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Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 05:54 PM
V8 fans face slab limit at Bathurst 1000
October 6, 2009
V8 fans will again be limited to one slab of beer a day at this year's Bathurst 1000 car race.
Police will be focusing on reducing alcohol-related crime when petrol heads descend upon Mount Panorama, Bathurst, in NSW's central west, this week.
For the third year running, adult race-goers will be limited to bringing one case (24 cans) of full-strength beer or one block (36 cans) of light or mid-strength beer each day.
Restrictions also apply to one case (24 cans) of pre-mixed drinks a day or one cask of wine up to four litres.
Combinations of the options will not be allowed.
Assistant Commissioner Alan Clarke said police will not tolerate alcohol-fuelled violence.
"This is one of the greatest motorsport events in Australia and for some it is a pilgrimage that they make every year," Mr Clarke said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Police respect people's rights to enjoy the race weekend, but will promptly act when the law is broken."
Police are also urging people travelling to Bathurst to drive safely and closely monitor their speed and fatigue.
The Bathurst 1000 runs from Thursday to Sunday.



Too freaking funny!

Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 05:55 PM
That sucks being held to 24 beers ( how do they count tall boys?)

Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 05:56 PM
I believe officials in Australia did implement this in more palatable terms. One billboard read...
Know when to say when...
and then have another eighteen!

:D

PeterSibley
10-12-2009, 06:00 PM
http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=103831

Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 06:02 PM
D'oh!

seanz
10-12-2009, 06:11 PM
D'oh!

>:D


Not sure why it's a problem, it's a traditional cultural event.
;):)

seanz
10-12-2009, 06:14 PM
Peter; to be fair to Paul, I saw the other thread and as it didn't mention Bathurst I wasn't sure which Australian racing event had a problem with drunken fans......Todd River Regatta, Caulfield Cup?
There's so many........
:)

Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 06:15 PM
Not sure why it's a problem, it's a traditional cultural event.
;):)Same thing with the two Talladega races each year in Alabama. Here's their rule:
Soft-sided coolers or insulated bags are allowed into the grandstands provided they fit the required size requirement:
6"X6"X12" or smaller. ONLY ONE SOFT-SIDED COOLER OR INSULATED BAG ALLOWED PER TICKET HOLDER
Of course its only a 500 mile race, and the cars are a lot faster;), so...

And! They also sell beer at the concession stands at the track.

Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 06:16 PM
Peter; to be fair to Paul, I saw the other thread and as it didn't mention Bathurst I wasn't sure which Australian racing event had a problem with drunken fans......Todd River Regatta, Caulfield Cup?
There's so many........
:)rofl

purri
10-12-2009, 06:19 PM
Solution: Buy Cooper's sparkling ale. (6%, other Cooper's ales are up to 8%)

PeterSibley
10-12-2009, 06:20 PM
Peter; to be fair to Paul, I saw the other thread and as it didn't mention Bathurst I wasn't sure which Australian racing event had a problem with drunken fans......Todd River Regatta, Caulfield Cup?
There's so many........
:)

Bathurst son ,Bathurst ...!! :D
I see you've never been !.........it's been 40 years for me :rolleyes:

Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 06:25 PM
Y'all shouldn't take this lightly, it could be the beginning of a long period of beauracratic erosion of your fundamental god given right to beer. Kinda like what's happened wrt firearm ownership in Australia.

seanz
10-12-2009, 06:28 PM
True, I've never made the pilgramage to the shrine of St Peter, King Upon The Mountain but I did catch the last few laps on TV and it was the best racing (of that class) I've seen for a while. Epic stuff.

seanz
10-12-2009, 06:30 PM
Y'all shouldn't take this lightly, it could be the beginning of a long period of beauracratic erosion of your fundamental god given right to beer. Kinda like what's happened wrt firearm ownership in Australia.

It's all over, the right to get legless drunk at big sporting events is a thing of the past.

bobbys
10-12-2009, 06:39 PM
I suppose if i lived upside down my whole life and never knew it i might indulge in alcoholic beverages my self.

skuthorp
10-13-2009, 07:19 AM
Peter; to be fair to Paul, I saw the other thread and as it didn't mention Bathurst I wasn't sure which Australian racing event had a problem with drunken fans......Todd River Regatta, Caulfield Cup?
There's so many........
:)

Then there's this one.
"A piggy-back race with dwarfs dressed as jockeys has been slammed by critics as offensive and derogatory.
Thousands watched the race at a Cranbourne racetrack in Victoria, dubbed the "midgets' cup", as part of Sunday's Cranbourne Cup meeting"
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/874938/midget-jockey-race-slammed-by-critics

Quite a fuss generated of course, but the participants seem to have had fun.

Mrleft8
10-13-2009, 07:41 AM
Same thing with the two Talladega races each year in Alabama. Here's their rule:Of course its only a 500 mile race, and the cars are a lot faster;), so...

And! They also sell beer at the concession stands at the track.

Miller lite is not beer... (And from what Dingdong says, neither is the swill they call beer in Oz...):rolleyes:

JimJ
10-13-2009, 08:02 AM
redneck

Where did the "redneck" bit come from in relation to Bathurst?


Redneck refers to a person who is stereotypically (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotype) Caucasian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasian_race) and of lower socio-economic status in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) and Canada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada), particularly referring to those living in rural areas. Originally limited to the Southern United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States),[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck#cite_note-0) and then to Appalachia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachia),[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck#cite_note-1) the term has become widely used throughout North America (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America).

To paraphrase a well known Oz Shelia
"Please explain"

skuthorp
10-13-2009, 08:27 AM
My stepfather, from Sth Africa used 'rooniek', the Africans equivalent.
It occasionally get's a run here, usually refers to Queensland members of the National Party.

Larks
10-13-2009, 05:49 PM
Miller lite is not beer... (And from what Dingdong says, neither is the swill they call beer in Oz...):rolleyes:

What tha? Thems' fightin' words ol' son!!:eek: :D:D I suppose your Budweiner is the real beer?:confused: