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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #285 on: May 08, 2022, 06:07:20 PM »
NZ was held up high in front of the world for their COVID response and success.

I'm glad you added the word "was", coz it sure isn't now. This current bunch of lefties has all but destroyed small business' in New Zealand.

Good luck to the ozzies should they be so unfortunate in 2 weeks time.

It certainly is a kick in the teeth for us here, especially as Pukekohe is my home town now.
I don't/didn't mean to knock the NZ government with my post.  They were top shelf in their health safety.  Over here in the States the debate amongst the masses was always health safety v. economical hits.  No government could have covered both bases.  It is just an unfortunate turn of events if NZ starts having economic strife, which subsequently could include a Supercars round.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #286 on: May 10, 2022, 09:22:03 AM »
"Ford’s Bathurst winning bonus didn’t even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #287 on: May 10, 2022, 04:18:41 PM »
Payne and Campbell confirmed at Grove for the enduros: https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/05/10/grove-racing-confirms-bathurst-1000-driver-pairings/

Ojeda to race at Winton and Hidden Valley: https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/05/10/ojeda-seals-walkinshaw-andretti-united-debut/

plus I also saw that Winton was going to get another wildcard in Jordan Boys.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #288 on: May 11, 2022, 06:23:49 PM »
NZ was held up high in front of the world for their COVID response and success.

I'm glad you added the word "was", coz it sure isn't now. This current bunch of lefties has all but destroyed small business' in New Zealand.

Good luck to the ozzies should they be so unfortunate in 2 weeks time.

It certainly is a kick in the teeth for us here, especially as Pukekohe is my home town now.

Sure would love to send ScoMo, Barnaby and Dutto over to you folks.... we won't miss em at all.... ;)

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #289 on: May 12, 2022, 05:09:00 AM »
Small businesses in NZ are, on average, doing quite well. Of course those that rely on international tourists have suffered, as they have around the world as people chose not to travel - even if they could.
Many sectors are actually booming.

Freight issues putting the NZ supercars round at risk are a global issue.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/small-business-sales-lifted-jobs-added-in-march-despite-omicron-cases-peaking/QO7J7WN5X6K23NDYBAWCKPZDXY/

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #290 on: May 13, 2022, 10:41:29 AM »
Small businesses in NZ are, on average, doing quite well. Of course those that rely on international tourists have suffered, as they have around the world as people chose not to travel - even if they could.
Many sectors are actually booming.

Freight issues putting the NZ supercars round at risk are a global issue.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/small-business-sales-lifted-jobs-added-in-march-despite-omicron-cases-peaking/QO7J7WN5X6K23NDYBAWCKPZDXY/

Don't get me started on freight issues.. It doesn't seem to matter lately if it's international or domestic, it's been a thorn in my side through work haha.


I'm hoping that we can get a NZ round in, as it's a great track!

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #291 on: May 13, 2022, 02:33:49 PM »
Scotty won't be returning for the 1000:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/05/13/exclusive-mclaughlins-bathurst-1000-return-ruled-out/

Listening to him on Enforcer and the Dude recently, it became pretty clear that he'd likely be busy with IndyCar. He certainly didn't sound certain.
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #292 on: May 13, 2022, 03:52:17 PM »
I know it is unlikely, but as Scotty is now a Chevrolet driver, how about a wildcard with Craig Lowndes. ;D

Maybe next year in a Camaro. ::)
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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #293 on: May 13, 2022, 04:30:54 PM »
Scotty won't be returning for the 1000:
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/05/13/exclusive-mclaughlins-bathurst-1000-return-ruled-out/

Listening to him on Enforcer and the Dude recently, it became pretty clear that he'd likely be busy with IndyCar. He certainly didn't sound certain.

Won't happen next year or the year after either.

It's hardly surprising news.

I suspect that next year's reasoning could be a Porsche LMDh drive at Petit Le Man's instead.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #294 on: May 14, 2022, 08:28:20 AM »
I know it is unlikely, but as Scotty is now a Chevrolet driver, how about a wildcard with Craig Lowndes. ;D

Maybe next year in a Camaro. ::)

He's a Penske driver first and foremost- check out what they run in NASCAR.....and it's fair to say that Roger ain't all that enamoured with either Supercars and even less so, RD and 888.....  ;-)

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #295 on: May 14, 2022, 08:52:00 AM »
RD has moved on, V8 Supercars was sold last year to new owners and you don't need to be enamoured of your opposition, so are you saying: "Watch this space"?  :)

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #296 on: May 14, 2022, 08:57:13 AM »
RD has moved on, V8 Supercars was sold last year to new owners and you don't need to be enamoured of your opposition, so are you saying: "Watch this space"?  :)
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Pretty sure he was in the pits recently....Roger was pretty disappointed with the series.....I'd say there's no chance of Scott racing anything Supercars in the next 3-5 years, if ever? Wanna bet? Coffee and a Sandwich at our next TCM meeting?  ;D

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #297 on: May 14, 2022, 10:06:25 AM »
So, we've got five years before whoever loses has to buy that coffee and sandwich? Sounds fair, and I'd say the odds are about even atm. It could well be hybrid or all-electric Supercars by then.
BTW, TCM at SMP in a fortnight - if you like acronyms, well, initialisms actually.

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #298 on: May 14, 2022, 04:15:08 PM »
So, we've got five years before whoever loses has to buy that coffee and sandwich? Sounds fair, and I'd say the odds are about even atm. It could well be hybrid or all-electric Supercars by then.
BTW, TCM at SMP in a fortnight - if you like acronyms, well, initialisms actually.

Sounds like a date! Oh, and the 5 years too.....I'll be able to save up! Those SMP sandwiches are crazy expensive hey......

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Re: Silly Season 2022
« Reply #299 on: May 14, 2022, 04:35:58 PM »
Are they? I'm pretty sure you've paid on both previous occasions.
Win, lose or draw, it looks like my turn to pay next time.  :(