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Old 3 Apr 2018, 23:32 (Ref:3812701)   #1
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Old 4 Apr 2018, 00:23 (Ref:3812704)   #2
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Are the good old days of the privateer!

Imagine if Thexton and the Lusty brothers combined to form a mega team and took on the world!
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Old 4 Apr 2018, 00:29 (Ref:3812705)   #3
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Are not most the teams in Supercars Privateers?

would have thought only T8 and Kellys were not privateers

and 23 Red would meet the criteria of even the most purist of fan

or are we saying that the driver has to drive for his own team in which case Jono Webb would be more recent
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Stange to call it a sad day or the saddest day - unless your tongue is firmly planted in your cheek of course.

Thexton had a single car operation with a racing entitlement contract that he bought, same as Tekno or Team 18 or 23 Red now - no difference to them at all.

Biggest handicap the team suffered from was the pilot - if they'd put someone with some talent in the driver's seat, who knows - they might have delivered some results and built the commercial base to keep going. As it was, it was all funded out of Mr Thexton's pocket (or his businesses anyway) so tenure was always likely to be limited.
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Bah, I thought this was gonna be about when Seton stopped racing
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Probably bathurst 2006 was the saddest day in Supercars history
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The bloke was living out the dreams of many.

Good on him, I say.
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Probably bathurst 2006 was the saddest day in Supercars history
To be serious for a moment, that day is right up there (though it came with some very high highs too)

I'd also put Jason Richards passing there as well
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Old 4 Apr 2018, 04:42 (Ref:3812730)   #11
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To be serious for a moment, that day is right up there (though it came with some very high highs too)

I'd also put Jason Richards passing there as well
Definitely

this one always makes me a bit sad also, not for the incident but for the commentary

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EXACTLY, most keyboard warriors are only here cus they cant afford to do it on the track. Good for all of them I say
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Was reading about Cameron McLean in a great story by Aaron Noonan over on another website the other day.

I had forgotten that Mr Thexton purchased McLean's race team to get into the sport. Cam says David turned up with a "big chequebook and the timing was right so we sold it to him..."
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Good on him, I say.
Agree completely
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