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  • Dave W

    Speaking of “street”, how come they never have street race like the famous Monaco GP?

    They close the damn roads for those f**kin cyclists to do their stupid pointless mass rides all the time, why don’t they close the road for cars which it was actually built for.

    • Shak

      Umm the Sydney 500 is a Street race, done on the Streets of Olympic Park in Sydney. How much more street do you want? We dont have any scenic roads that could double as street circuits in Australia like they do in Monaco, so this is as close as we get. 

      • Dave W

        So why don’t they let those cyclists use that instead of closing the harbour bridge?

        Imagine a race on the harbour bridge… Doesn’t get much cooler than that.

    • Guest

      Those f’in cyclist is one less car you have to sit behind in the traffic.

      • guest

         Bingo! THe more cyclists there are, the less cars are on the road, and the less jammed up traffic is on normal days. Cyclists don’t hold Dave W up, it’s his friends pushing in front in cars. You know, the type that charge up the left lane and push in, or the cars that queue across traffic lights rudely.

        If motorists would be more considerate, the traffic wouldn’t be so bad.

        • Guest

          And cyclists make for extra traction!

  • Dave W

    You try getting stuck behind a cyclist during rush hour. You’d be a saint if you don’t utter a single curse.

    But that wasn’t my point. They’re already allowed on the road, so what the hell is the point of that critical mass ride apart from clogging up the damn road?

    • Darebin

      Chill out dude. Don’t know why you seem so argumentative with everyone on this forum.

      • Dave W

        Sorry but what did you base that statement of yours on? I disagree with one person and suddenly I’m “argumentative with everyone”? lol

        • Darebin

          That’s the way Dave. 

          “lol” – lots of laughter – is good for you. It’s cathartic, and you feel better about the world around. Peace dude – it’s the only way.

          • Mike

            So you’re telling Dave and everyone else just to laugh when people make baseless statements?

          • Darebin

            Not at all. You’ll note that Dave ‘lol’ed (if that’s a verb) first.

          • Mike

            Ok, but you didn’t answer his question.

    • Guest

      As below. Chill out mate. Where are you going in a hurry? To sit in front of a desk at work? Sit in a car listening to your faviourite music or sit in the office listening to ANOTHER silly phone call?

      • Dave W

        Mate, you might hate your job or co-workers, but I happen to enjoy my work (for the most part) and I get along just fine with my co-workers.

        The less time I spend on the road, the less fuel I use, the less I pollute, the more time I can have talking with my co-workers over a cup of coffee before starting my day. I’d rather do that than getting stuck in rush hour traffic behind some cyclist.

        Besides, I don’t see the appeal in riding a bicycle during rush hour traffic with so much toxic fumes from cars/bus/trucks/motorbikes. You’ll be fit, that’s for sure, but inhaling toxic fume is anything BUT healthy.

        • guest

          You should try riding, it might take away some of your anger and frustration. You’ll be a happier person and have a great set of legs for the ladies to admire!

          Getting stuck in traffic behind a cyclist is wishful thinking… You’ll be stuck behind something with four wheels belching exhaust fumes. For the record, I don’t ride my bike to work, I take the train instead, precisely to avoid aggressive, impatient drivers.

          • Dave W

            I’m a swimmer and I happen to have a pair of decent looking legs. ;)

            And just because I complain online, it doesn’t mean I’m an aggressive driver. It’s because I’ve been keeping it bottled inside that I come across as being aggressive online.

            It’s great that you don’t ride to work, one less road hazard people have to deal with.

        • Guest

          Why don’t you move closer to work if you like it so much. You’d use less fuel, get stuck in less traffic, spend more time with co-workers, pollute less for other cyclist.. whatever turns you on “mate”.

          Btw, I don’t hate my job but I’d rather spend time with my family who I love more than co-workers where I don’t come to just make friends but absolutely get along.

          Btw2, if you were stuck behind a cyclist, I bet you’d have a better chance of getting past it than even a Smart ForTwo.

          Btw3, chill out. You’re ONLY GOING TO WORK. You don’t win the Employee of the Month for getting there in the quickest time possible.

