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Old 11-29-2001, 02:20   #1 (permalink)
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Should Seton and Lowndes join forces?

I know it's just a rumour getting around, but I wanted to gauge the general level of support from the true Ford punters.

I know I'd be over the moon if it happened, but how many of you would be happy if Lowndes and Seton joined together under the same umbrella, whether it be GMS/Forbes or FTR?

Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps.

And if enough people hear of our support (assuming there is support), perhaps the big players might be tempted to put a proposal together.


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Old 11-29-2001, 02:41   #2 (permalink)
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Seton is going to lose his Ford Tickford sponsorship after his contract runs out,2002. He has been so disappointing and has caused more damaged to the Tickford brand than the styling of the AU!!!!!!
Lowndes will team with Ambrose in 2003 because they are both under Ford contracts and they both are out of their contracts with SBR and GMS and the end of next year.
Who will get the Ford sponsorship?
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or a fully fledged factory team?
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Yeah, who would be the team leader in a team with Lowndes and Seton? I don't think it would work. I feel very sorry for the poor run Seto has had in the last few years. I met him at the last Tickford day; he's a really nice bloke.
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Old 11-29-2001, 02:55   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-29-2001, 04:55   #6 (permalink)
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Forgetaboutit!
Seton is going to lose his Ford Tickford sponsorship after his contract runs out,2002. He has been so disappointing and has caused more damaged to the Tickford brand than the styling of the AU!!!!!!
Lowndes will team with Ambrose in 2003 because they are both under Ford contracts and they both are out of their contracts with SBR and GMS and the end of next year.
Who will get the Ford sponsorship?
DJR?
SBR?
GMS?
or a fully fledged factory team?
Pity there isnt mroe than 100% coz id have to agree with you even more if there was. Ford would be planning all this now. As the launch of the AV Racecar will most definatly be in 2003, so will the birth of a new era in motorsport history, when the two kids of the race scene will join forces under the ford/tickford brand, and assisted by prodrive, they will be the new benchmark in Australian Touring car Motorsport. GO FORD!
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Old 11-29-2001, 13:13   #7 (permalink)
 
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Nahhhh. I don't see it happening and don't want it to happen.
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Old 11-29-2001, 14:52   #8 (permalink)
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Could Seton's demise be mostly attributed to an inferior car or just age? I mean, didn't he have a new car at Bathurst? He did qualify second fastest and I reckon they were pretty competitive. Hope they do well at Sandown.
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Sorry I have to disagree with those who want to consolidate the Ford effort into one 'headline' team.
I think the current strategy is best for the long term stability among Ford teams; sure they need to share information a little more & it would be better to see any Ford winning but I don't beleive that following GMH/HSV into one mega-factory team is in anyone's best interests.
Its slowly starting to dawn on even your average GM fan that HSVs domination is no good for anyone. The friction between HRT and other Holden runners is obvious & can't be lost on AVESCO either.
As most of us know Ford's aeropackage this year was late in being finalised again versus GM teams, some Ford teams & drivers were very late in being confirmed; next year its gonna be new tyres but at least it appears everone will at the same level on this one.
In review I am happy with the progress made (inspite of cursing & swearing at the TV, during races) and beleive that next year will be better again, we have always been the underdawg in V8 racing, it makes it much better when we do win!!
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NO - Lowndes & Seton
YES - Lowndes & Ambrose
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