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CHANGE of Venue for RCCA Feb Meeting


Our next general meeting to be held on the 1st of February will not be at our usual venue in Five Dock.

 The car club has been graciously  invited to hold our next general meeting at McCarrolls Renault  Artarmon.

 The sales manager, Sam Stratten has invited us to his dealership to hold our next general meeting and to peruse the new Clio 220 Trophy which is being released in Feb.

 They have also kindly offered to supply some refreshments after the meeting while looking at the new Clio. I am sure we can bend Sam’s arm to tell us a little bit about what might be coming our way this year from Renault.

 If you know someone that might not see this email can you please advise them of the venue change.

 Parking is limited on site, but there is a side street on the opposite side of the road for off street parking if needed.

Could you please advise if you will be attending this meeting to help with catering.  Click for Alistair’s email

Venue –

McCarroll’s Renault Artarmon
Address: 395-397 Pacific Hwy,
Artarmon NSW 2064
Phone:(02) 8424 6888

 Sales Manager / Host  Sam Stratten

 Normal start time for the meeting – 8pm

 Thanks look forward to seeing you at the next Meeting



Shannons Sydney Classic – Sunday 16th August

Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek
RCCA will be displaying cars in Area B and
Renault 16s will be featured on Pit Lane.

Display cars by pre-purchased ticket only.
Public welcome from 10am, $20 per person

RCCA August Meeting – Guest of Honour : Molly Taylor!

RCCA August Meeting – Guest Speaker – Molly Taylor

Where: Veteran Car Club Hall, 134 Queens Rd Fivedock

When: 3rd Aug 15 at 8.00pm


The RCCA is very pleased to announce that champion rally driver Molly Taylor will be speaking at our August meeting.

The event is open to RCCA members and their immediate families. In addition members may invite one (1) non-member guest.

Molly is one of Australia’s best known international rally drivers, having competed in the British, the European and more recently in the 2014 Junior World Rally Championship with considerable success.

Now in 2015 Molly is competing, in the Australian Rally Championship, competing in a RenaultSport Clio R3. This RenaultSport built and Neil Bates prepared Clio won the ARC in 2014 in the hands of Scott Pedder /Dale Moscatt. This year with her co-driver Bill Hayes, Molly has taken a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the first three rounds. This places them second overall in the series. Their next event is Rally Australia at Coffs Harbour, where the ARC cars compete against the best in the world.

Come hear Molly speak about all this, and more! It will be a fascinating evening!



National Motoring Heritage Drive to Motorlife Museum – 17th May

Meet:Heathcote Railway Station, Princes Highway, Heathcote

When: 9.30 am for a 10am’ish start

The Drive

50 min drive to Motorlife Museum with a chance for a coffee break.   Less if we take the motorway


Bring your own lunch, limited food available at the museum


NRMA members get a discount on the museum entry If you decide to meet us at the Museum:

DARKES ROAD KEMBLA GRANGE 2530, WOLLONGONG, NSW Take Northcliffe Drive exit from F6 Freeway and follow the blue directional signs to the Museum See you all on the 17th.


Nut Farm, Blue Mountains run

Next weekend Sonja and Ernst have planned a unique event for The Club. Here is the details.

Meet 10.00 at Glenbrook Information Centre parking for a 10.30 start. To get to the parking, turn left Ross Street (just after the information) and then turn left again into Park Street and left into the parking for Glenbrook Park.

Drive to Mount Victoria for BYO lunch either in the Park, buy from one of the Cafes or eat in at the Imperial Hotel.

Drive back via Bells Line of road and drop into Mt Wilson on the way to pick Chestnuts and Walnuts.

There are 4 Farms in Mt Wilson and it seems that all will be open till 4pm to pick Chestnuts and maybe also Walnuts. The cost per kg is $8. We will have more details on the 15th.