          Btw4, I’d like to ride 2 hours one way to work but when there are impatient people who just has to win that Employee of the Month award, I don’t and choose to pollute the environment by driving a car adding to the traffic conjestion.

          • Dave W

            Can’t afford it mate, expensive area.

            You say you’d rather spend time with your family but at the same time, you don’t mind spending 4 hours commuting to and from work breathing in toxic fume everyday? Your logic defies me.

            I’m not after any award, I just have an excellent work ethics, unlike many bludgers out there who just want to clock in and out and off to the pub on Friday.

            BTW, this is how you spell “congestion”.

    • Sydlocal

       Druing rush hour in Sydney you won’t be stuck behind that cyclist for long at all because they will disappear into the distance in front of you…. ;-)

      • Dave W

        But just long enough to make you miss the damn green light while he uses the pedestrian crossing to jump the light.

  • Golfmother

    Bogan fans will be spitting vitriol at its first race .

    • Dom

      You’re the biggest bogan of the lot!

    • Poison_Eagle

       Pomp elitist still needs to blow his horn daily on car forum to feel good about life.

      • Golfmother

        YOU guys will be in the front row come race day gushing hate at poor old nissan , hope they win a few , no not so good they will get stoned .

        • Poison_Eagle

          Presumptuous aswell as pretentious, eh?. Actually I’m stoked Nissan and Mercedes are joining in, I love all good cars, not just Ford and Holden.  
          You label the fans of the latter ‘bogans’ because they are not a sub-premium marque like VW? No wonder you’re a laughing stock here. You’re fitting the bogan criteria more closely with the quality of your comments. Thats an indisputable fact.

          • Golfmother

            Your only stoked because by 2018 there will be no crummerdore or falcoon to cheer on , better get a nissan cap quick .

          • Poison_Eagle

            ok…Nuff said lol.

        • Dom

          Fail Golfmother! I’m loving the fact we have Nissan back in. I’m a massive Jimmy Richards fan (though according to you he’d be a bogan because he drove a Holden once). Pull your head you muppet…you give all VW owners a bad name

          • Golfmother

            Should be good by 2018 , Epica vs mondeo , you might need lessons in FWD handling .

            Yer the real AWD nissan, banned cause the dino’s got lost at the first corner .

          • Poison_Eagle

            Epica – do we need to point out the obvious? 

          • Poison_Eagle

             If you don’t even know when a model is discontinued, I’m impressed you know GM and Fords future product plans lol. Must be some groovy acid.

          • Golfmother

            Yes Toxic budgie we know the malibore is a facelifted epica ,

          • Andrew M

            Its obvious you dont have a clue because otherwise you would realise Ford also had their car effectively banned when the international group A effectivly got removed.

            You are also foolish to think Nissan will wipe the floor next year. Ill tell you what will happen, it will be 888 racing all over again.
            Sure Nissan is tipping Kelly Racing a bucket load of cash, they might be there or there abouts at best. The consistency will like always come from the much too good 888.
            Those guys could prep shopping trollies and still bring it home first to the line

          • Poison_Eagle

             Daewoo Epica was on a different platform. Malibu is on Epsilon II . you don’t know squat pal.

          • Andrew M

            And for those playing at home or without a clue, the epsilon platform is the platform engineered in Germany which the Insignia sits on.
            Therefore Golfmother has just rubbished german engineering

          • Sydlocal

             Exactly Andrew M. Just like now and over the last few years, the COTF will be whichever team/driver combination that can make the most of a heavy regulated and almost identical race car. That team is the most professional team in the category, 888 race engineering. It wouldn’t matter what “brand” (I use that term very loosly, even with the current V8 Supercars) they have, they would still be out the front.

      • Pro346

        Fake elitist ….30k hatchback!

  • Dave W

    “Pack of Ar$eholes” Part II?

    • Andrew M

      Depends if if a Nissan gets declared the winner whilst lodged in a concrete barrier again….

