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    Anyone know where next years Citin will be ?

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    It's in Victoria. Ballarat. Shane's place. First part of that is definitely true.
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    It will be at Rawson Village. Far enough from Shane's place.


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    Ballarat?

    That's fantastic.

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    Don't believe everything that these guys tell you on this particular day. It is the 1st of April.
    It will however be somewhere in Victoria.
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    My last post was factual.


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    Surely you jest!!!!!! That is only 1 hour and 15 minutes from home. Cit Ins are meant to be many hours drive away. I don't believe it!
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    Oh yeaH, I think my car will get there without breaking down.

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    The presentation was last during dinner and the CCCV Cit In team seem to have done a great job organising all the things for next year. One location for an entire Cit In has not been done since Jindabyne 2000 I think. An area of Victoria that Mrs UFO and I have not been to, so we'll be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caparobertsan View Post
    Oh yeaH, I think my car will get there without breaking down.
    Do you think you may have jinxed it now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Do you think you may have jinxed it now?
    I am knocking my wooden table right now. One of theses things can happen.
    1. Hydraulic pipe blows and loose all the fluid and become undrivable.
    2. Top radiator hose will blow and kept driving unnoticed the engine will seize forever.
    3. Timing chain will break and blow up the engine.


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    I think you will be more positive Caparobertsan, in a year's time. I haven't been to a Cit-In for many years but 2014, I don't have any excuse!
    My brother John and Janet drove their '70s Citroen C35 Van down from Brisbane before Easter pulling a small trailer loaded with furniture. On their return I rang them yesterday and John said they'd come across Brian Wade returning to Brisbane from Griffith. I assume Esther was with him.
    Brian. He told John that "somebody" driving a CX had two tyre blowouts and would need to wait until today to have them repaired

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    I wonder if it was the maroon 2500 gti? He was using a spare on the front from Sunday. I think he's running 15" wheels but they could be metrics. Challenging....


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    Has anyone actually realised it's NOT in Ballarat yet? See UFO's post above

    http://www.rawsonvillage.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Surely you jest!!!!!! That is only 1 hour and 15 minutes from home. Cit Ins are meant to be many hours drive away. I don't believe it!
    Just as I bloody well thought! Right over the other side of the state above Morwell and Moe. And a long drive in, miles from nowhere in the mountain country around Erica!
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    a long drive in, miles from nowhere in the mountain country around Erica!
    This is a car forum isn't it? We all enjoy driving Citroens? A long drive across the state on country roads into some mountainous country sounds nice to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Has anyone actually realised it's NOT in Ballarat yet? See UFO's post above

    http://www.rawsonvillage.com/

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    I saw it, but I was waiting until today to decide whether or not to believe it. Great location, but it's such a small town (don't know if you could really even call it a town). Still, I guess for many Melbourne people it's easy enough to drive to. I drove from Melbourne to Walhalla a couple of weeks ago. Brilliant drive, a smile at every corner, except when I got stuck behind the CFA truck.

    Is it still Easter?

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    I fear the national cynicism bug has invaded Aussie Frogs.

    Cit In has always, and as far as anyone can forsee, will always be held during the Easter holiday period.

    I have in the past 90 minutes returned home after a 540km drive home from a great Easter in Griffith. Sure the only serious bends I negotiated were near the start and end as we ascended then later descended Jamberoo pass - the rest of the drive was pretty ho-hum and mostly straight line.

    There were some attendees that travelled only from Cootamundra, but they came, they socialised and as far as I can tell had a great time.

    The CCCV team has already put a heap of work into organising next year's Cit In, at a location that at first seemed a surprise, but they have lots of things arranged to make it a great weekend.

    For those that have not been before, or only been to Cit In a couple of times, the event becomes less about the cars and more about the people attending. Mrs UFO and I were talked out yesterday as most people departed Griffith, but we had a great time catching up with old friends. Friends made during previous Cit Ins.

    To paraphrase Peter Huth's presentation "Little did I think that when I bought my first Citroen over 40 years ago that I was getting into a lifestyle with such a great group of people".

    Bring on Rawson Village Cit In 2014!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    I fear the national cynicism bug has invaded Aussie Frogs.

