George Old Car Show 2010

It was time again for the annual George old car show, but I had something different planned for the 2010 event. Each year at the show, you see a Renault here and there, scattered all over the place, but this show was going to be different! For the first time in a long time, we managed to arrange that all the Renaults stand together and more than 2 or 3 as well. Renaults from all over most of the country would be there, from Johannesburg, Cape Town, etc.

The time came and the Cape Town boys and girls met up at the Joostenbergvlakte garage outside Cape Town, for a convoy trip to George. Our first stop was just through the Huguenot Tunnel, where the 4CV showed signs of overheating. It was the car's first LONG trip since being painstakingly restored. After a quick look, we hit the road again towards Worcester. Between Worcester and Robertson, we stopped for the restroom and something to quench the thirst. Here some of the Peugeot club guys met up with us and naturally the guys all started chatting and checking out each others cars.

Our next stop was Robertson for lunch. After lunch we made hay to George to get checked in at our respective lodges and guest houses. En route, Danie's little Morris had a coil failure, but fortunately I had one in my Peugeot to loan him. That Morris was running like a Swiss clock, but you should have seen it GO with a Peugeot coil! Saturday we got up early to get to the show grounds early enough to arrange the cars for the show. Once everybody arrived and parked their cars, we could relax and enjoy the show and each others company. Thanks to Jimmy and Harold for driving all the way from Johannesburg to join us at the show and to Naas, Dennis, etc. for coming from East London and beyond.

The show is held over two days, but some of us decided the head back to Cape Town on Sunday morning, instead of the afternoon. After breakfast, we hit the road out of George up the Outeniqua pass towards Oudtshoorn. After a stop in Oudtshoorn for fuel we were off on Route 62. We stopped at Ronnie's Sex Shop for lunch and a cold one. Hell, it was hot. After lunch, home… what a scenic route.

It was a real enjoyable trip and a good turnout of Renaults at the show. Thanks to all who participated and that made the Renault exhibit a success. We were featured in CAR Magazine and Classic and Performance Car Magazine, that tells you something. We will certainly do this again in future.