Archive for category: Stories from the Road

Tassie Trip – Day 2 – 15 May 2011

Tassie Trip – Day 2 – 15 May 2011

Day 2 – First Day in Tasmania: North East Loop We arrived as the sun was rising, got the on-board call to head to our vehicles and began unloading. First stop was a quarantine check and then to search for some 98 RON. We weren’t spoiled for choice on a […]

Tassie Trip – Day 1 – 14 May 2011

Tassie Trip – Day 1 – 14 May 2011

A Tasmanian road trip had been on the cards for a while, but we finally put our proverbials into gear in early 2011 and worked out how to make it happen. Due to various personal commitments, the middle week of May was the only chance we had for all to […]

AutoFocus Drive Day – 4 December 2016

AutoFocus Drive Day – 4 December 2016

Round 2 of our AF drive day was organised for early December, following increased interest from our last drive. Invites were extended to the previous attendees and a few newbies joined us for the morning. We met in a familiar location, west of Sydney, for a ‘meet n greet’ and […]

AutoFocus Drive Day – 6 March 2016

AutoFocus Drive Day – 6 March 2016

We’d been planning a drive out west for a few weeks, when one of the AF members suggested we extend the invite outside the AF crew. A few local Sydneysiders we’d become friendly with through social media had expressed interest in joining us for a drive, so we set a […]

OzRenaultsport Drive Day – 20 July 2014

OzRenaultsport Drive Day – 20 July 2014

With five months between drinks, the Sydney OzRenaultsport contingent were eagre for a social drive day and a huge number signed up online to take part. I met with the inner west crew at the usual meeting spot, before making tracks for the official meet up at the Loftus Oval […]

OzRenaultsport Drive Day – 23 February 2014

OzRenaultsport Drive Day – 23 February 2014

On Sunday 23rd Feb, members of the OzRenaultsport community gathered in a deserted car park in Windsor, for an early morning drive up Putty Road. A group of us that live closer to the city met in Rozelle and set out for Windsor as the sun was rising. I was […]

Blue Mountains Drive – 21 July 2013

Blue Mountains Drive – 21 July 2013

Another month, another sparrow’s fart drive. With snow forecast down to 600 metres, the convertible options looked unfavourable but we risked it and were rewarded with no precipitation, clear blue skies and refreshing mid-winter bite in the air. With the remnants of the previous night’s pizza still digesting, we assembled […]

Blue Mountains to Goulburn Drive – 17 February 2013

Blue Mountains to Goulburn Drive – 17 February 2013

4:30am. The perfect time to rise for a morning of enthusiastic, mountain driving. A warm mid-February morning greeted me as I rolled out of bed, got changed in the dark, fumbled for the keys and made my way outside to my RS Clio 197. A brief rendezvous at the usual Balmain […]

OzRS Southern Highlands Drive – 9 December 2012

OzRS Southern Highlands Drive – 9 December 2012

Another south coast drive with the OzRS crew, but this time with a twist. The inner westies met at the usual spot before hitting the road for the official meet point: We met the rest of the group at Pheasants Nest, for an early start on some roads new to […]

Blue Mountains Drive – 22 July 2012

Blue Mountains Drive – 22 July 2012

After the fun some mates and I had in the Blue Mountains a few months back, I was keen to get back out there again and explore a bit more. After the huge response to the last drive day that we advertised on the OZRS forum (forty-plus cars, for those who missed […]