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    Default 2014 Grand Display of French Cars - Brisbane - 06 July 2014

    Grand Display of French Cars
    The grandly named “Grand Display of French Cars” (GDFC) has been held annually in Brisbane for over thirty years. The event is organised by the three main French car clubs on a rotational basis:
    · Citroen Car Club of Queensland Inc. (CCCQ)
    · Peugeot Car Club of Queensland Inc. (PCCQ)
    · Renault Car Club of Queensland Inc. (RCCQ)
    The Queensland chapter of the Simca Car Club of Australia also supports the event.
    In 2014, the GDFC is being organised by the RCCQ, with assistance from the other clubs.The GDFC has traditionally been held on a Sunday in early July, in an attempt to link the GDFC with the celebration of Bastille Day (14 July).
    The GDFC starts at about
    8.30am and finishes by 4.00pm or earlier. All of the three main clubs have ‘incorporated’ status and all maintain appropriate ‘Public Liability’ and other insurances.
    Cars on display will be arriving from about 7.00am and most will have arrived by 8.30am.

    This year, the GDFC will be held on:
    SUNDAY 6 JULY at the MURARRIE RECREATION RESERVE, on Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill.

    We expect there to be 150 to 200 cars being on display, with ages ranging from 100 years old to currentmodels. The largest number of cars is likely to be about 30 to 60 years old.
    Attendance by the general public is encouraged and entry for spectators is free. However, a $2 donation will provide them with the opportunity to win a ‘lucky gate prize’ and to vote for the ‘People’s Choice Award’. The cost to display a car is $10. The event operates on a ‘non-profit’ basis and any surplus is retained only to help improve the event in future.
    Food and drinks will be available on site at moderate cost.



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    Default Only 6 'sleeps' till Brisbane Grand Display of French Cars

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    Grand Display of French Cars
    The grandly named “Grand Display of French Cars” (GDFC) has been held annually in Brisbane for over thirty years. The event is organised by the three main French car clubs on a rotational basis:
    · Citroen Car Club of Queensland Inc. (CCCQ)
    · Peugeot Car Club of Queensland Inc. (PCCQ)
    · Renault Car Club of Queensland Inc. (RCCQ)
    The Queensland chapter of the Simca Car Club of Australia also supports the event.
    In 2014, the GDFC is being organised by the RCCQ, with assistance from the other clubs.The GDFC has traditionally been held on a Sunday in early July, in an attempt to link the GDFC with the celebration of Bastille Day (14 July).
    The GDFC starts at about
    8.30am and finishes by 4.00pm or earlier. All of the three main clubs have ‘incorporated’ status and all maintain appropriate ‘Public Liability’ and other insurances.
    Cars on display will be arriving from about 7.00am and most will have arrived by 8.30am.

    This year, the GDFC will be held on:
    SUNDAY 6 JULY at the MURARRIE RECREATION RESERVE, on Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill.

    We expect there to be 150 to 200 cars being on display, with ages ranging from 100 years old to currentmodels. The largest number of cars is likely to be about 30 to 60 years old.
    Attendance by the general public is encouraged and entry for spectators is free. However, a $2 donation will provide them with the opportunity to win a ‘lucky gate prize’ and to vote for the ‘People’s Choice Award’. The cost to display a car is $10. The event operates on a ‘non-profit’ basis and any surplus is retained only to help improve the event in future.
    Food and drinks will be available on site at moderate cost.

    Start polishing your car tonight!
    It will be a great day, whether you display your car or just come to look!


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisonati View Post
    Grand Display of French Cars
    The grandly named “Grand Display of French Cars” (GDFC) has been held annually in Brisbane for over thirty years. The event is organised by the three main French car clubs on a rotational basis:
    · Citroen Car Club of Queensland Inc. (CCCQ)
    · Peugeot Car Club of Queensland Inc. (PCCQ)
    · Renault Car Club of Queensland Inc. (RCCQ)
    The Queensland chapter of the Simca Car Club of Australia also supports the event.
    In 2014, the GDFC is being organised by the RCCQ, with assistance from the other clubs.The GDFC has traditionally been held on a Sunday in early July, in an attempt to link the GDFC with the celebration of Bastille Day (14 July).
    The GDFC starts at about
    8.30am and finishes by 4.00pm or earlier. All of the three main clubs have ‘incorporated’ status and all maintain appropriate ‘Public Liability’ and other insurances.
    Cars on display will be arriving from about 7.00am and most will have arrived by 8.30am.

    This year, the GDFC will be held on:
    SUNDAY 6 JULY at the MURARRIE RECREATION RESERVE, on Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill.

    We expect there to be 150 to 200 cars being on display, with ages ranging from 100 years old to currentmodels. The largest number of cars is likely to be about 30 to 60 years old.
    Attendance by the general public is encouraged and entry for spectators is free. However, a $2 donation will provide them with the opportunity to win a ‘lucky gate prize’ and to vote for the ‘People’s Choice Award’. The cost to display a car is $10. The event operates on a ‘non-profit’ basis and any surplus is retained only to help improve the event in future.
    Food and drinks will be available on site at moderate cost.
    Only one day now to scrub up your Citroen. GDFC is on Sunday 06 July!!

