Well, Summernats has come and gone. As a resident of a suburb very close by I must say that it was all going rather swimmingly, that is until the early hours of Sunday morning.
Not content with staggering down the middle of the road yelling “Summernats” at the top of their voices, a group of males decided that we really didn’t need a tree at the front of our house. And thus they smashed it up. That can go with the two that were destroyed in a similar manner during Summernats 2006.
I’m guessing that if significant damage happened to a car at Summernats then there would be action. Trees and locals just don’t seem to count.
The Summernats office were contacted. They didn’t care and told us that it was Canberra Connect’s job to sort out damage caused by Summernats. Canberra Connect (who are always awesome when we have used them) were happy to come and take out the tree but we can do that ourselves. ACT Police were only interested if we could identify the people involved – great. They also told us that no crime statistics relating to Summernats are collected and passed on to the organisers.
What would we like? Well, Mr Henry could spend the money he saved on his speeding fine and get us a new tree but I fear that it would meet the same fate when Summernats rolls around again.