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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby locky801 » Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:20 pm

Armchair expert wrote:Didn't Marshall sell all the equipment?


Donated i believe however Supercars these days have all their own infrastructure which will be trucked in
my team stagnant and on the road to nowhere
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby Psyber » Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:01 pm

Adelaide is hard enough to get around in without clogging up the normal roads with Motorsport for the small percentage interested in it.

In the Grand Prix days my medical practice office was on the other side of the GP site from my home and getting to and from was a total pain. I just gave up and took the time off. (Colleagues in Melbourne had the same issue after Lyn Arnold helped SA dump it on to them.)

Sure, run races for those interested but keep them off the public roads.
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby RB » Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:21 pm

I've no interest in motor sport but I wouldn't have thought that up to four days of irritation every year was that much of a burden to bear? Particularly if the race generates crowds and money. At any rate, public roads are closed for all sorts of things these days.
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby Jim05 » Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:22 pm

RB wrote:I've no interest in motor sport but I wouldn't have thought that up to four days of irritation every year was that much of a burden to bear? Particularly if the race generates crowds and money. At any rate, public roads are closed for all sorts of things these days.
I think it’s more the lead in time.
They pull the track apart amazingly quickly but going up seems to take forever. It doesn’t bother me as I know to avoid that part of town for a couple of weeks each year
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby Wedgie » Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:31 pm

Jim05 wrote:
RB wrote:I've no interest in motor sport but I wouldn't have thought that up to four days of irritation every year was that much of a burden to bear? Particularly if the race generates crowds and money. At any rate, public roads are closed for all sorts of things these days.
I think it’s more the lead in time.
They pull the track apart amazingly quickly but going up seems to take forever. It doesn’t bother me as I know to avoid that part of town for a couple of weeks each year

I avoid it 52 weeks of the year so I'm fine with it! :D
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby Booney » Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:40 pm

Psyber wrote:Adelaide is hard enough to get around in without clogging up the normal roads with Motorsport for the small percentage interested in it.

In the Grand Prix days my medical practice office was on the other side of the GP site from my home and getting to and from was a total pain. I just gave up and took the time off. (Colleagues in Melbourne had the same issue after Lyn Arnold helped SA dump it on to them.)

Sure, run races for those interested but keep them off the public roads.


Turns Adelaide from a 20 minute city into a 40 minute city for a month, it can be tolerated, I'm sure.

Plus, anything that riles up those blue bloods on the east after Saturday is fine by me. :lol:
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby tigerpie » Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:02 pm

Quarter of a million people attend.
How many other events in Adelaide draw that sort of crowd?
The city comes alive, shops get customers and we get free city and sa tourist promotion.
Sorry it inconveniences some people for a short time but hey you could always move ;)
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby Psyber » Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:10 pm

tigerpie wrote:Quarter of a million people attend.
How many other events in Adelaide draw that sort of crowd?
The city comes alive, shops get customers and we get free city and sa tourist promotion.
Sorry it inconveniences some people for a short time but hey you could always move ;)

I did.. :lol:
First to the Hahndorf region, then to Melbourne - the Dandenong Ranges nowhere near their car race.
On my return from Melbourne I elected to stay well away from any car racing area.
I did consider Stonyfell as you could avoid going near the race area from there but in the end I headed for the hills again.
I did go to car races at Rowley Park once or twice when I was about 12 as I grew up nearby, but it didn't grab me then either as I'm not fond of the noise and smell. I try to avoid crowds too!

I would sooner drive a car fast than watch it. (My personal land speed record driving a car designed for every day use on the SE freeway was touch over 240kph - back in the pre-laser gun days.)
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby DOC » Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:46 pm

Booney wrote:
Psyber wrote:Adelaide is hard enough to get around in without clogging up the normal roads with Motorsport for the small percentage interested in it.

In the Grand Prix days my medical practice office was on the other side of the GP site from my home and getting to and from was a total pain. I just gave up and took the time off. (Colleagues in Melbourne had the same issue after Lyn Arnold helped SA dump it on to them.)

Sure, run races for those interested but keep them off the public roads.


Turns Adelaide from a 20 minute city into a 40 minute city for a month, it can be tolerated, I'm sure.

