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Old 05-04-2003, 17:52   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Eastern Creek Parking

I dont wanna sound like a whinger, but getting out of Eastern Creek was a bloody joke. I know there were a tonne of cars there and it has a bad reputation already......but sitting on my ass not moving for 50 mins kinda gets a bloke thinking.

Luckly I had a holden fan mate next to me I bagged the hell out the whole time.


How about you did what you said last year Eastern Creek Raceway and address it.


Sorry about the grizzle.
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Old 05-04-2003, 18:08   #2 (permalink)
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Mate Oran is no better, nor was Amaroo when it was alive, and Mt Panorama, lets not even go there.
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Old 05-04-2003, 18:27   #3 (permalink)
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I had it quite good then as I was parked near the bridge that leads to the corporate area and got out in 5min.
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Old 05-04-2003, 18:43   #4 (permalink)
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I agree, all the race tracks I have been to in Aus are a nightmare to get out of with a big crowd, but just think about that for a minute.

All of these venues would be lucky to get a croud that big twice a year, maybe 3 or 4 times in the case of Bathurst. I just don't think the money will ever be there to do the sort of upgrades required.
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Old 05-04-2003, 19:07   #5 (permalink)
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Well I was parked in the external parking behind the main straight and got out within about 5 minutes.

I think parking and access is pretty average more or less everywhere. All the circuits I've been to in the UK have been exactly the same, don't expect to get out of them in any major hurry.
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I must admit I was in the outside carpark (the sign looked like a bus park actually) and I was out of there and on the M4 in about 15 minutes. I was quite impressed :)
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Once it took me 1hr to get the 1500m to the highway at Bathurst.

Sucks big time.
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Old 05-04-2003, 21:58   #8 (permalink)
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Maybe you guys should consider hanging around till a bit later to see the other events like the Carrera Cup...I know the MGF Trophy is pretty average but thats the time to go down to the paddock and have a look around....the security is normally off the entrance to the tunnel so you can get in without paying for a pass. I had a great time after the main race and got a few signatures and photos with guys like Lowndes and Johnson then drove straight out the gate at 5pm. What a great day out! :)

Just a thought...thats all :)
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Normally I stick around until the end of the day, but I was so cold and windswept at the end of the V8 race, I had to get out of there!.
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I took only a few minutes to get out too, was impressed, but parking down near the kart track and walking back up after a full day was not good fun!

Having spent 2 days at the circuit, I too was an icicle at the end of proceedings.... still a top couple of days
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