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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:09 am 
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nsw tansport minister.... "Morril dilemma" oops! i meant "Morris iemma".. has again put forward the plan for v8's to be racing around Homebush Sydney...... i hope this idea finally gets wings!.. always seems to fall flat... much like the canberra dragracing facility...

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:55 am 
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Why the hell should NSW tax payers cough up $20-30million for a temporary street circuit when they have already spent $134million on Eastern Creek? You do realise Homebush would come at the expense of losing the EC round?

It makes absolutely no sense to spend public money on a temporary venue wnen;
A, there's a perfectly good permanent venue that the govt already owns
B, temporary venues do nothing to help the public in general (ie. driver training and amateur motorsport the rest of the year)

Heated discussion here http://www.techmasters.com.au/forum/vie ... f=3&t=3494

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:47 am 
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eastern creek managment and v8 supercar managment have had a massive falling out lately and claim they will never race there again...

oran park is closing down... leaving only homebush as the sole sydney event....

and may have huge innitial costs... but with huge crowds comes big pulic spending dollars...

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:14 pm 
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hmm sydney street circut. Interesting, very interesting

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:24 pm 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
eastern creek managment and v8 supercar managment have had a massive falling out lately and claim they will never race there again...


True, but why should the NSW taxpayer pay the price so that Cochrane and his mates can make all the profits?

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.. but with huge crowds comes big pulic spending dollars...


Do not believe the hype.

Crowd numbers are always artificially inflated and studies have shown the overall effects of events at temporary venues to be negative (infotech has posted heaps of supporting info on that IPRA link that I gave, specifically on page 5)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:26 am 
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I though TC said that he'd (V8SC/VESA/TEGA etc.) cover all the costs, just needs the NSW gov't to approve it.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:44 am 
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..lets just hope it doesn't go anywhere near Parramatta road...that road is suicide for V8 supercars.

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Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:25 pm 
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..lets just hope it doesn't go anywhere near Parramatta road...that road is suicide for V8 supercars.

phong =P~
whys that??

and suiside is a reality for all drivers who decide to use it.. atleast knowing the state of dis repair to it... :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:56 pm 
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I though TC said that he'd (V8SC/VESA/TEGA etc.) cover all the costs, just needs the NSW gov't to approve it.


If that was the case then the QLD govt and Townsville council would be seriously p****d that it's costing them nearly $30million over 5 years for their race.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:18 am 
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Cochrane said Homebush would definitely work from a monetary viewpoint.

“We, V8 Supercars Australia, believe that if we can run a street race around Homebush we can make it economically stack up,” he said.

“And if it’s a loss, it’s a loss to V8 Supercars Australia.”

Cochrane said V8 Supercars would take the financial risk at Homebush just as it does at Bathurst, Phillip Island and Tasmania and will at Townsville next year.

“We’re putting our money where our mouth is,” he stressed.

http://www.v8supercar.com.au/content/he ... bun_fight/

Seems TC is paying. (at least that's how I read it)

 

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thats what it sounds like to me too.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:25 pm 
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Cochrane said Homebush would definitely work from a monetary viewpoint.

“We, V8 Supercars Australia, believe that if we can run a street race around Homebush we can make it economically stack up,” he said.

“And if it’s a loss, it’s a loss to V8 Supercars Australia.”

Cochrane said V8 Supercars would take the financial risk at Homebush just as it does at Bathurst, Phillip Island and Tasmania and will at Townsville next year.

“We’re putting our money where our mouth is,” he stressed.

http://www.v8supercar.com.au/content/he ... bun_fight/

Seems TC is paying. (at least that's how I read it)


That's because it's an article on the V8SC website and the author skimmed over the bit where the $30 million in the second paragraph is actually coming from.

"The Sydney Morning Herald article, by Wendy Frew, was more negative, saying: "Sydney Olympic Park, once lauded as the site of the 'Green Games', could be transformed into a giant racetrack by the end of the year after the state government gave in-principle support to a car race that could cost taxpayers $30 million and involve pulling up hundreds of trees and kilometres of tarmac."

Extracted from this article at carpoint;
http://editorial.carsales.com.au/car-re ... 54147.aspx

 

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Yeah, I thought it too good to be true.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:39 pm 
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i read a lot of that thread on techmasters and i gotta say after reading that and how corrupt that cochraine guy it, i feel like boycotting the V8SV's i also feel like a schmuck for being one of those corporate freeloaders at the bigpond 400....

 

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