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#21 GV260

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:34 PM

Hi Rog, I just paid my early bird deposit for Targa High Country. Hope to see you there. Graham

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:36 AM

Hi Rog, I just paid my early bird deposit for Targa High Country. Hope to see you there. Graham

Do they allow any in car cameras? Would be  awesome to see some footage of your car in action...

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:09 AM


Octagon have now announced a change from AASA to CAMS for all their events so looks like we'll have consistent regs for the new Classic Targa Adelaide and we're happy that we comply.


Oh dear, look out for the CAMS Stewards peeking, prodding & checking minutia.
I really don't understand this as Octogon originally bailed out of running under the CAMS umbrella due to over compliance.
The flexibility of AASA gave them the freedoms that competitors where asking for.
I wonder if this is because Octogon would like to see there events comply with FIA International Standards?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:53 AM

[quote='Factor' on the BMSC forum]...
And why is no-one griping about the huge discounts given by Morgan to a commercial entity (Octagon) for the four Targa's while the owners of CAMS (the Clubs) are not offered the same discount - around 60-70% - am guessing as to the structure of payment but it would seem the first event will be at the book rate (allowing Directors to say "no deals done on permit fees" - one has already said this) while the balance of the championship of four rounds will cost a peppercorn of $10,000
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:29 PM

Or, maybe, due to some rather recent event mishaps, including a death, mid event, that there are some issues with entrants and their families "testing" the claims process and red tape of AASA, and finding some difficultys.
The two bodies (cams-AASA) operate quite differently, yet their ultimate underwriter of insurance is one and the same, it is in the process that there is a major difference. And yes the possibility of a mutt event discount seems valid enough to cause a change.
Just wait for the red tape and regulation police to now strike, at least with AASA it was quite " loose"

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:33 PM


Just wait for the red tape and regulation police to now strike, at least with AASA it was quite " loose"


I can see Scrutineers & Stewards gleefully rubbing their hands together.



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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:44 PM

I'm a past State board member for CAMS, but now love AASA after Rally Tas this year...I was rung up Fri arvo at 2.00 and asked If I wanted to navigate...yep.. two and a half hours later I was sitting in the car at the start line, that is, I signed up for a licence 30 min before that, we missed breifing, the car had a very quick scrut , I drove it through the Start as the driver was still signing stuff, 20 min late for the first stage (Prologue luckly!), I scored some notes but had no road book for the Fri stages and we came home 2nd outright, chasing down the leading Porsche until the clutch went on the 3rd last stage!! one of the best weekends of my life, sure beats doing the 2 start controls I was going to do. The Event Director came and had a beer with us at the dinner, raised his glass and said 'well done boy's...we couldn't have done that with CAMS....'

The guys above are right, unless your in the top 3 no one really is fussed what spec you run, I've seen Zeds with 16 x 7.5 inch rims with 225 tyres etc etc etc. Hopefully they will be able to keep the 'Demo' class that Jason ran his 120Y in, as it's a ripper and the public love it, he is right that FX was a Sports Sedan but was great to see in action, should be more of it! Stu Benson once told me that 80% of competitors are in it for fun, 20% think they can win it and 3% can win it...

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:00 PM

That is exactly what is happening with AASA "sanctioned" events. They are fun! :)
There has been heaps of praise about how the Seemore Stages has been run.
Roll up, scrut on site and off you go...no stress..plenty of fun.

I can see reasons for running CAMS events and many good reasons not to, although AASA is looking better each time I look at it.
Sorry for going OT, but anyone contemplating building a rally zed (whether for Tarmac or Forest) really needs to tread carefully now & comply with the regs to the letter "IF" the're looking at running in a  CAMS sanctioned events above club level and not wanting to seek the attention of the scrut's & stewards (let alone fellow crews who are looking for a valid Protest point).



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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:39 PM

Do they allow any in car cameras? Would be  awesome to see some footage of your car in action...

Yes, cameras are allowed.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:03 PM

Here is the reason for the change to CAMS. (from CAMS BOARD BRIEF 241st BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING)

CAMS AUSTRALIAN TARGA CHAMPIONSHIP
The Board approved the creation of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship to include Targa Tasmania, Targa Wrest Point, Classic Targa Adelaide, and Targa High Country and authorised the use of this Championship.
See the Media Announcement of the new Title: CAMS Confirms Australian Targa Championship

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:15 PM

http://www.classicta...om.au/video.htm

The HQ.....

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:28 PM

where's the HQ, can find the Zed?





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