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We are fortunate to have Nigel Patten as competition secretary. Nigel has many years experience of competing in Renault cars  mailto: atelier8g@aol.co.uk

We are aware that a number of 8 Gordinis  have changed owners this season some of you have joined the club we have also heard of a few 8 Gordinis in garages and out of use. We would like to hear from all Gordini owners as the club is a good way to coordinate access to spares and experience of these cars, and also we have a range of events both in the UK and France which we attend.


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Just to prove not all goes to Plan John Bennett and Peter Hornby  above "enjoying " Bluhills 2 at  Lands End.

Nigel arranged for the club to attend the rally day at the Castle Combe Circuit and these pictures show Dave Wheeler's R8Gand Dauphine Gordini. Phil Gardner's A110 and John Pigeon's 4CV. Also shown below  is Nigel and John on the track enjoying their day out.Dave Wheeler who supports Nigel has a wealth of technical knowledge about our gearboxes and transaxles and has been involved in classic racing over a number of years.


Once again Nigel had a good turn out for the track day on the 31st of August (below). The theme for the club stand was sporting Renaults within our club brief and the range was well represented by  4cvs .Dauphine Gordini.R8Gs,Alpine 110 s and a R5 Turbo 1.Paul and friends arrived with a splendid selection of cars and it was also good to meet members who did not have a car present on the day but were there to enjoy the event and meet old friends.

Nigel wishes to stress that although he would want to retain the sporting theme of cars at the sports events all members are welcome to attend and participate in the day.

John Hunt's Dauphine on the Regis Rally 2001.He is planning to do about eight UK events this year starting with the Ilkley Jubilee on the 6th April.The car is featured on some rally related web sites, and after he completed the London - Lisbon Rally in 2000 (3000 miles in two weeks)

Dave Clarke 2001 Rallye des Cathedrales in France.

Won best British crew and finished  11th overall
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Tony Gomis Sprinting and hill climbing in Spain

Steve Swan at Knock hill

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