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Summernats declares victory

By johnboy - 7 January 2013 24

Summernats are letting it be known what a great time was had by all in 2013:

The 26th Street Machine Summernats, proudly supported by Rare Spares, has wrapped up today, with event organisers and the ACT police praising patron and event behaviour.

101,486 people attended the car event over four days in the Nation’s Capital, a strong increase from the 90,000 who came to Summernats 25. Entrant numbers were also up by over 15% last year, with a total of 1767.

“It’s been a fantastic event this year,” said event co-owner Andy Lopez. “It’s especially pleasing to see significant increases in the number of patrons buying season passes, which translates into longer stays in Canberra and a significant economic benefit to the Canberra economy.

“We were very pleased that the safety measures that we had put in place at the event to cope with the extreme heat over the weekend ensured that we had minimal incidents of patron heat stress.”

The ACT Police confirmed that this year’s event was arrest free, and they were not called in to intervene during any incidents. The Operational Commander for the event, Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson, said that given the size of the attendance, police were generally pleased with the crowd’s behaviour.

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Summernats declares victory
Holden Caulfield 4:49 pm 08 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

what_the said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

chewy14 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Huh? No I’m genuinely curious about the actual number of peeps through the gates.

The number is right there in the article. “101486 people attended the car event…”

I said I wanted to know actual numbers, not doctored ones.

While we’re talking numbers, can you let us know the official number of bugs that have crawled up your butt and died apparently giving you magical super whinging powers? Just get over it man, we get it, you don’t like summernats.

That’s gold but burnouts are still the most braindead activity known to man with drifting a close second…

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Isabella.
Isabella who?
Isabella necessary on a bicycle?

Pork Hunt 4:40 pm 08 Jan 13

what_the said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

chewy14 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Huh? No I’m genuinely curious about the actual number of peeps through the gates.

The number is right there in the article. “101486 people attended the car event…”

I said I wanted to know actual numbers, not doctored ones.

While we’re talking numbers, can you let us know the official number of bugs that have crawled up your butt and died apparently giving you magical super whinging powers? Just get over it man, we get it, you don’t like summernats.

That’s gold but burnouts are still the most braindead activity known to man with drifting a close second…

chewy14 4:23 pm 08 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

chewy14 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Huh? No I’m genuinely curious about the actual number of peeps through the gates.

The number is right there in the article. “101486 people attended the car event…”

I said I wanted to know actual numbers, not doctored ones.

And your evidence that the numbers are doctored is? Just one shred will do.

Or is your dislike of the event simply enough to know that they have to be making stuff up?

what_the 2:18 pm 08 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

chewy14 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Huh? No I’m genuinely curious about the actual number of peeps through the gates.

The number is right there in the article. “101486 people attended the car event…”

I said I wanted to know actual numbers, not doctored ones.

While we’re talking numbers, can you let us know the official number of bugs that have crawled up your butt and died apparently giving you magical super whinging powers? Just get over it man, we get it, you don’t like summernats.

tuco 2:11 pm 08 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Can we see ticket recipts for 101,486 atendees please?

Why is it that some people have a real problem with the fact that the Summernats might just have been a successful event that was a boost to the ACT economy?

Haters gonna hate…

Huh? No I’m genuinely curious about the actual number of peeps through the gates.

Wouldn’t 101,486 screen shots be better?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:30 pm 08 Jan 13

chewy14 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Huh? No I’m genuinely curious about the actual number of peeps through the gates.

The number is right there in the article. “101486 people attended the car event…”

I said I wanted to know actual numbers, not doctored ones.

chewy14 1:18 pm 08 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Huh? No I’m genuinely curious about the actual number of peeps through the gates.

The number is right there in the article. “101486 people attended the car event…”

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:55 pm 08 Jan 13

RadioVK said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Can we see ticket recipts for 101,486 atendees please?

Why is it that some people have a real problem with the fact that the Summernats might just have been a successful event that was a boost to the ACT economy?

Haters gonna hate…

Huh? No I’m genuinely curious about the actual number of peeps through the gates.

CoffinRX2 11:53 am 08 Jan 13

bikhet said :

The key question, and one that would be hard to answer, is how many of the claimed 101,486 were locals? If none, then a huge boost to the local economy. If all of them, then no boost to the local economy and no justification for Government support. It would be somewhere between those two extremes, but where is an interesting question.

I know that approximately 25% of the entrant cars are locals, as they have Local Scrutineering on Wednesday night, and they pumped through 400 cars in 3 hours out there.

As for spectators? my semi-educated guestimate would be about 30-35% (based on the people that I speak to while working within Summernats)

chewy14 11:24 am 08 Jan 13

bikhet said :

The key question, and one that would be hard to answer, is how many of the claimed 101,486 were locals? If none, then a huge boost to the local economy. If all of them, then no boost to the local economy and no justification for Government support. It would be somewhere between those two extremes, but where is an interesting question.

Even if they’re locals it’s still a boost to the local economy, You’d have to also look at how many of those locals spent money they otherwise wouldn’t have or whether they would have even been in town if not for Summernats.

How many locals do you think go to Floriade?

It’s still a tourist event that drives spending, although driving back from Sydney last week there were quite a number of hotted up cars travelling to Canberra that could only be coming for Summernats.

bikhet 10:38 am 08 Jan 13

The key question, and one that would be hard to answer, is how many of the claimed 101,486 were locals? If none, then a huge boost to the local economy. If all of them, then no boost to the local economy and no justification for Government support. It would be somewhere between those two extremes, but where is an interesting question.

RadioVK 10:08 am 08 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Can we see ticket recipts for 101,486 atendees please?

Why is it that some people have a real problem with the fact that the Summernats might just have been a successful event that was a boost to the ACT economy?

Haters gonna hate…

thatsnotme 10:03 am 08 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Can we see ticket recipts for 101,486 atendees please?

You’re really on a crusade, aren’t you? Sorry to say, that horse you’re flogging died a while ago.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:42 am 08 Jan 13

Can we see ticket recipts for 101,486 atendees please?

gentoopenguin 10:56 am 07 Jan 13

That’s great for the local economy etc but now Summernats is over, can they please pick up their empty VB/Bundy Coke cans up from around Watson and don’t let the door hit them on the way out? Ta!

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