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    Default 2016 Victoria French Car Festival - October 16th

    Hi fellow enthusiasts,
    Early notice that the 2016 Victorian French Car Festival is set for October 16th at Seaworks in Williamstown.
    More information will follow but here's a snapshot of what we are expecting.
    - Approximately 300 display vehicles.
    - 3000 visitors
    - Two stages with rolling activities
    - Gabriel Gate cooking display (with a twist this year)
    - Catering on-site plus everything that Williamstown has to offer
    - Williamstown Craft Market on next door
    - HMAS Castlemaine tours
    - Sea Shepherd (subject to them being in Port)
    - Tavern on-site will be open
    - Family friendly environment

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    This is just an initial post to give people plenty of time to plan their visit. You don't have to be a member of a car club to attend and display.
    Interstaters this is the event to attend. Sing out if you need accommodation advice or any help and we'd love to see you.

    Cheers...Paul Stewart
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    Great to see it somewhere interesting again. Can't wait.
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    Glad it's back in Williamstown - a perfect location.

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    Images from 2013. Undercover and outdoor areas and just over the Westgate Bridge.
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    Even the Gendarme were present in 2013.
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    I intend to bring the Matra Djet across the water for the day & was hoping that those organising things might be able to persuade Renault Australia to bring their Twizy along.

    cheers! Peter

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    Hi Guys,
    Please see below a further update and logistics as we get closer.
    Cheers..Paul

    August 26, 2016

    Dear Clubs, Club members and other car enthusiasts.

    Following is the latest update for the 2016 French Car Festival, to be held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on Sunday October 16th. Vehicle entry is via Ann Street.

    Anyone interested in some great cars is most welcome to attend and enjoy the day. As you will see, we have organised an interesting program.

    Owners of all French vehicles are particularly welcome to bring their cars. You do not need to be a club member to join in. Further details are provided below.


    1. Gates open. Entry gates, via Ann St., will be open from 8.30 and we would like all cars to be in by 9.30am. Vehicle entry is $10 per car.

    2. Drip trays. All vehicle owners are requested to bring and use a drip sheet or tray under their cars. Could Clubs please pass this management requirement on to their members. RCCV has a number of sheets it can provide if needed.

    3. Undercover parking. A number of special and rare cars will be offered parking inside the main shed at Seaworks. We invite clubs and vehicle owners to get in touch with us by no later than October 9th if they would like their cars to be considered for undercover parking. Owners should provide the make, model, number plate and colour of these cars. On arrival, vehicle owners should indicate that they are on the “shed list” so they can be directed to their parking location.


    4. Vehicle movements. Seaworks Management requires us to keep vehicle movements to a minimum. All vehicles are requested to stay until at least early afternoon. In the case of an emergency and/or if a vehicle needs to leave, it is the driver’s responsibility to get a vested marshall to walk them out. Please let your members know as this is an OH&S issue we must comply with.

    5. Awards judging. The award categories for the show will be Best Citroen, Best Peugeot, Best Renault, Best Other Marque, and Best In Show. The RCCV will form a group to judge the non-Citroen, Peugeot and Renault marques. Clubs and other groups that wish to make other, additional awards during the day are at liberty to do so.

    6. Car parts washing. Don’t forget to bring any dirty car parts you want washed using the equipment being demonstrated by Jim Picot from Revolution Advanced Metals and Materials. We will be running an engine pull-down competition as part of this display.

    7. Raffle. We have again been able to get together some great prizes for our raffle. They are:

    1st: $250 B&B voucher for Annabelle of Healesville
    2nd. $160 seaplane flight voucher
    3rd. $100 dinner voucher, Santorini Greek Restaurant, Williamstown
    4th. Wheel alignment and balance, Stuckey Tyres
    5th. $50 tool voucher, Qualitools, Geelong
    6th. Car care products, AutoBarn Altona

    Tickets will be on sale on the day.

    8. Gabriel Gate. Gabriel Gate, the well-known French chef, author, TV star and SBS chef will again be part of the Festival. Gabriel is going to give a cooking demonstration AND run an inter-club cake decorating competition. All ingredients will be supplied!! If there are clubs or groups who are interested in taking part, please let us know as we can accommodate a number of “competitors”.

    In addition to the cooking demonstration, Gabriel will be happy to chat to visitors and sign copies of his books which will be on sale from the Renault Club tent. A copy of his most recent book, Delicieux, will be auctioned.

