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All French Car Day 2017

The All French Car Day (AFCD) was held last  Sunday 16th July at Silverwater Park, Silverwater.

It was  a great day with perfect weather and the RCCA had  a huge turn out of member’s pride and joys

There were also some fabulous new cars thanks to Sydney City Renault.  http://www.sydneycityrenault.com.au/

We want to say a huge thanks to Kevin Abood from Sydney City Renault who supported the Renault Car Club of Australia at this year for All French Car Day … . It’s great to see a dealer give local support to our club. Thanks Kevin!

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The Shannons Sydney Classic 2017

The 1135  R8 Gordini is turning 50 this  year and to celebrate we have five (5) club members on pit row with their cars on display!

Sunday 13th August gates open to the Public at 10am.
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It’s on again and with over 1900 Veteran & Classic vehicles from over 150 clubs on display and on parade, including cars, motorbikes, scooters and military vehicles, police vehicles, ambulances & fire
engines. AND it’s on rain, hail or shine. There’s plenty to see and do indoors.

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Want to race on the Brabham Circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park?

It’s not very often you get to race on the full circuit of Sydney Motorsport Park but on the weekend of The Shannons Sydney Classic run by the CMC the Morgan Owners Club of Australia have a supersprint which opens up the Brabham Circuit! Yes that’s right on Saturday 12th August the full 4.5km circuit is available for your racing pleasure.

Head over the Morgan Owners Club of Australia website for more information but here is the  Invitation Letter Morgan supersprint  with the information on how to enter.

Rnd 1 NSW Motorkhana

Hot and 34 Degrees was the weather prediction for the 1st round of NSW Motorkhana championship.  Another long hot day I murmured to myself as I awoke.  Luckily, the day was neither hot nor long.  Rain in the morning and overcast skies for most of the day saw pleasant temperatures and an initial  wet ground giving way to a cool dry surface.

Attendance to this round was expected to be down due to the MINI club’s 50th anniversary celebration seeing the absence of minis, mokes and A series powered specials.  Despite this attendance came close to 20 entrants which did make for a more relaxing day which concluded about 3:00 pm.

Ted Merewether and Dave Collier competed with their kids in road going Renaults while Sam and Andrew tore up the ground in the R16 powered special (Despite a bit of a miss).  Phil East and Daughter also demonstrated some blistering performances in their Honda powered special.

Ernst initially ran the beautiful Alpine while Sonja ran the Cuppa Coffee. However Ernst had problems with the wipers and cohabited with Sonja in the Cappuccino.Today was certainly a WD for him.  Never mind Ernst next time you will have a blinder!!

CAMS ‘Come and Try’ day a Big Success

Sometimes if difficult to gauge how an event will run over the course of a day.  The weather, unexpected incidents , and the general entropy that underlies motorsport can make or break a day.  Indeed the CAMS try-out day was to be an unknown from conception. At the beginning of the day an over subscription of 30 entrants looked to be a bad omen with the RCCA and Thornleigh Car Club members forced to be pessimistic about “the average Joe off the street , having a go”. We were all prepared for the worst..

Far from expectations however, the days proceeding’s went smoothly and without incident.  Approximately 165 competitors tried out the motorkhana event co run by RCCA and Thornleigh.  The ‘try-outee’s we all well behaved, enthusiastic and all seem to leave the event with a huge smile on their dials.  The instructors from both clubs did an absolutely sterling  job at instructing and coaching drivers – and huge improvements were seen on second and third runs.

The day was mostly overcast in the morning with the Sun coming out in the afternoon to kick the humidity in to the highly uncomfortable setting.  However the stewards, timers and instructors kept at it and ensured all had a great day on the skid pan.

I believe the event has proven to be a success giving the young (and older) entrants and positive view of the sport in general and now is time to put down the playstation and do it for real :) Some very good drivers were noted and we hope that these type of events will bring young blood and enthusiasm back into the sport.

Another day at Willi's October 2010

Gary Wilmington’s Driver training Complex was again home to the Peugeot Car Club NSW’s Track Day. Organised by colourful club member Helen (‘Pinky 206′) , the day was well organised and had a good spread of cars and driver talents.
Peugeots, Renaults, Datsuns and Alfas where among the marques that made up a diverse field of entrants.

A part from a mobile chicane in the form of a white Renault 10, the track is regarded as very technical, highly safe and thoroughly enjoyable. Ernst and Sonja attended in the beautiful A110 , Gavin Wulff in the very tidy Corolla sprinter and myself in the very slow R10 tore up the circuit and finished the day with a smile etched in our faces.

Thanks to Helen and the PCC NSW for such a great day.

2010 RCCA Christmas Party

Held   SATURDAY 27 November 2010 the members and families of RCCA members gathered at the stunning Narrabeen Lakes for the Annual RCCA Christmas do. We experienced beautiful weather complementing the surroundings.  A good time was had by all especially the children who took advantage of the nearby play area and the beach.

Great to see so many “old time” car s( as I heard them described by a youthful passer by) shown up for the event.  Many Thanks to Alistair and Nikki assisted by Jason, Clive and Gai who did so well with the set-up and food – particularly the Sushi :) .

Also very special thank you to Rebekah who did well with the kids Toys – Liam sends his appreciation :)