The City Cruise is tomorrow!

By 1 January, 2014 45

2 January, 2014
12:00 pm

TAMS are giving notice that the Summernats City Cruise is going down tomorrow at Midday:

The ACT Government today provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday on Thursday 2 January 2014, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.

The Cruise takes place between the Summernats entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Federal Highway down Northbourne Avenue through to the intersection with London Circuit and then back to the starting point.

“The Summernats City Cruise, which is a convoy of 200 of the best vehicles from the event, promises to attract a wide range of Canberrans and visitors,” said Senior Manager, Traffic Management and Safety, Roads ACT, Rifaat Shoukrallah.

“It is important the Cruise takes place safely so the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue will be closed in sections as the convoy passes. The Cruise will travel at 40 kilometres per hour with a police escort involving a lead car, trailing car and supporting motorcycles.

“Roads ACT will also coordinate the traffic lights for the Cruise to ensure it proceeds smoothly. Access will be provided to emergency service vehicles if necessary.

“The best vantage points are in the City and at the Summernats entrance near the Caltex service station site, Stirling Avenue, and the Federal Highway. These locations are where the vehicles will be travelling at their slowest so people have more of a chance to see them.

“There is also parking available in the City and parking is available at EPIC via Old Well Station Road, off Federal Highway.”

For public safety reasons, the public is not permitted to watch the Cruise from the central median strip on Northbourne Avenue or the Federal Highway. An alcohol ban is also in place along the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue for the duration of the Cruise.

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45 Responses to The City Cruise is tomorrow!
#1
c_c™10:25 pm, 01 Jan 14

‘near the Caltex service station site’

Has someone told TAMS that ‘site’ is now an actual servo and Maccas outlet?

#2
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd7:46 am, 02 Jan 14

Gross

#3
Roundhead8910:32 am, 02 Jan 14

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

#4
DrKoresh10:53 am, 02 Jan 14

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

#5
Solidarity11:12 am, 02 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

What about gay Summernats entrants?

(Yes they exist…)

#6
DrKoresh11:23 am, 02 Jan 14

Solidarity said :

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

What about gay Summernats entrants?

(Yes they exist…)

If they like Summernats then they can’t be all that bad. Probably just made a poor choice when it came to their sexuality thanks to leftist-media brainwashing.

#7
Mess11:53 am, 02 Jan 14

“For public safety reasons, the public is not permitted to watch the Cruise from the central median strip on Northbourne Avenue or the Federal Highway. An alcohol ban is also in place along the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue for the duration of the Cruise.”

Looks like plenty of people are ignoring the above advice. From what I can see there are plenty of people camped on the median strip.

#8
magiccar911:55 am, 02 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone.

I know your comment is probably tongue in cheek, but consider the people living in the suburbs around EPIC. They’re the ones who are ‘hurt’ by packs of drunken bogans walking the streets at all hours vandalising property and making general arses of themselves disturbing the general population.

Until the Police really crack down on this event (cutting all alcohol would be my start), it’s going to continue to be seen in a negative light due to the audience it attracts.

#9
HiddenDragon12:17 pm, 02 Jan 14

Oh it’s that kind of cruise – at first I had visions of the Love Boat on Burley Griffin.

#10
neanderthalsis12:25 pm, 02 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Solidarity said :

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

What about gay Summernats entrants?

(Yes they exist…)

If they like Summernats then they can’t be all that bad. Probably just made a poor choice when it came to their sexuality thanks to leftist-media brainwashing.

Or watched too much Peppa Pig: http://tinyurl.com/mjg3efr

#11
Deref12:31 pm, 02 Jan 14

DrKoresh said :

Solidarity said :

DrKoresh said :

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

IKR? It’s not like Summernats ever hurt anyone. Gay people on the other hand…

What about gay Summernats entrants?

(Yes they exist…)

If they like Summernats then they can’t be all that bad. Probably just made a poor choice when it came to their sexuality thanks to leftist-media brainwashing.

How about telling us when you made the decision to be heterosexual, Doc, and what you read that led you to that decision.

#12
nhand4212:45 pm, 02 Jan 14

FFS, what a pain in the arse.

I was in Belconnen trying to get home to Hackett. Got as far as the Dickson intersection without seeing a single warning sign. Even then there are no detour signs. They’ve closed off every intersection within 5km either side of Dickson and none of the vest-wearing traffic obstructors could offer an alternate route.

Ended up driving all the way to the lake and around Civic. Only three mins from home and it took nearly an hour. Not Happy. Dreadful organisation yet again by the bogan beer-swilling redneck crowd.

