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    Those that can, Can Can....

    Great turnout Brisbane,

    Bastille Day at Queensland Uni saw an excellent representation by the three French majors Cit, Pug and Renault, possibly the best I've seen for Renault.

    My vote went to a white Berlingo with ladder racks and slightly damaged front guard wink gibgib was the only confirmed aussiefrog sighting, we handed out a bunch of stickers and I believe we already have a new member as a result (GeoffW C5HDi ??)

    We were entertained with French music and a very enthusiastic agile crew of Cancan dancers. Good strong coffee, crepes and fresh roasted snails. All in all a pleasant way to spend a Sunday.

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    Howd'ya go in the southern states....

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Great turnout in Sydney too. I reckon around 250 cars but unfortunately the show has outgrown the grounds. This led to a less than suitable area for the Renaults and the Citroens being scattered across the length of the ground. Strength in numbers is better in my books.

    We had around 60 Cits I think, though of course some come and go during the day. Seven beautiful SMs were there.

    Only one other confirmed AussieFrogger and that was Phil, Deka's dad in his 91 XM which went on to beat my XM by ONE point for best XM (grumble grumble).

    Made a PA call for other AussieFroggers to meet me at the flagpole but no one showed up (Daniel??). Gave out lots of stickers and we should see them around soon. Hopefully they will read the stickers and realise there is a website!!

    I was (and still am) totally shagged after the day. Must have walked the length of the grounds about 10 times and was on 100% for the whole day. As Pres of NSW Cit Club I was constantly being asked questions, introducing myself to new people or making sure everyone was having a good time.

    The weather once again stayed fine for us.

    UFO had a great day out and really enjoyed and needed the good run to Sydney and back. Gave them curry on the freeway on the way home.

    Rego check on the old girl tomorrow. Fingies crossed.

    Anyway, work to do at home

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    Didn't hear the call, but both Daniel and myself were there.

    I may have been busy judging which Renault was going to kick ass again in the overall judging - like we do most years!!

    For the record, Roger Copp in his 750 (4cv) was the winner of best French Car overall. Uwe Hempels' Fregate came in about 4th I think.

    All in all an excellent day, but I concur. We have definitely outgrown the venue.

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    For some pics of the Cits at the Day see

    <a href="http://www.atomic.net.au/citroenday/" target="_blank">Paul's Pics</a>

    A new CCC member Paul Vermeesch took some pics and posted them on his site. Thanks Paul.

    BTW - It seems to me that Renaults always win. What's the secret or are you all obsessive car polishers? My two cars got about 5 hours of my time on Saturday and I knew it wasn't enough. Ah well, there's always next year!

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    Yea the Display at QLD UNI was excellent.

    Was an Impressive turn out from all makes.

    Our Reno display was lacking GORDINI'S ah well.

    saw the Cit van promoting Aussie frogs, cool.

    I got some good photos too.
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    I took some photo's of the can can girls & the cars I much liked.
    There were at least 3 other aussiefroggers in the crowd. I found GreenBlood, Bruce H, Chipper, & avi81n just as we about to leave.
    From memory, results were:
    Best Cit: Traction
    Best PUG: Dark Blue 403 (micky mouse cond.)
    Best Ren: Light blue 5CV (Very tidy & one I voted for)

    My fav cars:
    Cit: C35 van - Massive bloody thing that caught my attention. I could stand up in the back & it was possible to lay a bed width ways in it. The owner had $6250 on it at the start but dropped the price to $5250 at the end of the day.
    Peugeot: 403 Wagon - real nice blue one - very classy indeed wink In show room condition, it had my vote but did not win I want one tongue
    Peugeot 604 - Red in absolutely as new condition. I think he is a regular to the event.
    Renault: 5CV The one that won. I have pictures which are being developed.
    Renault 5 Turbo - Purpose of this vehicle was to go fast

    The officials must have got some wires crossed. I told them I was a member of a NSW club & mentioned we were previously from Sydney. We ended up with a medal "Lucien Bianchi - Award for Longest Drive". Our drive to the day took 20 minutes
    I wasn't about to dispute it in front of everyone so I let it be.
    It should belong to someone else though.

    cheers!

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    Sounds like the Qlder at Tas Cit In who got the award for longest drive there. Catch was though he was on a contract working in Tassie and had been there for some time!

    Would love a pic of the C35 Van. Great to know that it still exists as it is the only one in Aus. Bob Dircks in Tamworth area has the matching "ute". It was one of our touring party pre Cit In.

    Hope Bob doesn't get wind that the Van is up for sale - he'll add that to his ever increasing Cit Collection.

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    After all the fuss I made of the C35 van, I'm not sure I took a picture of it disappro

    Someone here would have it I'm sure.
    I may have, can't remember.

