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The City Cruise is tomorrow!

johnboy 1 January 2014 45

TAMS are giving notice that the Summernats City Cruise is going down tomorrow at Midday:

The ACT Government today provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday on Thursday 2 January 2014, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.

The Cruise takes place between the Summernats entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Federal Highway down Northbourne Avenue through to the intersection with London Circuit and then back to the starting point.

“The Summernats City Cruise, which is a convoy of 200 of the best vehicles from the event, promises to attract a wide range of Canberrans and visitors,” said Senior Manager, Traffic Management and Safety, Roads ACT, Rifaat Shoukrallah.

“It is important the Cruise takes place safely so the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue will be closed in sections as the convoy passes. The Cruise will travel at 40 kilometres per hour with a police escort involving a lead car, trailing car and supporting motorcycles.

“Roads ACT will also coordinate the traffic lights for the Cruise to ensure it proceeds smoothly. Access will be provided to emergency service vehicles if necessary.

“The best vantage points are in the City and at the Summernats entrance near the Caltex service station site, Stirling Avenue, and the Federal Highway. These locations are where the vehicles will be travelling at their slowest so people have more of a chance to see them.

“There is also parking available in the City and parking is available at EPIC via Old Well Station Road, off Federal Highway.”

For public safety reasons, the public is not permitted to watch the Cruise from the central median strip on Northbourne Avenue or the Federal Highway. An alcohol ban is also in place along the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue for the duration of the Cruise.


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tuco 12:23 pm 03 Jan 14

Thumper said :

It’s a war zone out there man….

Rioting, anarchy, cats and dogs loving each other…

OK, I’ve got this one (and I can summarise most of RiotACT in ten steps).

I was riding my bike (1) near some roadworks (2) when I saw someone who probably WASN”T from Canberra, (3) but was here for Summernats (4). They parked poorly (5) so I whipped out my iphone to record the evidence (6). However, I hadn’t aligned the cubits on my Fstops so the photo didn’t work (7). I was so upset I went to the nearest cafe (review soon, 8) where I saw someone else tip the waiter (8) because they told them so much about how the coffee was made (9). I then rode off to set off some fireworks (10).

HiddenDragon 11:14 am 03 Jan 14

From SexPartyACT – #26 :

“I like Top Gear Australia’s description… “Each year, a mullet convention known as Summernats is held in the nation’s usually very dull capital. For a few days, the politicians are cleared out to make way for the hoards of mostly drunk and largely offensive masses, who gather to watch someone destroy their tyres in one of the least exciting ways possible. Behind chainlink fence. On the outskirts of town.

We never really get the point of spending so much money to a car only to destroy it while trying to impress a crowd of men called Bazza, but each to their own in this mad world of automobiles.”

Yes, God is an Englishman, and He doesn’t always smile on the inner north of Canberra. This is the sort of thing which will happen when boatloads of convicts are sent, unknowingly, to what turns out to be a rather good piece of real estate – tut, tut – pass the sherry, old chap.

magiccar9 10:05 am 03 Jan 14

The Police should extend the Christmas Double Demerits period out to cover Summernats next year. I reckon they’d get a pretty good haul of unsuspecting drivers off the road – provided they actually did their policing job that is….

nhand42 9:43 am 03 Jan 14

Tooks said :

Herpa derpa… getting drunk and doing burnouts is wicked fun… hurrr durrr…. all youse who disagrees is just being boring dull Canberra whingers… duuuhhhh… talking about two things is too hard for my brains to comprehend, you must be having an agendas.

Too many brews last night for you, Tooks. Your inner flannie is showing.

Tooks 9:15 am 03 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

chewy14 said :

What was your point again? Oh that’s right, you were “inconvenienced” by other people. Carry on….

If that was the point you thought was being made, you’re exactly the kind of person who would enjoy the Summernats, i.e. you have no consideration for others.

The burnouts started today at 1pm and will continue into the night. The police do nothing – they never do – and each year they lie and say the Summerants attendees were well behaved. Bullshit. If you live in an affected area, you know it is a lie. The burnouts, the hooligans, the property damage, the drunk violence, it’s non-stop hell.

According to you I’m just being “inconvenienced”. Thousands of events each year in Canberra and this is the only event that consistently “inconveniences” Canberra with crime, rape, and assault. Why do you defend this? Is it because you live down south and have no idea how bad Summernats is for locals? It’s not like anybody in the inner north can avoid Summernats. The noise and traffic intrudes on our private lives all day, every day of the event. I’ve never been woken at 2am by a Floriade patron doing burnouts, or been physically assaulted at the Dickson petrol station by somebody visiting the art gallery.

Yet we have nitwits like you defending it. Making out that it’s just an “inconvenience”. So again, give me your home address and I’ll give you a short sharp demonstration of the “inconvenience” of a beer bottle thrown through your living room window at 2am.

No police never do anything about Hoon behaviour. They totally didn’t seize a car for burn outs in civic yesterday.

Your original gripe was about traffic delays but now you’ve shown what your real agenda is. Typical dull Canberran whinger.

Canberroid 8:36 am 03 Jan 14

The continued revving of engines and burnouts audible around Watson at ~11:30 last night doesn’t do their ‘safe family-friendly car show’ credibility much good. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t happen during Floriade.

Thumper 8:24 am 03 Jan 14

It’s a war zone out there man….

Rioting, anarchy, cats and dogs loving each other…

chewy14 1:55 am 03 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

chewy14 said :

What was your point again? Oh that’s right, you were “inconvenienced” by other people. Carry on….

If that was the point you thought was being made, you’re exactly the kind of person who would enjoy the Summernats, i.e. you have no consideration for others.

The burnouts started today at 1pm and will continue into the night. The police do nothing – they never do – and each year they lie and say the Summerants attendees were well behaved. Bullshit. If you live in an affected area, you know it is a lie. The burnouts, the hooligans, the property damage, the drunk violence, it’s non-stop hell.

According to you I’m just being “inconvenienced”. Thousands of events each year in Canberra and this is the only event that consistently “inconveniences” Canberra with crime, rape, and assault. Why do you defend this? Is it because you live down south and have no idea how bad Summernats is for locals? It’s not like anybody in the inner north can avoid Summernats. The noise and traffic intrudes on our private lives all day, every day of the event. I’ve never been woken at 2am by a Floriade patron doing burnouts, or been physically assaulted at the Dickson petrol station by somebody visiting the art gallery.

Yet we have nitwits like you defending it. Making out that it’s just an “inconvenience”. So again, give me your home address and I’ll give you a short sharp demonstration of the “inconvenience” of a beer bottle thrown through your living room window at 2am.

So what does that have to do with you not being able to get home this arvo? Seems you alreadt has preconceived notions about this event.

chewy14 1:50 am 03 Jan 14

BelcoMan said :

I always find great humour in people bringing Floriade up as a way of defending the Nats. Let’s layout a couple of facts;

1, Summernats is an event owned by Out There Productions (OTP) a privately owned company, It’s sole purpose is to generate a profit for the owners of the company. Based on their quoted 100,000 people at an average daily cost of $50 (estimated based on the published ticket prices) + the revenue from traders, sponsors etc and you have a very large income amount. Also add in the financial support from ACT Government (why?). A lot of the staff are volunteers so not a huge cost there.

2. Floriade is an event run by Events ACT, a division of Economic Development Directorate of ACT Government. It’s sole purpose is to generate Tourism for the ACT economy. It does not charge entry with the exception of Nightfest which is aimed at a cost offset for teh additional costs directly attributable to the Nightfest event. When you break down the revenue stream generated by traders (around 500k) and sponsors (unknown) they do not cover the costs associated with the event. The difference being that you can amortise the net loss of the event over 30 days and 400,000 + people thereby creating a minimal cost in bringing someone to ACT and therefore addressing the primary purpose of the event.

As has been correctly pointed out, there are no reports of Grannies doing burnouts in their Mazda 2’s nor any increase in crime statistics during Floriade.
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There are direct additional costs associated with Nats being in town in additional policing and TAMS resources. It would be a reasonable follow on to say that there would be a small army of additional security also required during the event at additional cost to those businesses.

Hardly comparing apples with apples.

Yes, you haven’t compared apples with apples. I would absolutely love to see a comparison and money for value look at everything the ACT government gives money to. I think it would be extremely informative and less than exciting to people who constantly whinge about events getting money.