F***ing Summernats. Always hated it. Hate it more now.

#13
Tooks1:21 pm, 02 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

FFS, what a pain in the arse.

I was in Belconnen trying to get home to Hackett. Got as far as the Dickson intersection without seeing a single warning sign. Even then there are no detour signs. They’ve closed off every intersection within 5km either side of Dickson and none of the vest-wearing traffic obstructors could offer an alternate route.

Ended up driving all the way to the lake and around Civic. Only three mins from home and it took nearly an hour. Not Happy. Dreadful organisation yet again by the bogan beer-swilling redneck crowd.

F***ing Summernats. Always hated it. Hate it more now.

You realise this is planned months in advance and covered extensively in the local media? Not sure why you’re surprised by traffic disruptions.

#14
Solidarity1:27 pm, 02 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

FFS, what a pain in the arse.

I was in Belconnen trying to get home to Hackett. Got as far as the Dickson intersection without seeing a single warning sign. Even then there are no detour signs. They’ve closed off every intersection within 5km either side of Dickson and none of the vest-wearing traffic obstructors could offer an alternate route.

Ended up driving all the way to the lake and around Civic. Only three mins from home and it took nearly an hour. Not Happy. Dreadful organisation yet again by the bogan beer-swilling redneck crowd.

F***ing Summernats. Always hated it. Hate it more now.

How dare they close your road that is just yours and nobody elses! They’ve never closed a road before for any other event, it’s just bloody Summernats!

#15
nhand422:44 pm, 02 Jan 14

Solidarity said :

How dare they close your road that is just yours and nobody elses! They’ve never closed a road before for any other event, it’s just bloody Summernats!

Oh yes, that’s exactly what I was saying. It’s *my* road and there is no other explanation whatsoever. You are clearly the smartest person in the room.

If only there was a *grounds* nearby where they could *show* off the cars. Perhaps a *show* *ground*. Perhaps somewhere close to Northbourne, with facilities for people to use, without disrupting the major inbound roads for dozens of suburbs and inconveniencing multiple suburbs worth of Canberrans.

But no, you’re much smarter than all that, it’s all about my personal road being taken over! Brilliant. You should get a job working for TAMS with insight like that.

#16
chewy143:16 pm, 02 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

Solidarity said :

How dare they close your road that is just yours and nobody elses! They’ve never closed a road before for any other event, it’s just bloody Summernats!

Oh yes, that’s exactly what I was saying. It’s *my* road and there is no other explanation whatsoever. You are clearly the smartest person in the room.

If only there was a *grounds* nearby where they could *show* off the cars. Perhaps a *show* *ground*. Perhaps somewhere close to Northbourne, with facilities for people to use, without disrupting the major inbound roads for dozens of suburbs and inconveniencing multiple suburbs worth of Canberrans.

But no, you’re much smarter than all that, it’s all about my personal road being taken over! Brilliant. You should get a job working for TAMS with insight like that.

Exactly.

They closed roads around my house for bloody Christmas lights and I had to put up with kids whooping and being excited over the lights on my street for weeks! Weeks, dammit!!

And don’t get me started on Floriade and those temporary lights that inconvenience everybody each year.

Ban every event that I don’t like and don’t attend. I shouldn’t have to put up with being affected by other people’s interests ever.

#17
nhand423:39 pm, 02 Jan 14

chewy14 said :

Ban every event that I don’t like and don’t attend. I shouldn’t have to put up with being affected by other people’s interests ever.

My interests don’t clog up Northbourne, result in drunken violence, lead to criminal damage, or involve women being harassed and even raped by bogan trash. But sure, otherwise your argument is perfectly reasonable.

Seeing as you’re such a defender of “equal rights” how about you give us your street address. I’ll ring up a few of me mates and we’ll do burnouts on your lawn for 4 days, and spew on your front door, and yell at your missus to flash us her tits. Fully sick.

Yet somehow in your world I’m the one being unreasonable by asking people to confine their hobby to a showground, rather than disrupt a significant chunk of a city for nearly a week.

PS: I love car shows, been to lots of them. Can’t stand the idea of Floriade, never gone. I also think the Summernats cars are rubbish. But unlike Floriade which I can just ignore, Summernats insists on taking over the inner north and shoving their hobby in everybody’s face. Why would you defend that? Anti-social behaviour gets your rocks off, does it?

#18
c_c™3:44 pm, 02 Jan 14

The thing to understand about Summernats, is that it isn’t a car festival, it’s a bogan festival. So long as they’re cooped up in EPIC and not screwing around with the rest of Canberra, clogging traffic, trashing yards or yelling obscene crap at women, then no problem.

