No purple Commodore for Summernats

johnboy 10 December 2010 52

This in from ACT Policing:

ACT Policing has seized a late model purple Holden Commodore after its driver had been involved in a street burnout outside a Dickson College school formal earlier this week.

Photographs taken at the formal clearly identify the vehicle and the offence outside the National Convention Centre, on Constitution Avenue.

Police identified the vehicle and performed a routine traffic stop on it in Civic yesterday. It was later seized under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999.

Under section 5 of the Act, police may take this action for offences of street racing, speed trials, burnouts and menacing driving. Vehicles can be seized for up to 90 days for a first offence and may be seized and forfeited to the Territory for a second offence if ordered by the Courts.

Traffic Operations Sergeant Jeff Knight said that this driver’s burnout, on busy city street, was a senseless and reckless act which could easily have resulted in a collision and injury.

“As you can see from the photograph, there were a lot of people around who could have become victims of this person’s senseless driving behaviour. Police will be patrolling around school formals and events in the weeks ahead; we will be actively targeting drink drivers and will take action against any drivers who offend,” Sergeant Knight said.


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EvanJames EvanJames 2:00 pm 05 Jan 11

Rottweiler said: “Why don’t all you haters get behind the reopening of Canberra drag strip it will help get these “hoons” out of your local streets, back roads etc. And it a SAFE, CONTROLLED, SUPERVISED, MANAGED, environment.”

Ah, the golden age of the Dragway, when there was no anti-social car behaviour on ACT roads at all, because the Dragway provided a safety valve.

PIG’S ARSE.

Francois Dillinger Francois Dillinger 11:08 am 05 Jan 11

Did anyone say class warfare? Why did this thread peter out? I’d love to see the mudslinging continue.

Also gotta love the bogan rationalisations for thinking seeing a ‘performance’ holden v8 doing a burn out is ‘motor appreciation’.

They wouldnt know class if it slid two lanes in the wet and blind sided them at 90kmph in a 60 zone. Sound familiar?

willo willo 7:44 pm 21 Dec 10

speaking of burnouts at formals…………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okjiso281OM&feature=related

rottweiler rottweiler 10:01 am 14 Dec 10

WOW this is the best laugh I’ve had in a while, please feel free to give me backlash I love it. I myself sit on the fence with this subject,

1st I don’t think what you call “hoons” are doing the right thing on our streets, back roads etc but I completely understand that you want to have fun with vehicles, well most of you and yes it is the small group of idiots that ruin it for everyone.

2nd most of you regulars here on RA that are totally against anything these people do in there spare time DO you remember being young once if you do were you into cars if not get over it.

3rd find a safe environment to hold hold such events I remember growing up at Canberra dragway as a child then as a young adult until it was closed, the dragway held events weekly for these so called “hoons” to vent, never given an alternative venue nor will the gov give/allow an approved venue either as all it takes is 1 residence to complain and it’s all over.
Why don’t all you haters get behind the reopening of Canberra drag strip it will help get these “hoons” out of your local streets, back roads etc. And it a SAFE, CONTROLLED, SUPERVISED, MANAGED, environment.

screaming banshee screaming banshee 10:45 pm 13 Dec 10

style_maniac said :

like I said its a controlled enviroment just like melbourne gp or v8 street races if its conrolled there shouldnt be an issue!

style_maniac said :

yes there is the occasional people that will ruin it for us but it is hard to control or keep track of how many new people join our group

Keep diggin’ ya hole. I doubt the Melbourne GP have those issues.

Do you:
– Have a Constitution
– Have a Management Committee
– Hold Annual General Meetings
– Have a Membership Structure
– Hold Public Liability Insurance

If not, then you can fuck off with your whinging about how the government wont help you setup a legal venue because you cant even help yourself to set up a legitimate association.

Work out the costs of running a legitimate association, divide by your expected membership and thats your starting point. Setup your association with different membership levels, single, family, spectator, participant, faggot…whatever takes your fancy, and insist that to be a participant you must hold a CAMS licence or some such.

