16 February 2008


| chopsaretops
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what is the deal with the heap of trucks circling civic all sounding their bloody horns?

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Adza, it is true. A lot of people on here just have a whinge because they are bored, either that or they are genuinely sterile wankers. You can bet your last dollar on 99% of such people doing absolutely nothing for anybody else, as they are primarily concerned with themselves.

God there are some whingeing pricks on here… are you the same people that complain about the noise the V8 Supercars make, or Summernats, or the old dragway?

Perhaps a flower show is more to your taste?

It’s for a good cause, FFSs the lead truck company donated $10,000 to the ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support group, and there were 350 trucks at (I believe) a minimum of $30 each. By my calculation that’s over $20,000 raised for a worthy charity.

James-T-Kirk10:00 am 18 Feb 08

“It’s for a good cause. Get out and do something useful for a change you whinging losers.”

Yep, I did something useful – To stay in the general mood, I drove along for a while, following the trucks with my horn down, making a noise, weaving in and out of the traffic, But, sorry, no matter how much I revved the engine, I simply could not create as much visual pollution as the trucks…

I wonder who will make a donation on my behalf? How much did they donate? Wow, I feel so much better now that I have actively contributed to society…..

el ......TECortina 250 Deathtrap11:43 pm 17 Feb 08

You live on a main thoroughfare. Don’t like the noise? Move.

Yeah, well, I live on Northbourne Ave and these trucks were very noisy…luckily I was down the coast at the time 😉

Criticism of people for having pride in their vehicles, their businesses, their job, whilst contributing to a worthy cause, is hardly a friend-winner.

I am happy that these drivers get the opportunity to display this pride to a (generally) appreciative audience.

Vic Bitterman7:58 pm 17 Feb 08

C’mon ant. I would have thought that you of all people would have more compassion for what is in essence a great cause 🙁

It’s for a good cause. Get out and do something useful for a change you whinging losers.

Yeah, there were people sitting in Yass road, in Qbn, looking expectant, and all the way from there to Canberra, cars parked on the roadside. A whole heap of noise-enhanced harleys wanked past (fair dinkum, a bloke in his fancy dress on one of those things has a great big I AM A TOTAL WANKER sign floating above him), and then the trucks started up.

What amazes me is how people actually brought chairs to sit by the roadside, to watch a bunch of honking trucks drive past. Very, very sad.

Presumably noise laws were suspended by the assembly. And Queanbeyan council.

at least the trucks (drivers) raising money for Cancer Research etc weren’t in Garema Place scamming bus ride / petrol money. And yeah; maybe they even gave the Hospice patients a thrill

I don’t know about the trucks but I sure like the drivers 😉

V8 Berlina with a three tier spoiler7:53 pm 16 Feb 08

Ironic, diesel exhaust (which trucks run on) has being linked to various conditions of the airway and even cancer.

Actually they did go past the hospice. (I’m guessing)

Was at Molonglo river skiing all day. Wanted a nice quiet day and all I could hear were horns and sirens blasting! 😀

I was waiting at Phillip Avenue lights waiting to turn into Federal Highway this afternoon and I wasn’t sure if it was ok to turn in front of the rural fire brigade engines because they had their lights flashing … I mean, they’re only doing it for sure … but it’s the law to give way to emergency vehicles when their lights are operating – I could just see myself going through the intersection and getting done by a cop waiting behind the trees. Luckily it was ok – but I don’t think it was a wise idea … it’s forcing people to break the law.

Yes, it’s the convoy for cancer, supporting the ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group.

The trucks don’t go past the Hospice, however I imagine the noise carries across the lake from Commonwealth Avenue.

It’s ironic that they’ve been blasting their horns outside the hospice on the lake.

Many of those poor bastards are dying of cancer, hopefully they’ll have a flicker of gratitude that their final tortured slumbers are being interrupted in a good cause.

I understand its for the 2008 Convoy for Cancer. Can’t find much about it online though.

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