It’s an age old question… WRX or Skyline? Today’s video was posted yesterday by “hawko82″ and features the description “Almost got him in canberra!!!!!!”
Particular enjoyment can be had from the tire squeal when the finally get off the mark, and the chase car driver trying to film and drive at the same time.
Anyone know the [...]
I figured that I would add the following after the general consensus at the time of the crash was that we would wait to see what the verdict was and resume the discussions from there (original post).
In case you don’t recall, I am one of the brothers of the mother in the other car. My [...]
The Canberra Times brings word of the expectedly shambolic state of parking fine collection in the ACT:
At January 1, more than 160,000 unpaid fines were sitting on the rego.act database, some dating back to 1980, and all but 22,300 were overdue.
Apparently there’s $23 million worth of them.
Why not just slap the unpaid fines onto the [...]
[First filed: July 29, 2009 @ 08:42]
The Canberra Times brings the happy news that a “joint taskforce” of the National Capital Authority and the ACT Government (what a meeting of great minds that must be) is having another go at working through the issues of getting paid parking going in the green and leafy environs [...]
I love people who speed. It’s entirely discretionary and yet they choose to provide millions of dollars a year to the community to fund schools, hospitals, and the sprawling semi-competent ACT Public Service.
The Canberra Times reports that better placement of speed cameras has given the generous leadfoots even greater opportunities to contribute.
THE TOTAL speed camera [...]
One might think that with all of Canberra’s plans and strategies we’d have already dialled in sustainable transport.
But this very morning the Chiefly Stanhope has announced that he’s kicking of the process to develop at “new comprehensive sustainable transport plan”.
Having successfully defused the vexed issue of kangaroo culling the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the [...]
To the joy of some, and the disappointment of others, the ABC informs us that Summernats is going nowhere.
The new owners of the Summernats Car Festival say the event will be staged in Canberra for at least the next three years.
A company led by Andy Lopez who produces the Australia Day Concert has bought the [...]
Does anyone know how to find out the number of different car marques (n.b. not Karl Marx) registered in the ACT?
The ABS has a series on car registrations but it is not specific enough to include all car marques by state/territory.
Would such data be publically listed on an ACT Government web site, perhaps? Is there, [...]
Yet another serious crash on Southern Cross drive, next to Kippax. It seems not a month goes by when this does not happen in this location, and it not supprising really when you see the attitude of drivers on this road, which has a sign posted speed limit of 60.
At least 1 in 5 people [...]
I have not long got home after taking 45minutes to travel from Tuggeranong to Banks due to the huge traffic jam caused by the Tharwa Drive duplication roadworks. Not happy as this appeared to be caused by witches hats blocking off one lane of Drakeford Drive near the Johnson Drive roundabout. No obvious reason for [...]
[First filed: July 18, 2009 @ 22:08]
Around midday this Saturday I was collecting some roast duck and noodles from the exemplary Tak Kee Roast Inn in Dickson and was a little surprised, as I walked back to the car, to see a column of traffic approaching all bearing placards bolted on to roof racks.
The Falun [...]
The ABC is speculating that the company behind the Australia Day Live events, Out There Productions, are the much speculated on Summernats buyers.
If no contrats have yet been signed then there’s still a long way to go.
One suspects given the tone of Australia Day Live that a lot of strippers will be out of work [...]
Anyone else recieve a Reminder Notice for Traffic Offence in the last day or two?
Better check it out closely because it might just one of the many that were sent out by mistake.
I received a warning last December and low and behold I got a notice in the mail to pay 177.00.
Car windows being smashed ..our peaceful Saturday night was ruined when a car drove up and someone lent out the back window and smashed the rear window of our car, we assume with a golf club or bat…..why …. who knows!!!!
We are out of pocket for this and when talking to the guy that [...]
I have recently moved to ACT and need to change my rego from NSW.
Can anyone recommend a authorised service centre that won’t give me a huge repair bill?
Its an 95 EF Falcon there are minor issues.
The Bureau informs us that it’s still below zero out there even at 9 in the morning.
The next two mornings are also forecast to get down to -3.
So for those struggling to get their cars going in these conditions have you got any tips?
