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    Default Rally Calder Forum Challenge

    I am hoping to enter the full tarmac rally, but would enter the two tarmac stages if I don't get in.

    I wondered if anyone interested in the forum battle.

    http://www.rally.com.au/index.php?op...=79&Itemid=199

    Competitor Information - ARC Car Club Forum Battle
    Monday, 24 October 2011 20:48

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    The ARC have some exciting news! We are hosting the inaugural festival of speed for Australia’s motoring forums. We recognise that car community play a big part in this countries motoring culture and we now have an annual event to showcase this scene and its communities to a bigger audience at the 2012 Calder Park round of the ARC.
    This is an event within an event with Australia’s best car forums battling it out across 4 motorsport disciplines and a show and shine.
    There's $20k's worth of prizes up for grabs and the recognition for each clubs individual members who perform well at their chosen discipline.
    And finally one community will be recognised as Australia’s Leading Forum with its members wins tallied up from participation in the motorsport and show and shine categories.

    FORUM BATTLE EVENTS:

    Tarmac Rally
    Calder Park Thunderdome (in front of all ARC spectators)
    Saturday 3rd March 2012
    2 official stages of the ARC

    Time Attack
    Calder Park Race Circuit
    Saturday 3rd March 2012

    Gymkhana
    Calder Park Thunderdome (in front of all ARC spectators)
    Saturday 3rd March 2012

    Drags
    Calder Park Drags
    Saturday night 3rd March 2012

    Show & Shine
    Calder Park Thunderdome
    Sunday the 4th of March (in front of all ARC spectators)

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    Default Invite- aussie frogs to the ARC Forum Battle at Calder Park

    Just wanted to touch base and invite aussie frogs to compete in the 2012 ARC Just Car Insurance 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

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    Hi Guys,

    For entries please send them via : 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.


    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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    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.


    Think your car could keep up with this bad boy? Grandma spec AE86 entering for some fun and to represent AE86 Driving Club.


    Kyne’s Golf GTI is a well thought out machine, made to look aggressive and go when needed.


    Stock Astra? Think again, 280kw at the wheels and he's not finished yet!


    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.


    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!


    This Vr4 started life as a grocery car and is now Australia's fastest road legal Galant.


    You just got beat..By a Wagon! fullBOOST and Warren will be doing what they do best; the 1/4 mile


    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).


    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.


    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.


    Keeping the smell of fuel in the air is Glen in his Time attack RX7.


    A Lotus Esprit GT300 GT2 LeMans Racer!


    DAP-R Springs 40mm drop at the front, 50mm drop at the rear!


    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.


    Carbon tax!


    Open class entrant Nik Kalis. This well sorted car will be great to watch at the time attack discipline.


    Micheal or better known as SP BLING on Oz Mazda owner steps up to represent his forum.


    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!


    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.


    The first to enter forum battle was Darrin who wsa bitten by the track day bug has constantly been developing his Evo X.


    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


    More to come...

    Does your car have what it takes to compete? Or just looking to have a little fun?
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    Not much interest for starters or helpers yet.

    Background for the event is that Scott Pedder, the person in charge of the Australian Rally Championship has seen the need to make the ARC more relevant to younger people, those who weren't around in the days when rallying was really big time and events went for 3 or 4 days using cars pretty close to standard.

    With cars being so highly modified nowadays there is nothing to prove in these long distance events, these are now run for Classic Cars.
    The plan then is for Rally Calder to take all the spectacle and action and present it in one compact venue.
    There is a heap of things happening at the one time, Gravel Rally, Bitumen rally, Forum Challenge, Side by Side vehicles, Drag Car demo, Hot Laps with Rally School (members of public sit in with experienced driver in rally car), Show and Shine etc.
    All of this is taking an extraordinary amount of organisation and the cream of organising talent from all around Australia has been recruited to help.

    All of this of course depends on the response from the public, no response then no event in 2013 and the knockers can then tell Scott that they told him it wouldn't work!

    So, if you think Rally Calder may be a good thing then offer your assistance, much closer to the action that spectating, or put in an entry for the Forum Challenge, see first post of this thread.

    Graham

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    Sounds like an awesome event - won't be able to make it, but looks like stacks of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    Not much interest for starters or helpers yet.

    So, if you think Rally Calder may be a good thing then offer your assistance, much closer to the action that spectating, or put in an entry for the Forum Challenge, see first post of this thread.