BelcoMan 11:17 pm 02 Jan 14

I always find great humour in people bringing Floriade up as a way of defending the Nats. Let’s layout a couple of facts;

1, Summernats is an event owned by Out There Productions (OTP) a privately owned company, It’s sole purpose is to generate a profit for the owners of the company. Based on their quoted 100,000 people at an average daily cost of $50 (estimated based on the published ticket prices) + the revenue from traders, sponsors etc and you have a very large income amount. Also add in the financial support from ACT Government (why?). A lot of the staff are volunteers so not a huge cost there.

2. Floriade is an event run by Events ACT, a division of Economic Development Directorate of ACT Government. It’s sole purpose is to generate Tourism for the ACT economy. It does not charge entry with the exception of Nightfest which is aimed at a cost offset for teh additional costs directly attributable to the Nightfest event. When you break down the revenue stream generated by traders (around 500k) and sponsors (unknown) they do not cover the costs associated with the event. The difference being that you can amortise the net loss of the event over 30 days and 400,000 + people thereby creating a minimal cost in bringing someone to ACT and therefore addressing the primary purpose of the event.

As has been correctly pointed out, there are no reports of Grannies doing burnouts in their Mazda 2’s nor any increase in crime statistics during Floriade.

There are direct additional costs associated with Nats being in town in additional policing and TAMS resources. It would be a reasonable follow on to say that there would be a small army of additional security also required during the event at additional cost to those businesses.

Hardly comparing apples with apples.

sepi 10:31 pm 02 Jan 14

Summernats is on early every year, but the dates change a bit.

The traffic plan for today seems pathetic – surely they could manage a few detour signs and a poster at Hackett and Watson shops or something.

Or are you really saying that people in Watson and Hackett shouldn’t even try to leave their suburbs for the whole 4 days it is on??

SexPartyACT 9:56 pm 02 Jan 14

Masquara said :

SexPartyACT said :

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

(Yawn) Summernats scrapped the T-shirt competition years ago.

Honey, you don’t need there to be a competition to wear a see through t-shirt – just confidence.

IrishPete 9:14 pm 02 Jan 14

Masquara said :

SexPartyACT said :

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

(Yawn) Summernats scrapped the T-shirt competition years ago.

Wot, no t-shirts now? I guess it’s cheaper to go topless, though I would recommend LOTS of sunscreen. I’ll leave it there, you can imagine the rest.

IP

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:58 pm 02 Jan 14

SexPartyACT said :

I like Top Gear Australia’s description… “Each year, a mullet convention known as Summernats is held in the nation’s usually very dull capital. For a few days, the politicians are cleared out to make way for the hoards of mostly drunk and largely offensive masses, who gather to watch someone destroy their tyres in one of the least exciting ways possible. Behind chainlink fence. On the outskirts of town.
We never really get the point of spending so much money to a car only to destroy it while trying to impress a crowd of men called Bazza, but each to their own in this mad world of automobiles.”

I haven’t been to Summernats for many years but I’m 100% behind it because of the money it brings to the region – I’ve seen reports ranging from 12 to 20 million dollars.

The Australian Sex Party wants to see a state-of-the-art speedway built in Canberra. I like the idea of it being built next to the AMC as close to Jerrabomberra as possible (and for those who don’t know my sense of humour, yes I am taking the piss).

You don’t have to be a bogan to enjoy car shows or motor sports. Just like you don’t have to be posh to dine at Sage.

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

Source?

Also a source on who gets the money?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:57 pm 02 Jan 14

tommo said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Human trash Central.

Not debateable.

Source?

(Not that I disagree, but you should at least adhere to your own standards)

Just check out the next street machine special if you want facts and documented evidence.

Masquara 8:29 pm 02 Jan 14

SexPartyACT said :

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

(Yawn) Summernats scrapped the T-shirt competition years ago.

goggles13 8:28 pm 02 Jan 14

I can’t wait to see what laughs come out of this thread over the next three days!!

