Going to the Mountain

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Oct 132010
Going to the Mountain

I haven’t written here for a few days, principally because I wasn’t here to write. A reasonable excuse, I reckon.

May 162010

It’s patently clear, after being forced by the Seven Network’s obviously more important obligation to aerial ping-pong to watch a badly delayed, abbreviated and bastardised telecast of Race 12 in this years V8 Supercar Championship, that Seven and it’s owner only ever wanted the premier motor sport championship as a money-making venture. We motorsport fans should consider ourselves lucky, I suppose, that we get to see qualifying, let along the race itself, on a day when a mediocre round of handball happens to be on. Never mind that today the championship changed lead, or that DJR managed a double win […]

Jan 072010

“The biggest challenge now is the sport marketing itself properly. We don’t have a major fast-moving consumer good in the field; NASCAR does. We don’t have a major financial player in the field; NASCAR does.” So says V8 Supercar driver manager, Dale Rodgers in the latest issue of V8X magazine.

Oct 022009

Whilst the contract killing of 140 eastern grey kangaroos as a supposed safety measure in the lead-up to next week’s motorsport fest at Mount Panorama, Bathurst might upset those who don’t understand or appreciate motorsport, I dare say there will be 64 grateful drivers, a dozen or so team owners, almost uncountable corporate team sponsors and several million motorsport spectators who will welcome the Bathurst City Council decision.