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Old 06-12-2003, 07:03   #1 (permalink)
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Illegal Drags - Melb Sth East

I am beginning a process of assessing the likelihood of achieving some sort of drag racing/burnout/showoff venue in Melbourne's sth east, to try and get the illegal drags off our roads.

I do not envisage a managed event such as what is at Calder, and I am pretty sure that Sandown out of the question.

What is it that makes the illegal drags such a turn on? If there was a regular event, would anyone really go to it? Is it the adrenalin rush of something being illegal that makes them so popular, or is it REALLY the fact there is no where local to go?

My question to you is, what would YOU want? And would you support it?

I need replies by COB Monday 16 June - PM's are OK if you feel happier voicing your view that way.

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Old 06-12-2003, 07:07   #2 (permalink)
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No where else to go and meet up to show off cars... I imagine.
WE NEED SOMEWHERE LOCAL!! or at least more local than what we have.
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Old 06-12-2003, 10:22   #3 (permalink)
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There is no where CLOSE/LOCAL to go. Calder is out of the question due to the distance and the CHARGES they put on participants to have a go. Dunno about heathcote. Basically these guys and girls just want to show off their cars, do a few burnouts and maybe a run down a strip to see who has a better car. A skid pan would be great. The only deterent for such a place would be the cost, to both the organiser and the people wanting to participate.
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The insurance will be a killer as well.....
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It's a pity that the local council cant designate a particular area, say an unused airstrip, an old backroad, or just some out of the way place, and then put signs everywhee that clearly state that you are entering at your own risk, and you alone are responsible for your well being, if you get hit by a car thats doing a burnout and end up a paraplegic, its your problem, not the drivers, or the councils, but yours.
Of course it would never happen because even though there would be signs everywhere, someone would still find a way to sue for damages.
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I can still remember attending the Dandy drags all those years . I think it then moved to Springvale Rd , Keysborough for a while , then on to Boundary Rd , Braeside .
There is no place to go around the SE suburbs , as Sandown doesn't have a drag strip . If there was , I'd attend often , just to spectate.
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HOONS - thats what council call them don't forget, and ask any councilor hoons are up to no good, so of course they will never designate an area for them, as they would not want them in their council area, and I could imagine the local police would be against it to, the only answer is a race track, properly managed and run.

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I would say the local police would be in support. If it gets the 'Hoons' of the streets it probably would make them happy. If they didnt support that skallywag Behaviour then why would they have that cop commie that enters into Easternats?
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threefiftyone8 - my point exactly - Organised event, not a free for all space, where maniacs would let loose.

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Its a good idea but you will never get rid of Illegal Street Drags completely ! Even in the area where there are Drag Strips and Tracks avalible theres always going to be someone who doesnt want to pay there rediculious fees! No one is hoing to pay $50 to do 2 drags races and a burnout!
Not only that you will always get people lining up at the lights and Dragin. I know your talking about the large drags like Dandy on Thursdays where hundreds of people turn out just to watch! You can reduce it but never stop it.
I was there with a mate about 1 1/2 month ago in his VP commie just spectating. The Coppers blocked of every road out and gave almost every car leaving a Canary! Didint stop them. The next week (and probly an hour later somewhere else) everyone was back for more!
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