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General Motoring / Re: Show off your car
February 16, 2024, 05:45:50 PM
now that is a find and a half Trev!!!! even the famous rust bucket that is was doesn't seem to have affected this one.

bet you got a big smile on your face :)
TCR Australia / Re: 2024 TCR Australia Season Chat
February 13, 2024, 05:09:54 PM
Quote from: mikeamerica84 on February 13, 2024, 10:30:40 AM
Quote from: Sonic on February 12, 2024, 10:12:39 PMnope and nope.
I was going by the blue bucket hat I zeroed in on.  Must have been some other good looking photographer bloke, eh?   :)

:D They can dream ;) :P LOL!!
TCR Australia / Re: 2024 TCR Australia Season Chat
February 12, 2024, 10:12:39 PM
nope and nope. I saw the TA2 incident (I was at t1 for that one) and I have a pic of it through the horse railing but it is a long way off and not really worth anything other than to show I was there.

hopefully I'll have all my pics up tomorrow
Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2024 Liveries
February 09, 2024, 05:22:06 PM
I've always been a fan of dark blue so loving the Tyrepower Camaro.

Lots of great work as always Nick!
TCR Australia / Re: 2024 TCR Australia Season Chat
February 08, 2024, 07:20:25 PM
Quote from: stevo qld on February 08, 2024, 03:08:11 PMAgreed! It is good to have racing.

But is there a problem in SpeedSeries?

Surely there have been a lot more TCRs imported to Australia. Surely, they haven't all been sold overseas and some are just sitting at the back of workshops.

TA2 cars abound in Australia, yet enough owners do not enter SpeedSeries to make a full grid.

TCM were unhappy with the series.

S5000 are also absent, although there may be other reasons.

Maybe the sponsors, car owners and drivers feel that they are not getting value for the costs involved.

TA2... 2 series competing against each other cutting the numbers... but if your number of 80 is right that still leaves about 40 in garages somewhere

TCM is massively overpriced (imo) and they have nowhere near the cars they should have. esp for a fan favourite category

TCR... a hard one. seem to be doing ok elsewhere but just never gaining traction here. a shame as they can put on a good show.

S5000... sadly I am not holding my breath to see them again :'( reckon a bunch of reasons from a bunch of different angles have got us here today going all the way back to when the first car was made and Supercars decided they wanted it.

talk is cars in Prod series aren't ready... not really sure how that works but I hope their numbers grow. it is one of the last few national racing categories left where you have to deal with traffic... (wonder if numbers could be bolstered by saying you can't enter B6HR unless you have done at least 1 round in the previous 12 months?)

either way I am looking forward to being there and seein friends I haven't seen for 3 months :)
TCR Australia / Re: 2024 TCR Australia Season Chat
February 07, 2024, 08:24:34 PM
Quote from: mikeamerica84 on February 06, 2024, 11:36:15 PMTip us off as to what kind of hat you might be wearing, or something if the sort.

it will likely be a blue bucket hat. the dreads will stand out, getting pretty long now! think we all have to wear pink series vests too so we will all stand out if we get anywhere near a tv camera! :)
Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2024
February 06, 2024, 08:36:21 PM
Quote from: AlbertM on February 06, 2024, 08:24:35 PM
Quote from: WarrenK on February 06, 2024, 05:47:54 PM
Quote from: AlbertM on February 06, 2024, 05:15:18 PM
Quote from: murph_fan51 on February 06, 2024, 03:48:40 PMNo different when DJR had a large 1 on 17 and 18. Not long later Supercars made them change it. They are the champion team so deserve some recognition. However it won't stay.

Wasn't allowed then, yet Erebus repeat the mistake. Beside DJR's gaff was a play on numbers. Not outright misrepresentation.
What is wrong with the No 1 on the Erubus car.  Currently they still are the championship winning team, BK is still contracted to them, at least till we hear different officially.
The number is for the winning driver. Not the team.

perhaps the 'get out' for them in this instance is that it is not an official race event and it is 'currently' Brodie's car being driven by someone else.

that will of course change come the first event and they will have to use a different number then
TCR Australia / Re: 2024 TCR Australia Season Chat
February 06, 2024, 06:05:05 PM
Quote from: mikeamerica84 on February 06, 2024, 12:15:56 AMHow quickly things sneak up on us.  Sandown is this weekend.  Opening round.   ;D

see if you can spot the dreads anywhere LOL :) I'll be there snapping away on Sat/Sun
Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2024
February 06, 2024, 06:02:14 PM
Quote from: stevo qld on February 06, 2024, 04:16:39 PM
QuoteBrodie should be on the grid as soon as possible. If that means a change of team, then make that happen. It's happened in other categories over the years at short notice. There are tools at Supercars' disposal that they can use. Have the guts to use them if necessary and ensure that the best interests of the sport as a whole are upheld.

Rolands's suggestion that Brodie should be on the grid might be a good one, however, in a 24-car field, who would get the axe for him to take over?

Supercars could, even if only for one year, allocate the 25th license. But then they have to find a competitive and willing team to run an additional car plus sponsors that don't clash with the main team cars.

who would run the car? might I suggest that 888 would put their hand up to run a 3rd car and have the number 1 in their stable for the year...
Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2024
January 31, 2024, 08:24:49 PM
Quote from: AlbertM on January 31, 2024, 07:42:50 PMNice way of saying Brodie is still under contract with Erebus but he's not happy and refusing to race.

Wondering if Erebus put pressure on Brodie to concentrate on the tite defence and not let him play in the US.

will be a big step behind missing 300 points (or whatever they are going to put up for 1st this year) in round 1.

it really is a puzzling one for sure.

very quiet and secretive

feeling pretty disappointed for Betty more than anything else over all this crap... SC changes the rules so she gets no benefit from the Teams Championship (first garage for the season) and now no number 1 on her car for (I think) 2024...

unless it is a personal matter that they have given Brodie leave for I find it hard to think he'll be in for any of the season?
General / Re: IMSA 2024
January 24, 2024, 06:00:23 PM
TCR Australia / Re: 2024 TCR Australia Season Chat
January 18, 2024, 02:53:05 PM
Quote from: mikeamerica84 on January 18, 2024, 12:47:28 AMI maybe thought it referred to the layout/course to be used? 

Definitely won't be the dirt track, eh?   ::)

Nope, def not... would be a bit too spicy for them!

I guess it could refer to the layout with 4 available.
TCR Australia / Re: 2024 TCR Australia Season Chat
January 17, 2024, 09:49:19 PM
no idea why they would have marked it as SMP2?? Maybe they were planning on a run at SMP early in they year and when finalised forgot to take the '2' off?
Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Gen 3
January 03, 2024, 07:59:19 AM
Quote from: AlbertM on January 02, 2024, 08:07:43 PM

Mustang to go back in with what is suspected race ready bits.

you have to ask how they managed to have 'race ready bits' already prepared? did they go to the US with a whole bunch of stuff as options to throw at it?
IndyCar / Re: RIP Gil de Ferran
December 30, 2023, 05:17:19 PM
:'( from the glory days I remember him