    If I needed a bigger van for work I may have bought it

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    Unfortunatly I awoke at 11am with a head in a poor condition and a car in worse. I would of loved to of made it but alas, next year will come around quicky.
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    My brother and I were both at UQ with our cars entered and wearing our aussie frogs stickers.
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    I like the patch up job on the side of your berlingo gibgib


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    Neil, his dad Frank and I were at the Uni with 205 GTI (dark grey), 307 (black) and MI16 (red) repectively. Must have missed the Citroen van and also the Aussie Frog stickers. I saw a couple of stickes on cars though. It was a good day with a larger crowd than last year.
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    My car was the red Renault 4CV with the 16TS motor.I picked up a couple of stickers from Gibgib's van, but did not find time to apply one,as I was busy with the Tri-club committee duties as well as Bibendum. (Michelin Man,and yes it does get hot in there but it really is fun) A great day, mostly thanks to the convenor, Geoff Webber.
    If I get my bum into gear, my 4CV will be a goer in a couple of months.
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    Can't stop thinking about that C35, I don't need it and I've got no where to put it and I don't have the spare $$$ but I would like to know more about it. Did anyone get any pics? Did anyone get the phone number? Ya just don't know do ya, would make a great conversation piece, hardly notice it in the driveway, very handy for the weekly groceries, cubby for the kids (hmmm the're a bit old for a cubby) need some help, she'll bloody kill me. Of course if she threw me out, moon I could live in it roll_lau roll_lau

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Hi Chris,

    Having pursued Bob in his (very loaded) C35 around Tassie, I can vouch that it it is indeed an amazing vehicle - the handling is truly fantastic for a van, and while it does run out of puff at about 110ks, it kept up with our D convoy remarkably well.

    The brakes are ID 4 wheel discs, fully powered, and the only real downside is the comparatively low geared steering - there were a couple of twisty bits (out of Queenstown) where Bob was working pretty hard.

    At that price I would go for it if I had some cash!

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    Hi Guys,

    Bobs C35 really is quite remarkable. We have a CX wagon with the identical 2.2litre non turbo diesel in it. We never towed anything other than a 6x4 trailer with it --Didn't think it'd pull it.

    Up rolls Dircksy in his C35, about 1ton of gear in the back (pipe benders, tools etc...) PLUS a car trailer hanging off the towbar with a DS19 on it. Anyone that's towed a 'D' knows there no light weight either. He must've been pulling about 4-5ton with that little 2.2litre diesel. I guess the biggest difference between that and our CX wagon is it'll have a super low 1st gear in order to get the load moving (and each gear after 1st will be lower as well :-)). Still a bloody good effort anyway dance dance

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    Having driven Bob's C35 on a few occassions now, I can tell you that it is a different experience to a D for sure.

    The diesel is noisy as you are sitting right on top of it. The gearbox is fine but whines a bit above 100km/h. The steering is about 4 1/2 turns l 2 l, and non power. Brakes are D touch sensitive so pull you up well. It understeers like a snowplough, but a quick dab on the brakes will get it under control.

    Hills are a challenge if you don't get a run up. Driving from Queenstown towards Hobart near easter we of course got touristy traffic and they crawl along at their own pace so hills were HARD work. Down to 50 at times.

    Anyway, not a bad workhorse and a good mobile home when Bob is away. He slept in the back of it a few nights in his camp bed etc. But then Bob's a bit of a camping fanatic so he's used to that stuff. Give me a motel room any night. I could go into the story about the National Park Hotel, but not here!! eek!

    Buy the Van GB, before Bob does - he's thinking about it.

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    If I had of needed a larger van for my job (or as a second house) I would have seriously considered buying that big bastard.
    It appealled to me a lot.
    If I get these photos developed there may be a surprise in there.
    GB, you could use it as a promo vehicle, plenty of canvass for your artwork wink

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    I'm serious, If I came home with it I'd be living in it roll_lau

    Wonder if I could fit the XM in the back, now there's a thought wink

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    There is a pic of the C35 on the web.

    Check

    <a href="http://www.doublechevrons.aunz.com/FrenchCarDay2002Part2.htm" target="_blank">CCCQ FCD Page 2</a>

    Onya Steve and Anja

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    <img src="http://www.doublechevrons.aunz.com/images/FrenchCarDay19-14-7-2002.jpg" alt=" - " />
    Ah...there's the big bugger!

    Good presentation on the Queensland website.
    How does one cut out the background on a picture like that 1920's Citroen C3?
    Does it involve scissors

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    I just luv it(the C35), eek! but I'm not allowed to have it

    Thanks Craig, I only check out the QCCC site once every blue moon, they have done a good job this year, even gibibs Berlingo features wink

    Did get some interest from the better half on Bobs XM Turbo Diesel, I did a hard sell on fuel economy, but she screamed when I told her it was green, just about every car she has owned has been green Nooooooooo.......

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    gibgib,

    Is that your Berlingo to the right of the big van on the qld page? Geez your number plates are a bit 'plain' after the ol' ones!

    To cut out the background, you need to open the scan in some image editing software, crank up the zoom (i usually use 400%) and use a fairly fine paint brush (with colour set to white) to carefully go around the edge first, then you widen out the brush and colour the rest of the background white.

    Then you set the transparency colour to white and save it!

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    And then after you've done all that you go out and get yourself a life! Seriously though, I find graphics progs really frustrating. Not one of my fortès. (No that is not a F$#@ word)

    Good luck to those that can drive graphics progs.

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    Photoshop is probably the most widely used program which makes easy work of tasks like that. There is a tool which you use to go around the outside of the element you want to cut out, or leave behind with a line. Once you join back up to where you started, you can select all of the picture on the outside of the line and delete it. When you save the file it will, by default, put a white background in, however you can change this to be the same background colour as the web page you are showing it on.
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