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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Gen 3
« on: Yesterday at 08:11:30 PM »

So what do we think about the fires? Courtney’s was pretty nasty.

thankful it happened where it did and he could get it to the fireys quickly. if that had happened out on track at a more remote location it would have been one full on bbq.

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: Yesterday at 07:42:50 PM »
That was my first thought too Sonic, that the tyre was left in a dangerous position. Isn’t there a specific line that they have to be within?

Davo then ran into Fullwood, I’d assume that’s what his penalty was for, rather than whacking the wheel?

The big loss here is… if Fullwood just halted for a second to merge behind Fraser, there’s no way that Kostecki gets in front! Fullwood would’ve come out in the lead!

don't know. if anyone knows how to put up a screen grab in here the difference of where the rear wheel of the 97 is on the ground compared to the front (and the vision of all the other teams in pit lane at that time) is massive. for mine it needs to be addressed as we were fortunate that it bounced to driver's left and the pit lane and not to driver's right and taking out service crew

Formula One / Re: F1 2023 Season
« on: Yesterday at 07:39:18 PM »
What was the Lewis interview?
I’m neither here nor there on Lewis. Whatever way you want to look at him, he’s certainly one of the best three or four to ever do it. And should be an 8-time Champ.

it was one of the 'fluff' pieces that was on the coverage... the tone of his voice was different... the way he presented himself was different... can't put my finger on any one thing in particular... the arrogance from previous times I have seen him simply wasn't there and I found it very refreshing.

not going to restart the 8 time argument LOL :) we all have our view so I'll leave it there

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: Yesterday at 07:30:06 PM »
With Kostecki under investigation as well we could end up with the whole podium being changed.

having seen the replay they'd be hard pushed to get an unsafe release for that. both cars behind him momentarily stopped when Kos was released. all good for me.

I am more interested in seeing if car 888 gets a penalty for the placement of the rear tyre that Davo hit. The rear tyre was almost out in the fast lane. If it was placed near the car it would not have been hit. I would think a team penalty for that one should be issued (although if the race had continued no doubt it would have been a drive through)

General Discussion / Re: ALP v LP/NP
« on: Yesterday at 01:25:18 PM »
by-election tomorrow... sadly one of them will 'win'

Libs have nothing to offer and the best Lab can come up with is "you can do better than them"
I never understand why people run in an election only to get a few months into their term and resign.  I reckon they should have to cough for the cost of the by-election, that would make them have 2nd thoughts

Amen to that Trev! Whoever the party is that relates to the resignation should cover the costs.

Only time I would have a change of heart there is if the elected person dies or is incapacitated.

Just went to the voting booth... 5 boxes to choose from... 0 options...

Formula One / Re: F1 2023 Season
« on: Yesterday at 12:08:41 PM »
just watched the Lewis interview.

I have NEVER been an LH fan at all. The portrayed arrogance has always turned me off.

Today just might have changed that view.

I still don't/won't call him (or any other driver) the GOAT but as a person he has certainly climbed the ladder a rung in my eyes.

General Discussion / Re: ALP v LP/NP
« on: March 31, 2023, 09:07:39 PM »
by-election tomorrow... sadly one of them will 'win'

Libs have nothing to offer and the best Lab can come up with is "you can do better than them"

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: March 30, 2023, 12:50:24 PM »
on tv looks ok in Melb but we are getting belted in Braeside.

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Gen 3
« on: March 30, 2023, 11:52:29 AM »
Will be interesting to see how they go with the repairs to Slade's car.

And Giz's spin/multiple contacts at very high speed!

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: March 30, 2023, 08:05:56 AM »
Solid rain this morning (as well as overnight) in Melb...
I know I was in Melbourne CBD yesterday morning, it was a bit chaotic, I was glad to get the bus out and get back home

A mate of mine who is a WorkSafe Inspector is working there this weekend - which is interesting in its self - hmmmmm??

rain again overnight... the grass sections will be slick at least for the morning.

still overcast here at the moment but no rain a 8am (20km/12ml from city)

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: March 29, 2023, 11:07:39 AM »
Solid rain this morning (as well as overnight) in Melb...

I'm working so unlikely to get there to the GP but might watch a bit on tv... might...

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Camaro Axed
« on: March 25, 2023, 06:27:00 PM »
They will have to make a call to go to EV at some point, but not until 2035 I think, As manufacturers may dictate with their direction SC may have to follow? what if Mustang goes EV???? how to get there and when to start planning for it will be the question. will Gov interference occur as % of EV gets higher Gov may look at forcing car racing to head EV way???? at some point??
In the meantime, work on what to do with NO camaro in 3 years.

one point of interest for me with the EV argument is... what are they going to do when it comes to the endurance events? or even when they have multiple races on one day?

I saw a Porsche demonstration run at Sandown where it ran maybe 10 odd minutes? at full noise alongside petrol versions which was cool... BUT there was a MONSTER diesel generator out the back to recharge it between each running. how many generators would we need to recharge 25 (or however many are running come that day) in sufficient time to run 2 events? even if that is quali and one race??

I did see a video clip of an enduro event where they had a sidepod battery pack that they changed in 2 minutes (**see attached video ) ... is this the future here?

Model Collectors and Memorabilia / Re: Supercars models
« on: March 23, 2023, 10:15:53 PM »
Biante are re-releasing the 2020 Bathurst winner. Classic did the last version, fully sealed and not great.
After receiving my Biante WAU winner, I don't think I'd be rushing for the 2020 upgrade, especially at the price point.

And now the 2015 Winner too. Biante trying to grab fresh sales because the Classic's were so poor.

Really don't get the low numbers that they make available.

Sure it's good for collectors I guess who speculate that the investment may increase but it stumps sales when they are in demand.

Most of the popular ones are released in droves. The 2020 Bathurst Winner had almost 7,000 - driving second hand prices down to around $100 at times.
Anything Brock that gets released has numbers of around 10,000.

Try to get a 2010 Bathurst Coulthard car :'( I wanted one to go with my pics... asking prices have been around the $2000 mark for a 1:18

Have you thought about contacting the company and telling them the story? You never know your luck.

Couldn't hurt to sob on their shoulder I guess. Worst they can do is say 'tough luck'...

Does anyone know who made the model for that year?


thank you

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Camaro Axed
« on: March 23, 2023, 04:24:42 PM »
Lets hope they sign someone new & quick.. Ford has already said they don't want to race in a one make series, if they loss Ford as well, it's the end

Perhaps that may lead to us getting back a Touring Car champion! :D

Losing the category that chews up the vast majority of moneys available in motorsport isn't necessarily a bad thing... if that filters down to other existing categories I think it actually could be of a great benefit to Australian Motorsport
Not if it means TCR!!! no thanks.

TA2 is a great series and 1/3? the cost of a Supercar

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