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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.…

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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…

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CAMS Article on RCCV at the Australian Grand Prix

CAMS have an article on their website about the RCCV display at this years Australian Grand Prix. See the rare Renault Gordini at the Australian Grand Prix

May Drive Day – Gisborne

The Good Folk* of Gisborne came out to welcome the cavalcade of Renaults as the club came to town for market day.  RCCV members and friends spent a nice part of the morning of May 7th having a wander through the 250+ stalls on the social drive day.  The Gisborne market is great and not just because it is part of GREAT – Gisborne Region Events, Activities and Tourism. The…

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April Drive Day – Mornington

Twenty intrepid members braved the cold and rain at Bunnings Keysborough as we met up for April’s drive day. Fortunately the skies cleared as we headed south down the Mornington Peninsula. Taking the roads less travelled, our first stop was the village of Mt Eliza for coffee at the Cafe on the Mount. It constantly surprises me how you can live around Melbourne for most of your life and still find yourself…

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4CV MUSTER – EASTER 2017 – GRIFFITH NSW

I was invited to attend the 4CV Register bi-annual muster at Griffith NSW over Easter 2017.  I had offered to transport David Jenkins’ 4CV on my trailer and use his car for the activities.  Whilst the Register is primarily aimed at 4CV’s (Renault 750’s), all rear engine Renaults are welcome to join. This includes Dauphine, R8, R10, Floride, Caravelle, Alpine etc. Any Renault is welcome to join in their events.…

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Drive Day May 7 – Gisborne Market

Our drive day for May is to Gisborne Market followed by lunch at the Lancefield Pub.  We will have a couple of hours at the market. Following lunch we will visit Mount Macedon and end at New Gisborne for afternoon tea. A full itinerary will be emailed to members. For catering purposes we need to know numbers so, if you plan on attending please RSVP by email to *protected email* by…

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Drive Day Sunday April 9 – Mornington Peninsula

We will meet at 0900 for 0930 Start, at Bunnings Keysborough Carpark, MAP 88 J8. Springvale Rd end, opposite Garden section. Travel via Frankston, Mt Eliza, Merricks, Flinders then climb up the back of Arthur’s Seat, take a view, then wind our way down again to Dromana for lunch at Dee’s Kitchen. Distance 96km or 60 miles approx. We hope you can join Us.

Grand Prix Display 2017

For this year we had 15 display place allocated.  Unfortunately Mike Garafillis R12 Gordini did not make it on the day.  We had many people interested in our cars, particularly the Alpines A110 and A310, and in the Renault 750. It cost each person $30.00 to display their car. In return they received 2 X 4 day general admission passes to the event. In addition, each person goes into a draw…

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Drive Day to Marysville – Sunday March 5

Our drive day for March will be to Marysville for lunch at the Bakery. We will be meeting at McDonalds Tecoma (rear of) at 9.30am for a 9.45am departure. Travelling via Olinda, Kallista and Silvan to Warburton for coffee at the bakery. Then on to Marysville via the Reefton Spur for lunch. In addition to club members, anyone driving a Renault is welcome to join us.

RENAULT ROUND-UP 2017

Details of the 2017 Renault Round-Up at Caribbean Gardens on 19th February. All Renaults Welcome.

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Renaults in Europe by Ken Marriott

As might be expected, there are Renault models and variants on the market in Europe that we never see in Australia. A recent trip to the UK, France and Germany highlighted this for me. However, my overall impression was that apart from the exotic Twizzy and the all-electric Zoe, some of the offerings were losing some of the traditional French uniqueness and flair. The new Espace –the big Renault—looked too much like a big Jeep while the latest Scenic appeared to have lost most of its quirky features, especially the 17-odd storage pockets. Even the Zoe, though neat, looked like a Cleo with batteries. Apart from the Twizzy, the highlight was the L’Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris. This shop featured current Renault models, historic details on the company,…

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