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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
    I'd love it if the Pug club did a couple of early Sunday morning drives with a few 205s and later cars. A beginners track day would also be pretty cool, but I also think pretty unlikely.

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    Maybe they could tie in with the Tyre Kicking???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
    I'd love it if the Pug club did a couple of early Sunday morning drives with a few 205s and later cars. A beginners track day would also be pretty cool, but I also think pretty unlikely.


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    If there is enough interest them "We" could just start our own club.

    All you need are 5 financial members and 5 cars registered on the condition Rego scheme within the first 12 months to start your own club.
    All you really need though (as a lot of 205's aren't yet eligible for NSW conditional Rego) is an active Facebook group like this one

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1450...ce=create_flow

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    I wasn't aware of that group. I've requested to join. Do you know if the membership is any different to the 205s on AF?

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    I created it half way through writing my reply to your post
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    Maybe we should just set up some drives through AF.

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    It's easy to miss stuff on a forum. The good thing with FB is you can negotiate a date, get a route sorted and then get notifications on any updates and reminders on your event calendar.
    Once something is firmed up then post it onto forums like here.
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    PCCV does plenty of drives and also competition events. Probably not early morning though, how early?
    You won't be able to organise competitive events using Facebook only.

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    I tried to organise an event on AF once, got one taker after people were talking of driving from Perth for it, so it was cancelled. Never again, I have much success with car club organised events.
    Believe me, there is a huge amount of things happening in car clubs from social to competition, I think people nowadays just don't want to enjoy themselves.


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    Maybe we should just set up some drives through AF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
    I'd love it if the Pug club did a couple of early Sunday morning drives with a few 205s and later cars. A beginners track day would also be pretty cool, but I also think pretty unlikely.


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    G'day,
    a few years ago, the Pug club organised a dyno day at Castle Hill. That was fun, from memory. Can we do it again ?
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    Sounds fun. I think also that combining a drive with tyre kicking would be good. But is there any decent drive that ends near Silverwater. Maybe we'd need to move the tyre kicking?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
    Sounds fun. I think also that combining a drive with tyre kicking would be good. But is there any decent drive that ends near Silverwater. Maybe we'd need to move the tyre kicking?


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    I can't think of any decent drives that end at Silverwater or for that matter the Sydney metropolitan area, that do NOT have 80km/h speed limits.

    Maybe we could move the Tyre Kicking to Putty?

    Many years ago I remember people would block off Galston Gorge and use CB radios for timed runs through the gorge (and other safety reasons). Maybe not a good thing! .

    There was also the Hill Rd Homebush, Loftus Rd Yennora and Carter St Lidcombe drags! How about another "aussiefrog" DRAG night at Eastern creek?.

    How about entering a Hill climb or two? You only have to drive as fast as you want to.

    What/where are the decent drives?
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    Renault 68' 10 from new

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    What/where are the decent drives?
    MonaVale to terry hills via bayveiw and then a few laps of the Akuna bay loop.

    Only good at night when there are no trailer boats, cyclist or grandparents.


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    I've been having a ball on the bells line, particularly the run back up from sydney towards bell, dependent on traffic of course.

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    G'day,
    with lunch at the Mt. Victoria pub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    MonaVale to terry hills via bayveiw and then a few laps of the Akuna bay loop.

    Only good at night when there are no trailer boats, cyclist or grandparents.


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    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

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    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
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    Renault 68' 10 from new

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    with lunch at the Mt. Victoria pub.
    What do you mean? If we left at 6:00am we would be back at 9:00!
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
    Peugeot 95' 605 Sv
    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

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    G'day,
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    In an era where automation is normal and the introduction of self driving vehicles are just a wish away, I'm reminded of the difference in Car Club membership numbers between the 1960's and today. Back when automatic cars were driven by the rich and the rest of us made do with three or four manual gears there was some kind of recognition in the community that motorsport was good and it didn't much matter whether it was on paddocks, dirt roads or bitumen, people of all sexes and religious denominations got involved. I helped form a Car Club from scratch which grew to about 160-170 members in a distant east outpost of Melbourne (Dandenong) which became part of group of five clubs that regularly competed amongst themselves and of course in other events.

    The enthusiasm finally started to wane when young motorists discovered the opposite sex and eventually had families. The conditions that allowed the formation of so many car clubs back then will never occur again. There are just far too many other tempting and (in a lot of cases) far cheaper thrills available other than motorsport to young people. They get their driving kicks on simulators where they can drive cars with horsepower we only dreamed about, can collide with each other or the shrubbery with no pecuniary or licence penalty, and go to work on Monday in their own undamaged car.

    The fact that the Car Club core and average age is now heading towards over seventy is symptomatic of the problem. Basically us old farts just have to go pedal to the metal when we can to get our kicks in an ever more regulated and ridiculous nanny state society, or we get no kicks at all!
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