMans in 2010 with complex hydraulic system and all. As the venerable Murilee Martin said, “It is impossible to overstate the magnitude of this achievement.”

Team Air Prance Schitroën essentially dug the ’72 ID out of the trash. It had been sitting for 20 years and wasn’t running until the Friday before the race. They literally revived it hours before they hit the track. And it finished without exploding into a cloud of unobtainable French parts or spraying the track with Citroën..

My neighbour drove a Citroen Sedan  in the 60’s and to this day it still is my favourite car. The fact that Patrick Jane from “The Mentalist” drives this car makes it even more special to me. When I saw these cars in Perth, Ontario last week I thought they deserved a blog all to themselves as they far from citrons/lemons.

Lisbon: Forgive me Jane if I can’t stay for any more of your theorising, but I’ve got to go and see if I can save your colleagues from getting formal complaints in their files.

Lisbon: Damn it, Jane! He is in a trance, isn’t he?

Jane: I describe it more as a… deep relaxation.

Patrick: She has a lover. Someone she met at around Christmas at a fair. He’s either too old, too closely related, or too villainous to tell her parents about. I’d bet on villainy. And his first name starts with an H.

Lisbon: Explains why she wasn’t wearing her purity ring.

Patrick Jane: Your denial intrigues me.

Lisbon: Bite me!

Grace Van Pelt: I don’t get it. She actually enjoyed helping him kill. One crazy, evil person I understand, but two? Husband and wife? Marriage is suppose to be a sacred, loving thing.

Patrick Jane: Yeah, they were soul mates in their strange own way.

Patrick Jane: An innocent man would have hit me by now!”

Patrick Jane: Nice cradling.

Travis Tennant: You play Lacrosse?

Patrick Jane: No, fast-moving sticks scare me!

Lisbon: You’re blind!

Jane: It’s no problem, honestly. My other senses are heightened.
They’re super-heightened. I’m like the Daredevil!

Jane: (to Lisbon and Cho) Don’t look at each other like that.

Lisbon: Like what? You can’t see!

Jane: But I can feel. I feel your pity.

Lisbon: Tell me the truth.

Patrick: Truth? Darth Vader – Luke’s father?

Lisbon: He made his bed he can lie in it.

Jane: No, I’ve never really understood that one just because someone
makes their bed why do they have to lie in it, what’s to stop them lying in
another bed oron the floor for that matter?

 Patrick Jane: Men are like frakkin’ toasters!

Lisbon: Well, he was (temporarily) blind – that would make anyone cranky.

And if the car gets finicky you can always bake bread on the dashboard like this fella did.

Hot bread and Patrick Jane always goes great with a little fromage!

Images : Linda Seccapina 2011

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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