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Back in '09.

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Silverstone Events is delighted to advise that Mal Hemmerling has agreed to take up the position of Executive Chairman of the company.   Many would be aware of Mal’s credentials as CEO of the Adelaide Formula 1 Grand Prix for 10 years, first as Marketing Manager/ Deputy CEO and then CEO of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, CEO of Bob Jane T-Marts and over 15 years as a Director of the Australian Round of the World Rally Championship in Perth. He brings a wealth of experience to the company and Silverstone looks confidently to the future.  David Edwards, will remain as the proprietor of the Silverstone Company and will focus on new business opportunities and the marketing of Silverstone Events.

In view of these recent changes and unavoidable delays in finalizing the new company and structure in place the SunCoast Classic’s forthcoming event scheduled for June 2008 has been postponed until 2009. This decision has not been taken lightly; we received glowing reports from Councils, regulatory bodies and competitors on the running of our inaugural Aeromil SunCoast Classic Rally in 2007 and it was a credit to all involved. The event was well received by the public and our aim is to provide competitors and spectators with an even bigger and better event in 2009. A number of new initiatives will be announced over the coming year. We are working hard with the Government to increase the support of Queensland Events together with the support of key tourism and trader bodies. A change in Noosa Shire bringing it into the amalgamated Sunshine Coast Supercouncil has also been taken into account in our planning. We are focusing on securing alternate locations for the events infrastructure to provide improved facilities for competitors with better access for the public. We are seeking additional roads for the special stages of the SunCoast Classic Rally to enhance the event. The longer lead-time will allow Classic Adelaide competitors, especially those who did not make the journey to the SunCoast Classic Rally even more time to budget and plan to include this second Silverstone event in their racing calendar. The extended lead-time will be of benefit to all stakeholders and we appreciate all the continued support from everyone involved. We believe this postponement offers everyone the best opportunity to convene a bigger and better event in 2009.






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doubtful

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Via mhh:

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WORLD ECONOMIC WOES HIT SUNCOAST CLASSIC

The organisers of the 2009 Suncoast Classic tarmac rally have been forced to cancel the rally due to the effect of the world financial crisis on participant numbers.

The management team of Silverstone Events, which planned to stage the rally on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast between 22 and 26 July 2009, announced today that a smaller than expected number of registrations had resulted in its cancellation.

Silverstone Events director David Edwards said it appeared the world financial crisis had taken its toll on motorsport events such as that his company had planned for Queensland.

He said that while the number of enquiries about the second Suncoast Classic was high, those early registrations of interest had since not translated into official entries.

“Unfortunately, we have not received the number of entries we expected by this point,” Mr Edwards said.

“Rather than wait until early 2009 and further inconvenience sponsors, registered participants and other partners such as councils and emergency services, it was regretfully decided to cancel the rally now.

“Contact with our peers around the world suggests that they are also in the process of reviewing their scheduled events for 2009 and possibly beyond.”

Silverstone Events manages the successful Classic Adelaide, which has become one of the world’s great open-road classic events since it was first staged in South Australia in 1997.

The 2009 Suncoast Classic course was to have taken cars and crews over about 1200 km of roads through the Sunshine Coast hinterland, with participants returning each evening to the Hyatt Regency at Coolum Beach.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Silverstone Events office.



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