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7 More years of Summernats!

By 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.

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