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Summernats Supercruise returning to Northbourne

By johnboy - 23 November 2011 57

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Summernats have announced that the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (more commonly known as 3M these days) is sponsoring the return of Northbourne Avenue cruising nearly 20 years after riots caused the event to be called off.

The Summernats 3M Citycruise will take to Northbourne Ave at midday on Thursday January 5th 2012 to launch the 25th birthday of the iconic Street Machine Summernats, proudly supported by Rare Spares.

In a street parade of the likes not seen before in Canberra, a convoy of 200 of Australia’s best street machines will parade along Northbourne Avenue.

The Citycruise convoy will make its way from Exhibition Park along Northbourne Avenue to London Circuit, before turning back up along Northbourne to return to the festival venue.

“Myself and the other owners have been talking about doing this since the moment we bought the Nats,” said Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez. “It’s a great celebration of the Summernats in the ACT, and it’s cool that our convoy is going to drive past the hotels, restaurants, and retailers to whom the Summernats bring so much business.

It’s going to be a thing, although at midday chances are more limited for trouble.

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Summernats Supercruise returning to Northbourne
poetix 12:16 pm 23 Nov 11

Nice to be able to see the cars for free. The whole Exhibition Park thing is unappealing, but the cars are fantastic moving sculptures. Only disadvantage is that it will probably be so hot at midday.

Holden Caulfield 11:50 am 23 Nov 11

I probably won’t be here either, but would be keen to see how the cruise went otherwise. Used to be relatively harmless activity back in the day.

watto23 11:20 am 23 Nov 11

Solidarity said :

Sigh, I used to love Braddon on a Friday and Saturday night, there used to be so many cool cars, sit back and watch them cruise… There’d be a burnout or two but nothing too out of hand.

Then it got more and more out of hand every year….

It was never the cool cars doing anything wrong either, seemed to always be the kids in s***boxes.

I guess if summernats had of self regulated this a bit better preventing those not doing the right thing from being there, it would not have been cancelled.

teddyhb 11:16 am 23 Nov 11

Felix the Cat said :

There are a number of restaurants and bars in Braddon that non-Summernats peoples go to so blocking the streets or restricting the area to Summernats entrants wouldn’t work.

Lonsdale street is effectively blocked anyway with the amount of cars trying to drive down it on the friday and saturday night of summernats anyway.

dph 11:13 am 23 Nov 11

I’ve got no problem with car enthusiasts or car shows but Summernats is what it is. I’m tired of hearing the excuses for the pathetic behaviour at this event. Get rid of it & replace it with an actual car show.

teddyhb 11:11 am 23 Nov 11

Solidarity said :

teddyhb said :

Solidarity said :

Sigh, I used to love Braddon on a Friday and Saturday night, there used to be so many cool cars, sit back and watch them cruise… There’d be a burnout or two but nothing too out of hand.

Then it got more and more out of hand every year….

It was never the cool cars doing anything wrong either, seemed to always be the kids in s***boxes.

I have thought for the past few years that the police should block the entrances to the street in braddon and only allow summernats entrants to drive down the street on the friday and saturday nights. Then people there will get to see the cars that they actually want to see.

But there are heaps of people with sweet cars who come out to show it off that aren’t Summernats entrants…

which for the past few years have been far outnumbered by kids driving up and down in a beat up old vl or an excel or a camry which no one wants to see at all. So instead of getting to see some nice cars, the streets completely blocked up by cars that no one wants to see at all.

I would be much happier missing out on seeing a few sweet cars that getting to watch the same excel parked on the road in front of me for 5 minutes as the roads completely full and traffics not moving any more

Felix the Cat 10:56 am 23 Nov 11

There are a number of restaurants and bars in Braddon that non-Summernats peoples go to so blocking the streets or restricting the area to Summernats entrants wouldn’t work.

G-Fresh 10:56 am 23 Nov 11

Mysteryman said :

Solidarity said :

Sigh, I used to love Braddon on a Friday and Saturday night, there used to be so many cool cars, sit back and watch them cruise… There’d be a burnout or two but nothing too out of hand.

Then it got more and more out of hand every year….

It was never the cool cars doing anything wrong either, seemed to always be the kids in s***boxes.

I used to enjoy seeing the cars in Braddon, too. I don’t like the summernats atmosphere but it was nice on a summer evening to be out and about watching the nice cars. I didn’t mind a bit of mischief either in regards to the occasional burnout. My experience was that generally people were sensible.

String him up! Sacrilege!!!

Solidarity 10:44 am 23 Nov 11

teddyhb said :

Solidarity said :

Sigh, I used to love Braddon on a Friday and Saturday night, there used to be so many cool cars, sit back and watch them cruise… There’d be a burnout or two but nothing too out of hand.

Then it got more and more out of hand every year….

It was never the cool cars doing anything wrong either, seemed to always be the kids in s***boxes.

I have thought for the past few years that the police should block the entrances to the street in braddon and only allow summernats entrants to drive down the street on the friday and saturday nights. Then people there will get to see the cars that they actually want to see.

But there are heaps of people with sweet cars who come out to show it off that aren’t Summernats entrants…

teddyhb 10:40 am 23 Nov 11

Solidarity said :

Sigh, I used to love Braddon on a Friday and Saturday night, there used to be so many cool cars, sit back and watch them cruise… There’d be a burnout or two but nothing too out of hand.

Then it got more and more out of hand every year….

It was never the cool cars doing anything wrong either, seemed to always be the kids in s***boxes.

I have thought for the past few years that the police should block the entrances to the street in braddon and only allow summernats entrants to drive down the street on the friday and saturday nights. Then people there will get to see the cars that they actually want to see.

Mysteryman 10:27 am 23 Nov 11

Solidarity said :

Sigh, I used to love Braddon on a Friday and Saturday night, there used to be so many cool cars, sit back and watch them cruise… There’d be a burnout or two but nothing too out of hand.

Then it got more and more out of hand every year….

It was never the cool cars doing anything wrong either, seemed to always be the kids in s***boxes.

I used to enjoy seeing the cars in Braddon, too. I don’t like the summernats atmosphere but it was nice on a summer evening to be out and about watching the nice cars. I didn’t mind a bit of mischief either in regards to the occasional burnout. My experience was that generally people were sensible.

Henry82 10:22 am 23 Nov 11

qbngeek said :

Thank god I will be away. Far, far away from here.

+1

JonahBologna 10:15 am 23 Nov 11

I’m glad the cruise is being held at midday, but it will only set a precedent for increased illicit cruising throughout the event. It would be nice if the territory could contain this exhibition within the Exhibition Park.

qbngeek 10:08 am 23 Nov 11

Thank god I will be away. Far, far away from here.

Solidarity 10:07 am 23 Nov 11

Sigh, I used to love Braddon on a Friday and Saturday night, there used to be so many cool cars, sit back and watch them cruise… There’d be a burnout or two but nothing too out of hand.

Then it got more and more out of hand every year….

It was never the cool cars doing anything wrong either, seemed to always be the kids in s***boxes.

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