Masquara 8:26 pm 02 Jan 14

SexPartyACT said :

I like Top Gear Australia’s description… “Each year, a mullet convention known as Summernats is held in the nation’s usually very dull capital. For a few days, the politicians are cleared out to make way for the hoards of mostly drunk and largely offensive masses, who gather to watch someone destroy their tyres in one of the least exciting ways possible. Behind chainlink fence. On the outskirts of town.
We never really get the point of spending so much money to a car only to destroy it while trying to impress a crowd of men called Bazza, but each to their own in this mad world of automobiles.”

I haven’t been to Summernats for many years but I’m 100% behind it because of the money it brings to the region – I’ve seen reports ranging from 12 to 20 million dollars.

The Australian Sex Party wants to see a state-of-the-art speedway built in Canberra. I like the idea of it being built next to the AMC as close to Jerrabomberra as possible (and for those who don’t know my sense of humour, yes I am taking the piss).

You don’t have to be a bogan to enjoy car shows or motor sports. Just like you don’t have to be posh to dine at Sage.

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

You should really get Fiona to do your Summernats PR, Deb. You forgot to include a feel-good (yairs) account of how much of the money is spent on the sex industry. Oh, and as a supposed Canberra supporter, why not critique the Top Gear quote, as it is absolute cr*p.

IrishPete 8:06 pm 02 Jan 14

nhand42 said :

chewy14 said :

What was your point again? Oh that’s right, you were “inconvenienced” by other people. Carry on….

If that was the point you thought was being made, you’re exactly the kind of person who would enjoy the Summernats, i.e. you have no consideration for others.

The burnouts started today at 1pm and will continue into the night. The police do nothing – they never do – and each year they lie and say the Summerants attendees were well behaved. Bullshit. If you live in an affected area, you know it is a lie. The burnouts, the hooligans, the property damage, the drunk violence, it’s non-stop hell.

According to you I’m just being “inconvenienced”. Thousands of events each year in Canberra and this is the only event that consistently “inconveniences” Canberra with crime, rape, and assault. Why do you defend this? Is it because you live down south and have no idea how bad Summernats is for locals? It’s not like anybody in the inner north can avoid Summernats. The noise and traffic intrudes on our private lives all day, every day of the event. I’ve never been woken at 2am by a Floriade patron doing burnouts, or been physically assaulted at the Dickson petrol station by somebody visiting the art gallery.

Yet we have nitwits like you defending it. Making out that it’s just an “inconvenience”. So again, give me your home address and I’ll give you a short sharp demonstration of the “inconvenience” of a beer bottle thrown through your living room window at 2am.

No, you complained about the travel inconvenience you experienced today. Later when challenged about your attitudes you added all the other stuff (valid stuff I think, but you didn’t mentioned it to begin with; we all know that the best way to make crime statistics go down is for the AFP to ignore the crime).

I live 70km away and I knew about the City Cruise, and I would not have been surprised by the traffic disruption you experienced. I didn’t bother trying to get any further away.

You are like the people where I live who say “but no-one told us about event Y…” when a flyer was put in their letterbox, it was advertised in the local newspapers and newsletters, written on noticeboards and even tattooed on the inside of their eyelids. Summernats comes around every year, just like Christmas, and birthdays. It’s not that hard to remember.

By the way, I don’t think you really understand what “fully sick” means, unless you were being ironic.

IP

SexPartyACT 8:00 pm 02 Jan 14

I like Top Gear Australia’s description… “Each year, a mullet convention known as Summernats is held in the nation’s usually very dull capital. For a few days, the politicians are cleared out to make way for the hoards of mostly drunk and largely offensive masses, who gather to watch someone destroy their tyres in one of the least exciting ways possible. Behind chainlink fence. On the outskirts of town.
We never really get the point of spending so much money to a car only to destroy it while trying to impress a crowd of men called Bazza, but each to their own in this mad world of automobiles.”

I haven’t been to Summernats for many years but I’m 100% behind it because of the money it brings to the region – I’ve seen reports ranging from 12 to 20 million dollars.

The Australian Sex Party wants to see a state-of-the-art speedway built in Canberra. I like the idea of it being built next to the AMC as close to Jerrabomberra as possible (and for those who don’t know my sense of humour, yes I am taking the piss).

You don’t have to be a bogan to enjoy car shows or motor sports. Just like you don’t have to be posh to dine at Sage.

Now where’s my see through tshirt. I’m off to da Nats.

Deborah

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