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    Quote Originally Posted by Ke26 Wagon View Post
    Personally I use it as time away from the everyday grind and to sit back with a few mates and chill out
    This, many times over. Its my only holiday and its perfect. Every year I bring a broken man along to get away from their life and it works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ke26 Wagon View Post
    I have said this from the start of when the new owner came on board, summernats will become a music festival with the car show as a support function. Which I am not really fussed about. Essentially the steps that they have taken have probably needed to be done.

    No matter how many people say that its lost its character, what it used to be......the simple fact is in today society you just be like it used to be.

    Personally I use it as time away from the everyday grind and to sit back with a few mates and chill out
    Yep, people need to realise, that in order the for the event to keep going, it will have to evolve over time. Or they wont get the permits or grant money from the govt, simple.

    Ian had to get rid of the Miss WTAC comp a few years ago in order to keep the money from Destination NSW coming in.

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    Seems to me the only people that complain or have something bad to say about the event are those that donít go or Ďhavenít been in yearsí yet somehow know what itís like.

    I echo the comments above, itís my one time of year to hang out with my brothers and other mates and enjoy some cars and beers. Until they take away those things it sounds pretty good to me.

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    Is chain man allowed back this year? Lynch, Nogas, and other bans have been turned over to appease the masses.
    Watching half the media releases pop up, I get the feeling that the organisers have no blood to share with their audience, and in some comments made, a complete condescension towards them. Their announcement for the end of Miss Summernats on their Facebook page went down like a lead balloon. In the end, the only retort was to share a link to the tattoo show in every comment before deleting the whole mess. I never bothered with Miss Summernats as it seemed to be more Miss promo girl. Won't bother with a tattoo show either.

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    Came to see a crazy r31 build for Summernats

    Left disappointed

    Also how long till the current owners try to flip in for profit after making it"family friendly"

    Another one or two years?
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    I doubt anyone would be able to afford the asking price?

    On the otherside of that I don't think i've seen an R31 at summernats ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no13b_Coupe View Post
    On the otherside of that I don't think i've seen an R31 at summernats ever.
    There was a tubbed R31 Wagon at this years nats, was pretty cool actually.

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    Told at least years my car is not modified enough and not to come back. So I'm not.
    powercruise shits on summernats from a great height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by data_mine View Post
    powercruise shits on summernats from a great height.
    fuck yeah summernats is shit!!!

    You do realise the events are totally different and for a good reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by data_mine View Post
    Told at least years my car is not modified enough and not to come back.
    I got told this as well... not to come back, just to do more mods.

    I've done a few small mods since then, but nothing major, hoping the fact its one of only a handful of Valiants that enter will be enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by data_mine View Post
    Told at least years my car is not modified enough and not to come back. So I'm not.
    powercruise shits on summernats from a great height.
    Some eternal mods would assist, as essentially, many of the modded cars there that are facing the same issue look the same as their stock counterparts in shopping centre carparks without the mod list displayed if it doesnt poke through the bonnet. Paintjobs, dished rims and tubs will be the flavour for a while.
    Powercruise has issues as well. We had to kick Gups mates out of our carport last year every time we returned and they seem to have preference over someone who laid out a shitload for a parking spot when security get involved. Only getting a handful of track sessions in 2 days if you don't want to pay big $$, sitting in a carpark for over 2hrs for one run and continually being told to return to your car multiple times when no-one will move for hours. Both have their issues, both seem to struggle managing them. The main pro with the Nats compared to PC is that events are held in different parts, so if there is one fuck up, it doesn't affect the whole chain of events like happens at PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by data_mine View Post
    Told at least years my car is not modified enough and not to come back. So I'm not.
    powercruise shits on summernats from a great height.
    I hear a few people saying that. But then every year it seems that stock looking cars get in anyway.

