July 17th 2011 - French Car Day *NEW* South Wales

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July 17th 2011 - French Car Day *NEW* South Wales

Post by addo » 10 Jul 2011, 21:45

- Seeing as Bastille day isn't actually a holiday here, this is the closest practical date.

I intend to show the blue 605 as a concours entrant - won't win, but will probably be the only one of this model. Weather forecast is a bit "English" with cloud and possible showers. Temps in the high teens.

Looking forward to it, although there is some cleaning (outside only) required between then and now!
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Post by myglaren » 10 Jul 2011, 21:57

See you there then - or perhaps not :D

Have a great day though, fingers crossed for the concourse.
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Post by Napoleon » 11 Jul 2011, 21:27

I was quite excited for a moment.

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Post by addo » 17 Jul 2011, 08:53

Was a reasonable day.

The Peugeot club basically run this show; I had them checking the car's badges at the gate when I insisted it was an XM (a Citroën club official - who knows my sense of humour - helping them, found this very funny).

Apparently there is no "6" category, and they were not named as contestants in any of the other categories like 406 or 505s are. :roll: So if one has a 604/5/7 it's a non-Peugeot, and to paraphrase our resident sweaties, I spent $10 (entry fee) for nothing...

There will be pictures on that other website but to summarise, one first front ID, a good swag of late Dees, a Safari, two Xantia (one a UK import diesel), an XM, a few newer Clios, pair of R8Gs, three R5s, a 15, nice Frégate, two 16s, handful of 406 in D8, D9, estate/saloon/coupé guises including a super-late D9 coupé with the faux 407 snout. Plenty of 306s, a few 205s, pair of 404 bakkies, a tidy 403 estate, Simca Vedette Beaulieu, and a lone something-or-other else (looked like a DHC Matra Bagheera).

Total number of entries probably around sixty-seventy; a little down due to the average weather but rain graciously held off until the awards and raffle goodies were exhausted. As a FYI, pickled eggs are extremely rare here and thus not seen.

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Post by DickieG » 17 Jul 2011, 09:03

addo wrote:As a FYI, pickled eggs are extremely rare here and thus not seen.

You Aussies lack culture :roll: :lol:
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Post by addo » 17 Jul 2011, 09:32

Frankly I'd have a falafel roll in preference to pickled eggs, anytime!

If I wanted finger food (more or less) for beer drinkers, I'd put out a plate loaded with quarters of fresh pita bread then furnish tubs of antipasto and Greek salad. We have a very strong divergence from UK chippy/pub fare here.
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Post by addo » 17 Jul 2011, 23:42

Official pictures:

http://www.carsofaustralia.com.au/event ... s=938&vp=1

I'm on P3, just to the right and slightly up of centre - look for PRV car with bonnet up! Me mate Garth is suitably obscuring the nearside front corner dent. :P
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