Bonjour madame! Renault mini muster to roll into town

There will be a hint of French flair around the towns of Castlemaine and Maldon when the coming Labour Day weekend arrives.
The Renault 4cv Register of Australia is holding its very first mini muster across the two towns over the long weekend from March 7-9.
Members from Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania will be making their way to the area for the occasion.
The Register usually holds its big national musters every two years in New South Wales as it’s central for most members, member James Cavanagh said.
“The usual attendance numbers for these weekends is around 40 rear-engine Renaults and 100 members at most musters,” James said.
This year the inaugural mini muster is being introduced to take place in a different state in the in-between years, enabling members who live locally and have never been to a muster before, to experience it for themselves.
Built from 1947 to 1961, the Renault 4cv was known as the Renault 750 in Australia.
“It competed in the market with the likes of the Volkswagen Beetle, Morris Minor and the Citroen 2cv,” James said.
“The combination of price, performance and reliability made the 4CV an instant hit.
“It was sold in Australia from 1949 as imports and then manufactured from 1951- 1961 in Australia.”
The name 4cv / 750 came from its rear engine 4 horse powered 747cc water cooled engine.
Other features include its suicide front doors, three-speed gearbox – “and its beautiful French looks,” James said.
Other Renaults that tend to feature in the club musters include the Renault Dauphine, R8, Caravelle and the R4.
Locals can expect to see the cars in Castlemaine at The Mill on Saturday March 7.
The club then plans to meet at the Maldon train station at 11.30am on Sunday March 8 and will continue exploring the town of Maldon after this.

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