WITH THE Geelong Revival Motoring Festival in its 60th year, Renault Australia will be pulling the Megane Trophy V6 out of retirement to give it a few full-bore blasts along the Geelong foreshore with Aussie racing champion and motorsport personality, Cameron McConville at the wheel.
The Megane Trophy V6 is having the mothballs shaken off it as part of a new incentive scheme for Renault apprentices and technicians trained at Renault Australia’s facility at its head offi ce in Mulgrave.
McConville will run the race version of the Renault Megane R.S. street vehicle down the raceway of the revival’s headline event, the national sprint, four times on the Saturday and Sunday. “I just love driving the Renault Megane Trophy V6,” he said.
“It’s a real driver’s car and one of the most enjoyable race cars I have ever driven. It’s been a little while since I had the pleasure of being behind the wheel, so I can’t wait to show it off at the Geelong Revival and support all the motorsport fans that come along to this great event.”
Cam’s last acquaintance with the car was for demonstration laps at the 2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and when he’s not driving the car, he’ll be part of the event commentary team alongside Don Kinsey, the Australian voice of classic motorsport, as well as Adrian Mosbey and also Charles Rodgers.
If you’d like to see the Renault try its luck against the best of Australia’s muscle, drag and racing cars, head down to Geelong for the weekend of 26/27th November. The familyfriendly three-day event has had a bit of a shake-up in format for this year, with a Hill Climb, but there will still be the Goodwood-style pit lane informality where you’ll get to rub shoulders with the drivers and pore over the metal.