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7 More years of Summernats!

CoffinRX2 11 October 2012 65

Good Work, I’m glad that Andy and the team have secured Summernats until 2020!

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/seven-year-deal-to-keep-summernats-in-canberra-20121011-27eqz.html

Am looking forward to Summernats 26!


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lobster 4:33 pm 13 Oct 12

KB1971 said :

BelcoMan said :

CoffinRX2 said :

Gantz said :

Brindabella said :

Great! Now bring back the Northbourne Super Cruise and bring back the former glory.

They did. Last year. 15,000 in attendance.

20,000+ actually …. and expect it to be bigger this year.

While im a supporter of the event, you would have to also understand with the new owners coming in a couple of years ago you cant just go from having the alcohol to no alcohol.

I do believe that the organisers are phasing in over time mid strength alcohol similar to the cricket etc.

20,000? I would love to have this figure verified.

Let me put 4,000 people to you and that includes the people crossing Northbourne Avenue at lunchtime when it was happening. Based on the fact that I saw more than 5 handheld video cameras in cars that were filming the crowd, I would say the promoters have every opportunity to verify any claims of crowd numbers they may have. I did attend this cruise as I think it is one of the good parts of the event and was impresed with the quality of the vehicles as well as the behaviour of the participants however there was certainly not 20,000 people there.

As far as how this event affects me, I do not dine out in the 7 day period around Summernats (certainly not the 4 days eveyone talks about) as places like Civic, Kingston, Emu Bank & Manuka will all generally have a number of these “Summernats Participants” hanging around making them unpleasant for myself and my family. This is my opinion as it is how it affects me.

Having said that, I have been inside this event both during the day and at night and it is not somewhere I want myself or my family to visit.

Jeesus, you really do have a stick up your butt.

A stick with spikes or something….

BelcoMan 4:32 pm 13 Oct 12

milkman said :

KB1971 said :

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Jeesus, you really do have a stick up your butt.

It does seem that way, doesn’t it. Sheesh!

If being passionate about something whilst ensuring I remain factual based on first hand experience qualifies me as resembling something of a dagwood dog the yes, guilty as charged!

I think I prefer that rather than sitting on the sidelines throwing barbs based on something I heard from a friend at a pub who knew someone else who heard something

bainbridge 10:30 am 13 Oct 12

KB1971 said :

bainbridge said :

I don’t anyone is saying that it’s every single person. It’s probably a vast minority.

So lets have ‘nats in the CBD then. Civic is not a residential suburb, so this comparison is slightly flawed.

Bahahahahaha, a “vast minority”…..I have let some crackers slip in my time that that is a goodun.

If you had not noticed, Mitchell isnt a residential suburb, Civic atually is if you have a look around……..

Pun intended. But in all seriousnes it really is only a small fraction of the attendees that cause trouble.

Yes of course EPIC is in Mitchell. Nothing could possibly spill over into neighbouring suburbs. Especially with all the fine accomodation, food and late night shopping options in Mitchell.

EPIC hosts heaps of large events every year but there is only one that causes so much grief (or infact, any grief what-so-ever) for the residents of nearby suburbs.

Braddon, Reid, Campbell, Turner, those are residential suburbs. Sure the lines are blurred in Civic; there are plenty of apartment blocks. I don’t think you could go around calling it residential though…

milkman 8:19 am 13 Oct 12

KB1971 said :

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Jeesus, you really do have a stick up your butt.

It does seem that way, doesn’t it. Sheesh!

KB1971 10:55 pm 12 Oct 12

BelcoMan said :

CoffinRX2 said :

Gantz said :

Brindabella said :

Great! Now bring back the Northbourne Super Cruise and bring back the former glory.

They did. Last year. 15,000 in attendance.

20,000+ actually …. and expect it to be bigger this year.

While im a supporter of the event, you would have to also understand with the new owners coming in a couple of years ago you cant just go from having the alcohol to no alcohol.

I do believe that the organisers are phasing in over time mid strength alcohol similar to the cricket etc.

20,000? I would love to have this figure verified.

Let me put 4,000 people to you and that includes the people crossing Northbourne Avenue at lunchtime when it was happening. Based on the fact that I saw more than 5 handheld video cameras in cars that were filming the crowd, I would say the promoters have every opportunity to verify any claims of crowd numbers they may have. I did attend this cruise as I think it is one of the good parts of the event and was impresed with the quality of the vehicles as well as the behaviour of the participants however there was certainly not 20,000 people there.

As far as how this event affects me, I do not dine out in the 7 day period around Summernats (certainly not the 4 days eveyone talks about) as places like Civic, Kingston, Emu Bank & Manuka will all generally have a number of these “Summernats Participants” hanging around making them unpleasant for myself and my family. This is my opinion as it is how it affects me.

Having said that, I have been inside this event both during the day and at night and it is not somewhere I want myself or my family to visit.

Jeesus, you really do have a stick up your butt.

