Several years ago, Jim McC from our club had some pins made. They were in the form of a 2CV, and in the colours of the Canadian flag. In 2006 I attended the French 2CV National gathering, and distributed some of these pins as souvenirs.
About a year later, I was surfing the internet and came across Joël Leger’s site where he shows his incredible collection of pins with a 2CV theme ( http://pins2cvcitroen.wifeo.com/index.php ). On one of his pages, he noted that he was looking for “the 2CV Canadian Flag pin”, which he had seen, but did not even have a picture. I made a note to contact Joël.
Time passed, and other things became priorities. Just before I left for Salbris, I remembered Joël’s quest, and contacted him by e-mail. Of course he was still interested by the mythical Canadian pin. We agreed to try to find a way to meet in Salbris to make the delivery.
On my second day at Salbris, I was starting to doubt that Joël and I were going to be able to connect. Wandering through the show field, I stopped at a prefectly restored 1950 2CV A. As I examined the car, a guy approached me, and politley asked if I might be the Canadian who had been in contact with a French pin collector. Of course, it was Joël. Cheeks were kissed, hands were shaken, and a pin was exchanged.
Joël also mentioned that part of his collection was on display in the main museum of the World Meeting. He was rightfully proud.
The next day, when I visited the museum, I was thrilled to find that Joël had added our pin to his display, with a very kind note. Now I was the proud one, that our club pin was part of the biggest 2CV gathering in history.