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#1 gav240z

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

Hi Everyone,
This is an email I received a little while ago. Might be of interest to some of you?

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Dear Mr. Doolan,
We would like to invite your car club (Vic Z Car) to compete in the 2012 ARC Forum Battle at Calder Park Raceway.
The first event of its kind as Forum Battle infiltrates the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) at Calder Park in March 2012. This is all about online forums enjoying some light hearted competition against each other in an offline event spanning across multiple disciplines of motorsport and car culture including:
-Time attack
-Show and shine
-400m Drags
-Gymkhana
-Tarmac Rally Stage

Details:
Forum Battle will span over 2 days. There’s $20k’s worth of prizes up for grabs for forum members and prime time TV coverage on Channel 10 alongside the ARC coverage
For more information and to be featured on the website: www.forumbattle.com.au
Look forward to your thoughts and feel free to contact me on 0432 884 177 or email support@forumbattle.com.au
Cheers
Sean Ryan

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:54 AM

Hmmmm I could be tempted if others were?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:36 AM

Hmmmm I could be tempted if others were?


Could be good PR for the club :). Get our name out there and drum up interest in early Z's.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

All those Vic members with race cars get into it and represent!!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:21 AM

Sounds like a good opportunity to get coverage for the club and you might even get your mug on the tv  ;)

I've still got lots of bodywork to do and the exhaust and tyres so I dont think I could make it.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:01 PM

sounds good, could be great for the Z's to represent.

John

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

Farrgit, im bringing the mighty  120Y. Down!!
Clean up big time!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

Hmmmmmmm...........
How much to enter?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

Heck of a lot of info over on Pulsar ( nissan) forum, and no, not cheap, maximum dollar extraction in play.
The rules and supp regs need carefull reading, as i see it, each doctrine will cost $x times no of items, equals Z

We cant do everything, its basicalky a get money in, get spectators paying in excersise, all because the current crop of ARC championship cars are as boring as bat doodoo, organisets are going all out to market and pull in people, but the " mai"event will be round 1 of the ARC.
We will be finabcially backing it.

I ran as an invited car at the WRC/ARC at Coffs in 2011, if it wasnt for the grassroots giys running the event would fold, but, the grass roots giys get diddlysquat for their efforts, as main focus is on WRC and ARC some 30 cars, the rest was some 70 to support the 30

So, Luvemfast, yes it is expensive to play.
Someone else have a go at working out costs, my brain hurys!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:53 PM

Here are the costs and other entry info,

Time Attack/Supersprint – $200

One-Lap Dash/Tarmac Rally – $150

Gymkhana – $150

400 metre sprint – $150

Show N Shine – $90 (note – only $40 if entered in another motorsport discipline)

5. Entries MAY be subject to a maximum for each event as is referenced per event below;

a) Time Attack/Supersprint: 2 entries per forum

b) One-Lap Dash/Tarmac Rally Stage: 2 entries per forum

c) Gymkhana: 2 entries per forum

d) 400-metre sprint/: 4 entries per forum

e) Show N Shine: 20 entries per forum

Where entries are restricted the relevant forum moderator (s) together with the promoter will determine the entries accepted within each discipline.

John



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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

Hi guys .

for any one interested in entering please send your entry forms to : http://forumbattle.com.au/entry/

also just wanted to remind everyone that payment isnt required when entering. its simply to secure a spot , payment details will be announced at a later date.

This event will showcase grass roots motorsport to a national audience via the ARC’s Channel 10 coverage ( A minimum of 12-minutes of national television airtime will be dedicated to the highlights of each discipline.) As well as print and online media. We hope that the car forums will embrace the opportunity and show their pride in their forum, cars and mates by being represented at this battle.


PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES, first round of prize commitments, with more to come!

