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Spotted at Festival of the Unexceptional

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Hello all,

Just got back from the Festival of the Unexceptional at Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire. I’d heartily recommend this to anyone who has fond memories of everyday cars of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

There was possibly more interesting metal in the car park than the show itself. Didn’t see any R4’s (criminal!) but spotted the following...

R6 MK1 in the parking area looked like an honest workhorse -

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A Mk2 model was in the concours - looked like they’d polished the original paint (through to the base in places) and refurb’d the wheels - lovely comfy looking interior -

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And a v presidential R25 - is this car known to the forum?

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...and lastly this immaculate R10 -

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There was lots of other non-Renault interest of course. Lovely to see each of these cars being kept going and used in the manner they should be by their caring owners - big salute all-round.

I wonder if any forum members would be interested in fielding a R4 next year? 2CV’s and Dyanes were represented - can’t let them have all the limelight ;)

Best wishes, Simon.
 

JonathanT

Not normal for Norfolk
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That’s so interesting - thank you for sharing . My long gone friend (gone before his time) was a Renault fitter and had a R8 Gordini then a R16 . I only knew the 16 - such a comfy ride and so quiet. Our neighbour opposite had them 3 or 4 in succession and always looked after them. At the time I used to think they were bit wacky a bit French ! We had an Austin Cambridge held together with kitty kat tins and pop rivets! Had we known we would have swapped anyday for such serene comfort
 
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Ah thanks @Simon Sapsted - I thought I’d seen that R25 somewhere...

Hello @Lobster - F6 looking v lovely there. There always seem to be more road trips than time or money to go on them all! Hope you’ve been having a great time at Thenay -

Best wishes, Simon.
 

mr-reno-139

AKA Paul Cunningham
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I enjoyed the day out
I sold my yellow peril to concentrate on my Renault 25 and my rodeo
Has been to to Birmingham NEC and also Beaulieu and the kent Renault 4 run the 25 limousine is now usable but not finished the rodeo will be sorted shortly hopefully
The R16 has been a fairly regular visitor to my workshop too
 

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