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Old 7th Oct 2018, 00:27
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Virgin Bathurst Flyover

Did Virgin do a flyover at Bathurst today?

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Old 7th Oct 2018, 07:13
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Did the RAAF do a flyover? I blinked.
Saw plenty of ads for trashy Ch 7 programs though.
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 07:19
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They did not do an AFL flyover citing environmental concerns so highly doubtful they did one today.
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Originally Posted by Fris B. Fairing View Post
Did the RAAF do a flyover? I blinked.
Saw plenty of ads for trashy Ch 7 programs though.
Gee, I thought that I watched it on Ch 10. 😂
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RAAF FA-18 did a flyover, shown on Foxtel.

So no B737 flyover this year, perhaps JB wasn’t at the event.
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Don't know. Don't care.

Does anyone who remembers the old 'Hardie Ferodo Bathurst 500/1000' races of the 60's, 70's and early 80's, when the racecars were still ''off the showroom floor, seam welded, roll cage and racing suspension fitted and engine fully balanced and blueprinted...'' really care about these so-called V8supercars where the only thing Holden or Ford about them is the car body?

What about the time that Peter Williamson raced his 2 litre DOHC Toyota Celica, winning not only the 2 litre class but cleaning up every V6 Ford Capri in the 3 litre class as well?

Bathurst races these days? Who was the Shelia on the old 'Laugh In' TV series of the late 60's with the catch phrase..
Borrrrriiinnngggg!!!


Now that is off my chest, I shall pour another glass of good Barossa Shiraz!
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 10:22
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Watching Bob Jane and Bill Burns in their 3.8l Jags was much more enjoyable. What's more, the TV commentators didn't shout all of the time!

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Thanks Captain! I blame autofill.....
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What's more, the TV commentators didn't shout all of the time!
Evan Green and Will Hagon did not have to shout, did they!
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Can't stand the whole broadcast experience and especially commentary. Why do they feel the need to fill every moment with inane chatter about Wilko or Robbo or Davo...Why do the reporters wear racing suits?
I remember Williamson and the diamond man Peter Janson. And I remember when the cars had some relevance to what you could buy and reasonably expect to modify to pretend you had a Bathurst spec car.
What they serve up today is rubbish. Too many stoppages, not enough cars on the track. Bring back classes, slower cars to overtake and races within the race. How can they be racing Fords and Holdens when we don't make them any more? I went to the 12 hours a few years back, enjoyed that immensely. Proper racing.
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Years ago I saw some RAAF Hueys fly around the course with grunts dangling below.
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 13:06
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“Environmental concerns”......How fashionable!
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Minis racing against Hillman Imps and Volkswagens, speed record of 112 MPH down Conrod Straight held by the Studebaker Lark. Yes, that was REAL racing.
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..... and what about Godzilla the Nissan?
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1966? Rauno Aaltanon in a Mini Cooper S won it. So many Mimis at the front they changed the rules ... and soon left us with Holden v Ford.

One of my favourite moments is the Mini that 'fell over' in the Dipper. Pushed back onto its wheels & drove on!
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
Don't know. Don't care.

Does anyone who remembers the old 'Hardie Ferodo Bathurst 500/1000' races of the 60's, 70's and early 80's, when the racecars were still ''off the showroom floor, seam welded, roll cage and racing suspension fitted and engine fully balanced and blueprinted...'' really care about these so-called V8supercars where the only thing Holden or Ford about them is the car body?

What about the time that Peter Williamson raced his 2 litre DOHC Toyota Celica, winning not only the 2 litre class but cleaning up every V6 Ford Capri in the 3 litre class as well?

Bathurst races these days? Who was the Shelia on the old 'Laugh In' TV series of the late 60's with the catch phrase..
Borrrrriiinnngggg!!!


Now that is off my chest, I shall pour another glass of good Barossa Shiraz!
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and your hair has become very white..."
With you Pinky.....
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Gee, I thought that I watched it on Ch 10. 😂
Well there you go. I must have been reminiscing about the good old days when it was on Seven and we had rear windows being kicked out and boot lids being attacked with axes. Sigh!
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 23:04
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perhaps JB wasn’t at the event.
Nobody knows where JB is these days!
Probably out chasing the sunset in his McLaren!
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 00:59
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Environmental concerns = Virgin speak for “let’s not waste more cash on fuel”. They couldn’t give a rats about the environment, it was a commercial decision.
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And I think it was Volkswagen in their first time entry - who later advertised that they finished LAST, but on the same tyres and brakes that they started on, and at a modest fuel economy. And before Bathurst of course it was run at Phillip Island, the original 500 mile race. (Lukey 500 springs to mind.Then it became the Hardly Ferocious.)
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