Last Sunday we all had a wonderful Christmas get together at the Lane Cove National Park. It was a good club attendance with all having a great time , adults and kids alike.
The feature event was Santa Claus arriving in a tricked up Megane RS 230. ( Which looked a lot like Ted’s car)
Santa looks like he has lost some weight just like the Polar Bears have in his native North Pole.
Lunch was a delicious affair with some lovely NZ ice cream to top off the fine feast.
A great BIG THANKYOU to those who went to a lot of trouble organizing such a great day!!
Joyeux Noel to all club Members and Friends
The 7th Motoring expo is on at the Australian Motorlife Museum – a great opportunity to display our Renaults and win some prizes. This has always been a great day out with plenty of activities and cars to look at.
Meet: Heathcote railway station, Pacific Highway Heathcote
When: 8am for an 8.30 departure
Sunday 2 October (long weekend)
Drive to the Motorlife Mueseum, Darkes Road, Kembla Grange to arrive in time for the opening – 9.30am. Meet us at Heathcote or the Museum.
Gates open 8.30am, event starts 9.30am, with prize giving at 1.45pm and close of event at 2.30pm. Plenty of space to park your trailer
Entry is $10 per car and if you want to visit the museum it is $10 per person.
See you all at Heathcote, bright and early
Battle of Waterloo event scheduled for Weston Park in Canberra on
Originally s Sunday 19 June has been rescheduled to Sunday the 4th of September
Battle of Waterloo:
The annual “battle” between French and British car clubs will be held on TBA in Weston Park, Yarralumla, near the miniature railway.
Enter via the carpark near the miniature railway. Coffee/lunch available via the Mini train café or Oaks Brasserie in Weston Park. Please bring a drip tray to catch any oil your car may leak.
Renault Owners Club of Canberra
The All French Car Day (AFCD) is on Sunday 17th at Silverwater Park, Silverwater.
It is a great day and you should make every effort to get your pride and joy there.
Entry is $10 per car but well worth it. You can get food and coffee etc there plus some spare parts if you’re lucky.
Vive la France!
Expressions of interest are sought for a drive up to Gosford to see 400
cars and motorcycles at the Gosford Classic Car Museum. The date in the HUB
was for the long weekend in June .
SO, knowing that you all have family commitments on the long weekend, BUT do
not want to miss 400 cars on display and the social interactions with other
NEW date: Saturday 18 June
Meet: Old Berowra Tollgate, Pacific Highway, Berowra
Time: 10.30 for a 11am departure
Destination: 3-13 Stockyard Pl, West Gosford NSW 2250 Entry fee: $15 for car
The museum is open till 5pm on Saturday's, so plenty of time have some food
and a good look around
Can you please let me know if you are coming so that I can advise the museum
See you all there (or at the next meeting)
Our last Renault Car Club meeting (Monday 7th March) was really interesting for those with a passion for Renaults and Racing.
Seasoned racer Colin Osborne brought his Megane 265 race car along and told us all about his current exploits in the Australian Production Car Championship.
The Meganes (he runs 2 cars) have been purpose-built for circuit racing, whilst retaining much of the trim and equipment features as required by the rules of this championship.
The cars sport highly modified suspension, fuel system, exhaust, a full suite of safety equipment and a couple of engine tweaks to make them go faster! Plus of course a really flash paint job befitting a top level race car!
Colin Explained that both cars are exactly identical allowing the team to gather race data from one car and then apply directly to the other. Makes sense and of course we got a ‘guided tour’ of the Megane.
Colin also had a long illustrious career with Toyota , more recently with Mazda but now the team are running the Meganes which he has a high appreciation of its poise and handling.
So Colin is no newcomer to the sport, having competed in various categories since the 1980’s with class and series wins in the Aust Production Car Championship, the Bathurst 12 Hour and 24 Hour and, wait for it, 6 appearances at the Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race! And all this following modest beginnings in 1989 as the NSW Supersprint Champion.
Colin has also been deeply involved in the administration of our sport in Australia, serving in various capacities at CAMS culminating in his role as President and Chairman of CAMS Ltd between 2000 and 2008.
Thanks to Ted Merewether for organising this fabulous session with Colin and his mighty machine.
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
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
To the Members, Family and Friends of the RCCA
Best Wishes for 2016
I guess everyone is thinking how quickly the year has passed!
Here are the Supp Regs and Entry form for Jugiong 2016
JUGIONG INTERSTATE CHALLENGE SuppRegs 2016
JUGIONG INTERSTATE CHALLENGE Entry Form 2016
Destination: Nightingale Wines
Meet at Pie in the Sky, 1296 Pacific Highway, Cowan at 8.15am or earlier if you want a pie ‘n’ chips, for 8:30am departure. Note we are departing at 8:30am sharp!
Convoy up the Pacific Motorway to Calga then take the Peats Ridge Rd exit to Wollombi.
Will regroup at Wollombi, drive is approx 1hr 15min.
Depart Wollombi at 10am.
Drive to Nightingale Wines via Paynes Crossing Rd. Nightingale Wines,
1239 Milbrodale Road, Broke.
Approx drive from Wollombi is 30min. Arrive 10:30am