    Graham
    Thank you Graham, it will be an amazing day and whether or not it happens again will depend on support we get from the public.

    Here is a quick update:

    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 .



    Sup regs have been updated and finalised, a copy can be found here: http://www.rally.com.au/images/stori..._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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    New forums join the battle and already entered forums step it up a notch. Check out the latest batch of competitors:


    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


    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.


    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



    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

    .
    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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    Default Forum Battle update 30th Jan



    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.calderpark.com.au/competi...ag-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.com.au/2012/02/02...ces-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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    The meaning behind Forum Battle



    Car forums have come along way from “my (insert car make and model) is better then your (insert car make and model).”

    It sounds familiar to a iconic race series we have here in Australia. But it was after Will posted his Forum battle Competitor Entry, that he nailed the meaning of Forum Battle on the head while sharing his feature on OZMAZDACLUB.

    ”The whole concept of the Forum Battle revolves around ‘love’. We are all coming together to appreciate the entire spectrum of car scenes and have an awesome time. It will be a big event with television coverage as well. If you want to attend one of the largest forum events in Australian history, this is it. Make sure you don’t miss it and again, if you are interested in participating, it is not about winning” – ttshark
    “Coming together to appreciate the entire spectrum of car scenes and have an awesome time” Forum battle couldn’t of have said it any better. Look past the name Forum Battle, the categories, and point system and it’s a show, a festival and a celebration of what online car forums are about offline.
    In the real world, where the keyboard is as useful as using a hammer to take off a 12mm bolt, all that really matters, is driving our cars, meeting up with mates and catching up, to outsiders looking in, instantly we fall under the “hoons, reckless rev heads” label, and it’s time we make a difference and start using the power of the media to make a change. Charles Kha, Chief Editor of Speedhunters, puts it perfectly (he’s also been recently featured on Zen garage)

    ”It’s not easy to be a modifier these days. While our scene has finally gone from underground obscurity to mainstream acknowledgment (modified cars have infiltrated television, toys, video games, movies, fashion and music), we are now facing a growing number of obstacles…”

    “…Then there are the seemingly never-ending pressures from society. While our car culture may be recognised by the mainstream, it doesn’t mean we’ve been accepted. The media continue to circle above us, waiting to pounce the moment there’s a car crash involving a modified car or young driver. This in turn compels politicians – vying for the public’s vote – to put pressure on the Authorities to clamp down on us with stricter regulations and harsher penalties.” – Charles Kha, Autosalon Magazine, Issue 85, 2010.


    How do car forums and the car scene move forward and stamp out this “hoon” image? Do what we do best: get together and have a good old time enjoying our cars the way they were built for, and show the media, the outsiders, that not all of us are “hoons” but are brothers, sisters, sons and daughters with one passion for cars.

    We’ve all at one stage or another, seen video clips from the U.S , Japan and UK of epic car festivals. A field of 300+ cars show and shine, 9 sec drag cars, blistering fast time attack machines and drift cars that pump smoke effortlessly. Events like this are also not a new thing for Australia, with one recently being broadcasted across all the TV networks news show. But not all of us own or are interested in old school muscle and carby v8 powered cars (Even though I understand and recognize its importance) a utopian like event still doesn’t exist.

    It’s time to embrace the lifestyle we love and work so hard for, cause car culture is here to stay and so we should be proud of it.

    Forum Battle Team
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumbattle View Post
    The meaning behind Forum Battle



    Car forums have come along way from “my (insert car make and model) is better then your (insert car make and model).”

    It sounds familiar to a iconic race series we have here in Australia. But it was after Will posted his Forum battle Competitor Entry, that he nailed the meaning of Forum Battle on the head while sharing his feature on OZMAZDACLUB.



    “Coming together to appreciate the entire spectrum of car scenes and have an awesome time” Forum battle couldn’t of have said it any better. Look past the name Forum Battle, the categories, and point system and it’s a show, a festival and a celebration of what online car forums are about offline.
    In the real world, where the keyboard is as useful as using a hammer to take off a 12mm bolt, all that really matters, is driving our cars, meeting up with mates and catching up, to outsiders looking in, instantly we fall under the “hoons, reckless rev heads” label, and it’s time we make a difference and start using the power of the media to make a change. Charles Kha, Chief Editor of Speedhunters, puts it perfectly (he’s also been recently featured on Zen garage)





    How do car forums and the car scene move forward and stamp out this “hoon” image? Do what we do best: get together and have a good old time enjoying our cars the way they were built for, and show the media, the outsiders, that not all of us are “hoons” but are brothers, sisters, sons and daughters with one passion for cars.

