Daily vehicle demonstrations at 11am, FREE with admission!
Please note that the cars or exhibit items shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.
Maurice Pezous was a French aeronautics engineer, a racing fan, and a Citroën enthusiast. In 1952, he began designing cars based on Citroën drivetrains, and in 1965 he began designing oneseater race cars. A good performance at the 24 Hours of le Mans in 1966 caught the attention of Citroën and, in 1968, with 20 M.E.P.s, Citroën announced a special race series called "Formule Bleue." The goal was to create a competition for young talented autosport enthusiasts at a low cost. The series grew quickly due to the combination of the inexpensive price for a M.E.P. (8,000 French francs) and big bonuses offered by the sponsors–Citroën, Michelin, and Total. The car you see here is a M.E.P. X27. It is equipped with a Citroën GS engine. The light weight (865 pounds) allows for a top speed of 130 m.p.h. The "Formule Bleue" competition ran until 1975.