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    Dont know if this one had been mentioned yet.

    But the DA went into council for the new Tamworth Motorsport Complex two weeks ago. And from what I understand the council planning people were "told" by those above to "do what ever is needed to approve it".

    Will be an international standard 1/8 mile, seperate circuit & hill climb track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reedy View Post
    Anyone got news on Luddenham? I saw on faceballs today that their Paintball fields are up and running now.

    I've been karting out there a few times when old mate has been driving the slasher around the proposed car circuit. Not exactly FIA level 2 material but another option nonetheless.
    I was thinking about this just the other day. Seems to have stalled or something? Are we sure they are actually going to do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1320ft View Post
    Dont know if this one had been mentioned yet.

    But the DA went into council for the new Tamworth Motorsport Complex two weeks ago. And from what I understand the council planning people were "told" by those above to "do what ever is needed to approve it".

    Will be an international standard 1/8 mile, seperate circuit & hill climb track.
    That's awesome. Truth or just word of mouth? I was quite sad about Oran Park closing, we need more tracks in this country.
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    Kinda irrevelant to topic, but I decided I'd go have a snoop around google earth to see how Oran Park looks today. Holy shit is it a depressing sight to behold.

    It's almost completely unrecognisable, they could've at least left some of the track there and that unique control tower. I guess "progress" is a thing and it was in a prime real estate location, but that's just sad.

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    I will never get over the closure of Oran Park. I get depressed just driving near it.
    Great track great racing great times.
    I told them I once raced cars (total lie ) pissed them right off I will think of something bigger.

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    Amaroo was worse, that was a better track and in some ways a sadder death by a thousand cuts.

    Was ridiculous in the final years that my 240Z that rolled up on a trailer could not be started before 9:00am yet my tow car was louder and fine to drive and other cars in very similar spec with number plates could be driven around.

    I missed out on racing in the very final meeting there, but did get to set my fastest lap ever at Amaroo at the second last meeting, finally getting my head around the fact the car wouldn't hit the armco coming onto the straight and the left mirror actually fitted into the dip of the armco to let me get a little more speed up the hill.

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    They named all the streets at Oran Park estate after race car guys, including my mate peter finlay. I kind of think it's nice but awful at the same time..
    Retard Honour Wall.
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    A little bit of fame and eternal remembrance for us. The new town of Oran Park has named one of the streets after us along with many notables from motor racing at that venue. Finlay Street joins Peter Brock Drive, Skaife, Richards, Cole, Forbes, Ambrose, Leffler, Bartlett, Francevic, Moxon, Rose, Smith, Seton, Grice, Fury, Gibson, Beechey, Lombardi, Tander, Peck, Reed and Ashby, Ward, Leeds, Willmington, Matich, Lowndes, Radisch, Murphy, Longhurst, Luff, Larkham, Kelly, Buckingham (Guy-Nota), Mawer, Holden, Bourne, Hansford, Lawler, Horsley, Moffatt, Bond, Redman, Ducros, Elkins, Carden, Geoghegan, Cray, Jones, Lawrence, Orlando, Evans, Perkins, Firth, Searle, Skelton, Agostini, Gatt, Rixon, Carter, Hindle, & Crick. There are also several names not connected with motoring and some relate to track names such as South Circuit and The Straight. So how did we score a Guernsey? We spent over $1 Million on circuit hire over 20+ years and Tony Perich told me that a street would be named after us. At one stage, before others got into the act, Nationwide Defensive Driving School and Peter Finlay's International Racing Drivers' School hired Oran Park for about 10% of the available time. There appears to be room for further street development and one would expect that names of drivers and riders who lost their lives at OP might be in the running. John Marchiori, Ray Heffernan, John Delbridge, Emmanuel Xuereb & Stan Coleman are some names which I recall and I was reminded of by an Internet forum.
    Retard Honour Wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rthirty1 View Post
    That's awesome. Truth or just word of mouth? I was quite sad about Oran Park closing, we need more tracks in this country.
    No rumour, the DA has gone into council.

