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Old 09-23-2007, 11:34 PM   #76
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See, I enjoy the variety - and I enjoyed it even more when I regularly followed the V8s. Seeing cars going around that you don't normally get to see always struck me as pretty cool. Plus, because they're such short sprint races, I find they're pretty damn entertaining on that merit.
I agree with you. I like watching the support races, sometimes more than the V8s. In these categories, there's more chance of races being won because of driver skill than how much money's invested in a team.

And I'm a bit biased, friends of mine race in Formula Vee (best entry level category there is ) and Formula Ford, so I gotta pay attention.
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I'm doing pretty well, but also busy, mainly thanks to uni. The Rugby World Cup isn't helping. The current mini-Desert Island is going pretty nicely, has some of the best tracklists I think. It's my favourite so far, very consistent quality.

Good to see you around - when I saw you listed as the last poster on this thread, I thought "hey, it's been a bit of a while since I've seen you post much!"
Good to hear.....There was a couple of times i stayed up and watched the Rugby but i have been so busy myself of late, that i should be...well....sleeping when Rugby's on......I have to say i had a little chuckle about the Japanese team...."The Cherry Blossoms".....the name is pretty but it does not quite strike the fear of God in one's soul,hey! hubby's been watching the World cup....and from now on there is NRL grand-finals, Phillip Island, Bathurst and Gold Coast, so there will be a permanent dent in the lounge until next October.
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Hey! how are you going?? I've missed this thread.

Ps what was your name again? I dont think I ever caught it. Sorry



It's Cherin (Prounounced exactly like GayFL's "Sherrin" footballs)

I'm doing good....looking forward to ruffling your feathers in the coming race....a Ford win would make a nice balance, me thinks.
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Sandown was balance enough.

NRL fan ay...

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Yes.....I have been told i am not a true aussie for not liking 2 of our national sport codes: Cricket & Grass Ballet

I have tried to sit down and watch a game of cricket, even went to my friends game a couple of times when she was representing state.......but i am afraid i would rather pluck the hairs from my legs one by one than watch a game of bloody cricket.

AFL, prolly would like it if i understood it, i just don't get it.......Rugby League is my favourite, i can never grow tired watching that sport, and seeing my beloved South Sydney rabbitohs reach the finals was just awsome!

Tennis sucks too! But that's more because of the noises they make when they hit the ball......and i hate Astro-turf and the feel of tennis balls, makes my teeth clatter.
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Nah I agree with that but even if they are good, I will still tend to hate them.

Ambrose, for example.
I just can't get into the serious Ford vs Holden hate because I don't feel anything very strongly towards them. As I said, I generally go for Ford and lean towards them (and like to have a bit of a poke at Holden fans just to get in the spirit of friendly rivalry), but ... it's not like Wellington vs Auckland or New Zealand vs Australia, you know? So I'm happy to go for the drivers I like, even if they happen to drive a Holden.

I'd like to see some other cars going around ...

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Good to hear.....There was a couple of times i stayed up and watched the Rugby but i have been so busy myself of late, that i should be...well....sleeping when Rugby's on......I have to say i had a little chuckle about the Japanese team...."The Cherry Blossoms".....the name is pretty but it does not quite strike the fear of God in one's soul,hey! hubby's been watching the World cup....and from now on there is NRL grand-finals, Phillip Island, Bathurst and Gold Coast, so there will be a permanent dent in the lounge until next October.
I heard they've talked about renaming themselves the Brave Blossoms, which just strikes me as even worse because it sounds so contrived ... and still not very threatening. Then again, can you really talk? You follow a team with the wimpy name of Rabbitohs in the wimpy version of rugby!

At least my rugby teams are Lions, Hurricanes, and All Blacks. I like to make fun of some of the shitty AFL team names. Swans?! Oh yeah, that's really intimidating. Some of the old ones are even better, like the Hawthorn Mayblooms. Classic. And COBL_04, I understand your Cats were the Pivotonians, which cracks me up every time - they should have kept it.

This certainly is the busy season for sport, though. Bring on an All Blacks win in the World Cup! Er, what was the original topic again ... oh yeah, Bathurst! Who else wants it to be a wet and miserable day?
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Yes.....I have been told i am not a true aussie for not liking 2 of our national sport codes: Cricket & Grass Ballet

I have tried to sit down and watch a game of cricket, even went to my friends game a couple of times when she was representing state.......but i am afraid i would rather pluck the hairs from my legs one by one than watch a game of bloody cricket.


Personally I like cricket, but I've always understood how people can get bored of it quickly.

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AFL, prolly would like it if i understood it, i just don't get it.......Rugby League is my favourite, i can never grow tired watching that sport, and seeing my beloved South Sydney rabbitohs reach the finals was just awsome!

Tennis sucks too! But that's more because of the noises they make when they hit the ball......and i hate Astro-turf and the feel of tennis balls, makes my teeth clatter.
See my issue with it is I think it is just very annyoing, because its very stop-start and it is basically grown men running into other grown men and then falling over. It's great when it gets going, the state of origin game two years back when qld came from behind was a terrific game, but otherwise I think it's painful to watch.

