L'escadron GTi organised the "Inaugural AussieFrogs Cruise" on Sunday
28th Sept 2003.
The weather turned it on for the day, 26.8 degrees and sunny.
The response was fantastic with some 22 French cars attending. The
206GTi x6 | 206CC x4 | 206 x2 | 205 x3 | 405 Mi-16 x1 | 406
Coupe x1 | 306 Dimma x1
R25 x1 | Clio Sport x1 | Megane x1
Xsara VTS x1
The first pickup point at South Perth 15 cars arrived including 2 guest
AussieFrog members who had travelled all the way from Melbourne and Sydney.
Its not easy trying to rent a French car in Perth, but eventually they found
We set out to the second meet point in Parkerville ... where another 8
French cars and a couple of impostors (non-French cars) were there to greet
us. It was an eventless 30kms with only one speed camera to be seen. Being
a long weekend, we expected more.
It was at this point a briefing sessions was held and everyone got some
tips on the new look route instructions. For those that have the original
route instruction handed out on the day, there is a very funny spelling
error - see if you can find it. A few more photos, farewell to those who
didn't come any further and we were on our way. Whilst 206's dominated the
field it was a 306 that stole the show ... a Dimma kit and substantial work
had transformed this mild machine into a sticker clad weapon.
The first part was concluded with a nice 40km section of road ... in
order to try and bunch the spread field, the group was stopped before the
first "official" stop point ... all cars except 2 (who disappeared into the
dust) had a 15 minute break just to get everyone back together again.
The first planned stop-off point was the Bakers Hill Pie Shop, this place
abounds with pies and cakes that satisfy 3 of the 5 senses, Site, Smell and
Taste. With our bellies full we set off on the second part of the journey.
This section revealed an amazing array of flowers and sweeping fields of
yellow, purple and green. Those that rushed by missed a spectacular sight.
After 160kms in total the drive ended up in York for the 21st York Jazz
festival. People strolled up and down York's main street to listen to Jazz
performed by Professionals and School bands alike.
Until the next cruise .. drive safe.