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Hi guys,

I want to invite you all to the  annual season opener of the Dutch Renault Tuning Club! I know it's not around the corner, but it would be great to see you there and share our enthusiasm about our great little Turbo!

This event will be held at the Renault dealership Van Kesteren in Kampen, NL. After a good 10 days of promoting this we already have received confirmation of 19 GT Turbo owners in The Netherlands to attend this event. More 5's will join from Belgium and Germany. Will you add some of the British Fives to that? :D

More information can be found op our website: or our Facebook page (unfortunately for you, most information is in Dutch, but I will be happy to translate!).

The event on Facebook can be found here: CLICK!

If you have any questions or need any information, please don't hesitate to contact me! (Y)

I hope to see some (or all!) of you there. :D

Media / Renault Tuning Club Kick-Off 2010
« on: 13:56, Mon 19 April 2010 »
Just to give you all an impression of our meet up on the 11th of April. We hope to we can expect some of you guys there too next year! :D

Check it out... Over 500 Renaults in all categories!


Hi Guys,

I want to invite you all to join us at our annual kick-off meeting!

It's going to be one of the biggest Renault meeting in The Netherlands and we're expecting at least 500 enthousiasts with their Renaults from Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Germany and hopefully also from the UK. 3 months ahead of the meeting we already have over 150 confirmations! We hope to see many of you too, of course! :D

Confirmationlist: ... highlight=

List of activities, sponsors and other information: (It's in dutch, but will be translated soon!)

At 2:30 PM we will try and break an official Guiness Record, by driving the most Renault 5's in the world in one consecutive parade (is that correct English? ;-) ) and of course your help is much appreciated!

If you have any questions, please let me know. When there is new information regarding the meeting, I will update this thread.

Thanks and we hope to meet up with you in April! :D

Newbies / Hello from Holland!
« on: 11:40, Sun 03 January 2010 »
Hi Guys,

I just registered here and believe that I should introduce myself and my Cinq. ;)

I'm Merijn, 29 years of age and I live in the south of Holland. From a young age I've always wanted a Renault 5 GT Turbo and as soon as I passed my driving-exam, I got one. A '87 Alpine-blue pile of rust, which I couldn't keep in the road after 9 months of fun, when it needed its annual MOT check. No cash to fix it, no knowledge whatsoever, so there was no other option than to try and sell it.

Here's a picture of it when I just got it, back in 2001. Sorry for the crappy quality.

After that I decided I needed a newer, little bit more reliable car, but still something fun. After I searched the net for a while, I ran into quite a nice Clio Williams and as soon as I got it technically checked, I decided to buy it. It was a phase 1, 1993 Clio Williams #0793.

But eventually it had to go and then some years came, when I cheated on Renault for a while... I had a Corsa, Polo, Saxo, Golf, etc. But I had never forgotten about the GT Turbo! :)

So when I was surfing the net and found a 1989 GT Turbo in pearl white with some technical issues for only 250, I couldn't live with myself not buying it... :)

This is how it looked when I picked it up back in 2004.

Obviously the car needed some attention, but at least it was better than the one I had to sell in 2002! :) And it was damn cheap... So, after optimistically starting to take it apart I found some things I didn't really like and the further it went, the more I found. So, to make a long story short, it has been rebuilt almost completely after 5 years.

Some of the things that have been done:
- Complete respray
- Rebuilt standard engine
- New headlight. foglight, rear lights, repeaters (clear)
- New windows all around
- New dash (speedo, etc)
- New Samco hoses (black)
- New K-Tec slash-cut exhaust system
- New CGB uprated intercooler
- New yellow Koni's + OMP lowering spring
- MBCC Shirt Shifter + clutch pin
- and a whole lot more...

This is how the car is looking right now.

Last week I fitted the new Ronal R50 Aero's and for now that's how it's going to stay for a while. The car has only done about 600 km now and I just want to cruise around as soon as winter's gone. We'll see what I want to change, but I like to keep it clean, so no bodykits or something.

For more pictures of this projects (600+), check this out:

BTW, I also have a 1989 Renault 21 2.0 Turbo and a Clio 16V racer which I use on Nurburgring and Zandvoort.

Cheers! :)

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