    The TRDA & TSCC have been working for the last few years getting everything inline. They are planning on making the larger announcement at their annual Performance & Racing car show the weekend before County Music Festival.

    I have been working with the TRDA (being the head ANDRA official in NSW) on the drag racing side of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbosurfer View Post
    I will never get over the closure of Oran Park. I get depressed just driving near it.
    Great track great racing great times.
    Yep, I have trouble going anywhere near there.

    Too many good memories of that place.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Yep. I shake my head everytime i drive past and see 3000 McMansions built there.

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    I live not too far from Oran Park, but far enough away that it was surprising that you could hear when the V8's were there

    Sad that I never got to do a track day on the bike, but I did get to do a couple of Friday night drift sessions in the old Corolla. So many great memories as a kid going out to watch the V8's with my dad, going go karting, riding my BMX on the moto track etc. Such a waste of an awesome track.

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    Marulan is a strong possibility of getting a makeover into something a little less ridiculous now...purchasers not short of a bob or two.

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    marulan is actually heaps of fun as it is, apart from the noise limits

    fuck we need a shake up in this country. NIMBYs have far too much power

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbosurfer View Post
    I will never get over the closure of Oran Park. I get depressed just driving near it.
    Great track great racing great times.
    Yep, Ill never let that one go. Whenever someone mentions Oran Park the nopix looks at me to see if ill go on an angry rant or just be sad. I only had 1 track day on it before it closed but rate it above anything except Bathurst in NSW and its not far behind that.
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    Issue with Marulan is noise.

    Unless the new owners have bought all the neighboring properties too, not much will change.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Bloke who was complaining has been bought out, as I understand.

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    There was more than one winger, so who knows?
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Marulan as is, is a shit house of a track
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    Quote Originally Posted by gxxr View Post
    Marulan is a strong possibility of getting a makeover into something a little less ridiculous now...purchasers not short of a bob or two.
    Willmington has gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    Willmington has gone?
    Apparently, which is surprising.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    Willmington has gone?
    He's supposed to have bought out the whinger! More than likely, he'd still run the place, I'd guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
    Yep. I shake my head everytime i drive past and see 3000 McMansions built there.

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    I drove past a few weeks ago and could even work out where the straight was or the go kart section etc. Sad. Loved going there to watch racing (great view from the bottom of the track) and also to participate.

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    Yeah i did a few track days there on my bike as an Adult but having grown up in liverpool it was a regular as a kid for all sorts of meets. Very good mermories sitting on the hill on the final corner. Cunts.

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    Yeah business as usual at Marulan, Gary sold to Steve Shelly, whingy neighbour left a few years ago and their hasnt been noise issues for years there.

    Plans to resurface the place and upgrade ripples strips on the card, Gary's son stepped up to Sprintcars this year 900hp + 680kgs.

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    New track asking for EOI on race dates, track day bookings etc

    http://www.circuititalia.com.au/news.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reedy View Post
    Anyone got news on Luddenham? I saw on faceballs today that their Paintball fields are up and running now.

    I've been karting out there a few times when old mate has been driving the slasher around the proposed car circuit. Not exactly FIA level 2 material but another option nonetheless.
    Post from their FB page a few days ago,

    Quote Originally Posted by Luddenham Raceway
    ***News Alert*** Stages 1 & 2 are now up and running... so get ready for Stage 3! Construction on the Main Circuit will commence March 2017! We can't wait to bring you more updates as they come to hand and make sure you stay tuned!!! #LuddenhamRaceway #bringon2017
    Good to hear it's still happening.

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    Heard whisper of a new dedicated drifting track as well.
    Smug elitist wanker since 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 910 View Post
    Post from their FB page a few days ago,



    Good to hear it's still happening.
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    Heard whisper of a new dedicated drifting track as well.
    All good things to hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by id View Post
    Heard whisper of a new dedicated drifting track as well.
    They said that about SMP too...
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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