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Caffeine Run – Sun 7th Oct

There will be an coffee morning on Sunday 7th October. To cater for those in the Northern and Western suburbs, we will be meeting at the Olive Tree Hotel in Sunbury (111 Evans St,) from 9.00 am.  

General Meeting – October 2018

There has been a change of venue for the October General Meeting. It will be held at Waverley Renault in Springvale Rd Mulgrave (opposite Brandon Park Shopping Centre); arrive from 6:30pm for a prompt start at 7.00pm.


French Car Festival 2018 Update

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.    

Morning Coffee – Black Rock 12 August 2018

Another coffee morning has been scheduled for this Sunday at Flavours Patisserie, 31 Bluff Rd Black Rock at 9.30 am. All welcome.

2018 Bastille Day Drive Routes

Details for the drive day component of the 2018 Bastille Day joint french car club social drive and luncheon. Open to all members whether attending the luncheon or not.



The French Car Festival this year is being organised by the Citroen Car Clubs and will be held on October 28 at Markham Reserve, Victory Boulevard, Ashburton (enter opposite number81). Further details will be posted as they become available.  

Alpine Gathering April 21 & 22 Harrietville

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…

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Drive Day April 22 – Farmers Arms Hotel, Beeac.

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. We will leave from The Avenue, Spotswood (just off Westgate Freeway) and travel to the Service Centre (outbound from Melbourne) for coffee.  Some may choose to join us there rather than drive to Spotswood.…

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Renault Round-Up 2018

The Renault Round-Up is back – you gotta go so check out the details here


Drive Day October 21st 2017

Saturday Evening Run & Drive-in Movie The October drive day is a Saturday night ‘contest’ run starting with a BBQ dinner at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill and finishing with a movie at the Coburg Drive-in. There will be two competitions / games on the drive, which will take 2 – 2-1/2 hours (1-3/4hr actual drive time). One is a ‘regularity’ style timed driving between three check-points – contestants will score…

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Drive Day August 20 – Mirboo North (Grand Ridge Brewery)

  Due to popular demand, we are going to do this drive day again with a couple of minor changes to get us there a little earlier, Unchanged from last time is the start from McDonalds Berwick (near Tyrepower North of the freeway).  We will again stop for a break at Kellys Bakery in Korumburra before looping south then back to Mirboo North (via Leongatha) for lunch at the brewery. We need to book for this event so I need to know numbers. If you would like to come along, please advise by email to “*protected email*” with details of numbers attending RSVP  –  10 August 2017 I hope to see you there.

Portarlington Drive Day 25th June 2017

Our drive day for June is to the Bellarine Peninsula and Portarlington and on to lunch at the Bellarine Estate Winery in Bellarine. The owner of  Bellarine Estate also has a vehicle collection for us to view after lunch (see drive day link below ). We need to book numbers for lunch and also decide what options we want for lunch. Attached are menus covering function bookings (three options) and an “a la carte” menu. If we have sufficient numbers we will take advantage of the function offer. Please advise numbers attending and menu option 1, 2, or 3 from the 2017 May Function Package menu link below. Response is required by 13 June 2017 to “*protected email*” Portarlington Drive Day 25th June 2017 2017-may Function Package