The Wellington Peugeot Car Club was in existence for some years before the Peugeot Car Club, Auckland was founded in 1979 as a result of a meeting held in the old Campbell Motors Building in Queen St. Most of our foundation members drove 203, 403, 404 or 504s, many of which had been assembled in Thames. The 505 was the only model then being imported – in very small numbers.
Right from the start we have tried to support members with technical advice and access to spare parts, while offering a variety of events – club nights, navigation trials, economy runs, gymkhanas, scavenger hunts, pot luck dinners, etc. Individual members compete in hillclimbs, endurance trials and the Targa Rally, and the club competes against other French car clubs for the Tricolore trophy. Our 25th Jubilee in 2004 saw many early members rejoining us for a trip down memory lane.