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Formula One / Re: F1 2023 Season
« on: December 05, 2022, 01:09:27 PM »
With China called off and Supercars not bothering with its use there is an opening for the F1 to have a round at Winton...

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Season Final (with spoliers)
« on: December 04, 2022, 09:09:41 PM »
Anything of interest happen today (saw the last 2-3 laps just then)? Just back from the Winton HQ 4 hour... they did the full 4 hours with NO safety cars in 2 x 30+ degree days!! (except of course for the SC that comes out at the 2 hour mark to end the Saturday sector of the race)

Saw Broc won his first... Giz burnout was cool but you'd have to think he will be fined for that (and should be) and also think that he will not give a damn about it...

Disappointed that they put Giz up on the podium with the top 3... Broc deserved to have his moment in the limelight.


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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Season Final (with spoliers)
« on: December 01, 2022, 10:07:47 PM »
I hope someone turns up over the next 4 days to watch it. On the few occasions I saw the stands there were very few folk there.

Perhaps they were wandering around or just not bothering coz it was only the Thu but it felt very empty.

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General Discussion / Re: RIP Christine McVie
« on: December 01, 2022, 10:06:32 PM »
Someone young mentioned the other day, that ALL the good music has gone, the charts are now full of one hit wonders, very few seem to be able to produce the goods to keep at the front - Adele is one that comes to mind, but they are very few and far between

agree Trev.

perhaps that is because the studios of the 'big names' seem to tell the various artists these days what they are doing? the bands who do things on their own outside of the 'established guard' seem to be putting out good tunes still... but as you noted, few and far between

never a big Mac fan (**sighs...) but I certainly appreciated their music.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Season Final (with spoliers)
« on: December 01, 2022, 11:56:11 AM »
Day is already half done and no posts... are we all just over the year?

I think there is some tv coming for those who pay but it just feels strangely quiet considering the fanfare that Adelaide was building toward.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2022 Liveries
« on: December 01, 2022, 10:56:55 AM »
The NTI car looks much better than the Optus car, which seems to have a thin letter logo sitting at an angle that doesn't suit the body shape contours.

Looks like that have put the 90's Optus logo on the Mostert car which is a nice touch.



ok ya got me... where are you looking on the car pic to see that?

The "Optus" wording on the car is the same as the "Optus" in this 90's logo.

Its just the wording not the full logo they are using.

gotcha. thanks :)

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2022 Liveries
« on: December 01, 2022, 09:21:30 AM »
The NTI car looks much better than the Optus car, which seems to have a thin letter logo sitting at an angle that doesn't suit the body shape contours.

Looks like that have put the 90's Optus logo on the Mostert car which is a nice touch.



ok ya got me... where are you looking on the car pic to see that?

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TCR Australia / Re: 2023 TCR Australia Season
« on: November 30, 2022, 10:03:31 AM »
:) only because I note all of the events as I spy them to try to wrap my head around the photography side of things.

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TCR Australia / Re: 2023 TCR Australia Season
« on: November 29, 2022, 11:43:41 AM »
15-17 Sep is now Supercars so needs to be moved.

26-28 May can only be Sandown but madness if it is on that weekend :'( It is already clashing with the VicState series at Phillip Island and Historic Winton. No way could they get sufficient support staff for 3 series on the same weekend in the same state!

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General Discussion / Re: ALP v LP/NP
« on: November 29, 2022, 11:38:52 AM »
I still don't know anyone personally who voted for DA/Lab... but much of what I have seen on social media seems to kind of be a smaller version of what we saw in the US with thoughts that remind me of "Not my President"...

We can only hope that this new term will be a better one. Would hope that not having to bow to the Greens/Independants would have to be a good thing as the Gov would be able to govern without having to bow to the nobodies to get stuff done.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2023 Calendar
« on: November 25, 2022, 07:07:32 PM »
A bigger worry is there are now 3 more permanent tracks off the calendar
I'll take a little more optimistic point of view, Trev.  When Clipsal/Adelaide was on the ropes, SA looked like they were going to be iced out but then the series started racing at The Bend.  Now with Adelaide back, we (we - I like to think of myself having a remote interest here) now have a permanent course in SA, and in the long run, have another race in SA on the calendar.

True, Pukey is gone, but Hampton Downs is just sitting there.  Supercars just has to get their heads around that course.  I am confident that they can do that - maybe in 2024?  So there IS one NZ track in the wings.

All is not lost, mate.  The glass is a little less full, but not that less.  Keeping drinking up!   ;)
private enterprise stepped in to save South Aussie, Supercars couldn't give one shyte, until they NEED too.

 Correct if I am wrong here Sonic, but how many times has Winton pulled them out of the sh!t? When China fell over, a couple of years ago during the pandemic? And one other that I can't remember, and this is how they are treated.

 **** Supercars

2 events that year? put on at short notice I think?

Winton is always good value and so easy to work with (in my opinion)... good folk there and they do their best to make it all happen.

I still do chuckle when folk complain about how small a track Winton is... but they love Sandown... (3km vs 3.1km... I guess that extra 100 metres at Sandown makes all the difference for some)

the sooner street tracks are dispatched the better... they are a curse on motorsport.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2023 Calendar
« on: November 24, 2022, 08:23:24 AM »
they have been trying for years to get Winton off the calendar.  The upheavals going on at the track won't have helped

Winton doesn't fit in with the 'big event' thinking

Lindsay probably had enough of their shyte in relation to the Island and told them to bugger off

getting paid too much to go to Winton and not enough damage gets done to the cars to make it exciting perhaps?

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: 2023 Calendar
« on: November 23, 2022, 05:19:35 PM »
gotta agree Murph.

5 street circuits, 7 race circuits... it's almost like they don't want circuits to survive? :'(

no Winton or the Island... I'm a bit torn on Winton.. always good to go to and always well attended but it's a money loser for the track because SC doesn't back their own product...

having no love for street circuits and the waste of money involved in putting them on (as well as the additional damage that happens unnecessarily to the cars when incidents occur) doesn't fill me with love for the schedule....

having said that though, it means less weekends to have to put aside for catching up with mates and more weekends available to go to the car races :)

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TCR Australia / Re: 2022 Season
« on: November 22, 2022, 08:15:07 AM »
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Was bull**** with the amount of ads!

The same amount of ads that FTA has had for the last 50 odd years?

Yep, way to many!

and paytv (as opposed to 'paidtv', commercials) is now jumping on the bandwagon and double dipping by charging both sides...

usually enjoy TCR but they do need a few more on the grid I think (in the same manner that SC do)... they do put on a good show trackside.

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TA2 / Re: TA2 2021/22
« on: November 21, 2022, 08:01:05 AM »
Young Jett Johnson has just become the National TA2 Champion in Winton.
He wrapped the title up on the 2nd last race for the weekend.

and I got some pics of his burnout at t10 at the end of the day.

weather was 'usual Winton' but it was a good weekend with friends as always :)

I forgot you'd be there.  :)

yup. not too much on in Vic that I don't get to.

3 more events to wind out the year.

pics from the TA2s should be up on my fb photo page tonight

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