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Citroen Fever Hits Maryborough

Citroen cars in a line.

Maryborough, Qld, To Host 2025 National Citroën Cit-In!

GET revved up! Maryborough, Queensland, has been announced as the backdrop for the much-anticipated 2025 national Citroën club gathering, affectionately dubbed Cit-In.

In a grand unveiling at the 2024 national gathering in Devonport, Tasmania, last night (24 March 2024), the President of the Citroën Car Club of Queensland, Adrian Chatterton, revealed plans that are bound to set automotive lovers, the city of Maryborough, and the wider Fraser Coast region abuzz.

“In May 2025, Citroën club members from across the nation will converge upon Maryborough, Queensland, bringing at least 70 Citroën cars from every corner of Australia for their annual celebration,” Mr Chatterton said.

“This gathering is more than just a congregation of cars; it’s a celebration of heritage, innovation, and the enduring legacy of Citroën in Australia.”

“Maryborough’s Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre will serve as the backdrop for this spectacular event, offering ample space and facilities to accommodate enthusiasts and spectators.”

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Citroen cars lined up.

Citroën aficionados show their vehicles ahead of the 2024 national Cit-in gathering in Devonport, Tasmania.

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2025 Cit-in to Showcase Citroën’s Legacy

Citroëns from throughout Australia will be in Maryborough from Friday, May 2, to Monday, May 5, 2025, with cars that span the breadth of the brand’s illustrious history.

From classic models like the DS, marking its 70th anniversary, to iconic vehicles such as the 2CV, each car tells a story—a testament to Citroën’s revolutionary impact on the automotive industry.

On Saturday, May 3, 2025, admirers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Citroën at a Show and Shine event—a dazzling showcase of craftsmanship, innovation, and the rich heritage synonymous with the brand.

Adding a touch of elegance and nostalgia to the proceedings, the Cit-In formal dinner on Sunday evening will transport club members back to the glamour of Paris 1955, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the legendary DS. It’s an evening of fine dining, entertainment, and camaraderie—a fitting tribute to the timeless allure of Citroën.

However, the significance of this event extends beyond the confines of Citroën owners.

Next year, 2025, marks the 100th anniversary of the Australian circumnavigation by a car—an achievement made possible by none other than a Citroën 5CV. This historic milestone emphasises the pioneering spirit and enduring legacy of Citroën vehicles, a legacy that continues to inspire generations of automotive enthusiasts to this day.

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Citroen lovers check out the range of cars as members of the Citroen Car Club of Queensland make their way to Tasmania for the 2024 Cit-In.

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Fraser Coast Set to Shine with 2025 Cit-in

As anticipation builds for the 2025 national Cit-In gathering in Maryborough, I can’t help but reflect on the impact this event will have, not only on Maryborough itself, but also on the wider Fraser Coast community.

Beyond the gleaming cars, this gathering promises to breathe excitement into Maryborough, inviting visitors to explore its historic streets, charming cafes, and vibrant culture.

The event also serves as a gateway to the wonders of the Fraser Coast, beckoning travellers to discover the breathtaking beauty of Hervey Bay’s picturesque beaches and historic piers where they can relax and soak up the sun.

Just a short ferry ride away lies K’gari (Fraser Island), a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning natural landscapes and unique wildlife. From ancient rainforests to crystal-clear lakes, K’gari offers an unforgettable wilderness experience for nature enthusiasts and adventurers.

So, as we eagerly anticipate the Cit-In gathering in 2025, let us celebrate the opportunity it brings to showcase the unparalleled beauty and diverse attractions of the Fraser Coast to visitors from near and far.

Citroen cars lined up.

As they journey to Tasmania for the 2024 Cit-in, Citroën Car Club of Queensland members showcase their love for the brand.

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Countdown to 2025 Cit-in: Mark Your Calendar Now

For Citroën enthusiasts and automotive fans, the 2025 national Cit-in gathering is an event not to be missed.

It’s a celebration of heritage, innovation, and camaraderie—a chance to come together and pay homage to a brand that has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions around the world.

As we eagerly await the arrival of May 2025, I invite you to start counting down the days until Citroën lovers gather in Maryborough, Qld, where memories will be made, friendships forged, and a legacy celebrated for generations to come.

For more information and updates on the event, please visit the official Cit-in website here. This site will be live following the announcement evening on March 24, 2024.

– Jocelyn Watts, JM Editor.

About Citroën Car Club of Queensland

The Citroën Car Club of Queensland is dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of Citroën vehicles in Australia. With a passionate community of enthusiasts, the club hosts events, gatherings, and activities to celebrate the unique charm and innovation of Citroën automobiles.

Citroen owners on their way to Cit-In 2024.

Citroën enthusiasts take in the sights en route to the 2024 Cit-in gathering in Tasmania. In 2025, their journey will lead them to Maryborough, Queensland.

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2 replies
  1. Eric
    Eric says:

    Quite a few Citroen lovers have just enjoyed the national event called Cit-in 2024, which was held in Devonport Tasmania. Thank you to the organising committee in Tasmania for hosting such a great event. We can’t wait to have you all come to Maryborough and be part of Citin 2025.
    The organising committee from Queensland has already put many hours of preparation into making sure that this will be a memorable event as well. See you in Maryborough in 2025.

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    • Jocelyn Watts
      Jocelyn Watts says:

      Thank you, Eric. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s shaping up to be a great event. I hope it inspires participants to stay awhile in our beautiful region and experience what’s on offer… from food and wine to exploring the historical charm of Maryborough and the natural wonders of the wider Fraser Coast region that includes stunning beaches, wildlife encounters, and vibrant cultural experiences.

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