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Tis the season to be formal

By Kerces - 14 December 2006 39

Who needs Summernats when it’s formal season? Year 12 formals in particular are a parade of hot car after hot car, with the occasional classic and joke arrival thrown in.

So then, what better place to go if you want to defect cars than a school formal?

Car defecting

That said, the Hawker College formal tonight had more classic-car arrivals than my formal (though that could have been because of the school I went to). Car watching at formals seems to be great even, attended not just by family but also assorted hangers on and people just there for the spectacle. There were also a significant number of police in attendance as well as security guards directing traffic.

Formal crowd

There were way too many cars to photograph, but here are a few highlights. Firstly, the infamous “OnDDole” beemer.

OnDDole

I didn’t know who the Loggods were, but their arrival caused a few giggles.

Loggods

This young lady, on the other hand, dismounted to a round of applause. The girls behind me were trying to dare their boyfriends to go and pull off a towel or two.

Formal litter

The classic cabriolet beetle was rather cute I thought.

Beetle

My favourite was the convoy of nine minis, the middle one a cabriolet which had the arriving couple in it.

Minis

Meanwhile, just over the ridge all Lake Burley Griffin’s swans had gathered for the night, oblivious to the noise and fuss.

Swans

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39 Responses to
Tis the season to be formal
simto 2:44 pm 15 Dec 06

When people can’t spell, your only help is to try saying it out loud. In this case, it should be spelt “Karma”.

No, I don’t know why this is meant to be an instance of Karma either, but then again, the brain of Jimbo is a strange and precious thing…

LurkerGal 2:21 pm 15 Dec 06

Who is CARMER?

J Dawg 2:20 pm 15 Dec 06

As for the Year 12 formal being ‘an important night of your life’, J Dawg, I say, HAH HAH AHAH HAH HA. It is a miserable piece of crap that must be expunged from your memory with copious amounts of alcohol. Very convenient, really.

Maybe people regard their formals differently from others. Fair enough I say, considering what I said was a gross overstatement anyway.

andy 10:55 am 15 Dec 06

so THATS what the line up was, and the big bunch of minis.. I saw them go past on parkes way as i was heading home.

keiran 9:49 am 15 Dec 06

I think you’ll find they were also nabbing people for charging for the ride without acreditation and licensing.

Hence a certain black stretch hasn’t been seen at a formal lately.

Thumper 8:33 am 15 Dec 06

I got caught up in this whilst going to a guerilla gig. Had to reverse all the way out of the museum on the other side of the road to the great mirth of some cops.

johnboy 7:26 am 15 Dec 06

“just came home to check this site, on my way out to an after party now, cya all!”

OK, I’m impressed.

BTW Jimbo emailled me the following:

THAT’S CARMER you know what I mean
So you offer to drive your nephew to his formal and end up getting defected? Seems a little unfair.

I guess that’s what targeted policing is all about.

So I’d just like to clear up for Jim’s benefit that I wasn’t defected. In fact I wasn’t there at all. My car was, but seems to have made it back OK.

I don’t have much time for people who complain about the rules only when they’ve been impacted by them.

kurt1 1:44 am 15 Dec 06

I thought at the time of my formal, ‘what a load of shit this fuss about how and when you arrive is. I just want to score with a hot chick, and get pissed’.’ Six years on, I still feel the same way. Unfortunately they won’t let me in.

As for the Year 12 formal being ‘an important night of your life’, J Dawg, I say, HAH HAH AHAH HAH HA. It is a miserable piece of crap that must be expunged from your memory with copious amounts of alcohol. Very convenient, really.

bighead 11:49 pm 14 Dec 06

This was my formal tonight, It was Hawker College! What awesome fun, apart from the slack fucking photographers.

There was 2 lots of police and vehicle inspectors, one on the long haul in, and one on the way out of the car park, They nabbed so many cars tonight it wasn’t funny.

The only bad thing is, due to the police incompetence of blocking the road on the way down to pull people over, at least a 1/4 of the students came late, it was pretty much bullshit.

Still good times, And congrats to all year 12’s who finish this year.

(also Stan from 3D, He rocked as a DJ)

just came home to check this site, on my way out to an after party now, cya all!

Pandy 10:39 pm 14 Dec 06

How can these kids afford these cars/

Drug money or prostitution?

KaneO 10:19 pm 14 Dec 06

If its a defective vehicle, I couldn’t care less when or where the owner gets smacked with a clue by four.
Shouldn’t be on the road, simple as that.

J Dawg 9:59 pm 14 Dec 06

What better way to arrive to one of the most important nights of your life (so far): with a few hundred dollar fine and point of your license.

Danman 9:49 pm 14 Dec 06

I agree – but its a formal – at least get them on their way out – not while dropping people off – that said I dunno – I was not there.

jr 9:46 pm 14 Dec 06

It really doesn’t matter where a car is defected… if it is defected then it should not be on the (public) roads.

johnboy 9:40 pm 14 Dec 06

So you offer to drive your nephew to his formal and end up getting defected? Seems a little unfair.

I guess that’s what targeted policing is all about.

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