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    Default French Car Festival - Melbourne - 28th October 2018

    Heads Up Folks, the French Car Festival is coming around again. It's a biggie this year . . .

    28th October at Markham Reserve (Victory Avenue, Ashburton - around #80) from 10am onwards.
    Check out the attached flyer - no, wait, don't just check it out - print out a few, leave them lying around, on the parts counter, in the shop window, at the coffee machine at work, so that others may see and come share the joy that only a mass of French classics can bring.


    Why 'a biggie'? do I hear you ask?

    Well, it's the 70th anniversary of the Citroen 2CV - one's of the world's classic cult cars - and, since it's the Citroen clubs’ turn to organise the FCF this year, that's kind of added a special twist.

    Also it’s 50 years of the mighty R16 - the hatchback innovation that changed the motoring world . . .

    And, it's 120 years since the first Renault was out and about and turning heads. There ain't many car companies that can match that.


    So it's obvious that there should be (at least) 70 2CV's and 120 Renault's on show at this auspicious event.

    I'll grant you that 70 2CVs might be a bit of a stretch, but dammit 120 Renault's should be a piece of cake to assemble.
    I’ll settle for 16 Renault 16’s as 50 of them maybe even I’ll concede stretches the bounds of reality.


    You’ve got a bit over a month to get ready. Bags of time really when you think about it.
    And plenty of time for you interstate French Car lovers and owners to make travel and accomodation plans as required - there are no excuses . . .

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    Hello all,
    Yes. Let's go
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    16 came out in 1965

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    Where is the promotion for this event? It's on this Sunday. No notification as yet in the Herald Sun motoring supplement, RACV or any other that I've seen (other than Club magazines like PCCV's Torque). Do you expect non French car enthusiasts to turn up driving up Warrigal Rd or High St Rd? Dream on. Totally useless and AFAIC you don't deserve to host another festival.
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    Thanks for reminding me Jeff. It will give me an excuse to clean the 309, plenty to do after the rally last weekend!

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    Despite the organisers failure to promote this event as far as reasonably possible, My 405 race winning Super Sprint race car will be on show (weather dependant) and up for sale. Too many features to list here.
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    Lap times-
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    Phillip Island 1 53.8

    Previous Frenchies-
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    1997 306 N5 sedan
    1996 306 N3 XT hatch
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Avocado
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Trak Yellow
    1975 Renault 5 Guernsey, Channel Islands
    1972 Renault 4 Guernsey, Channel Islands

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    I'll be there with the turbo wagon and the 16v 205 also, found it difficult to find any info bar this, do I need to notify an official that i intend to bring cars?
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    Just turn up, I will be there in the 309, may do the same as you and tow behind my 504 wagon so display that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    16 came out in 1965
    68 in Australia. We're not part of the rest of the world.
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    PCCV has been celebrating the 504 European release in 1968, this year.

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    If all goes to plan at VicRoads tomorrow I should be there with Reg ( '60 4CV rescued from 50 year slumber. Scruffy but something of a time capsule )

    He just has to get up the hill to Olinda and then back down again

    Otherwise in faithful 404

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    The venue is OK for trailer parking? I have the 309 on a rally permit and I don't think this would cover driving to a display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    The venue is OK for trailer parking? I have the 309 on a rally permit and I don't think this would cover driving to a display.
    I reckon if a permit has been granted to hold a car display on the reserve, any transport vehicles would also be accepted.

    Perhaps the hosting club could confirm?
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    Lap times-
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    Previous Frenchies-
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    1998 306 GTi6
    1997 306 N5 sedan
    1996 306 N3 XT hatch
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Avocado
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Trak Yellow
    1975 Renault 5 Guernsey, Channel Islands
    1972 Renault 4 Guernsey, Channel Islands

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    I will also be displaying my tow car, 504 wagon. Would be plenty of the older cars being trailered there I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgti6 View Post
    Where is the promotion for this event? It's on this Sunday. No notification as yet in the Herald Sun motoring supplement, RACV or any other that I've seen (other than Club magazines like PCCV's Torque). Do you expect non French car enthusiasts to turn up driving up Warrigal Rd or High St Rd? Dream on. Totally useless and AFAIC you don't deserve to host another festival.
    With due respect, my wife new about it and we (she) don't buy/read the Sun Herald nor members of RACV.
    We'll be there in a well used CitroŽn C5

    This the 21st Century.

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    Wonderful event as it happens...with 212 cars. Spectacular weather. Looking forward to photos. Incredible cars from out of the woodwork, including a straight 8 Amilcar, and several Delages. Great event and well enjoyed by the locals.
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    Agree with Middlemoon.1. There were plenty of cars, coffee and the weather turned warm.

    Images of 2018 festival and from some other years here;
    http://tinyurl.com/frenchcarfestivals
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