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Summernats ends badly (well for us at lest)

By johnnycash - 5 January 2009 45

Well, Summernats has come and gone. As a resident of a suburb very close by I must say that it was all going rather swimmingly, that is until the early hours of Sunday morning.

Not content with staggering down the middle of the road yelling “Summernats” at the top of their voices, a group of males decided that we really didn’t need a tree at the front of our house. And thus they smashed it up. That can go with the two that were destroyed in a similar manner during Summernats 2006.

I’m guessing that if significant damage happened to a car at Summernats then there would be action. Trees and locals just don’t seem to count.

The Summernats office were contacted. They didn’t care and told us that it was Canberra Connect’s job to sort out damage caused by Summernats. Canberra Connect (who are always awesome when we have used them) were happy to come and take out the tree but we can do that ourselves. ACT Police were only interested if we could identify the people involved – great. They also told us that no crime statistics relating to Summernats are collected and passed on to the organisers.

What would we like? Well, Mr Henry could spend the money he saved on his speeding fine and get us a new tree but I fear that it would meet the same fate when Summernats rolls around again.

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Summernats ends badly (well for us at lest)
peterh 11:34 am 05 Jan 09

might not be the same guy, but sounds like it….

BerraBoy68 11:27 am 05 Jan 09

Mmmm, Thanks Peterh, I might go for a drive down there after work.

BerraBoy68 11:27 am 05 Jan 09

please ignore the bad spelling on my previous post. I suck.

peterh 11:22 am 05 Jan 09

BerraBoy68 said :

My bad SummerNats experience occured while coming to work this AM. I driver in a poor excuse for a hotted up ute sat on my tail down the parkway. Apparently the 100km/h I was doing wasn’t fast enough. I was in the right hand lane as I was about to turn off at Glenloch to come into the city. When he could he overtook me and sat in front of me for staggering 2 seconds before crossing over tall other lanes to go to Belconnen. In doing this he squeezed between several other cars failing to slow down to find an appropriate gap, making those behind him hit their brakes to avoid an accident. His indicator also failed to work as he never used it in any of the lane changes he made.

There was a SummerNats entrants sticker on the back window and I can only wonder how much the other attendees laughed at this tryhard clown as his car was a pretty crap flat-bed ute with a red cab. It looked like S**t. The driver was an overweight 20+ year old bogan. As he went past me I gave him the mandatory finger salute.

He then spent quite a bit of time laughing at his stirling abilty to P**s off the other drivers around him, safe in the knowledge I couldn’t follow him as we were in different lanes heading to different places. I know his rego and what his car looks like. I really, really hope I see him again.

he probaby lives nearby, on marconi, perhaps?

BerraBoy68 11:17 am 05 Jan 09

My bad SummerNats experience occured while coming to work this AM. I driver in a poor excuse for a hotted up ute sat on my tail down the parkway. Apparently the 100km/h I was doing wasn’t fast enough. I was in the right hand lane as I was about to turn off at Glenloch to come into the city. When he could he overtook me and sat in front of me for staggering 2 seconds before crossing over tall other lanes to go to Belconnen. In doing this he squeezed between several other cars failing to slow down to find an appropriate gap, making those behind him hit their brakes to avoid an accident. His indicator also failed to work as he never used it in any of the lane changes he made.

There was a SummerNats entrants sticker on the back window and I can only wonder how much the other attendees laughed at this tryhard clown as his car was a pretty crap flat-bed ute with a red cab. It looked like S**t. The driver was an overweight 20+ year old bogan. As he went past me I gave him the mandatory finger salute. He then spent quite a bit of time laughing at his stirling abilty to P**s off the other drivers around him, safe in the knowledge I couldn’t follow him as we were in different lanes heading to different places. I know his rego and what his car looks like. I really, really hope I see him again.

cagehead 10:52 am 05 Jan 09

Part of the problem is that you actally need proof that it was people from the summernats that did it. We all know it was but unles you have a video of them, with their summernats wrist bands on, Chic Henry can deny responsibility.

Deano 10:40 am 05 Jan 09

This is part of the economic benefit that the Summernats brings to the ACT – even plant nurseries benefit.

Holden Caulfield 9:47 am 05 Jan 09

If it’s any consolation we had a couple of small eucalypts knocked off from our front yard over the Christmas break. As far as we can work out this happened in broad daylight too. This is in addition to two hedging plants that were stolen about 3 months ago.

The two trees that were stolen had previously been uprooted in the past, along with several agapanthus. Presumably the thieves got interrupted on that occasion as they were all just left on the ground. Odd, frustrating and bloody annoying.

While we do live in the inner north too, we’re far enough away from the Nats to attribute these thefts to their patrons.

PBO 9:45 am 05 Jan 09

I thought that there were stats taken from that event. I am sure that years ago i was told about the number of cars stolen from the event and how many rapes there were, however i could be wrong. Chic Henry should have a better liability for damages caused by his event.

ant 9:41 am 05 Jan 09

Destructive scum. I wonder what else they wrecked? Trees of any size are really expensive, and you won’t be able to plant another one until the end of summer when it cools down.

p1 9:27 am 05 Jan 09

Next year stake your tree with a star-picket. And attach 240 volts to the star-picket. And film it.

poptop 9:25 am 05 Jan 09

Dob them into Environment ACT. I’m sure the provisions of the Tree Protection Act 2005 will see you right. [/irony]

shiny flu 9:22 am 05 Jan 09

Can you blame them? Really?

Petrolheads… ripping out CO2 converting trees… it’s all a part of the Great Global Warming Swindle of Boganites.

Really though, that is more than annoying. Buying plants/trees is expensive and don’t grow overnight (well significantly anyway).

peterh 9:19 am 05 Jan 09

fully sick?

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:11 am 05 Jan 09

Maaaate, ya caahn’t go bashin Nats. ‘Ave ya soin the detail that goes inna them cars? Bloody byeeeewdiful. It, loik, fully makes up for everythin’ else. Mate.

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