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Old 01-06-2003, 00:54   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Summernats what'dya think?

G'day, ive just got back from 5 days of the summernats & it went OFF!!!!!
I was Just wondering for those who came what the Standout cars where at the nats & how they rated the event.

i was real impressed by Rod Hadfields 'Final Objective' it was so well done.
There was the VU for U's rear wheels - 24" inch.
The amount of XW/XY falcons was HUGE, they where everywhere you looked particularly the XW's
Man it was a good event

What do you think
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Old 01-06-2003, 03:43   #2 (permalink)
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I only saw a minute's worth on the late news, but what I saw got me pumped. Just wish I was there, would've loved to have gone. :o(
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Old 01-06-2003, 03:50   #3 (permalink)
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Damm Tv

Why wasnt it covered in any form?
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Old 01-06-2003, 04:03   #4 (permalink)
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I did a day trip with hinchi and kerry (tikfd6) and met up with tickford2001 and pearly.

Personally it was a fair way to drive (approx 800klm) in a day, and most of the cars and events can be compared to the shepparton springnats, which is a lot closer to me than canberra.

If i was going to go again I would defiantely be camping there and spending a few days there to get into the swing of things.

Thumbs down to event organisers for NOT HAVING ANY BURNOUT COMPS / QUALIFIYING on the Saturday, and for having a $36 entry fee per person for a day pass !!

Thumbs up for all the friendly people there with some very nice cars there, and for having other events happening which wernt just car related.....e.g... stunt flying exhibition and pepsi max skaters, motox bikes, and bmx.

overall IMO id give the saturday i went to a 8/10
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Ok Guys

Apart From Botch, anyone else go and where are the pics?
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Old 01-06-2003, 13:33   #6 (permalink)
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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:

http://members.optushome.com.au/bishop2/IMG_1068.JPG
http://members.optushome.com.au/bishop2/IMG_1069.JPG
http://members.optushome.com.au/bishop2/IMG_1070.JPG
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Ok Guys

Apart From Botch, anyone else go and where are the pics?
http://discussions.fordforums.com/sh...threadid=29495
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Thanks Falchoon

The car pictures are great, was hoping for some of the talent pics as well!!!
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There were some pics of talent but they were taken down after some of the people at PF accused the guy who took the pics of being a devo by taking pics of peoples wives or girlfriends without their permission.
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Garry give us a day or so then pop over to the LS1 forum. I'm sure that you'll find a link to some of the 400 or so photos that AndyP and I took over the 5 days. Talent pics in abundance.
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