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Old 13 Nov 2003, 05:30 (Ref:781692)   #1
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promax has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
okay who's got $17,000,000.00

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Old 13 Nov 2003, 07:26 (Ref:781759)   #2
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Well they cant even spell 'field' so good luck to them...

If they had $17m to throw around of their own dosh (given that the NT one is from the government up there), they would buy a race circuit in Queensland and base the AVESCO and TEGA gin palaces out there....
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 07:34 (Ref:781768)   #3
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Well they cant even spell 'field' so good luck to them...

If they had $17m to throw around of their own dosh (given that the NT one is from the government up there), they would buy a race circuit in Queensland and base the AVESCO and TEGA gin palaces out there....
I'm sure that would have bought Lakeside, with plenty left over.
Or the old Surfers Paradise track at Carrara, although it's too late for this now as some building work has started on this site.
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 07:43 (Ref:781773)   #4
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QR would be worth that, with some change...
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 08:19 (Ref:781802)   #5
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Manfield is long overdue for a major overhaul of the pit and spectator area,in the 10-12 years I have visited the place nothing has changed.

One very good thing about Manfield is that from the spectator areas you can view pretty much 100% of the track.

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Old 13 Nov 2003, 08:33 (Ref:781822)   #6
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Well they cant even spell 'field' so good luck to them...

If they had $17m to throw around of their own dosh (given that the NT one is from the government up there), they would buy a race circuit in Queensland and base the AVESCO and TEGA gin palaces out there....
First - check your settings GTR - Manfeild is spelt the correct way

Second - maybe someone should do some digging and find out just how the NT government actually spent $17 million and what it was spent on.

Funny how a new road was built that ends at the track entrance......
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 08:39 (Ref:781828)   #7
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Yeah I thought 17mil at Hidden Valley seemed a bit much...
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 08:44 (Ref:781834)   #8
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I know Manfeild is spelled this way, however it is not conventional...

$17m is a drop in the ocean compared to the $100m the NSW government piddled up the wall at Eastern Creek!
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 08:53 (Ref:781843)   #9
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But the bikes were never going to run at Amaroo,
infact what ever it cost at least NSW has 2 tracks,in alll honesty given the time frame they did pretty well to get a track let alona a decent one built at all.
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 11:56 (Ref:781999)   #10
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I will ask again though - dig and see exactly where the $17m was spent...
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 12:58 (Ref:782064)   #11
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Surveyors costs...
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 19:26 (Ref:782389)   #12
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I thought the Auckland City Council had said no way to a street race?? I know the mayor wants it, maybe he wants to race his Ferrari??
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 20:04 (Ref:782428)   #13
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Maybe it was some sacred site and the owners had to be compensated.
How much of the original track was there to begin with?I seems to have already been some sort of motorsport complex with at least Go Karts and Drags happening anyway.Mind you that pit complex would not have been cheap to build given all the concrete etc that was used to make it cyclone proof,but I also struggle to see 17 million unless you include Tiger whatever drive in the equation and the exit ramps etc.
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 20:06 (Ref:782432)   #14
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OK - I'll give you a hint (again)...

Look at the road leading to the track - look at where it stops - and then dig govt records to see how much this road cost.

Shock, horror - not much of that $17m left for the track itself....
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Old 13 Nov 2003, 20:20 (Ref:782449)   #15
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Yeah that road is called Tiger Brennan Drive
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