Our caffeine run on June 9 is to Rickett’s Point Beachside Cafe, 243 Beach Rd, Beaumaris from 9.00 am. These mornings are a great opportunity to get to know other club members in a relaxed atmosphere.
Our drive day this Sunday May 26 is on the Mornington Peninsula. We are meeting at Bunnings Keysborough (coffee available) for a 9.30 am departure, taking in Arthurs Seat end ending in Dromana. We did this drive in 2017 and hoping for a better day weather wise. Hope to see you there.
All Renault owners welcome.
All Renault owners welcome.
This years Renault Roundup returns to Como Park, South Yarra on Sunday 10th February.
As in the past, there is no cost to display at this event and it is open to members and non members alike.
The RENAULT CAR CLUB of VICTORIA proudly hosts its Annual show of RENAULT cars.
WHERE? COMO PARK NORTH,
Cnr Alexandra Ave /Williams Rd. North. MAP 58 G1.
ROUNDUP is open to ALL Renault owners of any model or condition.
Best sporting Renault. Best post 2001 Renault.
Best Renault in Show. Best pre 2001 Renault.
ENTRY OFF ALEXANDRA AVE. OPP KANTEEN CAFE
CARS CAN ARRIVE FROM 8.30
As previously advised (see earlier post), this years French Car Festival will be held at Markham Reserve, 8o Victory Bvd, Ashburton on Sunday October 28 from 10.00 am. Entry Fee is $10.00 per car.
We will having a drive to the event from the Carousel Café (22 Aughtie Dve) Albert Park leaving at 9.30 am. If you wish to have coffee first, arrive early.
Last weekend (April 21 & 22) there was a gathering in the Bright area of Alpine vehicles from across Australia. There were a total of 16 Alpines comprising of eight A110’s, three A310’s, one A610 and four GTA’s.
In addition there was a V6 Clio and our photographer in a Megane RS265. The photographer had to leave his A310 at home due to a slight split in a wheel rim which he did not identify in time to have repairs completed before the weekend.
Renault Australia provided a van for the weekend which towed a trailer as a potential recover vehicle and was also available to carry additional fuel or luggage as required. It turned out advantageous to have the trailer along as no-one broke down. We are sure that, had the trailer not been there, it would have been needed.
The weekend commenced Friday afternoon with c couple of mini convoys to Harrietville for the initial gathering for dinner at the Snowline Hotel in Harrietville.
The main drive commenced at 8.00 am the next morning with a drive to Mt Beauty (via Tawonga Gap) for breakfast. It was then on to Falls Creek and then over the Bogong High Plains Rd to Anglers Rest for lunch.
After lunch we travelled via Omeo to Dinner Plain for afternoon refreshments and back to the Snowline in Harrietville again for dinner. The drive for the day was approx 240 km.
Sunday morning, again at 8.00 am it was back in the cars again for a drive up to Mt Buffalo and back to the Milawa cheese factory for lunch.
Following lunch, some returned to Harrietville for the night whilst the rest headed for home.
Thanks to Steve Kalendarian for organising the weekend. All had great time and there has been much discussion of future events, possibly around Canberra and in South Australia.
Our drive day this month is to Beeac. The owner of the hotel has a car collection which we hope to view on the day. We have done this one before and it was worth re-visiting.
Now we want to be greedy and win it in consecutive years. To do this we need as many competitors as possible. I know a couple of our regulars are not available for this round due to vehicle issues and other commitments.
To be eligible, your car needs to be mechanically sound and fitted with a current fire extinguisher. As a driver, you will need a compliant helmet and be covered from neck to ankles and wrists in non flammable material (cotton or wool). You will also need to be a current club member and hold a current CAMS 2S licence. Licence application can be completed on the day or by prior arrangement with the Membership Secretary.
At the Geelong Revival last Saturday we had Graeme Edwards (Clio2 182) competing in the sprints and John Elliott (Alpine GTA Turbo ) in the Hill climb. Ernst Luthi (currently RCCA) and Barry McAdie (ROCC) also competed in the Hill climb in their Alpine A110’s. Graeme won his class in the Clio.
On the Sunday John and Ernst again took on the hill whilst Colin Stark (Dauphine Gordini), Angelo Simonetto (R8 Gordini)and Paul Stewart (R17 Gordini) tackled the sprint. Barry McAdie also joined them in his A110. I believe John won his class in the Hill climb but I have been unable to find out hoe our members placed on Sunday.
Renault Australia were major sponsor and wheeled out the V6 Megane Trophy for demonstration runs on both days driven by Supercar driver Dean Canto.
We had a club display in Shannons Motorshow on the Sunday with 12 Renaults in the line-up.