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    Update of French Car meeting in Tokoroa

    Hi all,
    just thought some of you might like to know how we got on with our hill climb/club meeting in Tokoroa a month or so ago.

    We had around 15 people turn up, with 10 cars running in the hill climb on the Sunday. A wet, greasy surface provided plenty of excitement with some showing more skill(or was it a complete lack of fear?!) to zip up the 3km stretch of road 15 seconds or so quicker than the slowest person. Some might be interested to know that it was two citroens that came first and second with renos and peugeots making up the mix for the rest of the field!!

    All in all it was a good couple of days, meeting some new people and getting to see and talk about some really interesting french cars.

    Once again if anyone is interested in coming along to any of our get togethers, you are more than welcome. In fact we are looking to have as many people as possible along to the French Car Show (in Auckland) on March 10th 2002, so for those in the NZ who are into their french cars and keen to catch up with like minded people- (preferably with a desire to make them go quicker-)come along!!

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    Until then if anyone wishes to contact me to discuss coming along, drop me a line on [email protected] or ring me on 06 356 8043.

    Cheers Ben

    P.S I have some pics from this get together that I'd like to post if anyone can tell me how I'd be grateful (only about four pics)...

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    hey Ben
    I'd like to second your sentiment... it was a very enjoyable two days, and the hillclimb was HUUUGE fun. A few surprised faces that BXs came first and second, ahead of the 205GTis, etc.....
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    I'll prob. be in touch re- the Auckland get together.

    cheers, Phil (2nd place Citroen)

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    Hi all,

    with any luck this should be some piccies from the french car meeting in Tokoroa, if not I am still completely computer illiterate!

    Ben

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    Posted 28 January 2002 03:50 PM
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    Hi all,
    with any luck this should be some piccies from the french car meeting in Tokoroa, if not I am still completely computer illiterate!

    Ben










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    Ben Nice Pic's

    who owns the R8G ?

    Did'nt think any existed over there ?
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    Hey Ben, How about some close ups of the 8G and the R10, and all the other Reno's for that matter, doesn't surprise me the BX's were fastest but please tell me that they were 16V's.

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    Hi David,

    I have a few more pics of the reno's (no real ultra close ups of the 8 or 10 tho')- but I had such a mozza putting those last ones on (thanks greenblood!) that I am not sure what the best way to go about it is....

    Yep one of those cits that came 1st was a 16 valve- at the end of the day 15 secs separating 11 cars over about 3km is fairly close racing.

    I would expect the closeness to improve the more events we get involved in too. Interestingly the 10 was not far behind by the end of the day- about 5 secs off from memory.

    The 8 and 10 are both replicas as I understand it- recently brought over by two guys from Sth Africa- hence probably why you figured none were over here Ash.

    If they are checking Aussie frogs maybe they could fill you in on them- they have had them for some time I believe.

    Seeya Ben

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    Ben, can you do me a favor?
    Before I lost my old email address I was talking to someone who ran the Renault club of South Africa and I lost all his details, I do remember him telling me that he had a mate with an 8G who was going to NZ must be the same guy, can you ask him to ask his mate to contact me again.
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    Hi David,

    I'll try and get hold of that guy and get him to contact that guy in Sth Africa for you.

    Seeya Ben

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    David, My name is Francois Cronje and I am the guy from SA with the G. Not a replica! My friend with the 10 is Harry Thiart and it is a South African conversion 10 called an Alconi that was a little hotter than normal 1100. Although now Harry runs a G motor in there. You can contact me on this site or mail me at [email protected]
    Thanks for the weekend and looking forward to the next event. The French car show is unfortunately cancelled or postponed to next year.
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    Hi Frans,

    Just wondering with the South African 8G's, were they assembled in SA originally? They seem to have different bumpers on them from the French sourced cars, but it appears to be painted in the 418 blue colour.

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    The car that won the hillclimb was a bog-standard BX19TRS.... although the driver is something out of this world! He has it 4 wheel drifting in places.... and you should see what he can do in his 175bhp twin cam Fiat 850 sedan!

    Phil (BX16v)

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    Simon,
    Yes all SA assembled cars had the local round bumpers. That's including the standard R8's. It might have been locally manufactured but we are aware of this difference. Well spotted!
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