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Old 8 Feb 2006, 02:37 (Ref:1517725)   #1
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Bathurst International Motor Festival. Launched!!!

http://www.bimf.com.au/

WPS on board as naming sponsor. Not sure is this old or not but its the first I had heard of it.

Really looking foward to this event and hope it can really take off.

Nice mix of displays, racing and single lap runs. Most intruiging to me is the Team Australia demo's. Could we see the old Reynard Champ Car be included in the run, just 4 days after Long Beach but maybe a few of the crew could fly over to make it happen.
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Old 8 Feb 2006, 03:37 (Ref:1517749)   #2
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I'm disgusted.

One of the three best circuits in the world has its second meeting of the year given over to demonstartion runs?

What a waste of a golden opportunity.

By nice mix, isn't that their spin on an acknowledgement that basically means as little racing as possible because we've really only got three categories that are eligible to race on the Mountain anyway...

Really - we had plenty of WPS demonstration laps at Bathurst last year with the 300C leading the V8Supercar around on parade laps.

A historic festival can, and has been held anywhere, from a School Oval to full size circuits, but when a circuit is only allowed to be used twice a year and the second event will see historic cars puttering along at the top of the Mountain (if they are allowed up there) at 50 km/h is... I'm dismayed a racing weekend could not be organised.

Organised properly a historc festival could have been held with out racing, therefore removing the need to take up one of the circuits two precious track closures.

It'll be a great and fun event I'm sure, but figuratively we will be fed chips and coke when it could have been a full roast.

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Old 8 Feb 2006, 04:11 (Ref:1517759)   #3
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I'm disgusted.

One of the three best circuits in the world has its second meeting of the year given over to demonstartion runs?

What a waste of a golden opportunity.

By nice mix, isn't that their spin on an acknowledgement that basically means as little racing as possible because we've really only got three categories that are eligible to race on the Mountain anyway...

Really - we had plenty of WPS demonstration laps at Bathurst last year with the 300C leading the V8Supercar around on parade laps.

A historic festival can, and has been held anywhere, from a School Oval to full size circuits, but when a circuit is only allowed to be used twice a year and the second event will see historic cars puttering along at the top of the Mountain (if they are allowed up there) at 50 km/h is... I'm dismayed a racing weekend could not be organised.

Organised properly a historc festival could have been held with out racing, therefore removing the need to take up one of the circuits two precious track closures.

It'll be a great and fun event I'm sure, but figuratively we will be fed chips and coke when it could have been a full roast.

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Not sure what the problem is as no one else has put an event together so we
can all enjoy this great circiut more than just once a year. Should we not embrace it and hope it builds into something really great??
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Old 8 Feb 2006, 04:20 (Ref:1517764)   #4
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So will the ChampCar thats supposedly rocking up going to be allowed its head, and run a proper, timed lap or dozen?

The circuit will be very green, but with the right boost level, proper tyres, and a driver who knows the circuit, anyone prepared to bet on a sub 2 minute time?

(the sound you hear is Cochrane suffering a myocardial infarction at the thought something could be quicker than his SoupCars)
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Old 8 Feb 2006, 04:42 (Ref:1517778)   #5
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So will the ChampCar thats supposedly rocking up going to be allowed its head, and run a proper, timed lap or dozen?

The circuit will be very green, but with the right boost level, proper tyres, and a driver who knows the circuit, anyone prepared to bet on a sub 2 minute time?

(the sound you hear is Cochrane suffering a myocardial infarction at the thought something could be quicker than his SoupCars)
NO its the sound of pigs flying overhead.
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Old 8 Feb 2006, 04:47 (Ref:1517780)   #6
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Vanilla Dice has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
Oh... just like any press release from Gore/Larkham.. and their majestic "SuperTeam" in their "purpose-built" 600m2 racing facility.
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Old 8 Feb 2006, 05:08 (Ref:1517787)   #7
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we've really only got three categories that are eligible to race on the Mountain anyway...
Actually, at Mt. Panorama the following categories (with track densities in brackets) are allowed:

Formule Vee, Ford (55)
Prod Cars, Prod One Make, Saloon, Aussie Racing, HQ's, Improved Prod, Commodore Cup, Carrera/Porsche, Historic except groups Q and R, Marque Sports, Street Sedans, V8 Supercar, Super Touring (55)
Clubman Sports 1300 (44)
Regularity (60)

Mt Panorama is an FIA grade 3 licenced track with 36/72 pit spaces.
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Not sure what the problem is as no one else has put an event together so we can all enjoy this great circiut more than just once a year
Quite simply really - cost - it is simply too expensive to put any race meeting on at Bathurst unless you have major major backing.

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Unless it runs as a Regularity car then it will not be permitted to run especially if any timing equipment is in operation.
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Hello Falcadore,

Not sure what the problem is as no one else has put an event together so we
can all enjoy this great circiut more than just once a year.
Actually MPAC did put a proposal for a racing event at Mt Panorama but it was turned down for this current event.
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Shall we ignore the need to gazette the use of the track in the NSW government papers, and how that is an incredibly boringly laborious process, and able to be stopped on the fart and whim of a whingy whiny resident of the area stupid enough to complain about noisy cars on the track.

Sucks majorly,

I have an idea.. why doesnt WPS buy all the property round the track, convert some of it to tea tree farms, a couple of native growth forests, a resort for adults (woohoo nudies!!), an oldies home, maybe a hospital... then they could be the only people allowed to whinge about noisy cars on the track.

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The two meetings per year are already covered by Act of Parliament so need to Gazette other than for the government to advise the actual dates it is being used.

These two dates however are for FULL track usage so therefore events using only part of the track (hillclimb etc) do not require government approval, only local council/shire approvals.

And why shouldn't a local resident have the legal right to be able to 'complain' about any meeting propsoed at the Mt Panorama track - it is, after all, a government paid for (i.e. read taxpayer) venue.
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There will be a full blown RACE MEETING.
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It's a bit ironic that a Ford racing team can pull Holden as a sponsor.
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Old 8 Feb 2006, 09:32 (Ref:1517893)   #14
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It will be a top weekend, any race weekend at Bathurst is a top weekend.

The last time easter ran at the circuit was a bike show about 5 years ago, great weekend but the organisers dropped a bundle on it.

Really looking forward to it.
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Interesting its only [!!] $50 for a campsite but $135 when IMG is running the 1000. And that just to camp on Crown Land on top of the Mountain which was free for decades until AVESCO arrived.Perhaps the water will be turned off and there'll be a charge to breathe.

WAY TO MAKE SURE LESS PEOPLE ATTEND!!!
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