Nut Farm, Blue Mountains run

Next weekend Sonja and Ernst have planned a unique event for The Club. Here is the details.

Meet 10.00 at Glenbrook Information Centre parking for a 10.30 start. To get to the parking, turn left Ross Street (just after the information) and then turn left again into Park Street and left into the parking for Glenbrook Park.

Drive to Mount Victoria for BYO lunch either in the Park, buy from one of the Cafes or eat in at the Imperial Hotel.

Drive back via Bells Line of road and drop into Mt Wilson on the way to pick Chestnuts and Walnuts.

There are 4 Farms in Mt Wilson and it seems that all will be open till 4pm to pick Chestnuts and maybe also Walnuts. The cost per kg is $8. We will have more details on the 15th.

See you all there.
Ernst & Sonja

Google Map reference

Feb 28th – Berowra Waters Drive

Next Saturday we are going to Berowra Waters for Fish ‘n’ chips or if you are a Kiwi Fush ‘n’ chups.  It’s a great location

Contact Alastair for more info

7 February 2015 – UK Visitors *** NOTE moved forward to the 7th

Lunch Event

Andy and Liz Owler from the UK. They are Renault, Alpine and Simca Matra Baghera enthusiasts, visiting Sydney on their way to NZ. Andy has competed in Hill climbs and other motorsport activities.

Can I ask to please bring your own lunch. We will provide nibbles, but nothing substantial.
Please bring your name tags to make it easier for Andy and Liz.

For details and to let us know whether you are coming (email to

Easter 2015 – 4CV registers’ Biennial Muster – Forbes NSW

For more information – see the September Edition of “FourWord” edition under PUBLICATIONS

Here is the itinery to date:- 4cv1

Friday –  arrival day (some arrive Thurs) with Camel Racing on in Forbes during the day on Friday and that would be available for those already there.  Friday night the usual bbq at Plainsman Motel, byo food & drink.

Saturday – First up a welcome by the Local Mayor (apparently the road will be closed off for the occasion). Then a drive to Eugowra for morning tea (murals on many buildings around town), then on to Manildra where lunch will be in the local hall (lunch supplied by the local school P&C), then to an old movie theatre for a movie and afternoon tea here I think. Drive back to Forbes for dinner and AGM.

Sunday – a drive to Parkes to the Museum and then on to Parkes Satellite Station where we will have lunch in the cafe there. Back to Forbes for the usual swap meet.  I think dinner tonight will not be an organised affair.

Monday – Not sure about this but think that there is a great car museum in Forbes and sure we will be visiting there Monday.

This is the basic program, may change a little.  Linda & I are going to Forbes in mid October to meet with Rex & Heather Veal to finalise the program and costings ready for the Fourword in December.

The Hotel

We have been notified by the Plainsman Motel (Ph 02 6852 2466) in Forbes that they will start to give rooms to other people outside Renault Register at the end of September.  There has been a change of management at the Motel and our name was not noted as a booking.  We have a list of names of those already booked (see below), if you think you have booked and your name does not appear then you need to contact them and to make sure they have your name.  Please mention you are with the Renault Register booking.

The original price given by the Motel per night was $128 but they have reduced that slightly to $118.

Plainsman Motel bookings:

Andrews; Copp; Denning; Farroll; Gray; Hall; Hames; Harris; Harrison, Phil; Harrison, Tom; Hartwell; Middleton; Moore; Muller; Olson; Pauley, C; Pauley,G; Potts; Pym; Redmond; Ringe; Slade; Toogood; Veal; Warren; Wicks.

2014 All French Car Day

Another splendid day at this years AFCD at Silverwater

Some exciting cars and display including some newbies from Peter Warren Renault.

Judging  results  for the RCCA

Best Alpine – Barry McAdie of ROCC Also Furthest Travelled
Best RS Renault – David Mulligan Megane 265 Red Bull
Best 2000s – Albert Granjean Scenic
Best 1980s – Peter Lenard Fuego
Best 1970s – Corey Hoskins R12 GL
Best 1960s – Mike Stevenson R10
Best 1950s – Roger Copp 4CV

Best Renault on the day – Peter Lenard Fuego
Runner up – David Mulligan Megane 265 Red Bull

Cars that went to Final Judging by CMC :-

Modern – Julie Low RS Megane
Classic – Roger Copp 4CV and Peter Lenard Fuego

Julie won the Best Modern French Car .  Congratulations to Julie and all the other entrants.

