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    I'm sitting in a cafe in albury,on one of my silly excuses to get out into the country for a fuego spin.Drove down to bendigo, yesterday and met dave from bendigo.The drive from bendigo to albury was one of the most mind numbing drive I've done, with the temptation to open her up ever present.After driving for about 2.5 hours on the straight,I nearly lost it around the first corner as I'd forgotton temporerally about steering.
    The fuego is running like a dream, except for an intolerably annoying squeak from the break proportioning valve.I think I'll be able to fix that by dipping my finger in the block,and smearing some oil on it.I'm off to camberra today, and then back to sydney to start the grind again on monday.
    Managed toget 379km from 30.L,on one leg of the journey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    I'm sitting in a cafe in albury,on one of my silly excuses to get out into the country for a fuego spin.Drove down to bendigo, yesterday and met dave from bendigo.The drive from bendigo to albury was one of the most mind numbing drive I've done, with the temptation to open her up ever present.After driving for about 2.5 hours on the straight,I nearly lost it around the first corner as I'd forgotton temporerally about steering.
    The fuego is running like a dream, except for an intolerably annoying squeak from the break proportioning valve.I think I'll be able to fix that by dipping my finger in the block,and smearing some oil on it.I'm off to camberra today, and then back to sydney to start the grind again on monday.
    Managed toget 379km from 30.L,on one leg of the journey.
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    Sounds like a nice drive in nice car-you had better come to Tassie in April

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    I'm sitting in a cafe in albury ... Drove down to bendigo ... The fuego is running like a dream ... Canberra ... Sydney
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    Doing it in style, hey, Jo? Good luck to you. Enjoy the quality time.

    I was in Sydney last week and I'll be in Canberra tomorrow night, but sadly it's QANTAS and not FUEGO for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westair
    Sounds like a nice drive in nice car-you had better come to Tassie in April

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    speaking of fuegos & tassie in april....I wonder what the chances of organising a group fuego run to tassie in April would be if we started organising it now?

    imagine a large group of fuegos, flying round those gorgeous tassies corners! what a beautiful sight! Any one in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi
    speaking of fuegos & tassie in april....I wonder what the chances of organising a group fuego run to tassie in April would be if we started organising it now?

    imagine a large group of fuegos, flying round those gorgeous tassies corners! what a beautiful sight! Any one in?

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    Imagine!!!!
    I think you would get a few starters- Ken might.

    We are booked from 14th on Spirit and Targa is on 25th-30th.
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    Count me in for sure.I have a brother in Devenport, who I have never visited, and I feel like a slack bugger.I'll need less excuse to go to tassie, where I havn't been before.What actually happens in tassie??
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    Ps.got home safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    Count me in for sure.I have a brother in Devenport, who I have never visited, and I feel like a slack bugger.I'll need less excuse to go to tassie, where I havn't been before.What actually happens in tassie??
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    Tassie is the jewel in Australia's crown! It has the best driving roads...the freshest & best tasting food!...& cheap!...spectacular scenery...a laid back lifestyle & clean air & did I mention it has the most amazing twisty road to drive on????hehehe

    It also has magnificent wineries, friendly people & an appreciation of history...antique fanatics paradise (bargains!) quaint towns....and brilliant driving roads!!!!

    art & craft, the best seafood!, scenery...& the awesome west coast roads!

    have I convinced you yet!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    Count me in for sure.I have a brother in Devenport, who I have never visited, and I feel like a slack bugger.I'll need less excuse to go to tassie, where I havn't been before.What actually happens in tassie??
    Jo

    Whatever you want- small population, good manners, helpful, great food, the longest straight seems about 400 metres, when suggested speed signs say
    25k they mean it. Some even suggest 15k!!!!

    Seriously it is a great place and lots of good cars-

    Perhaps we should post under Social events.
    Have told Ben Sturges from the French Car Club that there could be a few Fuegos arriving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi
    speaking of fuegos & tassie in april....I wonder what the chances of organising a group fuego run to tassie in April would be if we started organising it now?
    I'd almost be tempted to club-reg my Fuego if it was a club event.

    Would a 25 with family be welcome? (may not be able to keep up tho)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westair
    Whatever you want- small population, good manners, helpful, great food, the longest straight seems about 400 metres, when suggested speed signs say
    25k they mean it. Some even suggest 15k!!!!

    Seriously it is a great place and lots of good cars-

    Perhaps we should post under Social events.
    Have told Ben Sturges from the French Car Club that there could be a few Fuegos arriving.
    I could have worded that question better.Is there a web site or any info.Is this a race, a parade, a BBQ??? how long is the event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    I'd almost be tempted to club-reg my Fuego if it was a club event.

    Would a 25 with family be welcome? (may not be able to keep up tho)

    David.
    of course it would be! but I'm sure we could organise club santification if required!
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    ...the more the merrier! & a merry time I'm sure it would be!
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    Hi,
    This started when I said we might drive our Fuego over from WA to enjoy the driving on Tassie roads - plus the Great Ocean Rd of course- this was after a holiday there in March/April this year in our campervan.

    I received great feedback from Fuego owners and it has grown from there.

    It would be great to have other Renaults and perhaps other Froggies as well especially if it could be approved as a Club event and allow club licenced cars to go.

    My wife said we had better not change our mind now and bring camper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    I'd almost be tempted to club-reg my Fuego if it was a club event.

    Would a 25 with family be welcome? (may not be able to keep up tho)

    David.
    I am sure a 25 would be driving at the same speed limits that Fuegos would be doing.

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    Pity we have to drive back to WA- a track day at Simmons Plains would be nice.
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    So, what is THE date?

    I only have a week off, and the Targa runs April 25th - 30th April.

    If its the 14th I am going to need another week!

    Want to book some tickets... (anyone know if a car can travel on the boat without passenger?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    So, what is THE date?

    I only have a week off, and the Targa runs April 25th - 30th April.

    If its the 14th I am going to need another week!

    Want to book some tickets... (anyone know if a car can travel on the boat without passenger?)

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    We are booked on ferry 21stApril night trip-I think car is more expensive without driver
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    Yes it is much more expensive without driver.

    Freight it becomes, works out to $415 per car as opposed to $59

    Think I will need to find someone taking the boat, that isn't taking a car.. to take my car over and back for me.

    So the 14th is out?

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    I should take the CX down ... but that would be a cruel form of torture to those poor Phuwago drivers .... bouncing along while watching an old CX rapidly glide into the distance leaving the sedate old Renaults well behind

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    I should take the CX down ... but that would be a cruel form of torture to those poor Phuwago drivers .... bouncing along while watching an old CX rapidly glide into the distance leaving the sedate old Renaults well behind

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    Shane ..well you issued the challenge & I'll call you on it!

    CX vs Fuego...tassie, April! you're on!

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    Does anyone know the boat / car arrangements?

    Presumably if there is a couple sharing a cabin on the way over, both are entitled to take their car on the ship for $59?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Does anyone know the boat / car arrangements?

    Presumably if there is a couple sharing a cabin on the way over, both are entitled to take their car on the ship for $59?

    David.
    Last year there was a Morris Minor meet and I am sure some couples took two cars. Probably easier to ring Spirit office in Melbourne.
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    Thanks Warren,

    Checked with them, and you are correct. Will your partner be bringing her car over?

    My plan was to fly over, grab the car off the ferry, join in the drive... pick up another car, and bring them both back on the boat with family.

    Just don't want to book anything until I know how to get one car over, and 2 back.

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