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SuperCruise success down Northbourne

By johnboy - 5 January 2012 89

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Even with milestones tumbling in the cricket crowds were out in force to see the Summernats SuperCruise / CityCruise rumble through town.

Everyone seemed very happy and well behaved Here’s a couple of shots I got through the throng.

Feel free to send yours in to images@the-riotact.com .

KB1971 has sent in a swag of pix, including this one:

supercruise

Here’s one from MJay’s set:

supercruise

Curleylocks was in the action outside Fenner Hall:

supercruise

Gungahliner has sent in the long awaited pictures of strippers on a stretched hummer:

strippers on a stretch hummer

Damien Haas took this video:

Here’s the full slideshow:

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cargirl 1:33 pm 17 Jan 12

That Capital Men’s Club has nothing to do with the Nats. Their vehicle was knocked back from entering the Event so they obviously took the opportunity to get some free advertising.

KB1971 7:14 am 08 Jan 12

LSWCHP said :

Waiting For Godot said :

kakosi said :

I like that I can see the fireworks each night from my house but not that I can hear the car noise all night for three nights and that right now the music is so loud it’s getting through the closed windows and doors and that’s annoying.

I don’t know how old you are, but you can be thankful we are not seeing a repetition of the infamous 1993 Summernats. Apart from the drunken riot during the Supercruise – which forced its cancellation until this year – there were helicopter joy rides departing from the carpark where the Kamberra winery is now, and a Summernats radio station playing raucous music blaring out from loudspeakers within the grounds and at each entry point.

The noise from this year’s event should be miniscule by comparison.

I was living in Hackett in 1993, and that tainted my view of Summernats until quite recently. The current gig isn’t too bad, but back in those days it was utterly disgraceful crap.

1993 was not caused by Summernats entrants persay, that year was a great event & there was many great things going on inside Natex.

That was the year of the hanger on. I can remember driving down Northbourne that year & there was an exceptional amont of people lining the road. So many more than in previous years, I would say double. These people were not really “car enthusiasts” but people out for a party, a bit like the “rent a crowd” that turn up to protests & cause trouble.

I dont actually know what caused the crap but it had been simmering away on Nourthbourne for a couple of nights as the crowd were spraying cars with water pistols, encouraging burnouts ect that it would not have taken much to ignight the fuel.Inside Natex, security were keeping a reasonably tight lid on things.

No doubt the event attracted this attention & back then it was a free for all in the partying department (as all events were from the PM’s 11 to local football).

Yep, it has a certain level of people behaving badly but then so does 1/2 of Canberra going to Batemans Bay for their holidays. Growing up in a tourist area myself (the Sapphire Coast) we used to see this behavoir all the time, people being rude lo locals, letting their hair down & getting out of control ect. There used to be a NYE party every year at Bar Beach in Merimbula until 1988 when there was a mass influx of people which finished with the town being trashed & the beach closed the next year.

Anyway, that is in the past & I dont really know why people dont let it go as it was nearly 20 years ago. The media dredge this old chestnut up every year, obviously there is nothing else bad to report about the event it seems.

Mumbucks 11:11 pm 07 Jan 12

poetix said :

gladbag said :

I have no interest in Summernats or cars. I am a middle aged lady (public servant, bucket of kids) and not in the target demographic.

However, I think it is great to see so many happy men walking around town at this time of year. If it makes people happy, then it is cool. The extra holiday feel that this event brings to this town is a breath of fresh air.

Mrs Bucket? Lady of the house!

Um, some middle aged (or practically, almost, perhaps, nearly middle aged in several more years) women quite like hot cars. And those happy men who actually like women AND hot cars. Fresh air I’m not so sure about in regard to les Nats, but I see what you mean.

And why do you keep your children in a bucket?

LSWCHP 11:02 pm 07 Jan 12

Waiting For Godot said :

kakosi said :

I like that I can see the fireworks each night from my house but not that I can hear the car noise all night for three nights and that right now the music is so loud it’s getting through the closed windows and doors and that’s annoying.

I don’t know how old you are, but you can be thankful we are not seeing a repetition of the infamous 1993 Summernats. Apart from the drunken riot during the Supercruise – which forced its cancellation until this year – there were helicopter joy rides departing from the carpark where the Kamberra winery is now, and a Summernats radio station playing raucous music blaring out from loudspeakers within the grounds and at each entry point.

The noise from this year’s event should be miniscule by comparison.

I was living in Hackett in 1993, and that tainted my view of Summernats until quite recently. The current gig isn’t too bad, but back in those days it was utterly disgraceful crap.

poetix 10:51 pm 07 Jan 12

gladbag said :

I have no interest in Summernats or cars. I am a middle aged lady (public servant, bucket of kids) and not in the target demographic.

However, I think it is great to see so many happy men walking around town at this time of year. If it makes people happy, then it is cool. The extra holiday feel that this event brings to this town is a breath of fresh air.

Um, some middle aged (or practically, almost, perhaps, nearly middle aged in several more years) women quite like hot cars. And those happy men who actually like women AND hot cars. Fresh air I’m not so sure about in regard to les Nats, but I see what you mean.

And why do you keep your children in a bucket?

SockEPuppet 10:43 pm 07 Jan 12

Pandy said :

OMG!!!!

No, no it was not what I meant!!!!

Not that there is anything wrong with it.

devils_advocate said :

Pandy said :

Any shirtlifters?

That was the best bit of the Supercruise at Summernats 10 years ago, the last time I went.

LOL. Although I know what you are referring to, please note that “shirtlifter” is a (somewhat derogatory) slang term for an entirely different societal demographic.

Which makes your post quite hilarious, also!

So glad you got to clear that up! Terrible that people might have thought you were gay.

‘I have always worried about men who rely too heavily upon exclamation marks.’ Jane Austen.

gladbag 10:23 pm 07 Jan 12

I have no interest in Summernats or cars. I am a middle aged lady (public servant, bucket of kids) and not in the target demographic. However, I think it is great to see so many happy men walking around town at this time of year. If it makes people happy, then it is cool. The extra holiday feel that this event brings to this town is a breath of fresh air.

Pandy 8:26 pm 07 Jan 12

OMG!!!!

No, no it was not what I meant!!!!

Not that there is anything wrong with it.

devils_advocate said :

Pandy said :

Any shirtlifters?

That was the best bit of the Supercruise at Summernats 10 years ago, the last time I went.

LOL. Although I know what you are referring to, please note that “shirtlifter” is a (somewhat derogatory) slang term for an entirely different societal demographic.

Which makes your post quite hilarious, also!

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