#19
MrBigEars4:11 pm, 02 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

The thing to understand about Summernats, is that it isn’t a car festival, it’s a bogan festival. So long as they’re cooped up in EPIC and not screwing around with the rest of Canberra, clogging traffic, trashing yards or yelling obscene crap at women, then no problem.

I like to think of Summernats as a volcano. If you confine the volatile southern-cross tattoo wearing elements in with the genuine car gunzels for too long, the bogan-pressure will build up to a level where it will explode all over Canberra, spraying the gunzels clastics out with the volatile mouth-breathers. Much better to ease off the pressure with a few leaks of bogan over the whole period, rather than a massive eruption.

#20
Roundhead894:37 pm, 02 Jan 14

Roundhead89 said :

Cue the anti-Summernats crowd for this year’s instalment of whinging and bile…

See what I mean…

#21
chewy145:12 pm, 02 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

chewy14 said :

Ban every event that I don’t like and don’t attend. I shouldn’t have to put up with being affected by other people’s interests ever.

My interests don’t clog up Northbourne, result in drunken violence, lead to criminal damage, or involve women being harassed and even raped by bogan trash. But sure, otherwise your argument is perfectly reasonable.

Neither do any of my interests. Summernats? Never been, not interested in cars enough.

What was your point again? Oh that’s right, you were “inconvenienced” by other people. Carry on….

#22
LSWCHP5:28 pm, 02 Jan 14

Tooks said :

nhand42 said :

FFS, what a pain in the arse.

I was in Belconnen trying to get home to Hackett. Got as far as the Dickson intersection without seeing a single warning sign. Even then there are no detour signs. They’ve closed off every intersection within 5km either side of Dickson and none of the vest-wearing traffic obstructors could offer an alternate route.

Ended up driving all the way to the lake and around Civic. Only three mins from home and it took nearly an hour. Not Happy. Dreadful organisation yet again by the bogan beer-swilling redneck crowd.

F***ing Summernats. Always hated it. Hate it more now.

You realise this is planned months in advance and covered extensively in the local media? Not sure why you’re surprised by traffic disruptions.

I must’ve missed all that, because I first heard about it on this RA thread this morning.

And I agree with nhand42 that the traffic management didn’t seem to be particularly well thought out.

I was at the Northbourne – London Cct intersection with my boys. About 10 minutes before the cars showed up (presumably when they started at the other end) a guy walked out and put barriers across London Cct at the lights in front of the traffic that was stopped at the intersection. So those cars were stuck there as further traffic piled up behind them, with no way to turn around. An elderly lady in a little blue car had an excellent but no doubt unwanted front row seat for the entire thing as she sat there trapped for over half an hour. Several people around me commented on this particular piece of poor organisation.

I don’t think it would’ve been too hard to put the barriers back at West Row so that people could be diverted rather than being allowed to drive without warning into a dead-end with no way to get out.

Anyway, apart from that it was fun, and we enjoyed watching the variety of vehicles rolling past.

#23
nhand427:02 pm, 02 Jan 14

chewy14 said :

What was your point again? Oh that’s right, you were “inconvenienced” by other people. Carry on….

If that was the point you thought was being made, you’re exactly the kind of person who would enjoy the Summernats, i.e. you have no consideration for others.

The burnouts started today at 1pm and will continue into the night. The police do nothing – they never do – and each year they lie and say the Summerants attendees were well behaved. Bullshit. If you live in an affected area, you know it is a lie. The burnouts, the hooligans, the property damage, the drunk violence, it’s non-stop hell.

According to you I’m just being “inconvenienced”. Thousands of events each year in Canberra and this is the only event that consistently “inconveniences” Canberra with crime, rape, and assault. Why do you defend this? Is it because you live down south and have no idea how bad Summernats is for locals? It’s not like anybody in the inner north can avoid Summernats. The noise and traffic intrudes on our private lives all day, every day of the event. I’ve never been woken at 2am by a Floriade patron doing burnouts, or been physically assaulted at the Dickson petrol station by somebody visiting the art gallery.

Yet we have nitwits like you defending it. Making out that it’s just an “inconvenience”. So again, give me your home address and I’ll give you a short sharp demonstration of the “inconvenience” of a beer bottle thrown through your living room window at 2am.

#24
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd7:17 pm, 02 Jan 14

Human trash Central.

Not debateable.

#25
tommo7:45 pm, 02 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Human trash Central.

Not debateable.

Source?

