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Old 08-27-2001, 21:32   #1 (permalink)
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While the Championship seems to be getting stronger and stronger what do you guys reakon about other manufactuers entering the championship? Personally I dont have a problem with it, as long as there RWD V8's, and have a production based model thats for sale in Australia (no one off racing models).
It will bring more people to races, which means better racing and more money. And with others joining, it could potentailly become a more international event. Thats just my view anyway.

http://sport.news.com.au/common/stor...5E9969,00.html

This article is interesting though, cos I'm pretty sure I can remeber avseco saying that no-one else was entering untill at least 2003/4. Oh yeah, and an Avalon and Neal Bates..what a combo!!
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Crap! Take Toyota out....V8's strictly for Fords and Holden!!!!
Can't really imagine someone waving a Toyota flag around a V8 Supercar race!!!!!!
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The more manufacturers the better I say! I couldnt give a **** if they use RWD Avalons and Magnas for racing, as long as its still competitive and awesome to watch, im all for it!

Oh, and apparently Toyota are designing a 5.0L Pushrod motor so it can compete in some US motor racing!
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Can't really imagine someone waving a Toyota flag around a V8 Supercar race!!!!!!
He wouldn't last long - I could see Ford and Holden fans coming together for the common good on that one.
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They had a interview over in NZ with Allan Moffat, and he was asked the question would he think that another manufacture would be allowed into the V8 Supercars and his answer - a very confident NO.
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Won't need to worry about a third party entering the sport as Avesco are doing a good enough JOB of shifting the entire series off shore any way.
When are Ford or Holden going to stand up grow a back bone and stop this crap with Avesco withdrawing from races in each state.
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Yeah its NZ one year, no WA the next. Then it will be some Asian country the year after, no Darwin next and so on. But back to the point. I dont mind that Toyota or even Mitsubishi come into V8s as I don't feel they will win or have much experience to get very far anyway. If your scared of them coming in for beeing to competitive then look at it on the bright side, the more competitive they are the more competitive FORD will have to be. Hence thier Product should be better.
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I think that Toyota and Mitsubishi lack the key ingredient that both Ford and Holden have and that is FANS. I personally think that AVESCO won't get any more fans along to the races than they currently have and also if either of these manufacturers started winning I could see TV audiences and spectators dropping off.
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If Avesco do have the asia market in mind I think there will be enought support for both Toyota and Mitsubishi. Actually they would probably only have to hold two round to equal the attendance of several of our rounds.
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