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Jan Social Event – Demonstration rebuild of R4 Ventoux engine.

Sat 19th – 2pm start. Demonstration rebuild of R4 Ventoux engine.


Caffeine Run – Sun 13 Jan 2019

January coffee morning on Sunday 13th This one’s at Studley Park Boathouse Cafe – 1 Boathouse Road, Kew (off Yarra Boulevard near Johnston St) – from 9am onwards. Cafe is down below on the river side. Lovey place on a nice day.

Caffeine Run – Sun 18th Nov

A coffee morning on Sunday November 18th. This month it’s at Warrandyte Bakery – 193 Yarra St, Warrandyte – from 9am onwards The next Caffeine Run will be in January

General Meeting – November 2018

The general meeting in November will be a ‘show and tell’ at the club rooms at Dorothy Laver Pavilion.

A BBQ sausage sizzle will be provided before the meeting – come early.


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 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,…

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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. Timing – Meet at around 9.30 am for 9.45 departure from Spotswood.  Depart from Service Centre after coffee at about 11.15 am for lunch at about 12.30 pm. We do need to know numbers for catering purposes. RSVP 13/04/2018. Non members with Renaults welcome (email *protected email*)