    Cit In has always, and as far as anyone can forsee, will always be held during the Easter holiday period.

    I have in the past 90 minutes returned home after a 540km drive home from a great Easter in Griffith. Sure the only serious bends I negotiated were near the start and end as we ascended then later descended Jamberoo pass - the rest of the drive was pretty ho-hum and mostly straight line.

    There were some attendees that travelled only from Cootamundra, but they came, they socialised and as far as I can tell had a great time.

    The CCCV team has already put a heap of work into organising next year's Cit In, at a location that at first seemed a surprise, but they have lots of things arranged to make it a great weekend.

    For those that have not been before, or only been to Cit In a couple of times, the event becomes less about the cars and more about the people attending. Mrs UFO and I were talked out yesterday as most people departed Griffith, but we had a great time catching up with old friends. Friends made during previous Cit Ins.

    To paraphrase Peter Huth's presentation "Little did I think that when I bought my first Citroen over 40 years ago that I was getting into a lifestyle with such a great group of people".

    Bring on Rawson Village Cit In 2014!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post

    Cit In has always, and as far as anyone can forsee, will always be held during the Easter holiday period.
    Craig, the first Cit In was held at Adelong on the Queens Birthday Weekend.
    It was a basic affair with pleasant drives, an observation run, an motorkhana and a presentation meal at the local RSL.
    I feel that the whole affair has become too up market. Registration costs are way too high. Add in the cost of accommodation and the petrol for the four days and it is becoming prohibitive for any one with a family or anyone on a pension. How about the organisers getting real and bringing the whole cost structure back to basics. It has become an over indulgent, exclusive affair for people of affluent means!
    There I have had my rant!!!!!
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    It sounds like a really nice place to go. We too will need to wait to see prices. Cit-ins are pretty much to pricey for us these days to (try adding 2 x children) ... Your getting upto $700 just in registration costs Usually the "early bird" discounts are well worth taking advantage of though

    I can see why it's changed. Look at the age demographic these days. The average age of people attending would have to be 70+. Obviously laid back venues with easy access etc... are far preferred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Craig, the first Cit In was held at Adelong on the Queens Birthday Weekend.
    It was a basic affair ... at the local RSL.
    I feel that the whole affair has become too up market.
    Registration costs are way too high.
    Add in the cost of accommodation and the petrol for the four days and it is becoming prohibitive for any one with a family or anyone on a pension.
    How about the organisers getting real and bringing the whole cost structure back to basics. It has become an over indulgent, exclusive affair for people of affluent means!
    There I have had my rant!!!!!
    A-ha.

    Fair enough, but try this:

    To be totaly honest the 1960's days of Adelong in the dead of a Aussie country winter were another time and may as well be another planet. Nostagia can be very unhealthy. Cit-ins evolved as members and clubs grew up. They will continue to grow.

    Easter time has the benfit of a few days off work and add a few flexi days - especially for those who still work.

    There are always pitch a pup-tent or sleep in your car options for anyone who doesnt like sleeping in a bed in reasonable accomodation with clean personal toilet and shower facilities.

    'Upmarket' is a variable term.

    Its a fact (some may lament or not) that a prospective new member is going to be more tempted by an event they can come and go at via decent paved roads and know they will be offered a healthy good quality meal sitting at a table in comfort with a knife and fork, etc.

    New members (not all) are far more likely to have bought a 'new' car that has e.g: power windows, A/C, computer controlled everything, they are familiar with the concept of a central convention centre to host the event (they have probably attended these kinds of things with their jobs in the last 30 years). They are not going to be initally tempted by a dusty/muddy paddock and a tin dunny in the middle of nowhere where YOU have to provide EVERYTHING you may need or want.

    Kids prices for Cit-In apply and I understand always have for the families who want/should make a longer holiday based on the excuse to share the Citroen experience and see a new part of the country they have never been to before. What price a bonding family experience? $50/day for an adult is very good value in 2010's.

    If Cit-Ins (and 'clubs') dont remain relevant and contemporary there will be no 'club' face to face experience to be had - sadly (in my opinion) only virtual conversations... ironic isnt it.

    Nostalgia can be very unhealthy.

    So you see theres always the devils advocate to point out the other side of the coin
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