L'Etoile Bleue N ° 10 - December 1949
The central automobile service of Saint-Ouen
None of us have lost the memory of the poor truck driver of the past, sweating, shirt sleeves rolled up, despite the freezing outside temperature, cranking in vain a recalcitrant engine which did not want to "cough". The raised hood let the interested onlooker see a small simple machine without accessories. The more powerful modern vehicle has a completely different aspect: the mechanical parts have grown, the accessories have multiplied; the whole has become very complex and requires careful development; it turns like a clock, but, alas! Its "breakdowns" are much more serious than in the past, more difficult to detect; you need "specialists" to care for and maintain it ...