By – ROGER COPP
At the 2011 bi-annual meeting in Wellington, it was decided that our next Muster in 2013 would be held in Junee, NSW. Junee matched the criteria for our Musters in that it needed to be in central NSW which would enable members from South Australia, Victoria and Queensland the opportunity to attend. We were also assured of visitors from Tasmania and Western Australia. Junee has many attractions including the Railway Roundhouse, Liquorice Factory and Monte Christo (the number one haunted house in Australia). We were assured of some interesting activities during the Easter weekend beside our usual country drives. These would include a visit on the Saturday to the Temora Aviation Museum where a Muster of R8s celebrating 50years in Australia was to be held.
This year the Muster attracted our biggest turnout of rear engine Renaults since it was first held in Canberra back in 1989. Two of our 4CV Register members, John Waterhouse and Syd Middleton, travelled together in their R8’s from Perth. John making it to Junee, but Syd had problems and had to leave his car in Mildura.
The person who travelled the furthest was Marvin McFalls, President of the Renault Owners Club of North America. This was Marvin’s first time to Australia and he came to Junee
especially to attend the Muster.
We had over 80 members attend this Muster with 42 Renaults, consisting of: 19 4CVs , 6 Dauphines, 9 R8s, 2 R10S, 4 Florides & Caravelles and 2 R4s . The Temora gathering also had a great turnout with some owners travelling to Temora just for the R8 celebrations. There will be a story from Kevin Byron on this with more detail elsewhere in this issue.
It was a great weekend as usual. The weather was kind to us and we had quite a few RCCA
members attend. Next Muster will be in at Easter, 2015 in the town of Forbes. So if you are mad on Renaults, and would like a good weekend, then register and come on down. You don’t have to own a rear engine Renault. Any enquires should be directed to our National Co-ordinator, Frank Wicks, via the Club Website:- webmaster@RCCA.org.au
A report of the Muster has been published in the current Australian Classic Car magazine.
Ernst and Sonja have organized a run on Sunday 5 May (The day before the Gen Mtg!) It is entitled “Wings over Illawarra” and they have managed to get special parking for us and a special deal to get in – see The HUB. It is very important that we have numbers for attending so would you kindly forward expressions of interest to Sonja at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Junee NSW – Further information forthcoming
For the R8/A110 50th Year Participants
To Attend the muster activities you must register and pay in advance to the 4CV register.
Mystery Drive “Pie in the Sky” 3rd March
On Sunday 3rd March is the drive organized by the Luthi’s. The start is at the Pie in the Sky, Old Pacific Highway, Cowan, for a 10am start. This place has remarkable pies and egg and bacon rolls!! So get there before the flag off.
You will be given instructions for the Mystery Drive and will end up at Wollombi where you can either buy at the pub or somewhere local for lunch or BYO. My experience of the Wollombi pub is that the food is excellent but you need to get in the queue as soon as you arrive as you generally have to wait for your order. So all the ‘have a chats’ take note.
Enjoy the run
Come young Come all
From 10:00am Onwards
Unbelievable. Christmas is here. The RCCA Xmas Party is on Sunday 9 December at :-
Lane Cove National Park – Commandment Rock Picnic Area (No. 16 on map)
[Enter from Delhi Road – $7 National Park Entry Fee]
- Please bring a chair just in case there are not enough seats
- Remember to bring money for Parking
- Please bring something (anything) for the Raffle Prize Tombola
- Put on your Happy Face!
The Club is providing lunch and soft drinks – BYO anything else you require
Children under 12 years will receive a gift from Santa (if registered by due date)
The Club has reserved this area with a shelter, toilets, car parking and plenty of space.
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..
Photos from the fantastic day out are now Published
Just a reminder that the Drive to Dobell House Lake Macquarie run is on SATURDAY 28 April.
NOT on the Sunday as printed in the last magazine.
Meet 10:00 am at the “Pie in the Sky” – Old Pacific Hwy for a 10:30 departure.
BYO Everything (There are shops in Wangi Wangi if you want to buy anything.
For Details contact Alastair Brown 0416 230 446 or 9971 8612
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.
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