1. Pedders Suspension- $2500 in vouchers allocated across the disciplins

2. Yokohama ADVAN- $2500 one full set of  ADVAN tyres

3. ODYSSEY Battery- $1000 worth of batteries (3 in total)

4. Zen Garage- $500 Professional photo shoot for you car by leading photographer

5. MOTHERS- $600 in MOTHERS car care products

6. illest clothing- $300 in illest  apparel

7. BOSCH- $2500 in BOSCH Motorsport Products

8. XFORCE – $1400 VAREX exhaust system

Over 11K in prizes already on the books for Forum Battle, every class winner in each discipline will win a prize

for more details visit : Forum Battle | 1st-4th March 2012- The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:36 PM

Won't do it this year, but hopefully 2013 if they do it again, looks like fun.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

Won't do it this year, but hopefully 2013 if they do it again, looks like fun.



same here!! pending project ideas...

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:08 AM

I received an email about this from Skylines Australia.
They are subsidising and paying half of the entry fee for all entrants accepted.
How are they able to do that? Why do they have money to spurge?
Good on them, but what are they doing differently to this forum to create a good income?


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

They are an official club with treasurer etc, so they have money that they raise from other events etc.  Whilst we don't have this, I still think we get by just fine, but on rare occasions like this, it would be nice.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

As dat2kman says ,we will be making up the numbers and the big boys will clean up, Having said that it would be a good event to attend. I will keep an eye on it and if it is any good they will be back next year. PS hope its not wet.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:26 PM

Someone's car has to be completed. There is a show'n'shine category, I reckon you guys would dominate that!

A small example of the competition. Euro's, JDM, Aussie muscle, exotics, drag machines, track hacks, hot hatches, time attack entrants, back yard mechanics and forum enthusiasts in general.

Representing Supra forums Danny's car is indeed a clean example.
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Think your car could keep up with this bad boy? Grandma spec AE86 entering for some fun and to represent AE86 Driving Club.
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Kyne’s Golf GTI is a well thought out machine, made to look aggressive and go when needed.
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Stock Astra? Think again, 280kw at the wheels and he's not finished yet!
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This Aussie muscle car might have dominated the drag strip with 480rwkw but has chosen to enter the show'n'shine. Drag competitors can let out a sigh of relief.
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2.5L conversion, Will shall fly the flag for JDMST in the time attack category. Model in photo is Bettina Banks for those wondering. Google it!
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This Vr4 started life as a grocery car and is now Australia's fastest road legal Galant.
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You just got beat..By a Wagon! fullBOOST and Warren will be doing what they do best; the 1/4 mile
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Nope, this isn’t your everyday CE Lancer GLi with a knock off Evo bodykit. Luke’s cars is the real deal!
Last year it won the Victorian Hillclimb championship (4wd Sedan class).
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Looks like a hot hatch battle is emerging in the FWD class for time attack. Rory has thrown his hat in the ring for OPELAUS with a very neat Astra VXR Nurburgring Editions.
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Show'n'shiney! Exterior has a custom full respray in Morpheus purple with custom airbrushed TME decals in carbon fibre & real flames, carbon fibre wing. Interior is also a custom 4 seater recaro conversion with full retrim in German yellow custard leather.
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Keeping the smell of fuel in the air is Glen in his Time attack RX7.
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A Lotus Esprit GT300 GT2 LeMans Racer!
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DAP-R Springs 40mm drop at the front, 50mm drop at the rear!
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Jason being a seasoned time attack entrant is no stranger to the tarmac, competing in this years World Time Attack Clubsprint class setting a 1:43.0420 lap.
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Carbon tax!
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Open class entrant Nik Kalis. This well sorted car will be great to watch at the time attack discipline.
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Micheal or better known as SP BLING on Oz Mazda owner steps up to represent his forum.
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Bought for a measly $1200, John’s Track Hack AW11 has spent most of 2011 in the garage being brought back to life. He is the first to admit to Forum battle that it isn’t going to win any Show and Shine awards. And it never will!
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A regular track day addict, a Circuit Club organizer and an Advan Neova Cup Competitor, Narada has been to Wakefield ( 2hr South west of Sydney) more then most.
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The first to enter forum battle was Darrin who wsa bitten by the track day bug  has constantly been developing his Evo X.
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Euro Revolution owner Sebastian enters in his brand spanking new Golf R. Team Euro Revolution has a few more cars entering so stay tuned to our facebook page: ARC Forum Battle 2012 | Facebook
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More to come...