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    Battery charged; car washed; sunroof removed, realigned and refitted; and partially polished. See you all tomorrow.


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    Default Lust.....and a french model

    Saw Mark's DS21 to at the Brisbane FCD. Finished at 1.30am and won the best Citroen that afternoon. Fantastic job Mark. Mere jealously is not enough. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k eeles View Post
    Saw Mark's DS21 to at the Brisbane FCD. Finished at 1.30am and won the best Citroen that afternoon. Fantastic job Mark. Mere jealously is not enough. Cheers.
    What a perfect and well deserved outcome for Mark - Congratulations





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    That's awesome piece of work.

    My personal favourite was:-

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    but I may be slightly biased
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    Hi Chris. I will give a 2 year break to finish yours.....maybe 3. Then it will be your turn. I saw you there today but your 'disappearing act' beat me. Cheers. K

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    That's awesome piece of work.

    My personal favourite was:-


    but I may be slightly biased
    Pig was awesome alright, you know it's heart is Citroen?

    Quote Originally Posted by k eeles View Post
    Hi Chris. I will give a 2 year break to finish yours.....maybe 3. Then it will be your turn. I saw you there today but your 'disappearing act' beat me. Cheers. K
    Sorry I missed you, we were on a mission and gave ourselves 2 hours at the event. Great day, great turnout, great company

    2 - 3 years might get my car on the road but it will never be in the same class as DS21, what a stunner!

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Pig was awesome alright, you know it's heart is Citroen?
    Cheers
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    Thats ok, so long as it puts a smile on the face of the owner, when he takes it out.
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    Another nice little attendee

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    Default Thank you...

    Many thanks for the kind words guys... it's very much appreciated...

    I also wanted to thank everyone very much for their kind words of encouragement on the day... it meant a lot to me and I was completely humbled by all the positive comments. Having never won anything like this in my life I was more than a bit stunned - and of course I am extremely grateful.

    I had a lot of help from a lot of kind people, without whom the car would not have been finished....

    Rubbing off the last of the polish at 1:30am the morning of the Grand Display I was wondering if I was a bit mad trying the get the car there on the day... I was still picking up bits I missed on the day...LOL

    It was a beautiful day if not a little chilly - and there was strong support from all three camps with a huge selection of fabulous cars. It was great to see the enthusiasm for French cars as strong as ever...

    Can't wait for next year now...

    All the best,

    Mark...
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    Very nice photos sounds like everyone had a great day.
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    "2 - 3 years might get my car on the road but it will never be in the same class as DS21, what a stunner!"

    Chris, my car will never be a DS21 either.But just to irritate the 'purists' the DS on the front plate tells me it is.

    Driving the from Brisbane to Jindabyne, across the Snowy Mountains Highway to Tumut, Gundagai, Junee and then up through central west to Gulgong, Gunnedah and the New England Highway back to Brisbane twice a year is something I cherish. Bugger the signage the boot lid. It doesn't matter but I'll still swap Mark cars if (!!!) he was interested in a clean swap. When your car is back on the road I'd be happy to accompany you on such a trip. But you have to enjoy/endure trout fishing for a week! Addo knows that Gundagai- Junee road as a 'driver's' road, also. Cheers. Kevin

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    As usual, a wonderful range of cars were displayed, showing their owners' care and dedication. I particularly enjoyed seeing DS21, but was also pleased to see the H camper and the 2 Amis.
    For some owners it was a matter of which of their various Citroen models to bring, but it was nonetheless interesting to note models that had minimal or no representation in the display.
    Queensland registration figures (from a couple of years ago) make it unsurprising that there will be a good roll up of 2CV's, but from what I recall there was no representation of 2 cylinder vans, Dyanes or Meharis.
    Tractions had come out in force for a club event last month, but few appeared at GDFC.
    D's are well represented in the Qld registration figures, but not so many appeared this year as in the past. Those that did showed a wide range of variants, early to late, cabriolet to Safari.
    No SM's this year.
    1 GS.
    A good roll up of CX variants, given the few that are still registered.
    1 BX 16Valve.
    No AX's, but given the handful registered not surprising.
    An early and a late XM.
    A few Xantias, not representative of the number that were still registered a couple of years ago (are they disappearing that quickly?)
    No Xsaras.
    One of each series of C3, and a couple of examples of both of C4, and a few C5's, and a C6.
    No Picasso's that I recall, no Berlingos.
    Cullen's brought a new 4 and a DS3 cabrio.

    Speaking to members from the Renault and Peugeot ranks it was noted they they also had some models that completely lacked representation, sometimes including the more "popular in their day" models like the R16 and the 306.

    Are participants only collecting the more unusual variants these days, was it just co-incidence in what got displayed on Sunday, or are people not displaying their cars if they perceive them as not "show quality"/ rather ordinary (or did I just get a distorted perception of what was around on the day)?
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    Did someone mention the H camper

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    a couple more. the rest I have are just a repeat of what others have posted. Cheers. K2014 Grand Display of French Cars - Brisbane - 06 July 2014-26v.jpg2014 Grand Display of French Cars - Brisbane - 06 July 2014-ami-6.jpg

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    Couple of nice looking older ladies

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    I think we can do that in our backyard with BX's!

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