I suspect you’ll find that 80-90% of your fuckwit mates will splinter off to carry on with their illegal burnouts to prove just how much they aren’t faggots.

Seriously if you want to be treated like an adult try acting like one.

style_maniac style_maniac 7:49 pm 13 Dec 10

U threatning me mr buzz 819, who says we go near farms?? Dont matter what u say buddy or how much u try rev me up!! we aint goin no where we are here to stay and have been for 10yrs and we spin tyres there is a big difference to doin 200mph or street racing to what we do!!! Oh and we have never blocked any people from getting thru where we go!!!!!!!! see ya bye mate 🙂

buzz819 buzz819 7:12 pm 13 Dec 10

style_maniac said :

Tooks said

Go and organise a legal place to do what you’re doing and none of this will be an issue. Or is the whole (or part of the) attraction of RH based on the fact that it is illegal?…

I think what we should be legal, like I said its a controlled enviroment just like melbourne gp or v8 street races if its conrolled there shouldnt be an issue!

we take our activities out of harms way and residential premises its our own tyres rego cars fuel that we are using.. our tax money goes towards roads so we partly own the roads and 100% own the right to damage our tyres and engines cars whatever u wanna call it, so tell me why is it illegal?? what we do?? and how is it bothering u guys?

Its one night a week that we look forward to, to catch up with mates have a laugh cry or what ever it is, we are one big family and yes there is the occasional people that will ruin it for us but it is hard to control or keep track of how many new people join our group, we have rules and if it gets broken we do deal with the situation accordingly.

It will be our intension to scrutinize our group and make it reputable and safe and get the people off the list that do try and compromise our club. But im telling u now we dont STREET RACE nor DRINK DRIVE.. we just burn a lil bit of rubber that we pay for 🙂

Tooks said

Go and organise a legal place to do what you’re doing and none of this will be an issue. Or is the whole (or part of the) attraction of RH based on the fact that it is illegal?…

I think what we should be legal, like I said its a controlled enviroment just like melbourne gp or v8 street races if its conrolled there shouldnt be an issue!

we take our activities out of harms way and residential premises its our own tyres rego cars fuel that we are using.. our tax money goes towards roads so we partly own the roads and 100% own the right to damage our tyres and engines cars whatever u wanna call it, so tell me why is it illegal?? what we do?? and how is it bothering u guys?

Its one night a week that we look forward to, to catch up with mates have a laugh cry or what ever it is, we are one big family and yes there is the occasional people that will ruin it for us but it is hard to control or keep track of how many new people join our group, we have rules and if it gets broken we do deal with the situation accordingly.

It will be our intension to scrutinize our group and make it reputable and safe and get the people off the list that do try and compromise our club. But im telling u now we dont STREET RACE nor DRINK DRIVE.. we just burn a lil bit of rubber that we pay for 🙂

Besides of course the people who live on farms out there, with the livestock and stuff, who have to use the roads in case of an emergency, but if they were to have to try and leave the area it would be full of wanker’s who think that a good nights entertainment if revving their engines and making their wheels lose traction.

You can’t keep saying that what you are doing is harmless, even in controlled “Legal” conditions on drag ways people die you dim witted knob. You don’t have daylight, you don’t have marshalls, you don’t have a fenced off area. If you think what you are doing is safe then you not only need your head read but you need some good common sense bashed into you.

You wanna do something for the community? F$ck off to NSW and see how much the highway patrol agree with what you’re doing…

style_maniac style_maniac 5:14 pm 13 Dec 10

Tooks said

Go and organise a legal place to do what you’re doing and none of this will be an issue. Or is the whole (or part of the) attraction of RH based on the fact that it is illegal?…

I think what we should be legal, like I said its a controlled enviroment just like melbourne gp or v8 street races if its conrolled there shouldnt be an issue!

we take our activities out of harms way and residential premises its our own tyres rego cars fuel that we are using.. our tax money goes towards roads so we partly own the roads and 100% own the right to damage our tyres and engines cars whatever u wanna call it, so tell me why is it illegal?? what we do?? and how is it bothering u guys?