KB1971 10:51 pm 12 Oct 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

KB1971 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

KB1971 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Gross.

Wish they would ban it.

I wish they would ban comic shops………..

How come? What a horrid thing to say.

All the creepy long haired nerds sniggering at getting the latest copy of Batman….ugh!

I will have you know I have a shaved head and are more inclined to xmen!

Hahahahahahahaha…

CoffinRX2 10:45 pm 12 Oct 12

BelcoMan said :

CoffinRX2 said :

Gantz said :

Brindabella said :

Great! Now bring back the Northbourne Super Cruise and bring back the former glory.

They did. Last year. 15,000 in attendance.

20,000+ actually …. and expect it to be bigger this year.

While im a supporter of the event, you would have to also understand with the new owners coming in a couple of years ago you cant just go from having the alcohol to no alcohol.

I do believe that the organisers are phasing in over time mid strength alcohol similar to the cricket etc.

20,000? I would love to have this figure verified.

Let me put 4,000 people to you and that includes the people crossing Northbourne Avenue at lunchtime when it was happening. Based on the fact that I saw more than 5 handheld video cameras in cars that were filming the crowd, I would say the promoters have every opportunity to verify any claims of crowd numbers they may have. I did attend this cruise as I think it is one of the good parts of the event and was impresed with the quality of the vehicles as well as the behaviour of the participants however there was certainly not 20,000 people there.

As far as how this event affects me, I do not dine out in the 7 day period around Summernats (certainly not the 4 days eveyone talks about) as places like Civic, Kingston, Emu Bank & Manuka will all generally have a number of these “Summernats Participants” hanging around making them unpleasant for myself and my family. This is my opinion as it is how it affects me.

Having said that, I have been inside this event both during the day and at night and it is not somewhere I want myself or my family to visit.

I attended this event too, driving a nice 65 Cadillac, now did you see the entire amount of people lining pretty much the entire way from London Circuit all the way up to EPIC?

I was at an event at Sydney Dragway a few weeks back with 4000 people, … I can assure you it was nothing compared to the people lining the streets for the CityCruise

Sandman 9:02 pm 12 Oct 12

Ah, a riot-act classic topic of discussion with all the usual whines.

All the interstate yobbo’s- hey, don’t forget there are plenty of our home grown yobbo’s attend too.

Unruly behaviour- no more than usual, it’s just concentrated in a smaller area.

How much will it cost the taxpayer? – nothing. Privately run event with minimal government funding. Government puts in something like $50,000 a year. They’d get that back in fines that weekend easy. Plus some. Good input for the local economy at a time when everyone in this city abandons their local businesses and spends all their money down the coast.

Hell for residents of the inner north- and probably gives a break to residents of Charnwood, Holt ,Latham and the entire Tuggeranong Valley.

BelcoMan 8:54 pm 12 Oct 12

CoffinRX2 said :

Gantz said :

Brindabella said :

Great! Now bring back the Northbourne Super Cruise and bring back the former glory.

They did. Last year. 15,000 in attendance.

20,000+ actually …. and expect it to be bigger this year.

While im a supporter of the event, you would have to also understand with the new owners coming in a couple of years ago you cant just go from having the alcohol to no alcohol.

I do believe that the organisers are phasing in over time mid strength alcohol similar to the cricket etc.

20,000? I would love to have this figure verified.

Let me put 4,000 people to you and that includes the people crossing Northbourne Avenue at lunchtime when it was happening. Based on the fact that I saw more than 5 handheld video cameras in cars that were filming the crowd, I would say the promoters have every opportunity to verify any claims of crowd numbers they may have. I did attend this cruise as I think it is one of the good parts of the event and was impresed with the quality of the vehicles as well as the behaviour of the participants however there was certainly not 20,000 people there.

As far as how this event affects me, I do not dine out in the 7 day period around Summernats (certainly not the 4 days eveyone talks about) as places like Civic, Kingston, Emu Bank & Manuka will all generally have a number of these “Summernats Participants” hanging around making them unpleasant for myself and my family. This is my opinion as it is how it affects me.

Having said that, I have been inside this event both during the day and at night and it is not somewhere I want myself or my family to visit.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:49 pm 12 Oct 12

CoffinRX2 said :

Gantz said :

Brindabella said :

Great! Now bring back the Northbourne Super Cruise and bring back the former glory.

They did. Last year. 15,000 in attendance.

20,000+ actually …. and expect it to be bigger this year.

While im a supporter of the event, you would have to also understand with the new owners coming in a couple of years ago you cant just go from having the alcohol to no alcohol.

I do believe that the organisers are phasing in over time mid strength alcohol similar to the cricket etc.

Why not exactly?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:45 pm 12 Oct 12

somewhere_between_bundah_and_goulburn said :

I don’t agree that Summernats should be banned, but they should make it alcohol free. A number of similar interstate car shows have done this, with great results.