Does your car have what it takes to compete? Or just looking to have a little fun?
Join the Battle: Forum Battle | 1st-4th March 2012- The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:37 PM

Forum Battle Update

Good news forum users. Struggling to decide whether to track your car or enter it in the show’n’shine? Why not do both! Any one competing in the Time attack, Rally, drags or Gymkhana will automatically gain free entry into the Show & Shine!

Plus competitors get to nominate 2 Pit Crew members who will gain entry to the event for $10 a day. As car nuts we know the benefits of having a spare pair of hands around when working on cars. Whether we were doing an engine conversion, swapping a gearbox or simply bleeding brakes the job was made easier and more fun with mates. So bring 2 of your best mates down and even if they don’t know how to change a tyre at least you’ll have somebody cheering you on .

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Sup regs have been updated and finalised, a copy can be found here: http://www.rally.com...s_SR_030112.pdf

As if you needed another excuse to get involved; The second prize pool announcement is up. Forum battle is happy to have Motul, DBA , and Bendix come on board and support Forum Battle.

1. Motul – x6 oil and Motul fluid packs to give away worth $1200
2. DBA – x2 pairs of 4000 series
3. Bendix – x4 SRT( Street Road Track)  sets of pads

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Join the Battle: Forum Battle | 1st-4th March 2012- The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

New forums join the battle and already entered forums step it up a notch. Check out the latest batch of competitors:

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Turbocharged, short wheel base, mid-engine, cool 80′s styling and an extensive mod list. This AW11 is a veteran at the track and will be represent MR2 Australia

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Instantly recognised by those who attended WTAC 2011 this supra is the promo car for Gorilla Industries. Shane and his high powered Supra have run 1:05:75 at Wakefield. Shane will be representing JDMST in its Lotus inspired war paint.

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Jason’s RX7 has seen significant changes and upgrades over the years with results to match; 1st overall at The No Limits Time Attack event at Barbagallo, WA  in October 2010, and 1st at Raventech Time Attack battle in 2wd October 2010. Jason will be representing his club RENEW (Rotary Enthusiasts of New South Wales)  in the Time attack, Tarmac rally and the 1/4 mile  drags

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The latest to join the Evo OZ team is 27 year old and his EVO 9 MR. Having previously owned an EVO 7, Dan is no stranger to Mitsubishi’s AWD, turbo charge beast. No Expense has been spared on Dan’s baby. Out on the track Dan is also a seasoned racer, with 2 years of racing experience under his belt and another 5 for club days

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SAU announces their first entrant and it’s clear these boys won’t be happy with second place. Introducing Adam Newton and “BIG RED”, the carbon/wide body R32 GTS-t with 400rwkw on tap!
Adam will be representing SAU in the Pro Class for the time attack and rally stage events.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:49 PM

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Forum battle wants each and every competitor to be able to go home with a proper Motorsport adrenalin filled day so why not make Forum Battle a full day of racing? Satisfy those track cravings by entering multiple events. Mix it up, Gymkhana and Drags or Rally and Time attack. Plus entering one or more motorsport category gains you free entry to the Show’n’Shine.
By entering multiple events you increase your forums chances of taking out the title of 2012 Forum Battle Outright Winners as well as having a better chance to take home a chunk of the prize pool (prize pool is now valued at around $13,000 with more to be announced). Sponsored cars will also be able to take advantage of the TV / online coverage Forum Battle will be providing.

I want to enter the drags, but I’m not sure if my car meets requirements?
Drag requirements here: http://www.calderpar...rag-racing.aspx

I want to race but I don’t have a CAMS Licence?
We are organising a single day licence with CAMS now so stay tuned…

What Tyres can we use?
Tyre information can be found here: http://forumbattle.c...ices-clarified/

Lastly for up and coming Photographers/bloggers wanting to shoot and cover Forum battle please contact us via email to organise media passes: support@forumbattle.com.au





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