Peugeot 206 GTI

Canberra French Car Day - Bastille Day 14 July 2002

A great day was had at the Canberra French Car Day yesterday. The Canberra GTi Group met early at a Cafe on a local hill (the carpark wasn't busy because the sun was still up) and after sufficient caffeine we set off en masse for a surprise assault on the display. On arrival we duly parked in the middle of the available space to the disdain of some of the purists. Renault and Citroen were present but Peugeot the most prevalent with a 206GTi line-up of 8 cars as the centre piece. Most of the Peugeots on show were older but there were some other new (or plastic as some were heard to say) Peugeots in the form of 206CC, 307, 607 and the ever beautiful 406 coupe for us to rub up against. It was also a good opportunity for those that haven't yet seen the light and were able to sit in the GTi and chat to the owners. Many tried out the Griffiths Quickshift (there'll be lots of new quickshifts in Canberra soon) and we listened to Rudi's exhaust...again.

Of course that poor little Clio Sport was lurking amongst the Renault caused quite a stir amongst those that have seen the mpeg of a keen youth who 'panel beats' his own 206 out of a another car! I was more than happy to try my hand at panel beating...

A big cheer of appreciation to Bernie who drove up from Melbourne for the event. A true GTiphile. Please come again.

Thanks to those who joined in, to the Peugeot Association of Canberra who let us muscle in and condolences to those who couldn't make it.

It has been suggested that a collective noun needs to be coined for a GTi group...any suggestions?

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