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A strange week for Chic Henry

By johnboy 6 December 2008 108

It’s been a strange week for the Summernats impressario Chic Henry.

First he was doing his annual act of crying poor and threatening to up stumps unless the people of Canberra did more for him.

Then the ABC had a big swipe at Chic’s personal earnings from the event.

This morning the Canberra Times is mysteriously in possession of a treasury minute carpeting Summernats for the attitudes towards women and vowing not a cent more money unless they clean it up.

    “any future support, financial or otherwise, would be subject to being satisfied that measures were in place to address the perceived culture of negative portrayal and treatment of women that attaches to the event, and to mitigate anti-social behaviour. To date, the Summernats Group has not provided a response to those concerns”

A reasonable person might imagine that Mr. Stanhope’s office wanted this cabinet minute publicised.

Mr Stanhope’s office even helpfully confirmed the thrust of the minute. How nice.

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Lyshious 4:54 pm 02 Feb 09

Well – I don’t know where I fit into this equation. I’m a good mix of both the for and against parties – minus the age. I’m young. I’m female. I live near Epic. I’m a revhead. I have enjoyed summernats as a spectator for many years. I have 2 trophies, courtesy of summernats, having been an entrant for the last 2 years. My partner and I have a young one, and he comes to the nats with us every year. Albeit we don’t keep him around for the after dark displays etc but while he’s there during the day the little guy has a blast looking at all the cool cars making smoke signals.

I will be sad to see this event go, if it does indeed leave Canberra. I was a fan of the rally while it was here, and a fan of the v8s while they were here. If I’d had my license prior to the dragway shutting down – I would’ve been a fan of that too.

I am now looking toward the future to see that I may need to travel hundreds of kms just to compete in future competitions – after careful modification and money spent on tuning and the right blends of petrol I will either have to drive the car and ruin all of my expensive preparations time and effort. OR spend hundreds on having the car towed to the competition so that I DON’T ruin my expensive pre-comp preperations. Not to mention the cost of ruining and re-doing a complete detail…

I don’t disagree that the event has it’s moments – but it’s always the minoroty that impacts on the majority. I find that most of the trouble makers have come down from Sydney to begin with. I don’t see the issue – Floriade puts adverse amounts of pollen in the air around where I work and makes me sick for a few weeks a year. It makes it harder for me to get to and from work due to the increased traffic over the bridge. But I take it in my stride and carry on without complaint, utill the decongestants wear off. Summernats annoys a small number of Canberran’s 4 days a year, the rest of us love the event and would like for it to stay.

Mr_Shab 9:24 am 14 Jan 09

I see a pattern here. If you think the ‘nats are a pretty dubious spectacle and are frequented by some real knuckle-draggers, yerafarginpoofta.

The attitude of most people I meet is somewhere around “If it went, it’d be a shame, but it’s had a pretty good run”. Must be a lot of farginpooftas floating around the joint.

And Kudos to Ramjet for resurrecting a thread that had run its course.

peterh 8:54 am 14 Jan 09

RogerRamjet069 said :

Oh my god this forum is full of freaky people.

Do you all sit around talking about next season’s cardigansand lawn bown sets?

Please please please Chic, move summernats to Adelaide. Hold it at Adelaide International Raceway or similar.

Leave the grey buidlings and government transient workers to their chess games.

geez rogerramjet069, you don’t see much of the ‘nats, do you?

imagine semaphore or glenelg trashed, by idiots who aren’t going to the adelaide nats, they just want to do burnouts somewhere quiet. imagine people leaving the nats and trashing every suburb between them and their hotel. no idea, none at all.

you go to the clipsal every year, do you? good for you. I go to see my family in salisbury, elizabeth and woodville park. the nats wouldn’t attract me.

if chic henry wants the nats to be left alone, he should buy a paddock somewhere, change it to a burnout strip, exhibition pavilions, and run the nats as a private event. he can control who comes in or not. I would go if it was away from town, but only for a weekend of appreciating cars. if this is such an issue, about where to hold it, move it out of town into the sticks. the real car enthusiasts would follow.

Danman 8:25 am 14 Jan 09

If the summerGnats was to move to Radelaide I would appropriatly like to express my jubilant opinion

“Go-oorn pizzorf fuggyah”

Granny 12:08 am 14 Jan 09

Well, that’s too bad …. So long, boys! It’s been nice interesting. I think it’s safe to say the city won’t be the same without you. Hoo roo, then!

ant 11:59 pm 13 Jan 09

Mr_Shab said :

Will you now turn around and tell us that having kids is the best thing you’ve ever done, Rosebud? That seems to be the pattern as I’ve observed it.

Kind-of like Stockholm Syndrome. No wonder they feel OK demanding taxpayers’ money for doing it.

And yes, do please Chic, move the Summernats to Adelaide. I’m sure they’d love it. You might have to pay them to have it there, but they’d still love it. Since Sydney won’t.

Granny 11:39 pm 13 Jan 09

I, for one, am quite happy with this season’s cardigan sand. Although I wouldn’t mind a new lawn bown set. But thank you for asking!

: )

RogerRamjet069 11:33 pm 13 Jan 09

Oh my god this forum is full of freaky people.

Do you all sit around talking about next season’s cardigansand lawn bown sets?

Please please please Chic, move summernats to Adelaide. Hold it at Adelaide International Raceway or similar.

Leave the grey buidlings and government transient workers to their chess games.

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