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Offline goober

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Front Bum Racing has a new sponsor, just signed a two year deal with the "save the bald beaver fund" awaiting a logo for the bonnet
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Offline dkabab

what happened to the camel toe sticker on the front of the car last weekend?

love the new sponsorship 'deal'



Offline goober

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  • Name: Buddy Miles
what happened to the camel toe sticker on the front of the car last weekend?

love the new sponsorship 'deal'

cams removed it cos it was too rude............but front bum racing is ok.............WTF
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Offline mondi

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Because it was too rude?????? 







I thought it would have been 'cos it didn't "comply to regulations" or something????    :?



Offline goober

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Because it was too rude?????? 
I thought it would have been 'cos it didn't "comply to regulations" or something????    :?

they also said cos the tow truck driver would not know where the tow hook is...........WTF

so now we will put a camel sticker above the tow sticker
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Offline mondi

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FFS - most tow truck drivers I know would know exactly where to hook up to with that sticker on there.   :boggled:



Offline goober

  • AE's Tame Race Driver
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  • Location: Thredbo Village
  • Name: Buddy Miles
FFS - most tow truck drivers I know would know exactly where to hook up to with that sticker on there.   :boggled:

not according to cams
Meeting women on the Internet? Remember, the more similarities u “magically” have, & the more she agrees with u, the fucking crazier she is.



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We completely redesigned and rebuilt from scratch an Amaroo Clubman with a bike engine in it after having done 5 Targa's in Toyota powered Amaroo's. As we have the rights to build the Amaroo Clubman itself, we called the bike engined car the Amaroo Screamer and entered it as such. No problems with the sticker on the back of the car and on the touring/transport stages all we heard while stopped at the lights was "My girlfriends a screamer", or a car full of girls pointing to one of the passengers yelling "she's a screamer" etc






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http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/hoons-rule-for-tasmanias-economy-20100208-nmpe.html

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Hoon's rule for Tasmania's economy
Andrew Darby

Targa Tasmania turns our quiet street into hoonsville.


Of all the things one could choose to rail against, I hate the Targa car race. Is this commonsense or early onset grumpy old man?

You decide.

For the past 18 years the road past our house near Hobart shuts for an afternoon so a mainly amateur field of more than 100 can race their hot cars in time trials on what is called "the Longley stage" of the Targa event.

For an idea of our road, the race and racers, watch here.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVdbUN-a-CA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVdbUN-a-CA</a>


Tarmac racing is an expanding Australian motor sport. It began with Targa Tasmania and is now found in most states. Some events require public road closures, and others limit their racing to off-road circuits.

These races have their casualties. The legend Peter Brock died in the Targa West rally in 2006. Last November two Melbourne men died in the Classic Adelaide tarmac rally. Movie actor Eric Bana walked away from his badly damaged car, "The Beast", in Targa Tasmania 2007.

On the Longley stage there have been serious injuries, but there has been only one death in all of Targa Tasmania's history, and it covers many hundreds of racing speed kilometres each year around the state.

Safety requirements are quite strict, and it's not cheap to take part. The entry fee alone starts about $2500.

Nevertheless, we notice a rise in the number of cars that drive fast on our winding, narrow, rural residential road, "doing the Longley stage" before and after Targa.

Doubtless many have no connection to the event, but some do.

Once, the day after the race was run, I pinged a Porsche that still had its Targa number on the side. I contacted race organisers, who spluttered with anger.

The deaths of young Australians in high speed car crashes is a tragedy inescapable to anyone. In Tasmania alone, the road toll was up 65 per cent last year, and many of the dead were youthful.

Targa demands driving above the speed limit on normally public roads. Even its organisers advise spectators that the sport is dangerous.

Am I alone in joining these dots?

Not quite. We're finding a growing number of neighbours have a common cause of opposition.On a different Targa stage lives Bill White, who wrote to the Hobart Mercury about behaviour that "on any other day of the year would legally constitute hooning, resulting in car confiscation".

But it seems we are in a minority. The chairman of Tasmania's Road Safety Task, Paul Hogan, tells me: I think for the state it's been a marvellous event. From a road safety point of view we don't have any objections because it's a controlled event. If people choose to copycat what they see, I guess you can't control that. I don't think it's dissimilar to watching TV or movies."

There is the dollar too. We're encouraged to support Targa for the good of the state economy. What's the loss of a weekend summer afternoon's quiet enjoyment at home by a few hundred people, compared to a similar number of tourist bed/nights at local hotels?

And don't we realise how lucky we are to live for 364 days a year in bush peace, when many city dwellers have a motor cacophony outside their homes day in and day out?

Well yes, we do. As do others. We were thrilled recently when a young couple asked to have their wedding in our garden next year.

They came up with the bride's parents and happily stepped out a route to a tranquil spot by a pond.

But they called us later to cancel. They won't be able to reach our garden because their date conflicts with the next Targa.



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