    When you apply, do they make you enter your car's modifications and take a picture or two? If not, they should, then they can caution you before hand that your car might not be allowed entry.
    Because how much would it suck to hire a trailer and then borrow a tow car and book accommodation and pay for fuel and stuff all the way to Canberra from wherever and then get told that you aren't allowed in. Not surprised people get pissy when told that.
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    photos and specs provided with the application and you receive an email confirming your car is good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    I hear a few people saying that. But then every year it seems that stock looking cars get in anyway.

    When you apply, do they make you enter your car's modifications and take a picture or two? If not, they should, then they can caution you before hand that your car might not be allowed entry.
    Because how much would it suck to hire a trailer and then borrow a tow car and book accommodation and pay for fuel and stuff all the way to Canberra from wherever and then get told that you aren't allowed in. Not surprised people get pissy when told that.
    The ones that sneak through are usually hard luck stories, i.e. they entered in their Camaro which popped a motor two weeks before the nats, didn't want to not go so they let em through with a lightly modded daily to still enjoy the event somewhat.

    Thing is, they already get well over 2000 cars entered, and have done for several years with these restrictions in place. You pull back on the restrictions to let anyone who wants to enter into it and a few things happen. Punters start calling it FalcodoreNats and become disinterested in paying a lot of cash to see heaps of late model commo's and falcon's with the odd wild unique thing in between. Secondly, you get hundreds more entrants, if not a thousand more. As it is the cruise route has plenty of periods where congestion is frustrating for the entrants, some wild drag cars struggle to keep temps down already with static run time, add more congestion and those cars don't want to participate, further diluting the real wild stuff and making the punters problem worse. Persist over a couple of years and a well intentioned change to let more entrants in can and probably would do far more damage to the event for both entrants and spectators.

    Absolutely no disrespect to sleepers here, I love a good sleeper as much as anyone does. If I had paid the best part of $100 to walk through the gates on any given day and saw a row of sleeper modern cars sitting stationary on the cruise route I'd be pissed, and if I paid the entry fee to cruise Summernats and sat in the equivalent of the M1 in peak hour for an hour just to cut a lap of the venue, I'd be super pissed.

    It sux, but the event is simply too popular and desirable to not restrict it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    I hear a few people saying that. But then every year it seems that stock looking cars get in anyway.

    When you apply, do they make you enter your car's modifications and take a picture or two? If not, they should, then they can caution you before hand that your car might not be allowed entry.
    Because how much would it suck to hire a trailer and then borrow a tow car and book accommodation and pay for fuel and stuff all the way to Canberra from wherever and then get told that you aren't allowed in. Not surprised people get pissy when told that.
    To enter you need to provide a list of modifications and a few photos... But as I experienced last year you can do that, get accepted and receive all your paperwork then show up to scrutineering to be told by some fuck eyed cunt who thinks that hot rods made out of old bathtubs are cool that your car isn't modified enough and you need to do more work to it, like add some stickers or fucking side pipes (even though the entrant guide says you need a full exhaust) and that you need to go wait in line for 45 minutes to fucking PAY for a special summernats permit to cut laps for 3 hours a day, after you've given the thieving cunts your entry fee already, then you can watch the same fuck eyed cunt let some flat brimmed shit eater in a standard looking commodore with Rodney jane special 20s and a stoved in guard in 10 minutes later

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    Well this sounds familiar... We had a similar problem this year.
    Not so standard car got turned around at the last point (i.e putting stickers on it and got called back). Was pretty disappointing.

    I copped a bit of stick by a school kid telling me as a 'scrutineer' that my car isn't enough to get in. Yeah sure it's not top 60 or anything but It's got enough require modifications to comply with the 'theme of summernats'
    After setting him straight I got it through but as much as the 'shitbox standard Commodores' are getting through it's getting a bit annoying having to explain things to these people especially when it comes down to 'their call' on letting cars through.

    Ps. Not here for people to shit on me or get the sads fyi.