See you all there.
Ernst & Sonja

Google Map reference

Feb 28th – Berowra Waters Drive

Next Saturday we are going to Berowra Waters for Fish ‘n’ chips or if you are a Kiwi Fush ‘n’ chups.  It’s a great location

Contact Alastair for more info

7 February 2015 – UK Visitors *** NOTE moved forward to the 7th

Lunch Event

Andy and Liz Owler from the UK. They are Renault, Alpine and Simca Matra Baghera enthusiasts, visiting Sydney on their way to NZ. Andy has competed in Hill climbs and other motorsport activities.

Can I ask to please bring your own lunch. We will provide nibbles, but nothing substantial.
Please bring your name tags to make it easier for Andy and Liz.

For details and to let us know whether you are coming (email to

Easter 2015 – 4CV registers’ Biennial Muster – Forbes NSW

For more information – see the September Edition of “FourWord” edition under PUBLICATIONS

Here is the itinery to date:- 4cv1

Friday –  arrival day (some arrive Thurs) with Camel Racing on in Forbes during the day on Friday and that would be available for those already there.  Friday night the usual bbq at Plainsman Motel, byo food & drink.

Saturday – First up a welcome by the Local Mayor (apparently the road will be closed off for the occasion). Then a drive to Eugowra for morning tea (murals on many buildings around town), then on to Manildra where lunch will be in the local hall (lunch supplied by the local school P&C), then to an old movie theatre for a movie and afternoon tea here I think. Drive back to Forbes for dinner and AGM.

Sunday – a drive to Parkes to the Museum and then on to Parkes Satellite Station where we will have lunch in the cafe there. Back to Forbes for the usual swap meet.  I think dinner tonight will not be an organised affair.

Monday – Not sure about this but think that there is a great car museum in Forbes and sure we will be visiting there Monday.

This is the basic program, may change a little.  Linda & I are going to Forbes in mid October to meet with Rex & Heather Veal to finalise the program and costings ready for the Fourword in December.

The Hotel

We have been notified by the Plainsman Motel (Ph 02 6852 2466) in Forbes that they will start to give rooms to other people outside Renault Register at the end of September.  There has been a change of management at the Motel and our name was not noted as a booking.  We have a list of names of those already booked (see below), if you think you have booked and your name does not appear then you need to contact them and to make sure they have your name.  Please mention you are with the Renault Register booking.

The original price given by the Motel per night was $128 but they have reduced that slightly to $118.

Plainsman Motel bookings:

Andrews; Copp; Denning; Farroll; Gray; Hall; Hames; Harris; Harrison, Phil; Harrison, Tom; Hartwell; Middleton; Moore; Muller; Olson; Pauley, C; Pauley,G; Potts; Pym; Redmond; Ringe; Slade; Toogood; Veal; Warren; Wicks.

2014 AGM – Monday 1st of September


Hi All


Just a reminder that on Monday night we have our AGM.  No need to be shy as some committees never meet!  So please feel free to nominate yourself if you are interested.

Attached is a copy of my brilliant AGM Minutes from last year so we don’t have to read them in their entirety and send members off to sleep.  If you know of any mistakes in there let me know to save me from a flogging from our President.

So, come along and enjoy the show.

AGM 2 Sept 2013


2014 All French Car Day

Another splendid day at this years AFCD at Silverwater

Some exciting cars and display including some newbies from Peter Warren Renault.

Judging  results  for the RCCA

Best Alpine – Barry McAdie of ROCC Also Furthest Travelled
Best RS Renault – David Mulligan Megane 265 Red Bull
Best 2000s – Albert Granjean Scenic
Best 1980s – Peter Lenard Fuego
Best 1970s – Corey Hoskins R12 GL
Best 1960s – Mike Stevenson R10
Best 1950s – Roger Copp 4CV

Best Renault on the day – Peter Lenard Fuego
Runner up – David Mulligan Megane 265 Red Bull

Cars that went to Final Judging by CMC :-

Modern – Julie Low RS Megane
Classic – Roger Copp 4CV and Peter Lenard Fuego

Julie won the Best Modern French Car .  Congratulations to Julie and all the other entrants.