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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-09-03, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Remember the supa car scare of the seventies? Do u think it could happen again?

With the modern pace of the of BA range and the continuing power struggle between Ford & Holden pushing toward the 300kw barrier:

Do you think we are soon are going to have a history lesson? Remember the supa car scare of the early seventies?

If you don't, basically heres what happened. A newspaper article in the The Sun Herald 25 June 1972 on the front page, started in all. The title in large font, "160 mph 'super cars' soon" by Evan Green. Some of article read: 'Australia's three major car makers are about to produce "super cars" with top speeds of 160 mph. The scare article created a title wave, it was feared that young drivers would get there hands on these vehicles.

At the time Ford was producing the Phase 4, the product was suppost to end up with the fastest car ever produced in Australia, faster even than the XY GTHO (which was titled the fastest production 4 door in the world).

Response was government said to the big 3, Ford, Holden and Chrysler to not built the cars or they will stop buying the fleets. Response from the big three, they all listened. Ford canned the phase 4 virtually overnight.

My thoughts are there that Ford & Holden have limited themselves to or around the 300kw figure in possible fear that history may repeat itself. If they are to exceed 300kw standard than they would be priced that high that the average person will not come anywhere close to being able to affort them.

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It'll happen for sure. I bet it'll start with Bracks. Hang on, on second thoughts, his precious revenue would shrink if the car makers lost their mojo.


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Hahaha, I love your reasoning...

Its just what politicians would think too...

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If only Bracks was alowed to build fine dispenser machines into your car so that it will automatically fine you everytime you are 3 ks over the limit anywhere!!!
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yeah theres a chance it may happen as more and more daddys buy there kidsfast cars with little or no real driver training and buggerall skills but i sure hope it doesent come to another super car scare
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won't stop us modding out car to this 'super car status' :D
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whoever that journo was that sold his soul for a piece of notority...investigative, left wing, journo, chi guevera post grad left over was it a liberal or labour government in power at the time?

I will say tentatively that I don't think that the same sort of thing can happen again... Obviously it didn't work and people will always modify cars and drive fast.
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how come the poor drivers are always other people?

"The roads are full of bad drivers. Good drivers LIKE ME should be allowed higher speed limits and faster cars then all those OTHER idiots"

i have never yet heard one person say that they are poor a driver and shouldnt have a powerful car. Seems that as soon as you can afford a fast car, you become a good driver.

All these people harping on everywhere about poor drivers, are you so sure YOU'RE not one. (myself included)

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i never heard any one clameing to be an expert driver . im no expert . tho i would say im fairly skilled haveing started driveing early and spending alot of time on bad nsw roads and lots and lots of gravel
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this was a point i raised a few months ago. i agree with you 100% ford grunt. people responded to me by talking about crumple zones, ABS etc etc. the point is this...the press, or some left wing saddo looking to make a name for themselves will totally ignore the facts. the politicians will also ignore the facts. what will be shouted about are power figures and top speeds. nothing else will be raised in the debate.

i love nice cars. i also loving driving fast. but i hope that any further power increases do not put an end to the current batch of great cars being produced in this country.

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