Plus, anything that riles up those blue bloods on the east after Saturday is fine by me. :lol:


You mean where all the port board members live?
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby DOC » Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:49 pm

Psyber wrote:
tigerpie wrote:Quarter of a million people attend.
How many other events in Adelaide draw that sort of crowd?
The city comes alive, shops get customers and we get free city and sa tourist promotion.
Sorry it inconveniences some people for a short time but hey you could always move ;)

I did.. :lol:
First to the Hahndorf region, then to Melbourne - the Dandenong Ranges nowhere near their car race.
On my return from Melbourne I elected to stay well away from any car racing area.
I did consider Stonyfell as you could avoid going near the race area from there but in the end I headed for the hills again.
I did go to car races at Rowley Park once or twice when I was about 12 as I grew up nearby, but it didn't grab me then either as I'm not fond of the noise and smell. I try to avoid crowds too!

I would sooner drive a car fast than watch it. (My personal land speed record driving a car designed for every day use on the SE freeway was touch over 240kph - back in the pre-laser gun days.)


Sorry to say this but probably the most irresponsible act confessed to on here. Disgracefull.

Beats my 230 in a GTHO falcon whilst well over the limit.
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby tigerpie » Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:36 pm

Charming dick measuring comp fellas.

Not throwing stones though.
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby Psyber » Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:35 pm

DOC wrote:
Psyber wrote:
tigerpie wrote:Quarter of a million people attend.
How many other events in Adelaide draw that sort of crowd?
The city comes alive, shops get customers and we get free city and sa tourist promotion.
Sorry it inconveniences some people for a short time but hey you could always move ;)

I did.. :lol:
First to the Hahndorf region, then to Melbourne - the Dandenong Ranges nowhere near their car race.
On my return from Melbourne I elected to stay well away from any car racing area.
I did consider Stonyfell as you could avoid going near the race area from there but in the end I headed for the hills again.
I did go to car races at Rowley Park once or twice when I was about 12 as I grew up nearby, but it didn't grab me then either as I'm not fond of the noise and smell. I try to avoid crowds too!

I would sooner drive a car fast than watch it. (My personal land speed record driving a car designed for every day use on the SE freeway was touch over 240kph - back in the pre-laser gun days.)


Sorry to say this but probably the most irresponsible act confessed to on here. Disgracefull.

Beats my 230 in a GTHO falcon whilst well over the limit.


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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby tipper » Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:33 pm

RB wrote:I've no interest in motor sport but I wouldn't have thought that up to four days of irritation every year was that much of a burden to bear? Particularly if the race generates crowds and money. At any rate, public roads are closed for all sorts of things these days.


we close king william street every weekend when there are AFL games on at adelaide oval dont we? just as an example

people only complain about things being a problem when they arent personally interested in them.

i go to the V8's every year, so i dont mind the closed roads (probably helps i live north, not east too :) )
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby amber_fluid » Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:41 pm

tipper wrote:
RB wrote:I've no interest in motor sport but I wouldn't have thought that up to four days of irritation every year was that much of a burden to bear? Particularly if the race generates crowds and money. At any rate, public roads are closed for all sorts of things these days.


we close king william street every weekend when there are AFL games on at adelaide oval dont we? just as an example

people only complain about things being a problem when they arent personally interested in them.

i go to the V8's every year, so i dont mind the closed roads (probably helps i live north, not east too :) )


I live in the west and work in the east and have to battle this each year.
Small price to pay given the $$ and excitement it creates.
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby tigerpie » Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:33 pm

Any activity that brings in $40 mill would get my vote
Its a no brainer.
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby Booney » Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:00 pm

*Bumper*

It's back, the Adelaide 500 from December 1-4 will culminate with The Killers headlining the Sunday night concert.

Mr Brightside live, will be worth seeing.
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Re: No more Adelaide 500 - Super Cars

Postby Psyber » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:03 am

tipper wrote:
RB wrote:I've no interest in motor sport but I wouldn't have thought that up to four days of irritation every year was that much of a burden to bear? Particularly if the race generates crowds and money. At any rate, public roads are closed for all sorts of things these days.


we close king william street every weekend when there are AFL games on at adelaide oval dont we? just as an example

people only complain about things being a problem when they arent personally interested in them.

i go to the V8's every year, so i dont mind the closed roads (probably helps i live north, not east too :) )

From my point of view, we should have left the AFL in Melbourne and kept the SANFL alive at West Lakes! ;)
Mind you that didn't thrill me during the short time I lived on Delfin Island.

I only lasted there 6 months but that was because I was developing Fibromyalgia due to the industrial pollution in the area - it happened to me when I lived in Prospect too. After that I've stayed away from industrial areas.

(Allergic issues run in both my parents families. I'm lucky mine are minimal and avoidable.)
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