There appeared to have been a very nasty crash on Gundaroo Drive this afternoon, involving at least two cars. Does anyone have any details?
Gundaroo Drive was closed between Nudurr Drive and the new turn off to Crace (Areba Avenue?), resulting in quite large detours for traffic on this busy road.
We happened on the scene apparently [...]
I’m over in the US at the moment for a short stint of summer camp work. Been for a few drives… the driving style here in northern Pennsylvania is very different to home in Canberra. Just trying to work out why…
Country road speed limits are 45-55mph here, roughly 70 to 90km/h. In the ACT or [...]
The ABC is warning that a lot of parking fees in Canberra are set to nearly double from Monday:
An all-day ticket at a City West car park, between Marcus Clarke Street and Gordon Street, will rise from $5 to $9.
Meanwhile, drivers parking at either of the two carparks near Phillip Oval in Woden, will pay [...]
AdelaideNow is reporting on a teenager from the Canberra suburb of Griffith caught on Northbourne Avenue with 10 teenage passengers in their Nissan Pulsar.
Police found there were two passengers in the front seat beside the driver, six passengers in the back seat and two more in the boot.
The 10 passengers were all between 18 [...]
The ABC informs us that petrol prices are running 15 cents a litre higher than Sydney, or even Goulburn or Yass.
It also seems we have both too much competition, and not enough.
One suspects maybe we just have too much money.
The self styled auto-vigilantes of the RushHHour Underground are having another track day at Marulan on 18 July between 9am and 4pm.
They sent out the following message to their Track Day Group which I personally found enlightening when it comes to the perils of running this kind of event:
Track day is slowly creeping up [...]
I was travelling southbound on Yamba/Erindale Dr in the left hand lane at approx 5.50pm Thurs 11 Jun 09 . A rear ender had occurred in the left hand lane about 5 cars in front of me so the left lane was blocked. The accident occurred approx 100m up from the Sulwood [...]
This afternoon at the Hellenic Club in Woden, a car decided that it would be fun to shunt other cars in the carpark and drive off. Unfortunatly he was apprehended by two public servants who managed to get his details before he fled the scene and in the process hit another car.
When this gentlemen was [...]
I realise compared to the almost daily problems with cyclists in the ACT this is a pretty minor issue but i thought i would write a post about it anyway.
I recently bought a VW and figured that i would try and get euro style plates for it because it looks a bit odd with the [...]
So you thought you might like to purchase a car with some of that bonus you had paid out ! You find the perfect car you have been dreaming of for the past 12 months. It’s a bargain, seller seems genuinne, you take a day off to travel interstate to make the purchase upon being [...]
Driving my merry way to work this morning, doing the speed limit, I was shocked when a cyclist appeared out of nowhere right in front of me, having not stopped at the side of the road to give way like he should have.
After I slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting him, he then [...]
Have a look at the photo.
Observe what you can see of the oncoming car.
Oh my, that’s right. The only thing you can see in the fog is the headlights.
So here’s a tip space cadets. When driving in fog turn you headlights on.
If we have a prang because you were this stupid it’s wheel lock to [...]
Back in 1964 looking south from Theodore Street Curtin were empty sheep paddocks stretching as far as the eye can see. The landscape was a blank canvas devoid of any existing structures and few geographical difficulties. Unlike Sydney there were no engineering problems posed by landscapes as challenging as the Blue Mountains, the Ku-ring-gai [...]
As seen yesterday in the Canberra Times, the Car group known has “RushHour” has once again made it into the papers. This time on the front page.
Internet videos purportedly from a Canberra street racing group show drivers taking part in illegal street racing, burnouts and go-karting at high speeds on suburban roads.
Police have [...]
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To those drivers turning right from Castleton Cres in Gowrie onto Sternberg Cres.
YOU HAVE RIGHT OF WAY!
The broken white line in front of my car as I wait to turn left indicates that I have to give way to you. So just GO already!
I was in Goulburn yesterday and interested to see that petrol was 10c a litre cheaper than Canberra. I filled up before leaving at $1.28.9 in Canberra and wish I didn’t bother as it was around $1.17.9 in the Goulburn main street (admittedly that may have been after shopadocket discount).
If you’re heading to Sydney and [...]