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Old 15 Apr 2018, 03:02 (Ref:3815587)   #16
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Heh heh, love your work, Alan. And he destroyed Pukekohe and Wanneroo for all spectators and other track users in the name of what Supercars couldn't live without. Not exactly setting the world afire on the GC, either. Appalling man.
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Old 17 Apr 2018, 02:12 (Ref:3816091)   #17
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Be interesting to see who the bidders are and whether the teams themselves might buy back the farm.
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Old 17 Apr 2018, 02:16 (Ref:3816092)   #18
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well todays news of Fords recommiting should help the sale price
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Old 17 Apr 2018, 11:02 (Ref:3816141)   #19
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well todays news of Fords recommiting should help the sale price
Will it?

To the general public, Ford were never out of the series, they were still racing and winning.

To the great unwashed, is the body shape change to a Mustang really much different to the change from an FG to the FGX?
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Old 17 Apr 2018, 11:47 (Ref:3816154)   #20
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Will it?

To the general public, Ford were never out of the series, they were still racing and winning.

To the great unwashed, is the body shape change to a Mustang really much different to the change from an FG to the FGX?
I was not aware the general public were ever going to buy the series, so therefore that is irrelevant

however to the buyers of the series having Ford back in would be a winner, how much of a winner is unknown and up to the buyer
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Old 17 Apr 2018, 13:09 (Ref:3816170)   #21
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Will it?

To the general public, Ford were never out of the series, they were still racing and winning.

To the great unwashed, is the body shape change to a Mustang really much different to the change from an FG to the FGX?
Ford adding a sponsorship to the commercial portfolio would make a small improvement but having a previous "deserter" manufacturer rejoin the series would give it a lot more credibility for a potential purchaser but might also mean a higher purchase price so double edged sword - at the least give them reason to not walk away but maintain an interest to see where it leads.
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 01:28 (Ref:3816278)   #22
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Will it?

To the general public, Ford were never out of the series, they were still racing and winning.

To the great unwashed, is the body shape change to a Mustang really much different to the change from an FG to the FGX?
What has selling got to do with the general public?

Its more about that there seems to be a future for the series....a potential buyer needs to know theres a future. Having Ford come back in provides for a little more secure future
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 02:29 (Ref:3816285)   #23
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What has selling got to do with the general public?

Its more about that there seems to be a future for the series....a potential buyer needs to know theres a future. Having Ford come back in provides for a little more secure future
Although after reading this article, maybe the Supercars future is not so secure

https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...13-p4z9gs.html
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 08:35 (Ref:3816309)   #24
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What has selling got to do with the general public?
Public interest in the product and the popularity of the product surely has an effect on the sale price doesn't it?

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Its more about that there seems to be a future for the series....a potential buyer needs to know theres a future. Having Ford come back in provides for a little more secure future
What did the future look like for CART in 2000? (Or Global Rallycross up until last night?)
CART had hugely popular events, four major motor manufacturers backing it, professional teams and big sponsors, and look at where it was in 2003.

Having Ford back involved is great, but it hardly secures the future of the series in any way, shape or form.
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What did the future look like for CART in 2000? (Or Global Rallycross up until last night?)
CART had hugely popular events, four major motor manufacturers backing it, professional teams and big sponsors, and look at where it was in 2003.

Having Ford back involved is great, but it hardly secures the future of the series in any way, shape or form.
CART had its problems back then but they were internal and they paid the price, that's for sure. Global Rallycross has had problems behind the public face for some time so not really a surprise either.

Having Ford back in doesn't secure the future of the series, I agree with you there but it does strengthen the series and if the series is properly managed the return of Ford could well be something of a watershed moment.
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 12:22 (Ref:3816344)   #26
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Be interesting to see who the bidders are and whether the teams themselves might buy back the farm.
I suspect most teams live hand to mouth and won't have the odd $10 million knocking around ......
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 12:38 (Ref:3816349)   #27
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I suspect most teams live hand to mouth and won't have the odd $10 million knocking around ......
They only have to outbid the next bidder...
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 22:22 (Ref:3816431)   #28
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Public interest in the product and the popularity of the product surely has an effect on the sale price doesn't it?



What did the future look like for CART in 2000? (Or Global Rallycross up until last night?)
CART had hugely popular events, four major motor manufacturers backing it, professional teams and big sponsors, and look at where it was in 2003.

Having Ford back involved is great, but it hardly secures the future of the series in any way, shape or form.
Not sure you can compare CART with supercars....population of Oz 25 mill...population of US 300 mill.

add to that the the yanks love their cars racing ie more 300k to a race day.


then you can see the payback of getting a depressed asset going again in the states will give a much greater return.

The issue here is that a racing series with one marque will not have any following.

But again...the public arent the people purchasing....it will be business people and business people are looking for a return on their investment
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Old 19 Apr 2018, 12:43 (Ref:3816494)   #29
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But again...the public arent the people purchasing....it will be business people and business people are looking for a return on their investment
Does it look like the current owner got a return on investment?
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Does it look like the current owner got a return on investment?
No one here can say they didn't. Looks deceive etc......
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