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At what cost do we can summernats.

By Coggo - 5 January 2013 75

Seems there is an ever increasing crime rate for the weekend of summernats.

At what point do we say no, and at what point do we start claiming for our share of the profits to fix all the property damage cause by interstate guests.

Just this morning I witnessed fireworks being let off at 1:30am in a grass paddock at the caravan park in Watson. Police arrived but drove around and didn’t even get out of their car… probably due to being out numbered 500 to 1… and on a 36+ degree day in the middle of a heat wave, that’s not asking for a bushfire at all.

How long do we have to put up with this stupid excuse for people to act brain dead so close to a largely populated area?

I thinks it’s time to move it out of EPIC and find a much more appropriate area.

Any thoughts welcome.

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At what cost do we can summernats.
Rawhide Kid Part3 5:08 pm 05 Jan 13

Troll ???

esp 4:50 pm 05 Jan 13

Tryiton said :

Yesterday I was driving down the Federal Highway service road near the Eagle Hawk and had to contend with a bunch of d!ckheads heading to the Nats in a Toyota Coaster van or similar swerving across both lanes back and forth down the road at speed.

I found this especially awesome given my one year old son was in the car with me.

I hope they rolled it down the road and smashed into a tree.

I find it especially awesome when a greeny bicycle rider swerves in and out of the lanes while I’m sitting on a 300 bus with children on it …. Oops, my bad, that’s an everyday occurrence on the mean streets of C***berra……

Tryiton 3:42 pm 05 Jan 13

Yesterday I was driving down the Federal Highway service road near the Eagle Hawk and had to contend with a bunch of d!ckheads heading to the Nats in a Toyota Coaster van or similar swerving across both lanes back and forth down the road at speed.

I found this especially awesome given my one year old son was in the car with me.

I hope they rolled it down the road and smashed into a tree.

PantsMan 2:30 pm 05 Jan 13

Don’t much care for SummerNats, but after we deal with the SummerNats crime spree, we could then get rid of the thieving-sum public servants that take in excess of $100K per annum of our taxes to bludge all day in what is little more than child minding for adults.

Coggo, I suspect that might accurately describe you?

schmeah 2:13 pm 05 Jan 13

milkman said :

Getting rid of the dozen or so scumbag families known to the commit the majority of crime in the ACT would be a far more effective means of reducing property (and other) crime.

Darn straight! If anything, crime might actually decrease during Summernats because the said bottom feeders could be out boozing it up with their fellow clique, too busy to make their living from robbing others .. birds of a feather.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:09 pm 05 Jan 13

It will never be a legitimate car show until they ban all bogan trash from attending.

buzz819 1:37 pm 05 Jan 13

Aren’t you lucky that the AFP does have a crime stats page.

Looking at the 3 month period Jan – Mar, which has a couple of big times of the year, New Year, Summernats, Skyfire, Australia Day, the Multicultural Festival etc. It appears that that time of year over the past 4 years is either a little bit below the crime rate for the rest of the year or about the same.

Sooo… Your assertion in this case is wrong, sorry about that.

http://www.police.act.gov.au/crime-and-safety/crime-statistics.aspx

But don’t let facts get in the way of a good story.

milkman 1:12 pm 05 Jan 13

Getting rid of the dozen or so scumbag families known to the commit the majority of crime in the ACT would be a far more effective means of reducing property (and other) crime.

JC 1:09 pm 05 Jan 13

1:30am is not the middle of the day on a 36+ degree heat wave day, it is umm, at 1:30 in the morning. So cut the melodrama, it makes your post sound a lot like a NIMBY.

I must admit I am no great fan of Summernats, I personally reckon it has lost it’s way. But the crowd figures suggest there are those out there that like it so why should they not be given a chance to enjoy something they love? As for appropriateness of the venue, the showground so is a perfect place for it.

PS when did you buy nearby? Not sometime in the last quarter of a century I would hope.

Panhead 12:41 pm 05 Jan 13

Do you have any other examples other then fireworks?

Tetranitrate 12:31 pm 05 Jan 13

In the absence of hard data – I’m sure there’s a spike in crime just from all the people coming into town, going out drinking and whatnot…. but I’m not convinced it’s necessarily worse than something like foreshore.You’re really need hard numbers from the AFP to have a sensible discussion on this.

esp 12:30 pm 05 Jan 13

Maybe you should ask Woolworths Dickson for a share of the profits they make over the summernats weekend to help pay for the massive spike in crime. The summernats weekend generates more sales for woolies in Dickson than the two weeks before christmas….. Moral to the story, stay at home, switch off your television, mobile, computer, draw the curtains, rock back and forth and say “take me to a better place” and GET OVER IT !!!!!

arescarti42 12:06 pm 05 Jan 13

This was my first Summernats living nearby, and I have to admit I was worried about the noise, antisocial behaviour etc. etc. Those fears have proven to be totally unfounded so far, there are police everywhere, and the event has had an extremely limited impact on my life, which considering the sheer number of people involved, I think is pretty impressive.

I personally find the idea of standing around with no shirt on to watch people rev their engines and ruin their tyres completely retarded, but these people are causing minimal inconvenience for everyone else, and are spending lots of money in our city.

Some of you (I’m looking at you Coggo, Pork Hunt and Comic and Gamer Nerd) need to stop being such stuck up snobs and start being more tolerant of other people.

Wily_Bear 10:10 am 05 Jan 13

On what evidence or statistics have you based your assertion that crime has increased as a result of Summernats? One firecracker, whilst antisocial, is hardly a crime wavemor compelling reason to can it. By that reasoning, school holidays should cease due to increase in vandalism.

Northside-Guy 10:01 am 05 Jan 13

Why do you assume that if one likes highly modified motor vehicles that have been lovingly modified by their owners then they must be brain dead. That’s like saying all those who choose to live in Watson and then complain about noise from EPIC are brain dead. That aside, can you please point out all of this massive property damage that your claiming happens, appears to be very little?
And as for illegal fireworks, they seem to get let off all throughout the year, not just during summernats.

I for one welcome the injection of funds into this city and I hope that summernats is around for another 25 years just to annoy you

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