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The ozre­nault­sport.com fo­rum is the place for Re­nault Sport en­thu­si­asts in Aus­tralia.

Es­tab­lished in 2004, the on­line com­mu­nity has over 8000 mem­bers and caters to all as­pects of own­ing one of th­ese Gal­lic per­for­mance cars.

Re­nault Sport it­self was first in­tro­duced into the Aus­tralian in mar­ket in 2001 with the Re­nault Clio Sport Phase 1.

The spritely lit­tle hot hatch, with just 85 units im­ported, was snapped up by ea­ger cus­tomers with such verve that the per­for­mance arm of the French man­u­fac­turer quickly gar­nered a loyal, lo­cal fol­low­ing.

Daniel Groszek, one of the web­site’s ad­min­is­tra­tors and a keen Re­nault en­thu­si­ast him­self, says the fo­rum is a great place for ab­so­lutely any­one who is keen on Re­nault Sports and driv­ing.

“It’s a re­ally fun and tightknit com­mu­nity and there is a bunch of events such as drive days, track days, din­ners and other so­cial gath­er­ings that are or­gan­ised on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, state to state, across the coun­try,” said Groszek.

He is also keen to point out that from a me­chan­i­cal stand­point, the fo­rum is ideal for any­one with a query about their ve­hi­cle.

“There is an ab­so­lute plethora of knowl­edge on the fo­rum and chances are if you’ve got a prob­lem, some­one else on the site has had the same is­sue and, more im­por­tantly, has found a so­lu­tion,” he said.

The fo­rum also holds an an­nual na­tional meet which spans three days and en­com­passes a great deal of driv­ing on some of Aus­tralia’s best roads, plus a track day and a shed­load of laughs.

You don’t have to own a Re­nault Sport to join in the fun, how­ever any­one and ev­ery­one who is a driv­ing en­thu­si­ast can join the fo­rum.

“We’re happy for any­one to join the fo­rum who loves driv­ing and loves cars, but usu­ally those who don’t own an RS don’t stay that way for too long”, said Groszek with a chuckle.

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