Simple answer, the bogans would not pay their 100 odd dollar ticket entry or be able to spend 7 dollars on a can of vb. only real enthusiasts would turn up. Great for enthusiasts, but bad for business.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:42 pm 12 Oct 12

KB1971 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

KB1971 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Gross.

Wish they would ban it.

I wish they would ban comic shops………..

How come? What a horrid thing to say.

All the creepy long haired nerds sniggering at getting the latest copy of Batman….ugh!

I will have you know I have a shaved head and are more inclined to xmen!

54-11 4:46 pm 12 Oct 12

sammo1 said :

No of course you haven’t. You prefer to bitch and moan about 4 days out of your year, about something that you don’t agree with!

I like it when someone bitches and moans about someone bitchin’ n’ moanin’ on a discussion site.

On topic, I’m just waiting for them to bring the Canberra 400 back in the Parliamentary triangle.

CoffinRX2 4:05 pm 12 Oct 12

Gantz said :

Brindabella said :

Great! Now bring back the Northbourne Super Cruise and bring back the former glory.

They did. Last year. 15,000 in attendance.

20,000+ actually …. and expect it to be bigger this year.

While im a supporter of the event, you would have to also understand with the new owners coming in a couple of years ago you cant just go from having the alcohol to no alcohol.

I do believe that the organisers are phasing in over time mid strength alcohol similar to the cricket etc.

basketofcat 3:45 pm 12 Oct 12

I trust that none of the streets linking Aspinall St to the Federal Highway will be closed or blocked off.

bundah 3:37 pm 12 Oct 12

somewhere_between_bundah_and_goulburn said :

I don’t agree that Summernats should be banned, but they should make it alcohol free. A number of similar interstate car shows have done this, with great results.

Yep totally agree that they should ban alcohol except that i suspect it would not be financially viable to run the event without it.Happy for someone to prove otherwise.

NellyBean 2:19 pm 12 Oct 12

Keijidosha said :

somewhere_between_bundah_and_goulburn said :

I don’t agree that Summernats should be banned, but they should make it alcohol free. A number of similar interstate car shows have done this, with great results.

+1 million. Cars, crowds and booze aren’t a good mix.

If the promoters/owners were truly interested in making Summernats “family friendly” as they claim then they would ban alcohol, or at least restrict the sale of booze until later in the evenings. Open the taps at 7pm and let the yobs get rowdy.

-1 Million

Then all the drunk yobbo’s will be pre-drinking outside the venue. pushing a majority of the the drunk rowdy behavior out on the streets when it would normally occur inside the venue.

Keep the drunks in the venue and not on the streets.

KB1971 2:17 pm 12 Oct 12

Jethro said :

I also note you don’t deny the fact that the at least some of the Summernats visitors are anti-social douchebags who willingly flout the law and treat our city and its residents like crap.

Nope, not denying that at all, alcahol + drugs + young blokes = yobbo behavoir. It is not just related to Summernats.

I grew up in a tourist area, the dickhead factor comes out in a lot of people when they are on holidays, its if they dont have to take responsibility for their actions. We had to bear the cross for the tourist dollars that came into the town.

You were getting a 4 day taste of what many tourist destinations around Australia put up with every day.

Yep its a bitch but its not Summernats that is the cause perse, its a part of society. We only notice here because it wakes the sleeping dead for 4 days……….

I will add this, I have not been to the Nats for 10 years, I think its boring & would rather be riding my bike on some singletrack but I wont appose it as sections of the community wants it, at least it pays for itself to some extent unlike Floriade which is totally funded by the government. I dont go to Floriade either but the 1 minute I have to wait at the traffic lights in the morning & afternoon is a small price to pay that I dont really care about.

KB1971 2:07 pm 12 Oct 12

bainbridge said :

I don’t anyone is saying that it’s every single person. It’s probably a vast minority.

So lets have ‘nats in the CBD then. Civic is not a residential suburb, so this comparison is slightly flawed.

Bahahahahaha, a “vast minority”…..I have let some crackers slip in my time that that is a goodun.

If you had not noticed, Mitchell isnt a residential suburb, Civic atually is if you have a look around……..

Stevian 1:23 pm 12 Oct 12

bainbridge said :

sammo1 said :

So hang on, let me get this straight, all those people who say EVERY single person who attends summernats, is a “hooligan”, “drunken bogan”, “breaking bottles”, “doing burnouts ALL night”, have you ever been to Civic on a Friday/Saturday night?
Have you ever ventured out of your inner south/north comfort zone and seen the real Canberra?

No of course you haven’t. You prefer to bitch and moan about 4 days out of your year, about something that you don’t agree with!

I don’t anyone is saying that it’s every single person. It’s probably a vast minority.

So lets have ‘nats in the CBD then. Civic is not a residential suburb, so this comparison is slightly flawed.

I for one think it’s a great event but poorly located. I just don’t agree with the behavior shown by SOME (just some) of the people who attend.

If you want too talk about poorly located, remember when they tried to hold car racing in the parliamentary triangle?

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