Peugeot 206 GTI

"L'escadron GTi AussieFrog Cruise" 28th Sept 2003.

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 breakup:

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 one.

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.


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