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Stationair8 7th Oct 2018 00:27

Virgin Bathurst Flyover
 
Did Virgin do a flyover at Bathurst today?


Fris B. Fairing 7th Oct 2018 07:13

Did the RAAF do a flyover? I blinked.
Saw plenty of ads for trashy Ch 7 programs though.

wheels_down 7th Oct 2018 07:19

They did not do an AFL flyover citing environmental concerns:= so highly doubtful they did one today.

Going Boeing 7th Oct 2018 07:28


Originally Posted by Fris B. Fairing (Post 10267776)
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. 😂

Stationair8 7th Oct 2018 09:19

RAAF FA-18 did a flyover, shown on Foxtel.

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

Pinky the pilot 7th Oct 2018 09:49

Don't know. Don't care.:rolleyes:

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?:ooh:

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!!!:D


Now that is off my chest, I shall pour another glass of good Barossa Shiraz! :ok:
"You are old, Father Pinky, the young man said
and your hair has become very white...":sad:

Ken Borough 7th Oct 2018 10:22

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!

Ken Borough 7th Oct 2018 11:00

Thanks Captain! I blame autofill.....:\

Pinky the pilot 7th Oct 2018 11:07


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!

vne165 7th Oct 2018 11:44

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.

Shot Nancy 7th Oct 2018 12:44

Years ago I saw some RAAF Hueys fly around the course with grunts dangling below.

Pastor of Muppets 7th Oct 2018 13:06

“Environmental concerns”......How fashionable!

Ascend Charlie 7th Oct 2018 18:47

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.

SRFred 7th Oct 2018 20:32

..... and what about Godzilla the Nissan?

layman 7th Oct 2018 20:56

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!

packapoo 7th Oct 2018 21:19


Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot (Post 10267868)
Don't know. Don't care.:rolleyes:

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?:ooh:

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!!!:D


Now that is off my chest, I shall pour another glass of good Barossa Shiraz! :ok:
"You are old, Father Pinky, the young man said
and your hair has become very white...":sad:

With you Pinky.....

Fris B. Fairing 7th Oct 2018 21:47


Originally Posted by Going Boeing (Post 10267790)


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!

The Bullwinkle 7th Oct 2018 23:04


perhaps JB wasn’t at the event.
Nobody knows where JB is these days!
Probably out chasing the sunset in his McLaren!

VH-FTS 8th Oct 2018 00:59

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.

Allan L 8th Oct 2018 08:31

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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