The last Renault meeting has been held in Mělník
town in dates Sept. 29th. -- Oct.1st. last
weekend, where we met each other having good mood or even warrior mood.
You, participants, arrived from all parts of our motherland either
with young cars, older models or even with very old vehicles. You
arrived young, in best years or as a pensioners. No matter all those
facts, the one united you at all: love in cars with rhombus as a
character (irrespective you owe any Renault car or not).
Friday evening was about to prepare crews for tomorrow's
racing and simply chat in improvised meeting room we built it up by
our hands and with improvised beer. It would be work for half of day
for one man to built it up, but we all of us finally change the
interior of the meeting room in half a hour. Most of participants has
gone slept soon to be ready for next racing day.
Traditionally, Saturday has started by a hand-mindedness
race. As good as racing road was built up by organisers, race crews
were finally leaded up to ride lively on the racing road, where some
of the cars even ride on 3 wheels. That 3-wheel ride became a very
popular event among visitors of the meeting and was applauded by them
pretty well. As soon as we have come back from "graceful ride"
through fields and roads around Mělník town, the next race got ready
for us. It was called as "Butterfly" race. It meant to drive
brusquely your car straight, then turn the left for four times around
cones and finally turn the right brusquely and reach a Finish. It
sounds easily but reality was something different. You would simply
choose wrong radian and then you slowed down your speed tragically and
lost very valued seconds. You had to have steady nerves and forget a
compassion with your tires whistling on the road to reach very good
position in this race.
A following race seemed to be a part of test of
driving skills as well as a part of driver attentiveness. A wicket
slalom-race has passed one third of drivers participated that race
with loose of just one wicket. Those honest drivers of you who missed
last wicket, reversed back and run it properly that part of road once
again. Those of you who were less honest or even did not registered
the wicket on the road, run to the Finish directly with no reverse.
The wicket missed meant 20 seconds penalisation for the driver and it
caused the end of all his hopes to reach a good position.
For the first time, we made up the race for you, where
you, drivers, did not hang in a steering wheel in your hands, but some
kind of joystick instead of that. Driving of Renault Megane coupé
powered by 220 horse powers did not become a problem for younger
drivers especially, who get used to play on such computer games and it
finally allowed them to move higher in the final evaluation.
When you had your hands rounded by the hand-mindedness
race, test concerning Renault practised your knowledge. After that
test has been finished, we, organisers, got to know some very
interesting unbelievable news, for instance, Mr. František Barum was
an inventor of tyres, and plenty of other things. I do not know
exactly if we do those tests for more than our pleasure or just for
A night orientation race became a golden spike of
Saturday's evening. It checked up a co-operation of crews as far as
estimation of arrivals and right directions to ride again. We have
really spent a long time preparing that race and we did the race very
complicated for you. That all reflected in a final count of wrong
answers you brought in a race sheet to the Finish with you. On the
other side, we were pleased by enthusiasm in faces of those, who did
the race with no penalty seconds at all.
Not more than hundred hours has left since our last
Renault meeting and we are already thinking about next put-up jobs for
you. If weather, time, our time-abilities are fine with us, the next
meeting would be held on iced - up area sometimes during the winter
Enjoy nice and save riding till the next meeting!