Category Archives: Events

Canberra All French Car Day – Sat 3rd Nov

Just a reminder that the Canberra AFCD is on  Saturday 3rd Nov.

You don’t have to be in a Renault to join our group. This is always a great day so join the Renault conga line to Canberra.  Bring your fly spray and suntan lotion.

Try to win the trip to Paris in the raffle one gets a little wet eyed thinking about strolling down the Champs Elysee and Montmartre eating frogs legs and crusty bread with real butter..

 

 

The Classic Capital Caper

The Classic Rally Club is holding The Classic Capital Caper on the 16th of April.

A flyer for the event is available here, entry form and supp regs also available.

Head over to the Classic Rally Club for more details.

Fly The Flag – RACV Tour

The 10th anniversary of the RACV Fly The Flags Tour is on from the 26th March till the 1st of April.

Organised by the All British Classics Car Club. Supported by the Association of Motoring Clubs and the Federation of Veteran, Vintage and Classic Vehicle Clubs. Veteran, Vintage and Classic vehicles are eligible to enter. This includes motorcycles and commercial vehicles. The tour is a “red plate” event, and all club permit vehicles are invited to attend.

The Tour Brochure is available for download.

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 :)