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Old 15 Oct 2017, 22:02 (Ref:3774374)   #1
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Cheese James Warburton Quits As Supercar CEO!!!!

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Supercars bombshell as chief executive James Warburton quits

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Old 15 Oct 2017, 22:21 (Ref:3774378)   #2
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James Warburton to leave Supercars

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With a heavy heart, I advise the 2017 season (and year) will be my last as CEO of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

It has been an honour and a privilege to work with such inspiring people within the Supercars family and to lead a sport of which I have been a fan since the age of five.

I am truly in awe of the passion and commitment across the entire industry and the dedication to entertain our fans and am blessed to have made a host of lifelong friends from the experience.
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Old 15 Oct 2017, 23:42 (Ref:3774385)   #3
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Maybe they should talk to a bloke called Tony Cochrane as a replacement, I hear he used to be a bit interested in V8Supercars
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 01:32 (Ref:3774400)   #4
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I will leave the discussion of Jimboy's merits or lack of them to others however as per usual the incredible effort put in by many many volunteer race officials and event volunteers Australia wide goes unmentioned.

There would be no supercar events if it were not for those spending their own money and leave to endure exceptionally long hours and conditions to allow the events to occur.

I suppose we are used to being ignored when platitudes are being given out so it is great to experience state and lower level motor sport where the emphasis is on the sport and competitors express their thanks acknowledging that they would not be able to compete if it was not for the volunteers.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 02:02 (Ref:3774405)   #5
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Maybe they should talk to a bloke called Tony Cochrane as a replacement, I hear he used to be a bit interested in V8Supercars

He hasn't quite finished driving the Gold Coast Suns to their knees just yet.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 10:36 (Ref:3774446)   #6
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He hasn't quite finished driving the Gold Coast Suns to their knees just yet.
Just hang on a short while. Will have well and truly completed that task in the not too distant future.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 01:44 (Ref:3774401)   #7
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“In 2018, your number 1 fan will be sitting opposite pit lane, finally in shorts and a t-shirt with his family, cold beer in the hand cheering you all.”

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Old 16 Oct 2017, 02:06 (Ref:3774406)   #8
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I will leave the discussion of Jimboy's merits or lack of them to others however as per usual the incredible effort put in by many many volunteer race officials and event volunteers Australia wide goes unmentioned.

There would be no supercar events if it were not for those spending their own money and leave to endure exceptionally long hours and conditions to allow the events to occur.

I suppose we are used to being ignored when platitudes are being given out so it is great to experience state and lower level motor sport where the emphasis is on the sport and competitors express their thanks acknowledging that they would not be able to compete if it was not for the volunteers.
Where's a like button for this forum when you need one? Good post.

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“In 2018, your number 1 fan will be sitting opposite pit lane, finally in shorts and a t-shirt with his family, cold beer in the hand cheering you all.”

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Yes and I've got some beachfront property in Alice Springs you might be interested in.

He did do some good stuff financially for the series in a difficult role to fill but not a fan of how he handled the tv deal which for the short term gain will hurt the sport in the long run more so.

Going by the comments on Speedcafe this morning Mike Jacobson should put his hand up-in doing so sending the sport back to the dark ages but I digress.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 05:59 (Ref:3774430)   #9
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Yes and I've got some beachfront property in Alice Springs you might be interested in.

He did do some good stuff financially for the series in a difficult role to fill but not a fan of how he handled the tv deal which for the short term gain will hurt the sport in the long run more so.

Going by the comments on Speedcafe this morning Mike Jacobson should put his hand up-in doing so sending the sport back to the dark ages but I digress.
I'm new on here and upon reading the vitriol on Speedcafe it makes me wonder when the psych ward/s of Australia allowed internet access.

Its good to read on here regular input that is generally constructive with minor exceptions however overall we should be thankful we have a vibrant main race series with lots of support categories.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 09:02 (Ref:3774440)   #10
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I'm new on here and upon reading the vitriol on Speedcafe it makes me wonder when the psych ward/s of Australia allowed internet access.

Its good to read on here regular input that is generally constructive with minor exceptions however overall we should be thankful we have a vibrant main race series with lots of support categories.
In regards to lots of support categories, There was more years ago. But as the Supercars, built the Glass House, and then upped the $$$ required to come and play in their sandpit, and lack of air time, these categories soon left, like a lot of sponsors.

Yes they did some good, but also, sucked the guts of motosport Aust wide.
Basically, if you weren't in the supercars family , you couldn't play in the sandpit.

I do remember fields of 20 formula Fords, 30 Aussie cars, 20 odd utes, heaps off others, all gone and no longer playing in the sandpit

The Fox deal saved their butt, but it will bite them in the future
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 11:21 (Ref:3774448)   #11
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Warburton gets my vote for the best CEO the category has had.He inherited a financial basket case and did a fair job of turning it around.If the series spurned Foxtel and stayed FTA it would still be a basket case only much worse.
Nothing against Mr Warburton, as you point out he had work to do when he walked in but best CEO so far has easily Wayne Cattach - one of the founders of the whole category, moved it forward massively in his time there and was there for an extended period of time.

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I do remember fields of 20 formula Fords, 30 Aussie cars, 20 odd utes, heaps off others, all gone and no longer playing in the sandpit
Aussie race cars still run with VASC, Utes had a spot on the program but are in the process of change to the diesel series and FF not running nationally is a great shame but I don't think you can put all the blame on VASC, CAMS has a fair bit of blame in that one as well.
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I'm new on here and upon reading the vitriol on Speedcafe it makes me wonder when the psych ward/s of Australia allowed internet access.

Its good to read on here regular input that is generally constructive with minor exceptions however overall we should be thankful we have a vibrant main race series with lots of support categories.
Completely agree on all fronts.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 01:59 (Ref:3774403)   #13
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So who replaces him?
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How is Mike Jacobson, if that is his real name, not a member on here? He'd fit in well with the other argumentative types... But I digress.

Mr Warburton has done a lot for settling down the upheaval from the Archer Capital buy-out. The TV deal, whilst not ideal, was in my opinion probably the best they could've done at the time. Sure, not great for the viewing public, but it saved the catagory, so that those who could watch it, had something to watch...
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How is Mike Jacobson, if that is his real name, not a member on here? He'd fit in well with the other argumentative types... But I digress.

Mr Warburton has done a lot for settling down the upheaval from the Archer Capital buy-out. The TV deal, whilst not ideal, was in my opinion probably the best they could've done at the time. Sure, not great for the viewing public, but it saved the catagory, so that those who could watch it, had something to watch...
I had always assumed Mike and DRT are the same people

But yes agree with your main comment. for those with fox the pacakage has been amazing and without doubt the best we have ever had, But there are those who it has not been as good for
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