We had two class wins with John Hardy taking out Class B with his A110 and Colin Stark winning Class C with his A110. Colin has moved from Class B to C with the upgrade (and increased capacity) of his engine.
Our other competitors were David Bertuch (RS 275 Trophy+), Geoff Rasmussen (R4), Paul Stewart (R17TS), Graeme Edwards (RS Clio 2), Chris Armstrong (RS Clio 2), Glenn Armstrong (RS 265) and last but not least Dave Cavanagh (Peugeot 306GTI).
It was a good day for most with Geoff Rasmussen and Paul Stewart achieving personal best times. The day started out slow with a cold and greasy track but times improved as the track warmed up a little. Unfortunately the temperature itself remained cold all day.
Also unfortunately, there was a bit of the downer on the day. Whilst completing the third run of the day, Chris Armstrong came to grief, putting the Clio on its side at turn two. He emerged from the car with a few aches and pains but otherwise un-injured. The ambulance crew did a great job in making sure he was OK. As for the Clio, there is damage to drivers’ door and rear quarter panel which hopefully can be repaired without too much financial distress. We all know going into these events that accidents are possible, and this is a risk we accept when we participate in motor sport.
Entry in the hill climb also accrues points toward the club sporting championship. Progressive totals are listed elsewhere on the website.
Our drive day for September is to the Wings and Wheels display at Maryborough (see link below). We will meet at the BP on the Bendigo side of Calder Park at around 9.00 am for a 9.30 am departure. We will stop at the Moto Bean Cafe, 50 Clowes St, Malmsbury for coffee at around 10.15. Some may choose to join us there. If you are late at Calder Park, you should be able to catch up at Malmsbury.
We will then drive to the Maryborough Airport and decide how to proceed for the rest of the day.
Non car club members driving Renaults are welcome to come along for the day.
Contact Glenn Armstrong () if you require more information.
Memberships for 2015 – 2016 became due on 30 June 2015. If you have not already renewed your membership, please complete the attached form and return it with payment to:
Renault Car Club of Vic Inc
PO Box 111
Heidelberg Vic 3084
Alternatively, imaged forms can be sent to the email with payment credited to the club account as detailed on the application form.
For those with Club Permit Scheme vehicles, it is particularly relevant that you renew your membership..
The closing date for renewals is 31/08/2015.
Any not completed by this date may have membership cancelled and VicRoads advised as applicable.
30th August, Clintons Rd, Christmas Hills
The second of the 3-round challenge. The contest this year between the clubs is really for second place as the MG club are dominating attendance.
The RCCV is currently lying in fifth place, however that’s likely due to a low turn out for the first round – we can do much better. We won the interclub challenge a few years ago so clearly we’ve got it in us!
So dust off your helmet, fit that extinguisher and get your entry in.
Following is the point standings up to and including Round 7 of the Victorian Hillclimb Championship at Broadford on 25th July 2015.
|Graeme Edwards||24 Points||(8 events)|
|John Elliott||16 Points||(6 events)|
|Glenn Armstrong||6 Points||(6 events)|
|Russell Armstrong||4 Points||(4 events)|
|John Hardy||1 Points||(1 events)|
|Colin Stark||1 Points||(1 events)|
To ensure inclusion in the sporting award, members need to email details of events entered, including results to the Sporting Coordinator, Graeme Edwards at
Details about the Club Championship are here
Saturday Night ‘Observation’ Run
This run has now been done
Our drive day for August is a little different. For starters, it’s on a Saturday – catering for those of you who have your Sunday’s too chock full of other commitments to be able to get to a Sunday run. It’s also at night, well, evening actually – just to try something a bit different. It’s early in the month to avoid clashing with the second round of the Rob Roy Interclub Hillclimb challenge.
The run starts at the Tim Neville Arboretum in
Bayswater Boronia* Ferntree Gully – 98-106 Dorset Rd (see map below).
It finishes… well, you’ll have to follow the driving instructions to find that out. All we’ll say is that it’s north of, and close to, the city. Each car will get an emergency envelope in case you get hopelessly lost or confused.
Before the run itself commences, the club is providing a barbeque dinner. The arboretum is well equipped with BBQs, tables, facilities and a great adventure playground for the kids. It would be well worth your time to have a good look around the place while you are there – be ‘observant’.
Start time is 5pm
We’d like to get an idea of the numbers of likely attendees for catering purposes so please either drop an email or text to Graeme ( ) or Geoff Rasmussen ()
*bonus points for knowing what this is about
Saturday 8th August 2015
8:30am – 1pm
- Auto Paints
- Cylinder Head Reconditioning
- Electrical Components
- Chrome Plating
- Pattern Making
- Instrument / Cable repairs
No cost – morning tea provided.
But you need to advise if you’re attending – space is limited. Email "> or phone 03 9555 0133. Entries close Wednesday August 8th
See the flyer for full details
I went to one a couple of years ago, it was really quite interesting.
Make a day of it . . .
Go to the seminar in the morning . . . . Come on the club’s social run in the evening!
The committee elected at the AGM on 21 July 2015 for the 2015-16 year is:
President: Geoff Rasmussen
Vice-president: David Bertuch
Secretary: Jeni Sammons
Treasurer: Greg Testolin
Membership Secretary: Glenn Armstrong
Sporting Coordinator: Graeme Edwards
General Committee: Graeme Rasmussen, Rob Belcourt, Mikee Elliott and David Rees
Merchandise: Kay Belcourt