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Old 5 Dec 2016, 03:35 (Ref:3693735)   #16
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But Geelong is now unemployed heartland.

Not sure how SC and the VicGov would deal with the negative press.
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Old 5 Dec 2016, 03:46 (Ref:3693737)   #17
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Has to be Geelong and they might put it there as a balance to Ford closing, bring in the tourist dollar
I agree that something like this is perfect to put Geelong on the map but I seriously believe it was considered and that this horse has bolted.
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Old 5 Dec 2016, 03:53 (Ref:3693739)   #18
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5 years ago, maybe 10, this would've been a great concept.
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Old 5 Dec 2016, 08:13 (Ref:3693775)   #19
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Absolutely no where they could do it. There are regional races in Phillip Island and Winton anyway.
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Old 5 Dec 2016, 08:15 (Ref:3693776)   #20
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I dont disagree with you, But not sure anywhere in ballarat will be as picturesque as the other street circuits, maybe around lake wendouree, but that would upset a lot of people. Less than 70 motels in Ballarat too would make life difficult

Has to be Geelong and they might put it there as a balance to Ford closing, bring in the tourist dollar
Would a Supercar race provide a better return than the Geelong Revival)?

A street race will cost a whole lot more - would it bring a whole lot more spectators?
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Old 5 Dec 2016, 08:58 (Ref:3693787)   #21
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Would a Supercar race provide a better return than the Geelong Revival)?

A street race will cost a whole lot more - would it bring a whole lot more spectators?
I would expect it would bring more spectators, Typically street races have race day crowds of 40,000 plus, Even the ones that have not continued

But how good an investment it is would depend on lots of things and if there is a window where it doesn't affect other events is another question
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Old 5 Dec 2016, 10:17 (Ref:3693813)   #22
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I would expect it would bring more spectators, Typically street races have race day crowds of 40,000 plus, Even the ones that have not continued
Sydney last weekend would have been extremely lucky to have gotten 40,000 in total for the three days!
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Sydney last weekend would have been extremely lucky to have gotten 40,000 in total for the three days!
im doubtful of those numbers
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Old 5 Dec 2016, 10:53 (Ref:3693834)   #24
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im doubtful of those numbers
I've been to every single race day of every single Sydney 500

There were not a lot of people there last weekend, smaller even than the 2012 40+ degree day race it seemed to me

You can doubt it all you like though, were you even at the event last weekend?
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I've been to every single race day of every single Sydney 500

There were not a lot of people there last weekend, smaller even than the 2012 40+ degree day race it seemed to me

You can doubt it all you like though, were you even at the event last weekend?
I wasnt there and happy to concede the crowd was small, just highly doubtful of a 15000 race day crowd
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Old 5 Dec 2016, 11:18 (Ref:3693846)   #26
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Sydney last weekend would have been extremely lucky to have gotten 40,000 in total for the three days!
Agree.
There were few food/drink stalls and indeed toilets to keep the masses fed, watered & the other thing

It was almost a self-fulfilling prophecy, preparing for a poor crowd and a poor crowd came..

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The crowd was as sparse as I'd seen it on the weekend. We will never know the crowd numbers for the weekend just gone considering they threw the gates open on Friday. And without school kids, Friday would have been a disaster as well.
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This is what happens when one team bolts away from the field. No, it's not the fault of RBRA, but the fault of the other contenders that appeared to have no level of competitive consistency.

A hard summary maybe, but a harsh reality which has harsh commercial effects.

The only way to improve the number of competitive entrants is to lock down the category specification. Everytime engineering changes are brought to the category, the cashed up engineering based innovators bolt away again. Look at F1, bringing new technical guides for 2017, which no fans asked for, voted in by MB (and its aligning customers) and Ferrari (and its aligning customers), which are merely a smokescreen to allow the cashed up mega factory teams to assert their engineering might to maintain the gap they desire.

V8SC...have they lost their way?
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There is scuttlebutt and insinuations that this will replace the street race? Surely thats not right?
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