(Not that I disagree, but you should at least adhere to your own standards)

#26
SexPartyACT8:00 pm, 02 Jan 14

I like Top Gear Australia’s description… “Each year, a mullet convention known as Summernats is held in the nation’s usually very dull capital. For a few days, the politicians are cleared out to make way for the hoards of mostly drunk and largely offensive masses, who gather to watch someone destroy their tyres in one of the least exciting ways possible. Behind chainlink fence. On the outskirts of town.
We never really get the point of spending so much money to a car only to destroy it while trying to impress a crowd of men called Bazza, but each to their own in this mad world of automobiles.”

I haven’t been to Summernats for many years but I’m 100% behind it because of the money it brings to the region – I’ve seen reports ranging from 12 to 20 million dollars.

The Australian Sex Party wants to see a state-of-the-art speedway built in Canberra. I like the idea of it being built next to the AMC as close to Jerrabomberra as possible (and for those who don’t know my sense of humour, yes I am taking the piss).

You don’t have to be a bogan to enjoy car shows or motor sports. Just like you don’t have to be posh to dine at Sage.

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

#27
IrishPete8:06 pm, 02 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

chewy14 said :

What was your point again? Oh that’s right, you were “inconvenienced” by other people. Carry on….

If that was the point you thought was being made, you’re exactly the kind of person who would enjoy the Summernats, i.e. you have no consideration for others.

The burnouts started today at 1pm and will continue into the night. The police do nothing – they never do – and each year they lie and say the Summerants attendees were well behaved. Bullshit. If you live in an affected area, you know it is a lie. The burnouts, the hooligans, the property damage, the drunk violence, it’s non-stop hell.

According to you I’m just being “inconvenienced”. Thousands of events each year in Canberra and this is the only event that consistently “inconveniences” Canberra with crime, rape, and assault. Why do you defend this? Is it because you live down south and have no idea how bad Summernats is for locals? It’s not like anybody in the inner north can avoid Summernats. The noise and traffic intrudes on our private lives all day, every day of the event. I’ve never been woken at 2am by a Floriade patron doing burnouts, or been physically assaulted at the Dickson petrol station by somebody visiting the art gallery.

Yet we have nitwits like you defending it. Making out that it’s just an “inconvenience”. So again, give me your home address and I’ll give you a short sharp demonstration of the “inconvenience” of a beer bottle thrown through your living room window at 2am.

No, you complained about the travel inconvenience you experienced today. Later when challenged about your attitudes you added all the other stuff (valid stuff I think, but you didn’t mentioned it to begin with; we all know that the best way to make crime statistics go down is for the AFP to ignore the crime).

I live 70km away and I knew about the City Cruise, and I would not have been surprised by the traffic disruption you experienced. I didn’t bother trying to get any further away.

You are like the people where I live who say “but no-one told us about event Y…” when a flyer was put in their letterbox, it was advertised in the local newspapers and newsletters, written on noticeboards and even tattooed on the inside of their eyelids. Summernats comes around every year, just like Christmas, and birthdays. It’s not that hard to remember.

By the way, I don’t think you really understand what “fully sick” means, unless you were being ironic.

IP

#28
Masquara8:26 pm, 02 Jan 14

SexPartyACT said :

I like Top Gear Australia’s description… “Each year, a mullet convention known as Summernats is held in the nation’s usually very dull capital. For a few days, the politicians are cleared out to make way for the hoards of mostly drunk and largely offensive masses, who gather to watch someone destroy their tyres in one of the least exciting ways possible. Behind chainlink fence. On the outskirts of town.
We never really get the point of spending so much money to a car only to destroy it while trying to impress a crowd of men called Bazza, but each to their own in this mad world of automobiles.”

I haven’t been to Summernats for many years but I’m 100% behind it because of the money it brings to the region – I’ve seen reports ranging from 12 to 20 million dollars.

The Australian Sex Party wants to see a state-of-the-art speedway built in Canberra. I like the idea of it being built next to the AMC as close to Jerrabomberra as possible (and for those who don’t know my sense of humour, yes I am taking the piss).

You don’t have to be a bogan to enjoy car shows or motor sports. Just like you don’t have to be posh to dine at Sage.

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

You should really get Fiona to do your Summernats PR, Deb. You forgot to include a feel-good (yairs) account of how much of the money is spent on the sex industry. Oh, and as a supposed Canberra supporter, why not critique the Top Gear quote, as it is absolute cr*p.

#29
goggles138:28 pm, 02 Jan 14

I can’t wait to see what laughs come out of this thread over the next three days!!

#30
Masquara8:29 pm, 02 Jan 14

SexPartyACT said :

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

(Yawn) Summernats scrapped the T-shirt competition years ago.

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