    9. Program. The provisional program for the day is:

    French Car Festival 2016: Provisional Timetable

    8.30 - 9.30 Arrival of club and other cars
    9.45am Welcome Geoff Rasmussen, Pres. RCCV and Mikee Elliott, MC
    10.00am Official opening: Wade Noonan, Member for Williamstown and Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment & Minister for Resources
    10.15am Car engine pull down competition and Revolution Advanced Metals and Materials parts washing demonstration
    11.00am Barry Bourke Renault, Berwick presentation
    11.15am Michael Bailey: Marque Garage. Car cleaning and detailing demonstration
    11. 50am Bayford Peugeot, North Melbourne presentation
    12.00noon Alan Mance Citroen Footscray presentation
    12.15pm Gabriel Gate: French cooking and cake decorating demonstration; book signing and auction
    1.45pm Bayford Peugeot, North Melbourne presentation
    2.00pm Mr. Pierre Tole, President of the Australian French Association for Sciences and Technologies (AFAS Vic), representing Mrs Miriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul-General of France: meet and greet interview with Mikee Elliott. Presentation of Festival trophies
    2.30pm Raffle draw. Thank you and close: Geoff Rasmussen, President RCCV


    If you have any questions regarding the French Car Festival or the arrangements for the day please contact Ken Marriott or Paul Stewart on the contact numbers below.

    Paul Stewart 0467 043 132 [email protected]
    Ken Marriott 0418 178 788 [email protected]


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    Hi Guys,
    Please see below a further update and logistics as we get closer.
    Cheers..Paul

    August 26, 2016

    Dear Clubs, Club members and other car enthusiasts.

    Following is the latest update for the 2016 French Car Festival, to be held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, on Sunday October 16th. Vehicle entry is via Ann Street.

    Anyone interested in some great cars is most welcome to attend and enjoy the day. As you will see, we have organised an interesting program.

    Owners of all French vehicles are particularly welcome to bring their cars. You do not need to be a club member to join in. Further details are provided below.


    1. Gates open. Entry gates, via Ann St., will be open from 8.30 and we would like all cars to be in by 9.30am. Vehicle entry is $10 per car.

    2. Drip trays. All vehicle owners are requested to bring and use a drip sheet or tray under their cars. Could Clubs please pass this management requirement on to their members. RCCV has a number of sheets it can provide if needed.

    3. Undercover parking. A number of special and rare cars will be offered parking inside the main shed at Seaworks. We invite clubs and vehicle owners to get in touch with us by no later than October 9th if they would like their cars to be considered for undercover parking. Owners should provide the make, model, number plate and colour of these cars. On arrival, vehicle owners should indicate that they are on the “shed list” so they can be directed to their parking location.


    4. Vehicle movements. Seaworks Management requires us to keep vehicle movements to a minimum. All vehicles are requested to stay until at least early afternoon. In the case of an emergency and/or if a vehicle needs to leave, it is the driver’s responsibility to get a vested marshall to walk them out. Please let your members know as this is an OH&S issue we must comply with.

    5. Awards judging. The award categories for the show will be Best Citroen, Best Peugeot, Best Renault, Best Other Marque, and Best In Show. The RCCV will form a group to judge the non-Citroen, Peugeot and Renault marques. Clubs and other groups that wish to make other, additional awards during the day are at liberty to do so.

    6. Car parts washing. Don’t forget to bring any dirty car parts you want washed using the equipment being demonstrated by Jim Picot from Revolution Advanced Metals and Materials. We will be running an engine pull-down competition as part of this display.

    7. Raffle. We have again been able to get together some great prizes for our raffle. They are:

    1st: $250 B&B voucher for Annabelle of Healesville
    2nd. $160 seaplane flight voucher
    3rd. $100 dinner voucher, Santorini Greek Restaurant, Williamstown
    4th. Wheel alignment and balance, Stuckey Tyres
    5th. $50 tool voucher, Qualitools, Geelong
    6th. Car care products, AutoBarn Altona

    Tickets will be on sale on the day.

    8. Gabriel Gate. Gabriel Gate, the well-known French chef, author, TV star and SBS chef will again be part of the Festival. Gabriel is going to give a cooking demonstration AND run an inter-club cake decorating competition. All ingredients will be supplied!! If there are clubs or groups who are interested in taking part, please let us know as we can accommodate a number of “competitors”.

    In addition to the cooking demonstration, Gabriel will be happy to chat to visitors and sign copies of his books which will be on sale from the Renault Club tent. A copy of his most recent book, Delicieux, will be auctioned.

