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Rendezvous from Matthew Fisher on Vimeo.

I first saw this in my final year of primary school — the era of James Bond at his peak. It seemed entirely logical that real people did drive at 100 mph (in the old scale) across Paris at 5.30 am in the morning.

Watching this again, and reliving the throaty roar of the "Ferrari's" flat 12-cylinder beast of an engine makes me smile.

Now when you realise just how daring, how dangerous was this moment, you consider just how long someome would be jailed for doing this nowdays.

And there's the technical side to this. Forty years before GoPros, the producer found a way to mount and stabilise a film camera.

Over time it has been revealed that there has been some grafting of sound from possibly another engine and even a Mercedes-Benz instead of a Ferrari as the actual driven car. There are also various claims about actual speed being not what the producer would have people believe.

Nonetheless C'était un rendez-vous lives in urban legend as a remarkable short film from the 70s.

One of Cars and Coffee's more flamboyant members is getting more excited by the day — if that is at all possible. Neil Heard, who has been "doing-up" his hatchback Torana into SS trim is just about done.

He visited my work the other day with Dave Miller. From inside the office we all knew that Neil had arrived. The "broom, broom" effect was in evidence complete with idling burble.

With just 50kms on the newly-rebuilt 308-engine, Neil was keen to show off the work that had been done.

The progress of Neil's journey with this restoration has been recorded on the Cars and Coffee Facebook page, if you want to see some of the steps involved.

 

The Falcon GT Club Of Australia is doing a run to Shepparton Motor Museum Sunday 22nd May.

This visit is hot on the heels of a visit by the Falcon GT Club of Victoria. Seems the museum is fast-becoming a "go-to" venue for club events. It is certainly keeping Graeme busy. There may be a need for marshalls and also for BBQ assistants. Check with Graeme or Dom.

They are meeting 9.00 Kal Kalo Service Centre leaving 9.30am to be at museum at about 11.00am.

"Display of Bathurst Legends not sure if 65E will be there but I will be. If weather is poor bring your dalily driver, however weather is usually better over the devide. All welcome however need to know numbers for BBQ."

Have been contacted by members from Shepp and Echuca already should be a big one.

See you all there.

Hey you've found us on the Interweb!!! That's what we were hoping for. We are a newly-formed group of car enthusiasts who meet at the Shepparton Motor Museum every 2nd and 4th Sundays. We like to catch up and see what others have been doing with their cars and enjoy coffee at one of the excellent venues at Emerald Bank. We are so lucky to have the centre and the museum as a base for our catch-ups.  Our membership is made of people with cars ranging from the exotic and expensive to the downright worn out. We don't discriminate which plays a big part in the appeal of this group.

From time to time we support the museum as volunteers when it gets really busy. We also do Club Runs from time to time where a few of us visit a nearby township and have a feed at a foodie pub. If you're interested in joining GV Cars and Coffee, contact us.

Conditions of Entry

Cars & Coffee is a gathering of like-minded people who enjoy motoring, good coffee and conversation. Mixed with the occasional club run to a foodie pub, we are fairly active socially. Hooning will not be tolerated and registration numbers will be passed on to local police. Offenders will be banned this is a family-orientated get-together. Safety is paramount for all involved.