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Post by skully on Sun 20 May 2012, 04:19

Thought there was a thread, but stoopid search function can't find it.

There was a spectacular bingle yesty between Will Davison and Jamie Whincup, with the Vodaphone Holden man in the lead, after a bunch of wild Wayne Swans brought out the safety car and compressed the field. Davison got muscled off the track back in the pack and shot out of control across the grass and pole-axed leader Whincup. This left the lead and win to Frosty Winterbottom.

The Championship has now been tightend massively with 24 points separating Whincup, Winterbottom and Davison.

Hope it's another good race this arvo.
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Post by skully on Sun 20 May 2012, 09:00

Another cracking race today with Lowndes hunting down Will Davison but not quite making it. A stall on pole position probably cost Craig the race in the end. Whincup holding him up for 10 laps also didn't help.

Phillip Island is 2nd only to Mt Panorama in terms of the grouse motor racing it produces.

Davison is now 10 points clear of Whincup in the Championship.
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Post by tricycle on Sun 20 May 2012, 11:17

Bingle between Davison and Whincup? Does she not leave anyone these days?

Missed both races this weekend, and anyone but Whincup. Wouldn't mind seeing more of Shane van Gisbergen, the guy's got some talent.

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Post by skully on Sun 20 May 2012, 11:24

Wow, you are very well rounded in your sporting coverage, t. Very Happy

I agree re: Whincup. I still see him as a Ford driver. At least Lowndes was a Holden man for years.

Aye on the Giz. He is starting to make strides. I love watching his wet weather driving. He's outstanding and very entertaining when the road gets wet.
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Post by tricycle on Sun 20 May 2012, 11:29

It's usually live at a nice time in the weekends, and the coverage is far better than the dross we get for the formula 1.

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Post by skully on Sun 20 May 2012, 11:41

Indeed, IMHO it is a far more exciting format than F1. I really have tried to get into F1 over the years but have never quite managed it.

In terms of motor racing, for me, nothing beats the V8s at Mt Panorama, Bathurst.
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Post by Zat on Mon 21 May 2012, 01:37

skully wrote:Indeed, IMHO it is a far more exciting format than F1. I really have tried to get into F1 over the years but have never quite managed it.
Following F1 in Australia has been a labour of love until fairly recently because of the way the TV networks treated fans of the sport, shunting races which already started late at night off to after midnight, or delaying them till the next day.

The Aussie touring cars used to be much more interesting, but these days 'Holden, Holden, Ford, Ford, Holden, Holden, Ford, Holdem, Ford, Ford...' doesn't do much for me. Exceot for Bathurst, which as skully said, is special. Managed to jag pit lane access one year and watched the start with the cars about 6 feet away. Never heard anything quite like it.

F1 goes in fits and starts, in the 80s it was great for interest but in the 90s it got into a dull period, but lately it seems to be getting into some variety and more interesting again.

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Post by skully on Mon 21 May 2012, 02:57

Next year should be good, Z, with the new Supercar generic body shell and the Datsuns rejoining.
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Post by Big Dog on Mon 21 May 2012, 03:36

skully wrote:Next year should be good, Z, with the new Supercar generic body shell and the Datsuns rejoining.

I see Mazda are also looking at running a car.
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Post by JGK on Mon 21 May 2012, 03:44

Do Mazda have a V8 production car anywhere in the world?

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Post by skully on Mon 21 May 2012, 03:56

I don't think they do, not even in their larger SUVs.
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Post by JGK on Mon 21 May 2012, 04:03

We have a CX-9 and it is only a V6. At one stage their had a V6T version of the Mazda 6. But I've never heard of a Mazda V8.

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Post by skully on Mon 21 May 2012, 04:05

Neither have I, not even when they were making the Eunos.
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Post by Big Dog on Mon 21 May 2012, 06:41

If it comes to that, does Nissan have a V8?
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Post by bodyline on Mon 21 May 2012, 06:51

I'd like them to race a hotted up 120Y.

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Post by JGK on Mon 21 May 2012, 07:24

Big Dog wrote:If it comes to that, does Nissan have a V8?

Apparently they do have one o/s which they will now bring to Aust (in limited numbers presumably).

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Post by skully on Mon 21 May 2012, 08:28

Big Dog wrote:If it comes to that, does Nissan have a V8?
They had Godzilla (the Nissan Skyline GT-R). They built and sold enough of them in the early 90s to comply with the "production car" rules of the day. This was the car that was driven by Jim Richards and Mark Skaife at Bathurst in 1992 (a race that ended in a spectacular storm and series of crashes) that earned the ire of the crowd who longed for a Holden v Ford battle, ending with Jimmy uttering those famous words during his victory speech to a booing crowd "you're all a pack of arseholes".

The car basically lead to the return of Holden v Ford V8s and the current Supercars. Good times. Very Happy
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Post by horace on Mon 21 May 2012, 08:37

Jim Richards called it right...who in their right mind still buys holdens or fords?
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Post by Big Dog on Mon 21 May 2012, 08:38

Godzilla was a turbocharged six if i remember right. I can't recall Nissan ever having a V8.
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Post by JGK on Mon 21 May 2012, 08:59

Big Dog wrote:Godzilla was a turbocharged six if i remember right. I can't recall Nissan ever having a V8.

It was. Touring cars weren't limited to V8s in those days. BMW had a number of entries as well.

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Post by skully on Mon 21 May 2012, 09:16

Ah yes. I stand corrected, BD.

Still, it was good reliving one of the classic Bathurst moments. Very Happy
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Post by tricycle on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 08:11

Winterbottom leading now, gash day for Whincup and quite. Top effort by Lowndes to hold the soft to last so long.

The vodafone holden car looks shite.

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Post by skully on Sat 25 Aug 2012, 09:27

Eastern Creek is a dog of a racetrack, and is just over the hill from the massive Eastern Creek garbage dump. The raceway complex reeks of rotting garbage.

But well done to Lowndes.
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Post by tricycle on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 00:52

Altima

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Post by JGK on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 01:20

It's unAustralian.


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