All French Car Day 2017

The All French Car Day (AFCD) was held last  Sunday 16th July at Silverwater Park, Silverwater.

It was  a great day with perfect weather and the RCCA had  a huge turn out of member’s pride and joys

There were also some fabulous new cars thanks to Sydney City Renault.  http://www.sydneycityrenault.com.au/

We want to say a huge thanks to Kevin Abood from Sydney City Renault who supported the Renault Car Club of Australia at this year for All French Car Day … . It’s great to see a dealer give local support to our club. Thanks Kevin!

Check out the Gallery:-

The Shannons Sydney Classic 2017

The 1135  R8 Gordini is turning 50 this  year and to celebrate we have five (5) club members on pit row with their cars on display!

Sunday 13th August gates open to the Public at 10am.
Map location

It’s on again and with over 1900 Veteran & Classic vehicles from over 150 clubs on display and on parade, including cars, motorbikes, scooters and military vehicles, police vehicles, ambulances & fire
engines. AND it’s on rain, hail or shine. There’s plenty to see and do indoors.

Continue reading The Shannons Sydney Classic 2017

Want to race on the Brabham Circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park?

It’s not very often you get to race on the full circuit of Sydney Motorsport Park but on the weekend of The Shannons Sydney Classic run by the CMC the Morgan Owners Club of Australia have a supersprint which opens up the Brabham Circuit! Yes that’s right on Saturday 12th August the full 4.5km circuit is available for your racing pleasure.

Head over the Morgan Owners Club of Australia website for more information but here is the  Invitation Letter Morgan supersprint  with the information on how to enter.

 4 June: Breakfast Run to Gosford – RSVP by 22 May

Where:

The Point Cafe and Japanese Gardens, East Gosford  

36 Webb St, East Gosford NSW 2250)
http://www.pointcafe.com.au/

Meet: 

Cowan Rest Area – Truck Stop, Cowan NSW 2081, off the Pacific Highway   just after Berowra

Time:

08.45 for a 9.00 start to be at the Cafe by 10am for breakfast

Important:   Ernst  needs to know numbers for the Cafe by 22 May, please – esfluthi@bigpond.com

After Breakfast

The Gardens are part of the Gosford Regional Gallery. So there is a
choice of activities after the breakfast – Gardens or Gallery or Gosford Motor  Museum

See you all
at the start or at the Cafe

Bus Museum – 7th May

Dear Renault Lovers

Ernst has finalised the details for the Bus museum visit on 7 May. This will be a ZERO emission event or a ZOE trip

DATE:

Sunday 7 May

 PROCEEDINGS:

10.15:    Meet at the Queen Victoria Building Bus stop D (York Street side of QVB)
10.30:    Pick up by Vintage Bus and drive to the Sydney Bus museum via ANZAC bridge
11.00:    Private Tour of the museum

 COST:

$15, includes entry and bus ride

NOTE: very limited catering on site, so get your coffee at the QVB

AT THE END

Spend more time exploring the museum after the tour or join us for lunch at a nearby restaurant (TBC)

Return via the light rail (Leichhardt North station) or the vintage bus to Queen Victoria Building.

 ADDRESS

For those who insist driving, the bus museum is located at: Old Leichhardt Tramshed, 25 Derbyshire Road, Leichhardt,

phone 9572 6789. NOTE limited parking

I hope to so many of you at the bus stop, bright and early

Don’t forget to let Ernst, esfluthi@bigpond.com , know if you will be attending as he needs numbers.

21 May 2017 – RCCA State Motorkhana Round 4 – Nirimba

The RCCA will be running Round 4 of the State Motorkhana round 21-5-2017

We Need Volunteers to help out with admin and timing!

Below are the approved supp regs and entry form for the event.

m-khana-chshp-rd4-21-may-2017-entry-form

m-khana-chshp-rd4-21-may-2017-supp-regs

Event Contact: Bob Sprague
bsprague@westnet.com.au
0414 670 320

9 April: RCCA April outing

What: Robertson Classic Car Day

Where: Robertson Heritage Railway Station, Yarranga St, Robertson

Date: Sunday 9 April, 9am – 3.30pm

Meet: Pheasant Nest Service Station- South Bound

When: 7.30 am for a 8am departure, show opens 9am

Bob Billard has kindly offered to lead the RCCA contingent to Robertson.

RSVP to Bob please as soon as possible – billiard4@bigpond.com

 

Alpine A110 revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show

 

After a lengthy teaser campaign and a ‘Save the Date’ invitation for its Geneva Motor Show unveil, the first images of the new Alpine A110 sports car in production form have landed.

The new images show the finished front and side profile of the car – from Renault’s sporty new sub-brand – for the first time. As expected, it looks virtually identical to the Alpine Vision Concept that made its debut in 2016, with exactly the same lightweight aluminium bodywork and the distinctive dual front LED lights.

 

Only small details such as the mirrors are more conventional than the concept’s, and while we’ve yet to see the changes made to the rear end, bosses have previously assured us that it won’t change much. The wheels, covering the distinctive Alpine-badged blue brake calipers, are different in their design, too.

We’ve yet to see the interior, however. Alpine has previously released images showing the production car’s racy Recaro seats, but the final dash design is still under wraps. While the concept featured a futuristic and racy look with a TFT dial display, a raised central infotainment screen and a swooping centre console, we’ll have to wait until next week to see if any of those elements will be toned down.

It’s highly likely that the Alpine A110 will be powered by a mid-mounted 1.8-litre four cylinder turbo petrol engine, just like the concept. We expect the sports car to produce around 250bhp, delivered to the rear wheels through a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. It will be extremely light, too, with engineers confirming a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.5 seconds.

300bhp Alpine Renaultsport model could follow

It appears the brand could make an even hotter RS version of the near-production model. The standard Alpine A110 sports car will feature an all-new 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine with around 250bhp. But later on, a racier model, tuned by Renaultsport, could bump that figure up past 300bhp.

While that might not sound like much, Renault promises the focus will be on low weight to worry the likes of Lotus. The extra power will be made possible by tweaks to the ECU and cooling system, with larger air intakes at the front and in the doors.

Other exterior changes will reportedly include swollen rear wheelarches to allow wider tyres to be fitted, boosting grip and stability. Racier alloy wheel designs will also debut, and the front end gets cross-hatched LED lights to distinguish it from the regular car.

Speaking to Auto Express at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Renault vice-president Bruno Ancelin told us the advent of the first model will spawn further Alpine efforts. “We are working on the first car, and out of [that] we are working on the line-up,” he said.

Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar recently gave us an update, building on what we reported earlier this year.

Most interestingly, he said to expect a starting price of between $75,000 and $90,000, billed as its “natural place” based on the concept car presented.

Hocevar said the big challenge was establishing the brand, which he admitted has almost no presence in Australia, given it was never sold through official channels.

For the 4CV lovers among us

4cv

This link below is on the Renault Car Club of Australia facebook page along with Renault Car Club of Queensland and an interesting 7-8 mins if you haven’t seen it yet.

http://www.dw.com/en/renault-4cv-a-masterpiece-of-engineering/av-37643970

 

Santa Arrives at Lane Cove – in A Renault

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
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66yrs strong!