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[Aus content] Biggest RS drive day so far...



  130i Road, 172 Track
A friend and I decided it had been to long since OZRS had had their last drive day, so we posted on the forum proposing June 17 and an epic route, heading north of Sydney to the Hunter wine region via all the fun roads.


http://goo.gl/maps/dvAx (this map doesn't take into account the extra 30-45mins for me to and from the meet spot!)


Well, we didn't expect such a huge response but people kept saying, "I'm in" and we ending up booking breakfast in the Hunter for 41 at a cafe! On the day, we had a few extras turn up and the cafe said they couldn't fit, so the total number would have been up around 50 people with about 40 cars. It was huge :w00t:


A few of us met at 5:30 for a cruise out to the meet spot:
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IMG_7605 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


It was impossible to capture just how many cars turned up! (That's my 197 on the right):
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IMG_7606 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7607 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


Waiting for the ferry at Wisemans Ferry (yes, that's us all the way down the road and around the corner):
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IMG_7609 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


The ferry holds 24 and we had 22 spots the first time round and another almost full on the second ferry!
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IMG_7612 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


After the ferry, waiting for the second lot to show up:
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IMG_7618 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7621 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7622 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7624 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


Some cold, foggy conditions in patches before turning into a glorious day:
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IMG_7626 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


Meeting some Central Coast and Newcastle forum members at Kulnura (over the half way mark):
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IMG_7627 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7628 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7629 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr
 
  Nissan 350z
Wow thats impressive. We would never get the roads empty enough over here to organise anything on that scale, anything more than about 5 cars gets hard to manage with traffic getting in the way :(
 
  130i Road, 172 Track
The rest of the crew rocking up:
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IMG_7631 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7638 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


The RS parking lot at Cafe Enzo in Pokolbin:
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IMG_7643 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


The "friends":
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IMG_7644 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


Brekky!
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IMG_7641 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


After breakfast, everyone stuck around and chatted all things RS and cars for an hour or so, before people started to make their way home either via the highway, or via the windy, inland road on the famous Putty Road. Of course, I took the later option and enjoyed it immensely! I got home at 3pm after waking up at 5am. Was an amazing day, everyone was well behaved. We had minimal traffic and perfect weather. Couldn't ask for more really!


Now, just some shots from the RS car park:
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IMG_7646 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7648 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7649 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7654 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7658 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr


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IMG_7661 copy by alex b photo, on Flickr
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, Golf PD130
What an impressive turnout, always love seeing the Oz meetings, when you lot go for a drive you really go for a drive. lol
So many nice cars and good pics as always. :approve:
 
  340i
Looks like you all had an awesome day out!

Really wish we had the use of those kind of roads in the UK.
 

Cerrone

West Midlands
ClioSport Area Rep
  RB Clio 182
Good turn out! Such grate roads! Would love a drive on them!!
 

Paul.M

ClioSport Club Member
Looks fantastic, as said traffic ruins a lot of the drives when theres a fair few of you over here, very jealous!
 
  Iceberg Clio 172
My brother-in-law lives in Newcastle, NSW. From what he tells me its an awesome place to live!!

Epic route, great turnout and some lovely cars!
 
  130i Road, 172 Track
Thanks for the comments. Was a great day!

It was really difficult to capture just how many cars were there but I think you can get the gist from the photos above!
 

Matt W

ClioSport Club Member
  Suzuki Jimny
Awesome pictures!

Aren't the renaultsport cars stupidly expensive in Australia? I think I remember reading that a standard 172 was something like the equivalent of £5000
 

Danith

ClioSport Club Member
  MX5 ND2 & VRs 230
What?! When I lived over there in Sydney (only 5 months) I only ever saw one Renaultsport!! Better roads and better petrol prices, jealous!
 
  M135i and the shed
To all the people wishing we had roads that quiet in the UK, we do. It's called Scotland. You might have heard of it. ;) :rasp:

Pics look great by the way. It's always nice to get a good turnout for a drive. Norfbest don't do badly on that front I reckon.
 
  An orange one
That is brilliant! I would love a proper run like that over here!

Vee looks great with the stripes over it!
 
  130i Road, 172 Track
^ anthra packs denote the higher spec 'Cup Trophee' model over here. Basically, FF with Cup pack, different wheels and a few extras: Recaros, keyless entry etc.

It was the same for both 200s and 250s, except for the special editions which had varying colour and trim combos.
 

Knuckles

ClioSport Admin
^ anthra packs denote the higher spec 'Cup Trophee' model over here. Basically, FF with Cup pack, different wheels and a few extras: Recaros, keyless entry etc.

It was the same for both 200s and 250s, except for the special editions which had varying colour and trim combos.

Lol Renault you thieving b******s :p

Over here the ff includes the cup packs. Then you have to spec recaros and the Anth pack. I think all but the cups come with keyless entry here
 
  130i Road, 172 Track
Lol Renault you thieving b*****ds :p

Over here the ff includes the cup packs. Then you have to spec recaros and the Anth pack. I think all but the cups come with keyless entry here

Come to think of it, all 200s in Aus were FF with Cup packs. The Trophee got Recaros and anthra pack + keyless etc.
 


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