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Old 05-19-2004, 19:11   #1 (permalink)
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Auckland Race to challenge Adelaide as biggest event!

Hey guys, has been a while since I posted.

Auckland is having the race next year, I'd imagine pukekohe will get the flick for it.

This race will be huge, cant wait. Wont beat the clipsal 500 though but will be a very close contender!

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Auckland Street race to rival Adelaide as New Zealand’s biggest sporting event
Release Date: 20/05/2004
Auckland will host New Zealand’s largest annual sporting event when the V8 Supercar Championship Series hits the inner city streets in 2006.

Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company (AVESCO) Chairman Tony Cochrane today announced that Auckland had secured the 2006 event ahead of an extremely impressive submission by a consortium from Manfield near Palmerston North.

“There is no doubt Auckland is the premium street location for a race of this kind,” Mr Cochrane said.

“At the end of the day Auckland offered the best in terms of logistics, the appeal of a street circuit format, worldwide television audiences, media facilities, spectator comfort and viewing, world class accommodation and easy access to an international airport.”

An anticipated 170,000 people are expected to attend the first event in 2006.

“We expect that this event can ultimately rival what has been achieved at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide where 238,000 people watched the first championship round of this year,” Mr Cochrane said.

“I’m supremely confident the New Zealand event can become one of the world’s greatest street races and deliver Auckland directly into 500 million homes across the world and a global television audience of more than 100 million people on race day.”

The race will literally be held through the heart of Auckland. The start finish line and pit lane is located beside Victoria Park that will also host race control, administration, corporate facilities, family attractions and merchandising areas.

From there the circuit runs past the Auckland viaduct, up to Sky City Casino and back down to Victoria Park. The track is 2.6km long with an extremely fast back straight. More than 10,000 grandstand seats will be available as well as ample viewing areas and large screen televisions throughout the circuit.

“It will be similar to the Gold Coast circuit that hosts the V8 Supercar Championship Series and Indy, in that it is centrally located in a major capital city,” Mr Cochrane said.

“We know that crowds of 300,000 attend the Gold Coast event with a major proportion, seven out of 10 as research shows, of those people there specifically for the V8 Supercars.

“Auckland has the potential to mirror those events in New Zealand. It will be a week long party that will provide Auckland and New Zealand with a massive economic boost.”

IMGs involvement will ensure the event has the support of a world class promoter that will manage the race. IMG has a global track record in events such as the Sydney Olympics and the Rugby World Cup.

It has a wealth of experience and expertise in the management of international events.

Mr Cochrane said AVESCO would consider a second round of the series in New Zealand from 2009.

“We continue to hold positive discussions with the Manawatu bid team and will make an announcement on their future in the next two months,” Mr Cochrane said.

“Manfield, however, made this decision extremely difficult because their proposal was simply exceptional. In fact, it was the equal of any we have seen in the history of AVESCO – that includes proposals from some of the world’s largest and wealthiest cities.”
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Old 05-19-2004, 20:42   #2 (permalink)
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Bollocks! I dont support it! Manfeild all the way is my opinion

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Old 05-19-2004, 22:22   #3 (permalink)
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Dude, its gonna happen! Without starting that debate again I say we have a bet:

If in 2006 there is no Auckland CBD V8Supercars race I will personally get a "GREG MURPHY HATER" tee shirt printed and couriered to you in Welliwhere?
If in 2006 there is a CBD race, you do the same thing for me.
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Dude I told ya it was gonna happen! I know it's not all set in concrete just yet but well it looks like its gonna happen! I can't wait to take the 4 minute WALK to the race track It's going to be an awesome event on an awesome circuit. I was litterally dancing when they pre-announced it on the late news yesterday night. Loving the media coverage too *dances*
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I'll will get a shirt printed saying Greg Murphy hater once it is offical and it gets approval and shit, I'll stand by my word, doesnt mean I like it though
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It's going to be an awesome event on an awesome circuit. I was litterally dancing when they pre-announced it on the late news yesterday night. Loving the media coverage too *dances*
All it is going to do is fill Auckland up with more Greg Murphy loving shitheads.

Greg Murphy Supporter Stereotype(all in fun people nothing serious):l

-Only like Holdens cause they think they look better than Fords
-Wouldnt have a clue what type of engine it has
-Favourite saying is "Fords suck, Greg Murphy! Greg murphy man!"
-Talk all ghetto "Yo gangsta was happin down in the hoods tonite? you gonna b pickin up the crew?"
-Think Mazda's are the shizzle dizzle even though they are ford associated
-If they own a mazda get a mazda sticker on the back window and change the badge to "MADAZ" and become a member of the doof doof brigade
- Would stuggle to name all the different Holdens
- Know crap all about the Automotive industry in general

These people wouldnt of pervouisly gone to a V8 Supercar race but now they can.....
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Once again, Ambrose_1 talks out of his arse for three post of this thread so far.

The Auckland Street race is gunna be ****ing awesome.
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Old 05-19-2004, 23:29   #7 (permalink)
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LOL!! Kiwi bitch fight going on here. What's wrong with the Auckland St. Circuit to stir up such responses????
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Old 05-19-2004, 23:36   #8 (permalink)
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Yeh I want to come over from Australia to see it... So how is it a bad idea? No way I'd ever come to see a Poof-ekohe race.

CANT WAIT!!! Street circuits are the best.
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So how is it a bad idea?
I think the only people that think that are Greenies.

Ohh, and Ambrose_1. He might have to hitch-hike up there.
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I think the only people that think that are Greenies.
haha, damn tree hugging hippys... wish they would all go and smoke their dope elsewhere
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