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Old 02-24-2003, 19:55   #1 (permalink)
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Australian Motorsport Show

Did any of you guys go to the Australian Motorsporrt Show in Melbourne last weekend? I did and was very dissapointed that Ford didn't have much to show compared with what Holden had.

As I was walking through the main doors to get in, it just hits you. There was a big holden sign and stand in your face. Ford on the other hand didn't have anything besides for Steve Johnson and Max Wilson signing poster next to their AU Supercar and a stock standard BA XR8.

What were other peoples thoughts of the show?
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You could hardly expect much ford product when Skafey's sister was in charge of organsing! I was dissappointed overall with the content, it was $15 and it took only about 30mins before I was bored
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Haha, I know hey A friend of a friend that works in HSV was helping her organise it and I got free tickets, but still chose not to go, only cos the cow bags me everytime she sees my car yet she drives a 1970's toyota to you you hsv #$%&$
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I'd rather a 70 toyota...

That show sounds like a rip off.
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yeh the show was a rip off, and there was definately a holden bias - whether that was fords fault or whether it was instigated by the organiser (skaifeys sister) im not sure. I find it hard to believe that ford would pass up the opportunity to have a display there with holden though considering events of late...

there were some good displays there though, the phase 4 GT, a pretty awesome stang and a damn sexy herrod XR8 ute in phantom! and i didnt realise how small max wilson is!!!!

i was also a bit annoyed because in some of the ads it said that the new DJR BA flacon race car was going to be there...but it wasnt (apparently they would lose too much test time by shipping it down and back)

anyway, i got something out of the show, but it wastn worth $15, and it definately wasnt worth driving 400kms....

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Rob done a great job of that phantom XR8 ute, looked horn!
Wasnt a huge wrap for the show, not many displays worth a lot.

Of particular note was we had a chat named simon from a company in Bayswater called NIZPRO- who do performance mods to all cars and have deceloped their own Dyno system which is meant to be close to 100% accurate, and all the V8 teams use them. He was particularly knowledgable on the new XR's and how much extra kw's u could gain, after doin mods to his XR6 Turbo. Seems his thoughts on getting the best outputs were to go to a engine managemnet system and tune it up..which can also be unplugged....
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Re: Australian Motorsport Show

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Ford didn't have much to show compared with what Holden had.

As I was walking through the main doors to get in, it just hits you. There was a big holden sign and stand in your face. Ford on the other hand didn't have anything besides for Steve Johnson and Max Wilson signing poster next to their AU Supercar and a stock standard BA
yeah there was about 60-80 meters of holden display giving away free stuff & with some nice girls on the stands
DJR traveled all the way from QLD and FORD couldn't get there from broardy (got to sit in the AU Supercar though!!)
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This is my post in reply to another thread written on the Friday night of the show.

I went tonight and it was a bit underdone. Put it this way, I wouldn't travel hundreds of K's or break any hot dates especially to go to it but If you're already in Melbourne and you've got nothing else on it's worth a look

There were some good things there. The Harrop Engineering stand was interesting from a technical viewpoint, the karting association, the Formula Vee and historics crowd were there too. In terms of information resources for beginning in motorsport it was well represented.

Representation from Ford was pretty average, just DJR and Allan Moffat was there flogging memorabillia and displaying his Mustang (One VERY HORNY looking car).

There were other historic cars there as well including Jack Brabham's '66 Repco-Brabham car, Bob Jane's Camaro (Another very sexy car) and an XAGT Phase 4 which was awsome.

As I said, it was a bit underdone but remember, it is an inaugural event which hopefully will become bigger and better next year.
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actually i did have a good chat to the guy on the motec stand and learnt quite a few things from him... :s6:
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Rob done a great job of that phantom XR8 ute, looked horn!
Wasnt a huge wrap for the show, not many displays worth a lot.

Of particular note was we had a chat named simon from a company in Bayswater called NIZPRO- who do performance mods to all cars and have deceloped their own Dyno system which is meant to be close to 100% accurate, and all the V8 teams use them. He was particularly knowledgable on the new XR's and how much extra kw's u could gain, after doin mods to his XR6 Turbo. Seems his thoughts on getting the best outputs were to go to a engine managemnet system and tune it up..which can also be unplugged....
Pretty cluey bloke....
yes I think they will be looking at a motec system, Simon is pretty big on that with the Gen3s

I think the Nizpro XR6T 165-170kw slightly down on what they recorded on the Gen3.

Rods and pistons are apparantly one thing that is on his replacement list.

Most of the V8 Supercar teams use a DynoLog Engine dyne which is the same as Nizpro use
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