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Old 28 Mar 2005, 05:10 (Ref:1263305)   #1
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Peter McKay

Can anyone explain to me what's Peter McKay's beef with the V8's? On the rare occasion V8's make it into the Sunday Herald, its in a negitave form. This week, "Ingall must race smarter" This maybe true, but its just another negative when there is so many positive things that could have been reported from Adelaide.
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Old 28 Mar 2005, 06:04 (Ref:1263314)   #2
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I would argue it is hypocritical to enjoy the hospitality of V8Supercar at various launches, race meetings and other events and spend your deepest darkest hours slamming the living hell out of them. But thats just me.

Is it about time a Journo took a Supercar for a burn for a motoring magazing again? Say an on track test of Mr Ambrose's twice championship winner versus say Mr Skaife's latest Holden entry?
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Old 28 Mar 2005, 08:45 (Ref:1263343)   #3
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Peter McKay never changes. He has been like it for years.

I feel like 'jobbing him' everytime I pass him in the paddock at a V8 race (not that I would or am advocating violence towards the esteemed media).

He is a great writer, I have enjoyed his writing over many years, but his negativity towards the V8s for so long rubs me the wrong way.
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Old 28 Mar 2005, 08:52 (Ref:1263346)   #4
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He's negative to the Holden and Ford only formula - he'd like to see it opened up to other makes (Audi and M-Benz are both rumoured to have expressed interest, only to have the door slammed in their faces).

He also seems not to get along with TC, which is likely to be a big part of it.

And the hospitality is usually from the race organisers, not AVESCO.



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Old 28 Mar 2005, 09:45 (Ref:1263365)   #5
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In Peter McKay's defence, maybe a few more manufacturers should be involved in one of the worlds major Touring Car championships-but Audi and M-Benz (and others) declined to get involved with PROCAR, so what makes him think that they'd get involved with AVESCO?
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They arent volume brands here either... this would be a localised program running to rules that dont exist anywhere else in the world... not sure the seriousness of the intent there...

... Mr McKay seems a closet Toyota fan to me...
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Old 28 Mar 2005, 10:52 (Ref:1263385)   #7
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I share his view on other makes . anything got to be better than it is now
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Old 28 Mar 2005, 11:08 (Ref:1263388)   #8
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Mr McKay has had a bit to do with Toyota in motorsport over the years.
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Old 28 Mar 2005, 13:14 (Ref:1263463)   #9
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I always enjoy McKays articles. Considering the amount of people that kiss up to the V8's, I find it refreshing for a writer to express there beliefs.

That said, have there been articles where Mr McKay has been harshly negative towards V8's/Avesco ?
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Old 28 Mar 2005, 23:47 (Ref:1263852)   #10
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He was a big fan of the 2 litres with the split in 1997/98.
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Old 29 Mar 2005, 00:53 (Ref:1263866)   #11
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AS another dreaded journalist and one who has known Peter for many years I think you have to accept that he is sufficiently old school to consider it his job to provide critical analysis not synchophantic babble on whatever subject he chooses to write on. BTW getting a media pass out of the race promoters is not 'enjoying their hsopitality'it's justa necessary tool that's needed to do a job! Suggesting that a driver needs to be a bit smarter is not some sort of underhand attempt to bring down AVESCO, unless the pack of cards is even more fragile than it appears to be!

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Old 29 Mar 2005, 02:07 (Ref:1263897)   #12
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He's just countering Ray Kerschler's 'AVESCO are God' write-ups over at the Telegraph.

When is Peter McKay going to be nominated for his media award at the AVESCO Awards night?
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Old 29 Mar 2005, 02:23 (Ref:1263904)   #13
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On the Tele:exactly!
AVESCO award: isn't there this thing about hell and snowballs!!!
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Old 29 Mar 2005, 05:57 (Ref:1263948)   #14
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Gee whizz guys you are being pretty hard on Mckay. He has been around for longer than most and does know the industry pretty well and if he does bag someone it is generally pretty well founded. I didnt see what you are having a go at him about but I bet he was pretty right. If you want to have a go at someone what about that Kershler ****** who knows absolutely nothing and researches to the same level.
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Old 29 Mar 2005, 06:13 (Ref:1263958)   #15
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Ray Kershler's history before V8 Supercars consisted of Lawn Bowls, Fishing and Betting, which he covers quite well. What gives Mr Kershler V8 credibility (why am I saying this), was when he broke the story stating that Peter Brock was returning as a driver to Bathurst in 2002 under the Team Brock banner. Other than that, Kershler isn't god's gift to motorsport journalism. Give me McKay or Jennings any day over Kershler.
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