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Old 09-16-2001, 20:26   #1 (permalink)
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did anyone else hear the reason why John Bowe ended up driving the ferarri instead of the RA Mustang at Sandown..cos the bloody officals limited the revs!!! Does anyone else know any more.
What a load of crap!! As good as the mustang is..its up against the diablo, GT3's and Vipers etc etc. And it would of been good to see how it stacked up, ah well.

Good on Bowe for winning anyway, just a pity it wasn't in a Ford
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Old 09-16-2001, 21:55   #2 (permalink)
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the stang was running 350kws or something like that, they dropped it down to 220-250kws

Whats the point of running a car if your carnt drive it to the full extent....

BTW, were where all the FORD boys yesterday, pretty piss poor effort ford!!!

Interesting to see that HOLDEN was there in force with merchandise, club display, etc etc etc and yet nothing from Ford except for 4 or 5 4wd utes that came from the dealers!

Why wasnt the event promoted better we had 3 win the the v8 brutes!!!!

Damm Poor Effert, Damm Poor

The xr8 and xr6 car club had a display there and yet not one Ford person came along.......


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Mate we had the same problem at the Brutes day at Eastern Creek. We had the club there, with small tent thingy and our big banner out front, and Chris took his Mustang as well for extra effect (since Bowe's one was killing any and all in it's path!)

And still no word from the manufacturer.. no support, nothing :(
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Geez

I couldnt agree more, and you can tell that this is dear to my heart!

Geoff, whats the story???

We are here trying to support Ford and well......Nothing from the FORD!!!!
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I couldnt agree more, and you can tell that this is dear to my heart!

Geoff, whats the story???

We are here trying to support Ford and well......Nothing from the FORD!!!!
Agreed!! I mean, things like the Oct trip is fantastic, don't get me wrong. I am SOOOOOO looking forward to it it's not funny! However, it would be nice if we got similiar support shown at a club level. I'm not sure exactly what that would entail, but anything would be better than nothing!
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The Mustang didn't run because the Bud Racing guys objected to it being re-handicapped again - claiming that it was unfair and that some of the requirements were physically impossible.

As to the lack of a Ford presence, we are totally focussed on the V8 Supercars (rightly or wrongly). I will talk to the Ford Racing and Brand Teams to determine whether they should have a broader scope, but the issue is always one of costs and people's lives. We simply can't do everything and be everywhere. Nevertheless, we will take a look at whether we should expand our participation in this area.

BTW, what was the crowd? The reports I read didn't mention the attendance, be it good or bad.
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Agreed!! I mean, things like the Oct trip is fantastic....
Gee, a bit harsh on the Ford boys I think. Just remember, the October trip was initiated by myself saying we should go down and have a look for all the FF guys. FORD took that on, along with Discovery and Tickford and turned it into a damn week long festival. I mean, Geelong is being shut down on the Sunday. Full cred to Ford!

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Thanks for the reply Geoff

The crowd was totally different to the V8 supercars as you would expect, but there where more families there than normal, plus as a club on display we had more enquires from potential Ford owners than other display events.

The V8 Brutes where great, and many people where amazed at their performance on the track.

Thanks must go to New Oak Ford who have put alot of time and money into our club which makes it all worth while at the end of the day.

I must have had at least 20 enquires as to new car purchases, 30 or so in regards to insurance, and we got rid of over 50 new club applications with many people signing up on the spot.

All this just illustrates the power of being out in the public eye. Just imagine if we had the ford merchandise stand right next to the club display.

I agree Geoff, Ford has been great at the v8 supercars, and the clubs take full advantage at this, but I strongly beleive that your dealerships must be associated with the relevant car clubs and offer 100% support, and this also gos for the boys at Ford HO
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Gee, a bit harsh on the Ford boys I think.
Not sure I understand what you're saying here mate. What I was trying to say was that the October trip is a superb demonstration of support and organisation, and that it would be great to extend the same sort of thing into the clubs in some form or another. Believe me, I was NOT having a go at anyone regarding the trip! I was using it as an top-shelf example! :thumbup:
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