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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: A Return to Canberra?
« on: September 07, 2021, 02:35:06 PM »
Would it be possible to have the same track layout?
It was a great event to watch on TV. One of my favourite street tracks, again viewing on TV.

No reason the previous street circuit wouldn't work - road wise.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: A Return to Canberra?
« on: September 06, 2021, 03:52:31 PM »
Ah, that's the link I thought I copied, grabbed the wrong one.

I'd say the whole proposed circuit would need to be widened, even the actual roads. Everything within the Exhibition Park complex is no wider than two lanes.
It could definitely work, but it would need a fair bit of investment.

Summernats has a hard enough time coming back each year, with complaining residents, and from memory that's the biggest earning event in Canberra.
Don't reckon the Govt. will fork out money to bring something in that people will still complain about, even if it was carbon neutral.

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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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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Bathurst shift
« on: September 04, 2021, 04:14:16 PM »
If the SMP round is any indication, the same will apply to Bathurst.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/09/03/covid-vaccination-to-be-mandatory-at-smp/

Only thing that will throw a spanner in the works will be state border controls.

Exactly as I believed it would have to be, and reading last paragraph of the story a strong hint Bathurst maybe moved.

There is still hope.

Looking like early December:
https://www.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/first-december-weekend-bathurst-1000/6659542/

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Gen 3
« on: September 03, 2021, 07:47:07 PM »
Is this the first time we've read this, or have I just missed it? One engine supplier for both Ford/Chev engines?

https://www.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/walkinshaw-repurpose-supercars-engine-shop/6659133/

I know they said that they wanted to stop the engine arms race, but that can be done through a good rule set, not dictating the supplier.
Walkinshaw, Kelly's, Tickford all lose out. Makes sense why the Grove's didn't get the engine dept, what will the Kelly's use it for?

I think it only really surfaced last week Skaifeman but that is one supplier for each brand.

Sorry, yes, I meant one engine supplier each for Ford/Chev. What I wrote wasn't great English.

Screams Aussie Racing cars to me. That went down the path of hot engines and not-so-hot ones from memory.
Not saying this will eventuate in Supercars at all, but why do we need to go down this path? They're professional race teams, just tighten the rule book up!

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Gen 3
« on: September 03, 2021, 04:27:18 PM »
Is this the first time we've read this, or have I just missed it? One engine supplier for both Ford/Chev engines?

https://www.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/walkinshaw-repurpose-supercars-engine-shop/6659133/

I know they said that they wanted to stop the engine arms race, but that can be done through a good rule set, not dictating the supplier.
Walkinshaw, Kelly's, Tickford all lose out. Makes sense why the Grove's didn't get the engine dept, what will the Kelly's use it for?

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TA2 / Re: 2021 TA2 Livery Designs
« on: September 03, 2021, 01:26:50 PM »
If they made a model of that Moffat Mustang, it would sell bloody well.

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Formula One / Re: F1 2021 Season
« on: September 02, 2021, 08:32:02 PM »
Hamilton and Button when McLaren were top shelf-ish.

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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 Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: August 31, 2021, 05:08:30 PM »
And this was always going to be the fallout of Whincup retiring:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/08/31/future-wildcard-could-keep-lowndes-at-triple-eight/

I'd 100% keep Tander in the team over Lowndes, but I thought Lowndes and his history at 888 would see Tander get the flick.
Whincup suggests that it's Lowndes on the outer! If there's anyone able to market themselves into a wildcard it's Lowndes.

888 playing it smart. If they can keep Tander and Lowndes, they have undoubtedly the 3 best (assuming McLaughlin doesn't return) co-drivers for 2022. Meaning they don't lose one to a rival.

Would love to see either GT or Lowndes reunite with Walkinshaw and partner Chaz - can only dream.

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Formula One / Re: F1 2021 Season
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:32:04 AM »
Happy I went to bed at midnight. Ky's right, they need a minimum laps required... and how about the confusion over whether Perez could start the race?
I'm sure that George will feel a little hollow. Yes he'll take it, but the next time he steps on the podium will mean a hell of a lot more.

Bit of humour:
https://www.facebook.com/skysportsf1/posts/4388786497880945

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Archer still trying to sell Supercars
« on: August 29, 2021, 11:11:45 PM »
Also depends on what turnover they made year to year.

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Repco Supercars Pro Eseries / Re: 2021 Pro and All Stars Eseries
« on: August 27, 2021, 09:36:27 AM »
Poor Chaz getting hung up on the pit wall was one one of the funniest things I've seen.

He needs to be a bit quicker on the reset button. He hung around for a little longer.
Anton only lost a lap, I think Chaz lost 2-3.

Shame it's only ovals. They should just let the drivers know the track 1-2hrs in advance, so they can't practice all day.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: August 27, 2021, 09:28:48 AM »
https://autoaction.com.au/2021/08/24/whincup-replacement-set

Surprised no one has mentioned, Whincups replacement will be announced on Tuesday 31st August!

Red Bull media at it again:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_qJqKvKPKs&t=2s

Some great innuendo in there.

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