25 August 2007

Holden Airship and APEC?

| kenk
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Is it a coincidence? The last time I recall an airship over Canberra (advertising some obscure brand of chocolate) was when the US President was in town. In fact I vaguely recall it arriving in an enormous aircraft before being let loose (we are near the airport).

Now, with APEC bringing Dubya to Oz, I see the Holden airship buzzing around. I wonder if it is on its way to Sydney to watch out for snipers?

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Gungahlin Al6:01 pm 28 Aug 07

It was mainly floating over the NCA’s fairly ordinary attempt at night-time markets at Commonwealth Place.
Kids liked it.
Haven’t raced on out and bought a Holden tho…

Have to admit on friday night it was pretty bloody hard to read what it said while driving around in the City – avoiding smashing into other cars was proving hard too

The reason it is here is for the launch of the VE ute. Apparently it has the largest TV screen in the southern hemisphere on the side or something like that anyway. I like it!

“Vote 1 – Greens”

It has been advertising a Holden (runout?) sale of some sort.

It was here about the same time last year too, but during that visit it was also advertising apartments on Northbourne Ave, so it’s obviously not just for plugging Holdens.

I wonder how much it would cost to have it hang around Canberra for a day with “Stanhope’s A Loser” written on it????

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt9:32 am 27 Aug 07

If you shoot a hole in a blimp, does it make a loud farting noise and shoot all over the sky like a leaking balloon?

I thought it had something to do with the launch of the new Holden Ute, then someone else said it was something to do with ADFA open day, but that doesn’t make sense…

Anyone actually get to read it?

A great day for a zeppelin ride perhaps ?

Vic Bitterman12:31 am 26 Aug 07

I’ve been a Ford man all my life. My parent’s brothers, uncles, cousins are all Ford.

But you know, this airship/blimp suddenly makes me want to buy a Holden.

N O T !!!!!!!

What a woftam this blimp thing is.

PS I’m a Holden man 🙂

** Disclaimer **
This activity has nothing to do with me, nor my elaborate prank.


Whatever happened to vg, anyway?

P.S. to any ASIO or Police reading this, by shot I mean photograph:)

Looked red to me. I’m going to be out and about tomorrow with a 100-400mm Canon lens. If I see it, I’ll try and get a shot.

that was Friday, around 6pm

Didn’t see any red on it from around Scrivener Dam and was too far away and off angle to read anything.
The lit grey stood out nicely against the dark clouds. APEC did cross my mind.

hairy nosed wombat8:25 pm 25 Aug 07

It could also be an attempt of ambush marketing by Holden. You know, have it fly a few laps around field where a football game is being played, that happens to be sponsored by Mazda.

Unless the snipers are already onboard!

Vic Bitterman7:34 pm 25 Aug 07

The Holden VE ute was just released the other day, so it’s probably related to that….

We saw it last night near Queanbeyan… then today it floated over our house in Tuggers… it’s quite speedy and by the time we got a camera it was a fair way away!

It was doing laps over Civic around 4pm today. Unlike the more famous Goodyear Blimp, the one today features (based on my observations while doing 100kp/h and trying not to go into a tree) a sizable text display system with two large screens made for broadcasting simple messages to those below. Protesters bringing out the big guns?

It’s blimp.

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