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Old 13 May 2012, 03:00 (Ref:3073412)   #31
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Reminds me when Calder Park was named Keilor International Raceway for a while.

Everyone still called it Calder just like Eastern Creek will be "The Creek".
Never seen the words 'Keilor' and 'International' in the same sentence before
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Old 13 May 2012, 03:57 (Ref:3073430)   #32
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If they were smart they would have put it to the members to come up with a new name, the winning name getting a free track day or similar. I'm sure a motorsport member base could have come up with something much better than Sydney MotorSport Park.
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Old 13 May 2012, 09:26 (Ref:3073492)   #33
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If they were smart they would have put it to the members to come up with a new name, the winning name getting a free track day or similar. I'm sure a motorsport member base could have come up with something much better than Sydney MotorSport Park.
Having a commercial sponsor in the title would have been more impressive...
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Old 13 May 2012, 11:49 (Ref:3073568)   #34
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Never seen the words 'Keilor' and 'International' in the same sentence before
At the time it kind of made sense (with the AGPs) but it does seem kinda funny now.
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Old 13 May 2012, 15:28 (Ref:3073716)   #35
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Having a commercial sponsor in the title would have been more impressive...
Aren't the NSW Government effectively the sponsor, so hence the name fits?
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Old 13 May 2012, 15:49 (Ref:3073736)   #36
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How about Sydney Permanent International Raceway for Motorsport? (sorry)
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Old 13 May 2012, 16:38 (Ref:3073781)   #37
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Having a commercial sponsor in the title would have been more impressive...
I hate stadia named after commercial sponsors - Sonora raceway, Emirates Stadium, Reebok Stadium... Meaningless and sycophantic. And when the commercial partner withdraws it gets renamed so no-one knows what or where it is any more.

With one exception. 20 years on, rally GB is still referred to by us old-timers as the RAC, and sometimes the RAC Lombard!
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Old 14 May 2012, 00:18 (Ref:3074068)   #38
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How about Sydney Permanent International Raceway for Motorsport? (sorry)
SPIRM lol!

Agree with Woolley, naming a venue based on a sponsor is a bad idea, if the name sticks and then the sponsor moves on, everyone will still refer to the facility using the old sponsors name, which would make it difficult and frustrating for any new sponsor.
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Old 14 May 2012, 07:09 (Ref:3074128)   #39
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I hate stadia named after commercial sponsors - Sonora raceway, Emirates Stadium, Reebok Stadium... Meaningless and sycophantic. And when the commercial partner withdraws it gets renamed so no-one knows what or where it is any more.
I agree with that.

QEII Stadium in Brisbane, which amongst other things hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games, was renamed ANZ Stadium in 1993 through to 2003, when the sponsorship deal ended (known since 2004 as the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre)

In 2008 ANZ then did a deal to take over from Telstra the naming rights of the stadium in Sydney that hosted the 2000 Olympics..... it is now known as ANZ Stadium.... confusion central
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Old 14 May 2012, 23:51 (Ref:3074619)   #40
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I hate stadia named after commercial sponsors - Sonora raceway, Emirates Stadium, Reebok Stadium... Meaningless and sycophantic. And when the commercial partner withdraws it gets renamed so no-one knows what or where it is any more.

With one exception. 20 years on, rally GB is still referred to by us old-timers as the RAC, and sometimes the RAC Lombard!
Not sure if Top Gear were taking the p_ss but isn't Donington now called

'Simply Sausages Donington Park'

There is the only evidence you need as to why sponsor names shouldn't be on race tracks
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Old 14 May 2012, 23:58 (Ref:3074624)   #41
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Not sure if Top Gear were taking the p_ss but isn't Donington now called

'Simply Sausages Donington Park'
does that mean Dawn French can take a short cut of 10% off the track if she ever races?
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Old 15 May 2012, 00:34 (Ref:3074629)   #42
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"Barry" would be a good name
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Old 21 May 2012, 04:04 (Ref:3077072)   #43
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Old 21 May 2012, 05:24 (Ref:3077080)   #44
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and even more official.

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Old 21 May 2012, 05:42 (Ref:3077084)   #45
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The Barry Sheen Motorsport Centre would be a fitting tribute (although our Wayne was instrumental in getting the bikes to EC) ....then we could substitute "BS" instead of "Bazza" when talking about the weird goings on there these days!

BSMC has a familiar ring to it....
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