      • Dave W

        You should read this month’s Wheels magazine. There’s an article on Jim Richards taking the new GT-R to Bathurst for a hot lap, how the bogans there booed the GT-R before seeing him behind the wheel and about that incident in 92. It’s a good read.

        • Andrew M

          Ive seen plenty of interviews with Jim Richards on the “incident”.

          EvenJim didnt think they had won, and was surprised when it was announced.

          Jim is a top bloke, Ive met him a couple of times, he is as the nickname says a true gentleman.
          I still remember all those years ago when he stepped aside from his Porsche to give the drive to Alex Davison because he just believed he was too good not to have a seat

          • Dave W

            Fact is, how the winner was decided had nothing to do with Jim or Nissan, but if he was driving a Holden of Ford, the crowd wouldn’t have booed and he wouldn’t have said what he said.

          • Jober As A Sudge

            Don’t forget…his good mate and former F1 champ, Denny Hulme, passed away in that race! The idiots booing him coupled with those tragic circumstances led to the famous quote.

        • Jober As A Sudge

          I think the motorsport fanatics in this country are a lot more informed than they were back in the day. At least I’d like to think so!

  • Fairlane

    Seen the Nissan running around today on tele,looks good,maybe just a little plan but still looks the goods in COTF form.

    That brings an end to Holden Vs Ford,next year it will be Holden Vs everyone else with 15 Holdens,6 Fords,4 Nissans,3 Mercs.

    • Andrew M

      Thats right, there will be more Holdens than the rest put together.
      I still think it will be 888 Redbull racing versus the rest again. or maybe 888 Vs FPR.

      Its unbelievable to think that when the cars today run a lot of controlled specs and components nooone else was able to chalk a win on the board.

      Im sure the Nissans wont look so plain when they are dressed in their Jack Daniels colours and Norton colours.
      Well the Norton nissans should look better, im not much of a fan of black cars, they hide too much on the cars detail

      • Fairlane

        Yea the two horse race was a littile disappointing this year,between Wincup and Davidson they won 2/3′s of the races with Winterbottom and Lownes winning the rest.

        Hopefully the new formula will shake it up abit.

        The Holden domination on car numbers is abit of a shame,as on channel 7 today when Larkham was explaining next years format he put it like this

        4 nissan’s
        3 E class mercs
        21 Holdens/Fords

        Like he was trying too hide that fact.

        • Andrew M

          I didnt see Larko try and dress it up, but I did realise the whole telecast in general was trying to centre around the F Vs H still being very much there, so I also reckon they were trying to hide the un balanced field.

          It was also very close to being only 4 Fords as DJR were said to be pretty close to a Mazda deal. Then if charlie didnt take his licence to FPR it could have also easily been 3 Fords

    • Golfmother

      I cant wait to see the fords get there a*rses kicked .

      • Fairlane

        Like a VW in a road race

        It ain’t going to happen.

  • topdog

    The prob i see if the merc or nissan dominate they will say parity is not right because there the only ones there so they cant realy judge them with other same cars they will just handy cap them to bring them back a bit. Like look at 888 they win all the time but cause theres dozens more commodores they just say there the best and doing a good job.But what if nissan are doing good job and there cars winning all time theres no other nissans to judge them buy so they will just say there got avantage.Its not going to be ezzy for merc and nissan thats for sure

  • FUllysickbro

    The GTR will rape every single V8 rubbish ever created

    V6 FTW

    • Dave S

      and who wants to watch that?

  • Bring Back GTR’s

    Now we just have to wait for the bogans who administer this abomination of a racing genre to remember what they used to do back in the 90′s – penalise these cars because they’re too good with sandbags in the boot, parachutes on the roof, speed limiters, 4 speed boxes.

    Why? So the stupid taxis can keep winning to satisfy the local bogans.

    Bring back REAL internationally competitive racing – let Whincup in his Black and White Cab have a crack against a works Nissan GTR.

    That’s what I’d love to see!

  • Dave S

    AMG / Nissan: finish first or last it does not matter, it shows how popular our sport is and maybe we will see more brands sign up for the following year.

    We will all look forward to seeing all the new cars and colours on the grid in March.

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