Mmmm....I have to say I was a bit dissapointed. I've been to every Summernats (three as an entrant) and I thought this one was pretty average. The crowd numbers seemed down (officially it was up at least 10,000 from last year - maybe they use the same counting system as the GMC400!?) and the amount of entrants seemed to be considerably less. There seemed to be a lot less cruising by the cars within EPIC, there would sometimes be up to ten minutes between cars going past.
There are only so many things you can do to a Monaro/Torana/Falcon/Commodore so they've pretty much all been done before and none of them really did anything for me.
Daryl McBeth's Magna was pretty good I thought, points given for thinking outside the box and not going with a Falcadore.
I also thought Ben Gatt's car (Zepher?) was pretty good. Nice colour.
I didn't like Rod Hadfield's 55 Chev with the plane engine, what a waste of time and money IMO. The motor sat so far back that the driver literally sat in the back seat to drive it! How one would keep control of 3000hp especially with the tiny half steering wheel, trying to see over the massive hump in the bonnet is anyones guess. I can appreciate the amount of engineering involved in making the engine fit and connecting it all up and getting it driveable but I fail to see the point of it all really. If you really had
to have a 3000hp car I would of used a motor from a Top Fuel dragster or similar. A lot less hassle trying to make that fit. Some pics of it here: