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Old 30 Aug 2012, 08:46 (Ref:3127268)   #1
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FPR unaffected by V8 ownership change

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V8 Supercars team Ford Performance Racing will operate as normal despite owners Prodrive losing road-car arm Ford Performance Vehicles to the manufacturer.
Ford will assume full control of Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) from Prodrive at the end of the year following recent poor sales, resulting in the redundancy of 32 FPV workers.
But in a short statement, Ford Performance Racing's (FPR) team principal Tim Edwards said the news won't affect the V8s team which, despite being owned by Prodrive, is run separate to FPV.
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 10:51 (Ref:3127315)   #2
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 11:24 (Ref:3127333)   #3
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So... what chance the big 'Falcon' drawing on the side of the FPR cars goes the way of the dodo....?

How're they biting ?


What part of "...the news won't affect the V8s team..." didn't you appreciate?
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 12:20 (Ref:3127358)   #5
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What part of "...the news won't affect the V8s team..." didn't you appreciate?
FPR write every year that they are going to win the championship too, and thus far that's not come true.
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 13:25 (Ref:3127381)   #6
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What part of "...the news won't affect the V8s team..." didn't you appreciate?
What this really means is, the team has a contract until 2013. After that who knows. Prodrive is a business, it runs race teams for profit. Whether FPR can stand alone without significant funding from Ford & FPV is a point to be proven.

I think they are going to have to actually start charging commercial rates and therefore not undercut other teams for sponsorships now...
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 22:15 (Ref:3127645)   #7
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any chance we can bring the discusion from the end is nigh into this thread?
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FPR write every year that they are going to win the championship too, and thus far that's not come true.
people still buy AA
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 23:42 (Ref:3127680)   #9
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What is the deal between FPR and FPV? Do Prodrive own FPR outright or is it part owned with Ford? Are FPV and Ford now just a sponsor of the team?

Would be great for Prodrive to continue as a team not unlike Triple 8
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What is the deal between FPR and FPV? Do Prodrive own FPR outright or is it part owned with Ford? Are FPV and Ford now just a sponsor of the team?

Would be great for Prodrive to continue as a team not unlike Triple 8
Yes Prodrive are the 100% owners off FPR, as maufacturers are not allowed to own race teams.

I'm wondering if FPV (soon to be owned entirely by Ford) will continue to sponsor FPR.

previusly FPR with its similar owner was used as a marketing tool for FPV vehicles, as well as for the Ford brand, this may bot continue in the new year.

Also there was some economies of scale in this past as FPV employees would carry out some of the administrative functions of FPR. this would stop going forward as why would Ford provide this function for another company
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And generate threads on what AA writes too.....
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Really, the headline was enough to put me off this week, no Holden Ford beaters before the A9X apparently, hope someone lets Norm Beechey know.
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With a change in ownership of the Trading Post, will it continue as a sponsor?

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...t-topics-ausit
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With a change in ownership of the Trading Post, will it continue as a sponsor?

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Trading Post chose not to renew its deal with FPR anyway

I dont see the upside for Carsales.com

They are far and away the dominant market player under a variety of brands, a strategy which seems to convince the consumer they are dealing with different players.. when they are not..

Drive.com.au is the closest rival, yet it lacks the reach, depth and outright investment that Carsales makes in their product and platform

Arguably Carsales could have grown this kind of business organically.. would have taken longer..
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I dont see the upside for Carsales.com
1. Removes a potentially strong competitor from the market - Telstra/Sensis have deep pockets.
2. No mention of the dollar amount, ie its embarrassingly small.
3. SEO benefit alone would be significant.
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