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Old 14 Aug 2005, 18:00 (Ref:1382040)   #1
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Aussie Racing Cars

Wow ive just been watching the "Aussie racing cars" on Motors Tv what brilliant racing i was supprised at the sizes of the grids!!!

Basicly the same as our Legends series in the uk but a pleasure to watch
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Old 14 Aug 2005, 20:56 (Ref:1382205)   #2
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Wow ive just been watching the "Aussie racing cars" on Motors Tv what brilliant racing i was supprised at the sizes of the grids!!!

Basicly the same as our Legends series in the uk but a pleasure to watch
Better looking than the Legends! It is a fantastic formula. I caught them at the Surfers Paradise round in 2004 ... definatly a highlight of the weekend.
For more info check - http://www.aussieracingcars.com.au/
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 00:25 (Ref:1382343)   #3
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Yeah, it is a top little championship with plenty of exciting action.

Obviously I haven't seen the Brit Legends series, but the thing that is amazing about the Aussie Racing Cars is just how professionally turned out they are!
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 03:11 (Ref:1382347)   #4
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They *are* legends cars aren't they, just with different bodies ?

I don't like the way the Old Fords and FJ's are handicapped as they have no rear wing...
Most of the front running teams are prepared out of the supercar garages aren't they ?

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Old 15 Aug 2005, 03:26 (Ref:1382352)   #5
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They *are* legends cars aren't they, just with different bodies ?
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Similar. Phil Ward and his team have modified them a bit.

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I don't like the way the Old Fords and FJ's are handicapped as they have no rear wing.
That is made up for by the fact that the older model car engines do not run with restrictors, while the AU Falcon and VY Commodore do.

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Most of the front running teams are prepared out of the supercar garages aren't they ?
Tim Monte runs the Westpoint Racing car for DJR, Brad Lowe the WPS car and Nick Simmons the GRM car.

The rest are either run privately or by Phil Ward's works team.

There was talk that Jack Perkins may run a CPR car as well, but that fell through.

It looked like there was a PCR car at Oran Park too - don't know about the level of cooperation there.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 04:07 (Ref:1382360)   #6
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I thought the "aero" on the cars was non-existent and just for looks?
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 04:47 (Ref:1382364)   #7
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I believe the original concept of the 'Legends' was the brainchild of THE " Humpy" Wheeler, of Charlotte [Lowes] Motor Speedway fame.

Humpy introduced the legends as a between races catergory at Charlotte, in the early to mid 90's, to keep the fans entertained during downtime.

This concept was also copied by Bob Jane [as were most of Charlotte's good ideas, especially the Musco lighting] at the Thunderdome in Melbourne, as a fill in between AUSCAR & NASCAR races.



As a side-note, Bob also named his rambling homestead estate " Charlotte ", clearly showing how taken he is by the Charlotte track, and environs...
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 05:10 (Ref:1382370)   #8
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I lost interest when they decided they needed to put in current model cars.

The old styles look much better and were the purpose of the bloody thing when it started

It's just one of the 'too many' categories we have in Australia nowadays.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 05:15 (Ref:1382372)   #9
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Oh please racer!

Go and stand on the inside of turn one at Eastern Creek as 40 cars come flying through four wide on lap one and tell me it doesn't get your attention.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 07:37 (Ref:1382411)   #10
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Considering the size and weight of the cars, is four wide around turn 1 at Eastern Creek such a big deal?

40 'cars' would get my attention, 40 'legends' probably would as well, but not 40 caricatures............
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 07:51 (Ref:1382419)   #11
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Considering the size and weight of the cars, is four wide around turn 1 at Eastern Creek such a big deal?

40 'cars' would get my attention, 40 'legends' probably would as well, but not 40 caricatures............
Who cares what they look like? The racing is fantastic.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 08:15 (Ref:1382427)   #12
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yep Oran Park was fantastic racing.....I wonder what the world wide TV coverage is for this series???
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 10:47 (Ref:1382547)   #13
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I love watching the Aussie racers they are great value for money very close racing
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 11:07 (Ref:1382564)   #14
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yep Oran Park was fantastic racing.....I wonder what the world wide TV coverage is for this series???
TV coverage is the same for all V8 SUpercar support classes i think...as we all know Channel 10s Sunday Trackside prog, TV1 in NZ, plus Motors TV in Eurpoe which was how this link got started.

The cars have come along a way from the Legends, ARC are designed for tracks not ovals to start with. Plenty of proffessional drivers have driven them and cant believe how well balanced they are let alone how close the racing is. Big name drivers have been ... John Faulkner, David Besnard, Cameron McConville, Gary Rogers, Max Dumsley, Barton Mawer to name some I can remember...

As for their real perfomance .. wait till the next Motor Magazine comes out with their report after testing one at a NSW country airfield and again at Oran Park Thursday last week!
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 11:24 (Ref:1382590)   #15
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There is more overtaking in one lap of a Legends race than there is in a season of V8Supercars.... They are 1000 times more interesting than any single make series (Carrera Cup excepted), and offer entry level motorsport at a reasonable cost. And they fly.

What more do you want as support for the main game?
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