Who and how
Who are we ?
My name is Pierre Jammes, I created (in May 2006) and manage this site with the only aim to
share information about the DS in Asia. I live currently in China, after stays in Thailand and
Japan. I do not have a DS in China, but I did enjoy one in Thailand which was eventually taken
over by Pascal, and I still have in France my 1971-built DSpecial.
I am helped in my task by two other Frenchmen:
- Pascal Butel lives in Bangkok, where he uses everyday his 1969 DS21 Pallas. He helps a lot
for Thailand and neighbouring countries matters.
- Jean-Francois Evenou is in Dijon, France, and gives his technical and moral support. He does
not have a DS (but knows he should).
Disclaimer and copyright
We reserve all rights for all text and images on this site. In most cases pictures are taken
by ourselves or sent by friends; if not, we indicate the source to the best of our
knowledge. In any case, if you want to use text or pictures, please let us know your
We have done our best to ensure all documents and pictures from other parties can be
used, and to mention their source. Nevertheless, if you own a picture or a document that
you do not wish to be used, please just let us know, we will remove it from the site. We
can also modify texts or pictures to protect privacy (plate numbers for example), or add
photograph credit or links to the owner of the document.
Links specific to an Asian country are given on that country's page. General links on the Citroen
DS can be found very easily on the Net.
We welcome all sort of information regarding the Citroen DS in Asia of course: history, cars
spotted during a trip in Asia, personal stories... But there are a few trails which seem particularly
Private collectors. There must be some rich amateurs in Thailand, Hong-Kong or India,
with a huge classic car collection that may include a few DS. The problem is that such
information is seldom openly available. So, rich amateur reading these lines, be more
than rich, be good, and drop a line !
Question: There are many DS in Australia, where it was even briefly assembled (and sold
as "The Parisienne"). Why not talk about them ?
Answer: Well because it is not part of Asia, and as there are many of them, as you
mention, it would be "too easy" (or too much work to be more precise). Same for New
Question: How many DS are there in Asia, even approximately ?
Answer: Even approximately, I do not know. To my knowledge the only country where
they are being counted is Japan, and the result should be between one and two
hundreds. You want a figure anyway ? Go for "a few hundreds".
Question: I have a picture/info/contact about a DS in China/Nepal/Sri Lanka.
Answer: Please send. You will have a place of honour in our hall of fame (if we ever
make one). Thank you in advance anyway.
Many thanks to: Henry Ang, Bertrand Audinet de Pieuchon, Agha Ahmed Husain, Shawn Bader,
Krisman Bahar, Pascal Bertrand, Karl Bhote, Didier Blin, Manuel Boileau, Hamdani Budiman,
Rex Carkeek, David Chan, Seiji Chaza, André-Marc Chevallier, Wichaiyot and Wirasat Chuchat,
Jean-François David, Sébastien Delautre, Brian Drummond, Ian Foster, Alvaro Frantini, Yves
Frelon, Ravi Gopalakrishnan, Kees Goudswaard, Thitisak Hannoi, Yuko Hirao, Peter van den
Hoek Ostende, Teema Hongladarom, Toby Huynh, Yoshiyuki Ikemori, Mohsin Ikram, Kojiro
Imamura, Kazuma Ishii, Shingo Ishitaka, Yasuyuki Ishiwata, Rao Janardhana, Prasop
Jirawatnong, Suchon Jittanonta, Rajendran K., Pravut Kanchanawat, Kanoo Kataoka, Katsuya
Kihara, Wong Kiong, Akira Komo, Srinivas Krishnan, Carole Kutelmach, Nigel Lee, Greg Lehey,
Vat Lenbury, Larry Lim, Shane Lim, Worasak Luangsuwan, Samuel Maruta, Fabrice Mattei,
Praveen Menon, Mitsuru Murai, Jacques Nabart, Fumie Nagata, Ryosuke Nagaya, Steve Nanda,
Hajime Narata, Jacques Paris, Piero Perosino, Cholathee Pornrojnangkool, Antoine Potten,
Galih Rakasiwi, John Roach, Guy de la Rupelle, Sayam Sethaputra, Michitaka Shibuya, Mark
Sim, James Simons, Surjit Singh, Anthony Smee, David Smith, Eli Solomon, Maarten Stigter,
Shimpei Suga, Tomohide Sugiyama, Pranada Suwondo, Akito Suzuki, Yoichi Takemura, Ruben
Tangido, Jean-Claude Toudy, Luong Nhat Trieu, Ray Welaratna, Tom Windelinckx, Koji Yamada.
Page creation 20/05/2006, revision 16/12/2012
This site has no commercial purpose whatsoever and is made by enthusiasts for
enthusiasts. Don't ask us to sell or buy your cars, parts etc. Please use the links we
provide and find your own way.
Here you will find some info about who we are, and how we do it: contact,
disclaimer and copyright, links, information wanted, FAQ . Now don't ask why we
do it, that's another question, and I am not sure we even know the answer....
Embassy cars. Foreign representations of France and some other countries have
extensively used the DS in the 60s. Where are they now ? Maybe the retired drivers
could tell us ?
Countries with a good potential: I am confident we should be able to find some more DS
in: Iran, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Cambodia. Any clue, anyone ?
Rallies and adventurers. More than a few DS have crossed Asia, in the hands of rally
drivers (ex: London-Sydney in 1968) or private adventurers. Some cars may have
remained; and there must be interesting pictures anyway.
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