Sydney French Car Day – Sunday 13 July from 9:00am

2014 French majestic vehicle display.Same venue as last year and years previously – Silverwater Park on the south western side of Silverwater Bridge. Any car of a French heritage is welcome. Entry fee is $10 per car that goes towards recovering the costs of the park hire. This is a concourse d’elegance with magnificent trophies for winning cars, or if you prefer, just park your car in the field.
judging commences at about 9:30 and last entries for judging must be in by noon.
Any car presented for final judging has to be owned by a current financial member of an incorporated Australian or New Zealand car club, not necessarily a French car club. The car has to be from a French manufacturer and be a minimum of eight years since its build date. A car presented for judging has to be driven to the event. But, if you are not a member of a car club, you may be eligible for a prize. Or join a car club on the day.
Everyone with an interest in French cars is welcome. For more information contact the Citroen, Peugeot, Renault or Simca car club. Or Ross Berghofer, tel 0409 504 551.

Canberra AFCD postponed

Due to adverse weather forecasts for the weekend here in Canberra, The All French Car Day in Canberra to a date to be determined in August. 
This has been posted just in case any RCCA members had plans to make the trip and
brave Canberra's weather!

Peter Warren – Renault Diamond Sale

Renault Diamond sale this weekend at Peter Warren Renault Liverpool.

Not a big roll-up but we flew the flag last Sunday at Peter warren at  Liverpool.
Cars Attended :
RS Clio Bob and Fran
R10 Mike Stevenson
R15 Alan Skofic (first outing)
Fregate Uwe Huempel
Not shown Scenic II of Rob and Jen Gibson.


CARnivale Australia Day Sydney

By:- Alistair Brown
Once again the RCCA drew the short straw and we had to be in at the Domain car park by 6.10am to enjoy a sausage sanger and cup of tea. The organization was not quite as good as in previous years with no show bag and no staff at the entrance to tell us where to go. However, no complaints, it’s Australia Day so our little contingent consisting of Roger Copp in the green 750, Trevor Farroll in the maroon Dauphine, Bob Billiards in the blue 8G and me in the green 16TS set off at 7.10am and were parked outside the main side door to St Mary’s Cathedral.

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We noted that some of the usual attendees must’ve been at the 50 th Jugiong. We did find another Renault, a yellow Floride
with a flash interior. The owner, Peter Thomas had bought the car about 8 months previously from a Mexican. He is a member of several other clubs but we hope he joins us. After a few early showers and some cool breezes, the day warmed up and the crowds kept coming.
It is always such a pleasant day watching the passing parade and seeing other cars. Nearby was a Willys Overland and I was reminded of my friend in the CMC, Alex, who, when interviewed by a female reporter from the local paper was asked how many Willys he had, replied quite sincerely that he had two Willys.

On display were some supercars including what we used to call affectionately a Lamborghini Pants Tearer. My favourite was a blue metallic Lamborghini Espada. During the afternoon my grandson came in to see the Wiggles Show. There were more prams there than outside Rooty Hill RSL on pension day. My grandson sat on my shoulders for a view of Emma (daughter of our esteemed Auditor) driving the Big Red Car. It was a day to meet all sorts of friends and acquaintances ranging from club members (Steve, David, Corey, Danny, Chris etc) to The Big Kahunah from  Renault Australia, based in Sydney (John) with whom we wish to strike up an enduring relationship. Then it was 5pm and the big charge commenced to get out of Sydney. Thanks Carnivale for another successful show. Thanks also to members who took the trouble to display their cars.

Shannon’s Sydney Classic – August 2013

By: Dominic Robert

The Council of Motor Clubs (CMC) annual car display was held again at Sydney Motorsport Park at Eastern Creek. This major event is sponsored by Shannons Insurance and attracted approximately 1850 vehicles of all shapes and sizes. 2013 marked the 50 th anniversary of the CMC and they had a display of 1963 cars to show what was available in their foundation year.
Again this year the club had a display of cars representing members’ particular interests. Not all were Renaults! It was good to see some of our new members displaying their cars: Corey Hoskin with the ex-Gavin Wulff beautiful R12 and David Cawthorn with his recently-painted Fuego.

As with every Shannons display at Eastern Creek clubs have the privilege of a parade lap of the circuit.