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Repco Supercars Championship / New CEO and RACE Board
« on: January 18, 2022, 08:56:39 AM »
Surprised this hasn't come up given the grief that the previous have forsaken us with (tongue in cheek).

Shane Howard new Supercars CEO as of Feb 1:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/17/howard-confirmed-as-new-supercars-ceo/

RACE Board Members:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/01/17/race-board-members-revealed/

Barclay Nettlefold - Chairman
Mark Skaife
John McMellan
Barry Rogers
Steve Macaw
Jure Domazet
Neil Crompton - Commission Chair

Great mix of current Supercars staff and new investors, lets hope they continue to offer a better Motorsport 'package' for Australia.

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Nostalgia / The Golden Child
« on: January 16, 2022, 10:09:07 PM »
I know this car has history, certainly in the conversation, and arguably the best, but $2.8mil has got to be a bit steep?
First thing I'd do is panel it back up as the 2002 VX. As it finished after winning the '01 and '02 majors, rather than the '03 Adelaide 500.

https://www.my105.com/ListingDetails/title/the-golden-child-hrt-chassis-045/id/23910

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Repco Supercars Championship / Speedcafe's Annual Fan Survey
« on: January 11, 2022, 03:56:03 PM »
Speedcafe are posting the results of their annual fan survey.

Part 1: Attending the Event
The most enjoyable part of attending an event, aside from Supercars racing: Support category racing
Access to teams/drivers at a Supercars event: Good
Are you wary of attending large-scale motorsport events with crowds?: No

Part 2: Favourite Teams/Liveries
Most popular team in Supercars: DJR
Favourite livery from 2021 Supercars season: DJR

Part 3: Favourite Driver
Favourite Supercars driver: SVG
What or who do you primarily support as a Supercars fan?: Team, just over drivers.

Part 4:  Best permanent motorsport facility in Australia
The best permanent motorsport facility dedicated to racing in Australia: Phillip Island

Part 5: Australia’s favourite support category
Current Supercars support categories fans enjoy the most: TCM
Which support categories would you like to see more of at Supercars events: S5000

Part 6: Best commentator/presenter
Best presenter/commentator in Australian motorsport: Neil Crompton

Part 7: Sponsor/brand activation
Has following Supercars made you aware of brands you had not previously heard of?: Yes
If a brand sponsors a team I like, I am more likely to buy their product: Neutral
If a brand sponsors a team I do not like, I am less likely to buy their product: Neutral
What competitions and offers from sponsors are you most likely to respond to?: Tickets to an event


Amazing the amount of 'none in particular' or 'haven't thought about it' answers there are ???

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Repco Supercars Championship / Covid’s affect on 2022
« on: January 07, 2022, 08:44:26 PM »
Forget having to potentially reschedule events, I see drivers having to spend a weekend watching the action.

If professional sports around the world (F1, NBA, NFL even the Cricket on these shores) is anything to go by, now that the rules have been relaxed, the chance of someone missing a round is BIG and would play a massive role in the Championship.

The easiest way to get around this would be for the ‘drop your worst round’ rule to return, which I wouldn’t be against if drivers start dropping like flies.

This is something that should be on Supercars radar.

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General / DTM 2021 - Final
« on: October 11, 2021, 10:57:02 AM »
Bit of drama from Norisring, with Liam Lawson losing the title in the final race after having one hand on the trophy.
Big dive at the first corner by van der Linde practically ended his race, which was basically a carbon copy move of race 1 too.

Merc then worked together and Gotz won the title:
https://www.motorsport.com/dtm/news/norisring-gotz-mercedes-team-orders-lawson/6684404/

Would be hard to take for Liam, plenty more to come from him.

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Formula One / Schumacher Documentary
« on: September 25, 2021, 02:10:40 PM »
Anyone else given it a watch on Netflix?
I found it a little disappointing to be honest. I guess us race fans always suffer, as these are generally targeted at the general public, especially now with Netflix.
Didn't really touch on anything throughout his career, just skimmed.