    9. Program. The provisional program for the day is:

    French Car Festival 2016: Provisional Timetable

    8.30 - 9.30 Arrival of club and other cars
    9.45am Welcome Geoff Rasmussen, Pres. RCCV and Mikee Elliott, MC
    10.00am Official opening: Wade Noonan, Member for Williamstown and Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment & Minister for Resources
    10.15am Car engine pull down competition and Revolution Advanced Metals and Materials parts washing demonstration
    11.00am Barry Bourke Renault, Berwick presentation
    11.15am Michael Bailey: Marque Garage. Car cleaning and detailing demonstration
    11. 50am Bayford Peugeot, North Melbourne presentation
    12.00noon Alan Mance Citroen Footscray presentation
    12.15pm Gabriel Gate: French cooking and cake decorating demonstration; book signing and auction
    1.45pm Bayford Peugeot, North Melbourne presentation
    2.00pm Mr. Pierre Tole, President of the Australian French Association for Sciences and Technologies (AFAS Vic), representing Mrs Miriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul-General of France: meet and greet interview with Mikee Elliott. Presentation of Festival trophies
    2.30pm Raffle draw. Thank you and close: Geoff Rasmussen, President RCCV


    If you have any questions regarding the French Car Festival or the arrangements for the day please contact Ken Marriott or Paul Stewart on the contact numbers below.

    Paul Stewart 0467 043 132 [email protected]
    Ken Marriott 0418 178 788 [email protected]


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    Can't wait to attend.
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    Only a few more sleeps to go folks.
    Get the polish out Saturday and be ready to come down to Williamstown on Sunday.
    Cheers..>Paul
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    A gratuitous plug I know but without the following sponsors the French Car Festival would not be possible. From everyone on the organising Committee and RCCV we thank you.

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    "There is a law against doing more than 100kmh...there's no law on how fast you get to 100kmh!!!"

    And, as a nice young cop observed to me as part of a discussion of the joys of driving & the merits of my warm R8 prior to issuing a warning for speeding on a section of road leading into a lovely bit of twisty road (which happen to be Targa Tasmania's first special stage): 'the law doesn't say that you can't do 100 around the corners!'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    "There is a law against doing more than 100kmh...there's no law on how fast you get to 100kmh!!!"

    And, as a nice young cop observed to me as part of a discussion of the joys of driving & the merits of my warm R8 prior to issuing a warning for speeding on a section of road leading into a lovely bit of twisty road (which happen to be Targa Tasmania's first special stage): 'the law doesn't say that you can't do 100 around the corners!'.
    Unless your tyres squeal or you run over the white lines. Then it's dangerous driving.
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    2. Drip trays. All vehicle owners are requested to bring and use a drip sheet or tray under their cars. Could Clubs please pass this management requirement on to their members. RCCV has a number of sheets it can provide if needed


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    I only took one car pic today with RS owners out in numbers.
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    But more importantly got heaps of the Bugatti cake decorating team.
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    Parking was a bit tight

    Congrats to organisers for a fantastic day

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    Default Fantastic Event

    Great event. You guys put on a wonderful show. Thank you!!!
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    Good talking to you (GS owner84) and your Girl. A wonderful day and good to catch up with friends. Sharing this passion we have for French Cars in the atmosphere we had yesterday, is what it's all about!
    Thankyou to the Organizers ...... Michael Paas
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDear View Post
    Good talking to you (GS owner84) and your Girl. A wonderful day and good to catch up with friends. Sharing this passion we have for French Cars in the atmosphere we had yesterday, is what it's all about!
    Thankyou to the Organizers ...... Michael Paas
    Michael,

    It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and John and hearing about your wonderful experiences with Citroens. Mia and I had such a wonderful day, partly thanks to you and John. Thank you...

    I would also to thank others, including Michael Berry and Adrian (IE23) for their time and assistance in discussing matters relating to DS and CX. You guys are so knowledegable and thoughtful.

    Once again, great event organised by the RCCV.
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    Is this Peter D-G's Matra, from Tassie..?


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    Yep. I sloped across on the ferry for the day (arrived Sunday morning & left Sunday night).


    I second the above sentiments about the day being well organised & a pleasure to attend. I do hope that future organisers stick with Williamstown as a venue despite the expense (it's best viewed as a non-profit exercise & costs are covered by entry fees).

    cheers! Peter
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    I missed a great day - maybe next year.

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