Peugeot 206 GTI

Sydney Drive Day 9/Feb/2003

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The other day we had a Sydney Drive Day, the second one that I have been involved in, and it was good to see some familiar faces from the last one (Delan and Damo) plus heaps of new faces that I hadn't met before. There were so many I had trouble remembering everyone's names. We even had one of the Canberra guys (Michael Wright) join us briefly, but unfortunately he had to leave before we managed to get ourselves fully into gear.

We started off at Tunks Park at Northbridge, which has a nice new car park (that was completely full before any of us got there). We managed to take over a nearby area of grass for our initial meeting. We were all given Peugeot Show Bags, courtesy of Steve, who I believe works for NorthShore European Cars at Brookvale (a local Peugeot Dealer). It was a great idea, with Caps, Posters, Stickers, mouse mats, plus some brochures and a nice write up on the upcoming GTi180.

From here we heading up the Pacific Hwy to Rofe Park on Galstone Rd, for some more photo opportunities. This proved to be an excellent location as the car park was completely empty. Maybe we should meet here more often?

This was a good chance for me to whip out the photos of the GTi180 I managed to capture the other day at the Airport, and I gave out a lot of the club stickers too. Damo put on a Show and Tell with his recently detached roof spoiler, and someone managed to lay down some rubber in the car park. There were 10 pugs in all, each with various interesting mods like exhausts, pod filters, SuperChips (not to be confused with hot chips...), etc. I completely forgot to show anyone the QuickShift kit I have installed, but these things happen!

From here Michael Wright left us for the trip back to Canberra, and the rest of us headed through Galstone Gorge and up Old Northern Rd to Wiseman's Ferry for some well-earned lunch.

After lunch we scooted through Sackville, across the Ferry there and on to the Putty Rd for some serious high speed driving. At some point Jim and Dizzy got together and ended up with a very dusty car, and yes, hot chips were thrown at us - the ultimate compliment if I may be so bold.

It really was a super day, and thanks should go to Gav for finally getting us all together, and Steve for his efforts with the show bags. Great Stuff! It will be good to see even more pugs next time, so come along.


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