Its one night a week that we look forward to, to catch up with mates have a laugh cry or what ever it is, we are one big family and yes there is the occasional people that will ruin it for us but it is hard to control or keep track of how many new people join our group, we have rules and if it gets broken we do deal with the situation accordingly.

It will be our intension to scrutinize our group and make it reputable and safe and get the people off the list that do try and compromise our club. But im telling u now we dont STREET RACE nor DRINK DRIVE.. we just burn a lil bit of rubber that we pay for 🙂

Apoc Apoc 5:00 pm 13 Dec 10

School formal burnouts are great, they really make the experience memorable for the kids, they should ammend this to territory law as an exception to the impound rules and protect it as a heritage cultural event that has been going on for decades..

Emotional comments will always bring out the worst of any organization, shit happens, not everyone in RH is skilled on public relations,

its about as diverse as it gets, where else will you find aussies, lebs, europeons, asians, africans, gays, public servants, tradies, etc.. all sharing a common pride? especially in the age bracket consistent with RH, thats about as social as it gets, in sydney/melbourne you find those demographics beating, shooting and stabbing eachother.

what happens outside of RH is the individuals life choices, not rushhours choice, RH can not, nor would it try and control every members actions as an individual.

Ozi Ozi 3:19 pm 13 Dec 10

p1 said:
No, that is to identify the actual Bogan trolls. While there is a majority overlap, the southern-cross-playboy-fangipani-sticker-enrusted-ute driving bogan set and the rush hour we-only-do-burnouts-on-quiet-country-roads-except-at-formal-time set are subtly different.

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Hmmm a difficult distinction to appreciate. Thankyou for your educating us. The average exhaust-tip width is certainly larger in the rush hour we-really-like-charity-and-are-great-people-except-if-you-are-cops-or-gays-or-like-safe-roads group.

Incidentally, are there any studies linking exhaust tip diameter to a negative correlation with penis width?

Tooks Tooks 3:10 pm 13 Dec 10

style_maniac said:

Wow U r such a mature person to be sitting there and judging our social life, yea u can sit there and put down my grammer etc etc cos really I dont give a shit considering its not a spelling or grammer test,im sure u will understand what it says..

I’ve been part of rh for along time and guess what yea I have 2 failed families and had a govvie house untill my ex handed it in took my kids and left me homeless, in saying that rh is a social gathering of all kinds of people as we dont discriminate, its a place to talk about good things and problems, yea ok we like to have a bit of fun but its controlled and out of residential areas and in 10 yrs there has been no accidents..

We also do not condone drink driving or street racing and it’s made clear at our meetings so stop saying we street race cos it aint true…

Good to see you get your point across without resorting to the pathetic childish rants of a couple of your buddies.

You say there have been no accidents in 10 yrs, yet I’ve been told by more than one person who have been to your meets that there have been several minor accidents in the past.

The guys that really give your group a bad name are the ones who drive around like idiots with huge Rush Hour stickers on their back windows.

Go and organise a legal place to do what you’re doing and none of this will be an issue. Or is the whole (or part of the) attraction of RH based on the fact that it is illegal?

smpc smpc 2:44 pm 13 Dec 10

IBO said :

All you faggot old c*** on here should stop bitching about this and every other little thing that happens in canberra and get a f***ing life! I support rushhour because when you use LOGICAL thinking its the right thing to do. They go out in the middle of nowhere and every person that attends knows the risk involved! Get the f*** over youselves and grow up, so what someone did a burnout at a formal, I can almost guarentee that every person here has sone something stupid in their life. God forbid any of you lonely people ever did anything wrong and it made the local news, I’d be straight on here to give you shit and abuse you because of it just so you know how it feels. I’m going to end my rant on a high note, F*** ALL OF YOU!

