Summernats sold, but staying next year

johnboy 16 July 2009 30

Just heard reports that Chic Henry has sold Summernats to another group.

It will be held here in Canberra in 2010 (one hopes only after EPIC has been paid), but might be moving on afterwards.

We’ll post more info as it comes to hand.


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bryansworld bryansworld 12:23 pm 16 Jul 09

Move it on. Surely Canberra can make a buck some other way?! I’m into cars, but I’m against the northern suburbs being overrun by a mob of drunken yobs every new year.

ant ant 12:33 pm 16 Jul 09

And does Mr Henry get to keep his job, and his monster salary? That would make sense, I guess, as he hasn’t yet finished running it into oblivion.

Digga Digga 12:38 pm 16 Jul 09

That’ll make Meredith and the greens happy. She was whingeing about their burnouts being bad for air quality of local residents.

p1 p1 12:44 pm 16 Jul 09

And does Mr Henry get to keep his job, and his monster salary?

This of course is the only important thing to know. Cause if he does, then nothing has really changed. And if he goes, we’ll get some comparison to see how good a job he has been doing recent years.

bryansworld bryansworld 12:53 pm 16 Jul 09

bryansworld said :

Move it on. Surely Canberra can make a buck some other way?! I’m into cars, but I’m against the northern suburbs being overrun by a mob of drunken yobs every new year.

Apologies. Of course, not everyone that goes to summernats is a drunken yob. Just some of them.

ant ant 1:37 pm 16 Jul 09

It used to be a fun event. The first few years, with the supercruise, were great. Ordinary people had their chairs out on the footpath to watch it, oldies, youngies, the lot. But then it changed.

OzChick OzChick 1:40 pm 16 Jul 09

bryansworld said :

Move it on.

The adult entertainment industry in Canberra would be devastated.

fnaah fnaah 2:04 pm 16 Jul 09

The adult entertainment industry in Canberra would be devastated.

Really? The other 360 days of the year aren’t enough to keep them afloat?

mp2615 mp2615 2:05 pm 16 Jul 09

Living in Watson, back in the day, I always said the burnout noises were drowned out by the whingeing from the community association. And yes the supercruise was fantastic.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:12 pm 16 Jul 09

I blame bottled water.

Davo111 Davo111 3:15 pm 16 Jul 09

i blame pink polos

Pelican Lini Pelican Lini 3:40 pm 16 Jul 09

Show us yer tits

Cletus 2 Cletus 2 4:29 pm 16 Jul 09

Yeah, let’s not ever again allow anything in Canberra that might offend anyone. Unless it is a useless eyesore and waste of money like an “immigration bridge” or a big pile of scrap metal right beside the road.

Wraith Wraith 5:01 pm 16 Jul 09

mp2615 said :

Living in Watson, back in the day, I always said the burnout noises were drowned out by the whingeing from the community association. And yes the supercruise was fantastic.

Well said!!!

Feathergirl Feathergirl 5:09 pm 16 Jul 09

Ozchick sez: The adult entertainment industry in Canberra would be devastated.

It’s true – Summernats and around Anzac day are peak porn selling days for the local smut shops. Take away one of these and they’ll have to start targeting the oldies on the interstate Floriade buses *shudder to think about it*.

Summernats has never bothered me, but I live Southside 🙂

Ozi Ozi 5:18 pm 16 Jul 09

Feathergirl said :

It’s true – Summernats and around Anzac day are peak porn selling days for the local smut shops. Take away one of these and they’ll have to start targeting the oldies on the interstate Floriade buses *shudder to think about it*.

And now, we’re all getting images… 😛

monomania monomania 5:26 pm 16 Jul 09

If the new owners can’t guarantee the event will be better controlled and remain in Canberra in the future then the government should not allow it to occur here in 2010. Too much of a risk for too little return.

p1 p1 5:42 pm 16 Jul 09

When the masters games came to Canberra the sex shops recorded record sales…

Overheard while in pr0n store buying fireworks, said by woman holding basket, to partner, “OK, thats everything on the list…”

Pelican Lini Pelican Lini 5:47 pm 16 Jul 09

Another funny porn shop moment was when an elderly gent approached the counter and said rather loudly: “I’m from Tasmania.”
“That’s all right Sir, we serve everybody,” was the immediate response from the man behind the counter.
(Maybe you had to be there. It certainly made this old bird chuckle.)

Showgirl Showgirl 6:21 pm 16 Jul 09

YAY!!! Summernats never went away…..Bring on January 2010!

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