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.