Thank you for reading this and i hope to abuse you more in the future, FAGGOTS

Trollololololol.

style_maniac style_maniac 2:23 pm 13 Dec 10

My comment was aimed at mr evil by the way

style_maniac style_maniac 2:21 pm 13 Dec 10

rushhour01 said :

rushhour01 said :

or you could come out to a meet

And yes, you will go away one day. Probably when your 16 year girlfriend falls pregnant for the third time, and you find you can no longer afford to spend your whole weekly wage of $250 on the car, petrol, new tyres every 12 days – whilst also paying child support for Brockie, Tysun and Brieannah, $3500 worth of overdue traffic fines and rent on a guvvie flat.

Either that, or you will end up as another bloody red, meaty smear along some stretch of road at 3am one morning.

Wow U r such a mature person to be sitting there and judging our social life, yea u can sit there and put down my grammer etc etc cos really I dont give a shit considering its not a spelling or grammer test,im sure u will understand what it says..

I’ve been part of rh for along time and guess what yea I have 2 failed families and had a govvie house untill my ex handed it in took my kids and left me homeless, in saying that rh is a social gathering of all kinds of people as we dont discriminate, its a place to talk about good things and problems, yea ok we like to have a bit of fun but its controlled and out of residential areas and in 10 yrs there has been no accidents..

We also do not condone drink driving or street racing and it’s made clear at our meetings so stop saying we street race cos it aint true…

Tooks Tooks 1:20 pm 13 Dec 10

“IBO said :”

“They go out in the middle of nowhere…”

“Like the Convention Centre.”

So you think that every burnout in canberra is immediatly associated with rushhour? Wow your stupid

So you’re denying the purple car doing the burnout outside the convention centre was associated with Rush Hour? Should I make you look even more stupid, or do you wanna come clean?

triffid triffid 12:56 pm 13 Dec 10

p1 said: If there was an anti burnout conspiracy running in Canberra, Rush Hour would be the best false flag operation they could ever have considered running to discredit the hoon scene, and paint them all as bogan trolls

Absolutely spot on analysis, p1. But, here’s the thing . . . it ain’t.

As I have said elsewhere within this little part of the intertubes we call RA, if I was still deeply involved in the ACT car club scene and, as such, advocating for broad-usage motorsport facilities for driver education and skills development thereat and the like, I’d be regarding this mob as a liability and in need of extirpation. Certainly I’d be encouraging some level of engagement with them by the more ‘prudent’ cleavages within the motoring enthusiast sphere to seek of them to do the best thing possible for ‘the cause’ . . . that being to simply shut the f**k up!

p1 p1 12:55 pm 13 Dec 10

I thought that was what the southern cross stickers were for?

No, that is to identify the actual Bogan trolls. While there is a majority overlap, the southern-cross-playboy-fangipani-sticker-enrusted-ute driving bogan set and the rush hour we-only-do-burnouts-on-quiet-country-roads-except-at-formal-time set are subtly different.

Ozi Ozi 11:49 am 13 Dec 10

If there was an anti burnout conspiracy running in Canberra, Rush Hour would be the best false flag operation they could ever have considered running to discredit the hoon scene, and paint them all as bogan trolls.

I thought that was what the southern cross stickers were for?

p1 p1 10:34 am 13 Dec 10

The thing I find most funny is the formation and identification of this rush hour group within the Canberra scene. Late night burnouts, racing and associated socialising have happened in Canberra for as long as I have lived here. The places to meet, times and like have always been fluid, and since the introduction of mobile phone technology, it has been easier to organise. Ten or fifteen years ago though people were doing the same thing.

Now we have this Rush Hour group forming and identifying themselves with sticker on cars etc. It seems to me that this is a little counter productive. The only valid reasons for such a visible presence is too create a positive public image which can be leveraged into a political lobbying power to get what they want. Instead, all it appears to be doing is getting negative publicity and comments like the arse clown members who post on here.

If there was an anti burnout conspiracy running in Canberra, Rush Hour would be the best false flag operation they could ever have considered running to discredit the hoon scene, and paint them all as bogan trolls.

erv erv 9:21 am 13 Dec 10

I actually LOL’D at those posts. Thanks for the laugh rush hour trolls!

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