    Could come to a time where they're too picky.
    Maybe that's what needs to happen? Change the 5 mod rule to you need at least xyz modifications to avoid this?
    Rather than get to the end of the line just before putting stickers on to be told. "Nup sorry classics not allowed" or in data_mines case "not modified enough".

    P.s previous to this bad experience I have no complaints about the scrutineering process. Hopefully no dramas this year.
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    If your entry was approved prior, and you've presented your car as per the entry form, who the fuck are they to argue at the gate?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
    If your entry was approved prior, and you've presented your car as per the entry form, who the fuck are they to argue at the gate?
    Power tripping faggots.

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    The whole "not modified enough" thing has been going on since day 1. Ron Barclay's HQ ute was pretty close to stock, but insanely detailed, some people complained that it "wasn't modified enough" until they actually looked at it. On the other hand, the number of Commodores with SSL springs and Simmons F9s was getting out of hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ke26 Wagon View Post
    fuck yeah summernats is shit!!!

    You do realise the events are totally different and for a good reason
    yep, and I used to enjoy summernats. it's changed, and no longer of interest.

    Some eternal mods would assist, as essentially, many of the modded cars there that are facing the same issue look the same as their stock counterparts in shopping centre carparks without the mod list displayed if it doesnt poke through the bonnet. Paintjobs, dished rims and tubs will be the flavour for a while.
    mines heavily modded, but is a tough street car that does race events, having a million dollar airbrush job or pink paint and cream interior is not what I want - nor should it. it is after all "street machine summernats" they've forgotten something. It's even won awards in past years (got 5 of those billet wheel trophies). If they only want elite cars they should just come out and say so, cancel the driving events and have a nice pretty static display of cars that only go enough to get onto or off of a trailer.

    as mentioned above, it's becoming a music festival. not interested thanks. not the music I like, and not what a street machine event should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    I hear a few people saying that. But then every year it seems that stock looking cars get in anyway.

    When you apply, do they make you enter your car's modifications and take a picture or two? If not, they should, then they can caution you before hand that your car might not be allowed entry.
    Because how much would it suck to hire a trailer and then borrow a tow car and book accommodation and pay for fuel and stuff all the way to Canberra from wherever and then get told that you aren't allowed in. Not surprised people get pissy when told that.
    they do, and I just submit the same list that Shannons gets on the policy - it's 4 A4 pages worth. but it's not riced enough.

    anyway I'm not going next year, gonna go away somewhere instead. Phillip Island or Winton, or ...
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    Whats the GA admission fee this year, $200?

    I like Summernats but it just seems its run more like a bank with shareholders than something for like minded people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    On the other hand, the number of Commodores with SSL springs and Simmons FR1s was getting out of hand.
    Fixed. I have 3 piece ones and a bit precious of the fact.

    Need to be segregated from the 1 piece plebs
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_pete View Post
    Simmonsnats
    At least the Simmons don't look horrible on most cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    At least the Simmons don't look horrible on most cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    The whole "not modified enough" thing has been going on since day 1. Ron Barclay's HQ ute was pretty close to stock, but insanely detailed, some people complained that it "wasn't modified enough" until they actually looked at it. On the other hand, the number of Commodores with SSL springs and Simmons F9s was getting out of hand.

    I fuckin loved that ute

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    I fully expect to get the talking to this year that my car is not modified enough and having 50 shades of brown is not a summernats promo material.

    actually looking forward to seeing some of the builds that have been happening.

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    I was surprised years ago when they allowed us to enter stock standard vn group a yet said my lc gtr with bushpig triple webbered 202 was not wild enough not a v8.

    Bit pissed can't get that weekend off to go Nats....probably a good thing as car nowhere near finished anyway.
    an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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    Paolo posted a notice on Facebook that has apparently been sent to Lonsdale St residents saying that, due to concerns raised about public safety, streets will be closed to all but local traffic from 6pm-1am on the Friday an Saturday. I assume we can thank the hipsters for that.

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