The origins of the Club
CitroŽn, the owners of Panhard since 1965, terminated road car production in the summer of 1967. A club was formed in 1972 as The Association of Panhard Owners, current member Ron Tyrrell being one of the founders. After a few years the Association linked up with a French club, Les Amis de Panhard, and took on their name in a partnership which continued into the 1990s. Over a period of years both the French club and their British associate lost members as Panhards, no longer supported by the industry, disappeared from everyday motoring. This led to the collapse of both clubs. A few of the original members of the British segment retained their cars and their passion. Ultimately that nucleus of enthusiasts metamorphosed into Panhard et Levassor Club GB.