The Senna Doco so far is the best.

Also on the topic of Netflix, they're interested in bidding for the TV rights. Seems Drive to Survive was a massive success.

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Repco Supercars Championship / A Return to Canberra?
« on: September 06, 2021, 01:30:43 PM »
Carsguide has broken a bit of click-bait, suggesting talks are underway for an event in Canberra come 2023.
If anyone is familiar with Summernats, this uses the same complex, with the addition of some surrounding roads:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/09/06/canberra-concept-proposed-to-supercars/

They'd have to widen pretty well every piece of tarmac it uses. And there's now a tram line running down Flemington Rd.
Likelihood of it happening, minimal.

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Model Collectors and Memorabilia / Group C Models
« on: September 01, 2021, 04:23:27 PM »
Did anyone else manage to get the Diecast Expo 1978 Forbes Bartlett A9X?
Went on sale at 10am, website crashed. Managed to get one about an hour before they all sold.

I have a great affiliation with this car. A close friend was the owner, before the current one, whom brought it to the condition you see now.

One just now popped up on eBay for $900. Highly doubt they'll get that...



Update: They're selling for about $850. Insane.

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Repco Supercars Pro Eseries / 2021 Pro and All Stars Eseries
« on: August 25, 2021, 02:18:29 PM »
Starts tonight at 7:30pm on a variety of streams. Two Championships this year.

All Stars: Our known drivers, both current and overseas
https://www.supercars.com/news/eseries/car-by-car-the-full-all-stars-grid/?fbclid=IwAR0i1pB146r-LxjVX_sXNGIHz1d92miMW4OSWT5XCmbjiRhz9MTEsD3BhzQ

Pro Series: Proper Sim Racers
https://www.supercars.com/news/eseries/car-by-car-the-full-pro-series-grid/

Surprisingly, SVG won't be driving in either series - he's probably good enough to take on the pro's quite successfully.
Expect de Pasquale to run away with the All Stars.

And as per last year, I'm expecting D Warren and Fisell to be the guns.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Whincup's Swansong?
« on: August 20, 2021, 07:24:46 PM »
Have we seen J-Dub's final race weekend?
There's been enough events in enough States to hand SVG the trophy now and call it a day.

With 2021 seemingly down a certain creek without a paddle, what does he do if the season ends early? It's not the way he (or any of us) would've hoped.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Townsville Round 2 (Spoilers)
« on: July 13, 2021, 04:45:14 PM »
Schedule released: 39 laps on Saturday, 2x 39 laps on Sunday
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/07/13/shootout-on-townsville-supersprint-schedule/

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General Discussion / Order of Australia Recognition
« on: June 14, 2021, 08:43:57 PM »
A few of our own grab some awards, LP and JB, among others:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/06/14/motorsport-legends-honoured-on-queens-birthday/

Well done to all recipients!

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Repco Supercars Championship / 2021 Liveries
« on: May 26, 2021, 09:47:48 AM »
May as well start somewhere...

Hazelwood to run the Scandia flames again at Winton.
Can't help but feel the Randle/Tickford attempt on the Mustang was better, far cleaner.

https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/scandia-to-back-hazelwood-entry-at-winton/

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General / Finke 2021
« on: May 26, 2021, 09:32:39 AM »
Dutto to navigate Toby Price in this years race.
Hats off to Red Bull, what teams they support aside, they're media and commercial team is the best in the extreme world.

Pretty good looking truck too.


https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/05/25/price-to-tackle-finke-in-world-first-mitsubishi-trophy-truck/

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Repco Supercars Championship / Silly Season 2021
« on: May 18, 2021, 08:46:56 PM »
Thought this still might be best off in this thread.

Rick was at Winton today, in the KR garages... not sure if he was there for another team? I know Tickford and Blanchard were also testing.
Such an odd outcome, tiff or no tiff.

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