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    Icon4 Drive Day in Perth Dec/Jan??

    OK its about time we had another drive in Perth.
    I've also posted this on OzRenaultsport and there is
    a poll there for the most popular weekend to
    have the run on. see
    http://www.ozrenaultsport.com/forum/...?p=22493#22493
    Rather than pick a date can we have suggestions so
    as many people can turn up as possible.
    Remember I also have a number of the new
    OzRenaultsport stickers and some aussiefrogs ones also
    so its worth your while to turn up, even if its only to say hello.

    This time how about we meet at the Zamia cafe in
    Kings Park for a coffee first? Then we can decide
    where we go from there or for those just dropping
    in to say hello bring the partner and kids along for
    a coffee and wander in the park. The Zamia cafe is
    right next to the Western Power Kids Playground,
    the one with the lake and logs and stuff.
    Plenty of parking is available.

    I'll be happy to take anyone who wants to for
    a drive in the hills or if anyone has a better
    suggestion then why not?

    So, what date suits you best?

    cheers,

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    Was just thinking in Adelaide we had Aussie Frogs dinner with RA2005 enterants and Adelaide A/Fers. Is there any interest in this or even a coffee meet up?

    I am concerned re the insurance angle in organising driving events. This is why we have the car club.


    Any feed back?

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    Thats why all we are organising is the coffee meet.
    Anything else that happens is a unorganised coffee run

    Come along mate, the Zamia is a nice place and a great
    venue on the weekend.

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    How about Toodyay or York-nice coffee at both.
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    Coca Cola cafe is recommended in Toodyay. Very popular with motorcyclists on the weekend. Usually a good line up if anyone intersted in bikes.

    May even get Mum to join in with her Volvo!!! She came to PCCWA on Sunday at Toodyay.

    Most weekends are free for me at the moment for a change.

    We did O'brien Road on Sunday and had to get an ambulance for a motorcyclist. Had difficulty with ambulance as they had been called to another accident earlier and had to be conviced to come out again!

    So if that road is used care needs to be taken.


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    I like the Toodjay to York idea and a visit to the motor museum
    wouldn't go astray either. I may have to make an exec decision
    on the date though.

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    That O'brian Rd is a trap for the "would be if they could be" brigade. Lots of off camber & tightening lines. Unfortunately incidents such as you describe will only serve to force the long arm of the law out there to ping innocent folk like you & me for doing a couple of K's over the limit.
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    My thoughts exactly- the stats will tell them that enforcement action is required and expect to see more action out there.

    In my last trips the highway patrol have been active using the radar on Toodyay Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren25
    That O'brian Rd is a trap for the "would be if they could be" brigade. Lots of off camber & tightening lines.
    True, but you don't "have" to be breaking the speed limit to enjoy that road - then again what IS the speed limit there ? Yes I've seen motorcycles going 200+ along there - crazy

    Biologist, as for Drive days, doesn't matter what you "label" it, it if smells like fish, looks like fish and tastes like fish, chances are it'll get treated like a fish (even if you think it' a giraffe). Why not organise a AF coffee in town somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC
    Why not organise a AF coffee in town somewhere.

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    I'm trying to but people keep talking about driving places.
    Lets keep it simple then. Zamia Cafe, Kings Park, dates anyone?

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    Coffee sounds good, if you are still taking votes on when, how about Sunday 8 January around 10 AM?
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    OK, that'll do then,

    Sunday 8th January around 10 AM at the Zamia Cafe in Kings Park

    I'll be there having a late breakfast, anyones welcome to join me.

    I'm easy enough to spot, big chap with glasses and V short hair (N 2)

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    I should be able to make it then. Count me in.

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    Brekkie sounds good
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    Bump!

    Are we still on for this?

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    I hope to see you guys there. Was unable to get to the FCD.

    Fordman. (White Scenic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyO
    Bump!

    Are we still on for this?

    Troy.

    Absolutely!
    I'll be there, dragging my brocken body around
    like Quasimodo.

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    Thanks for a great morning fellas and good location choice for brekky Bio! How long did you guys end up staying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1233Z
    Thanks for a great morning fellas and good location choice for brekky Bio! How long did you guys end up staying?
    Yes it was great morning. We were there until about 2.30pm. We stood around a bit in the carpark taking in an under bonnet comparison of the Biologist's RSC and Fordman's Scenic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1233Z
    Thanks for a great morning fellas and good location choice for brekky Bio! How long did you guys end up staying?
    Yeah, good day indeed, I got home around 3 pm-ish I think
    Good to meet you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyO
    We stood around a bit in the carpark taking in an under bonnet comparison of the Biologist's RSC and Fordman's Scenic.

    Troy.
    Spewing! Cant believe i missed that!

    What was the outcome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1233Z
    Spewing! Cant believe i missed that!

    What was the outcome?
    Well I thought the 206 engine bay was tight, until I saw under the bonnet of the RSC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1233Z
    Spewing! Cant believe i missed that!

    What was the outcome?
    Tastes like Chicken...
    The same but different



    It was interesting though to see how much further forward the Scenic
    front bumper is. I can only surmise this is to provide the extra room
    for servicing as the RSC engine sits in the same location over the
    front wheels but is squished into a much smaller space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biologist
    Tastes like Chicken...
    The same but different



    It was interesting though to see how much further forward the Scenic
    front bumper is. I can only surmise this is to provide the extra room
    for servicing as the RSC engine sits in the same location over the
    front wheels but is squished into a much smaller space.

    cheers,
    Yeah! i think they used an oversized shoehorn to jam that engine in!

    I cant believe that the clio dipstick sits under the exhaust manifold. i can honestly say that i have only checked the oil a couple of times because of it! When its cold i forget and when i remember i usually need an elbow length leather glove to get to it!!!

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    Yes, I enjoyed meeting up with all of you, now I can put a few faces to the names. And it was a good spot - my wife and I got there about 9.00 and had a good brekky before we all got together. That park has changed a lot since I was there last (probably about 20 yrs ago!).

    A bit of "bums under bonnets" never hurt anyone, it was interesting to see the differences with the same engine installed. I guess a Megane would have a bit more room than the Clio, being that the Scenic is a Megane platform.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1233Z
    Yeah! i think they used an oversized shoehorn to jam that engine in!

    I cant believe that the clio dipstick sits under the exhaust manifold. i can honestly say that i have only checked the oil a couple of times because of it! When its cold i forget and when i remember i usually need an elbow length leather glove to get to it!!!
    The Scenic dipstick is a bit difficult, but it has the oil level indication on the digital odometer readout (for about 10 seconds after start-up), which I have checked as fairly accurate, so the dipstick only needs to be used at oil change or topping up. The Clio doesn't have the level indicator on the instument panel? Its a great thing.

    I had a good day, thanks, guys.

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