Tennis does suck.

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I just can't get into the serious Ford vs Holden hate because I don't feel anything very strongly towards them. As I said, I generally go for Ford and lean towards them (and like to have a bit of a poke at Holden fans just to get in the spirit of friendly rivalry), but ... it's not like Wellington vs Auckland or New Zealand vs Australia, you know? So I'm happy to go for the drivers I like, even if they happen to drive a Holden.

I'd like to see some other cars going around ...
I know people who are like that. Myself, that's why I love motor racing so much, because it is to me a massive rivalry, I feel very strongly for Holden, and strongly against Ford. Imagine my embarrasment when me n Dad had to drive up three years in a row in a Ford, his company car. I would be against other cars joining if it meant half of Ford and Holden had to be wiped out. Toyota is the only threat. But I think they would struggle to get a fanbase myself.

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At least my rugby teams are Lions, Hurricanes, and All Blacks. I like to make fun of some of the shitty AFL team names. Swans?! Oh yeah, that's really intimidating. Some of the old ones are even better, like the Hawthorn Mayblooms. Classic. And COBL_04, I understand your Cats were the Pivotonians, which cracks me up every time - they should have kept it.

This certainly is the busy season for sport, though. Bring on an All Blacks win in the World Cup! Er, what was the original topic again ... oh yeah, Bathurst! Who else wants it to be a wet and miserable day?
The Swans are just intimidating as the 'chefs' or 'reds' so don't you start arkin' up. And yes, they were named the Pivotonians, I believe it was something to do with the transport system. One of the more creative nicknames, yes.

I hope it's not wet and miserable, I've had good luck with the weather so far. If it's about 25C all day, bit of sun, bit of cloud, no wind, no humidity I'll be very happy.

And Cherin how would you feel if Seton won his first in a Holden?
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I know people who are like that. Myself, that's why I love motor racing so much, because it is to me a massive rivalry, I feel very strongly for Holden, and strongly against Ford. Imagine my embarrasment when me n Dad had to drive up three years in a row in a Ford, his company car. I would be against other cars joining if it meant half of Ford and Holden had to be wiped out. Toyota is the only threat. But I think they would struggle to get a fanbase myself.
I just don't know what there is to make me particularly passionate about either Ford or Holden. I mean, I'm from Wellington - it has a special meaning to me. But Ford vs Holden? Well, my uncle used to drive a nice classic Ford ... one of my friends into cars thinks Fords are better quality ...

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I heard it was something to do with Geelong as a port being the "pivot" of Victoria or something. Whatever the case, I think it sounds damn cool. Cats is a pretty wimpy nickname, it makes me think of cuddly domestic felines, but because Power is an even worse nickname and "Pivotonian" is hilariously great, I'm going for Geelong on Saturday.

As for the Super 14, there are some shitty nicknames for sure. I've always thought Reds and Blues sucked, Waratahs (a flower?!) is just dumb, Force is hardly better than Power, and we have our own Cats. I too have never liked Chiefs, but that's because it's an ugly word: as a nickname, it makes sense, due to the Maori heritage in the Chiefs' catchment. But Hurricanes, Highlanders, Crusaders, they're all pretty fucking cool.

And in New Zealand's third division of rugby, I don't even need to worry about team nicknames: Horowhenua-Kapiti (that's Hor-oh-fen-oo-aa Kah-pit-ee) stands on its own merits.

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Let's be honest though: the race is always more entertaining in the wet. Especially when it's raining up on the mountain but dry at the bottom.
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I'd like to see some other cars going around ...
Well, there used to be, in the classic old days of Bathurst. You see, kiddies, they used to have different classes of cars at Bathurst: Class A, imports like BMWs, V12 Jags, Mini's, so you'd get great vision of people like Brocky getting road rage at some once-a-year dude hogging the road.

Ah the good old days....

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Well, there used to be, in the classic old days of Bathurst. You see, kiddies, they used to have different classes of cars at Bathurst: Class A, imports like BMWs, V12 Jags, Mini's, so you'd get great vision of people like Brocky getting road rage at some once-a-year dude hogging the road.
Unless I'm grossly mistaken, didn't that happen until fairly recently? I'm damn sure I remember there being different classes of cars when I started watching around 1996-7 and the top drivers were getting pissed across the top of the mountain.
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I had to check myself and it wasn't until 1999 that it was exclusively V8s (well according to Wikipedia). It certainly seems longer ago, or at least the more memorable incidents are from earlier, ie the Ford Sierra 1-2, Tom Walkinshaw's V12 Jags, the black JPS BMW M3s...
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Yeah, 1999 seems in line with my memories of Bathurst. I've been watching it since 1996, when I was 9 and it was shown live in New Zealand and I thought it was the coolest non-rugby thing on earth.

I can understand the top drivers wouldn't want the lower classes around, but to me, more diversity makes the race more interesting.
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Being 17, the two are all I've grown up wtith, I don't know any different, I don't want it to chagne. Jsut me :shurg:
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You haven't lived!!!! Ah the youth of today.....

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