    We’ve all at one stage or another, seen video clips from the U.S , Japan and UK of epic car festivals. A field of 300+ cars show and shine, 9 sec drag cars, blistering fast time attack machines and drift cars that pump smoke effortlessly. Events like this are also not a new thing for Australia, with one recently being broadcasted across all the TV networks news show. But not all of us own or are interested in old school muscle and carby v8 powered cars (Even though I understand and recognize its importance) a utopian like event still doesn’t exist.

    It’s time to embrace the lifestyle we love and work so hard for, cause car culture is here to stay and so we should be proud of it.

    Forum Battle Team
    Well is anyone entering?
    I reckon a well driven 205/306/206/Clio would clean up in the motorkhana tests.
    I still need volunteers to come along and help out, no experience needed and free close up spectating guaranteed.
    Graham
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    Renault Megane RS 250!! Anyone?

    ForumBattle information pack - please read!

    Can a forum enter more than 2 cars per discipline?
    Yes! A forum can enter more than two cars per racing discipline. The top two points scoring entrants will go towards your forums overall points tally.

    Can I enter multiple events?
    Due to popular demand Forum Battle will be opening the flood gates, and allowing competitors to enter multiple disciplines, every competitor will also automatically gain VIP access and be entered into the show shine event..

    Points gained in these events will also go to your Forums total point score. PRIZES,PRIZES,PRIZES. Winning is always sweeter when you get to take home a trophy and prizes. But what if you could take a big chunk of the 20K prize pool? We say if you’ve got the car to do the job, don’t hold back.

    And for those of us lucky enough to have sponsors helping us out, this is a great opportunity to send some love back to the sponsors and get great coverage+ reach for all those important potential customers. Forum Battle will have multiple car bloggers, photographers and video bloggers all making the trip to Calder Park to cover Forum Battle.
    Time Attack and the Lap Dash Cars

    Time Attack and/or the Lap Dash
    Below is the timetable for any cars that are involved in the Time Attack and/or The Lap Dash



    Motorkhana
    Below is the timetable for any cars that are involved in the Motorkhana only
    Note Entrants in this group may register at the earlier time if required


    400m Sprint only Cars
    Below is the timetable for any cars that are involved in the 400m Sprint only
    Note Entrants in this group may register at one of the earlier times if required


    Trailer Parking
    The Paddock/Service area or Pits for the Forum Challenge Cars will only allow for competition cars. All trailers must be parked at the south end of the Thunderdome. Any cars on trailers must be at the circuit prior to 7:00am and will not be able to be removed until 10pm

    Crew
    A maximum of 2 Crew per car can be registered as per the official entry form for $10 each per day and will be allowed access within the competition car prior to public gates open time. Note – this is 2 crew members per car NOT per discipline.


    CAMS Licence
    We are working organising a single day licence with CAMS now so stay tuned…

    CAMS Sup Regs
    Supplementary Regs: http://www.rally.com.au/images/stori..._SR_030112.pdf

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    Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be strapped into the bucket seat of a rally car, while be thrown side ways into corner, at full noise? Forum battle is giving one lucky person shot gun in a ARC Rally car at Calder Park, other prizes include:

    x2 free entry for show and shine
    x2 mothers bucket deal
    x4 free forum battle single day passes
    Competition closes: 16/FEB/2012

    To enter, visit the Forum Battle facebook page: CLICK HERE, hit the “like” button and tell us on our wall what prize you would like to Win.



    (Mods if you feel this post is inappropriate please delete)

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    For those wondering about what the Gymkhana layout looks like.
    The video features Dan Day using Steve Glenney's STI Spec-C.

    Test out your hand braking skills!


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    Good news guys, we have organised a single day CAMS licence. The CAMS licence will be available for $70 and can be bought on the day. It includes car club membership and CAMS licence through the MG Club Vic.

    This weeks Competitor update sees more entrants into the Street Class.

    Steve Reed from OZMPS has entered his Mazda MPS 3 turbo. This is one quick front wheel drive which regularly competes in the ADVAN Neova Cup. Steve is no slouch behind the wheel and is always looking to improve, recently taking out an award at the recent ADVAN Neova Cup night for quickest in his category.


    Representing Pulsar Group of Australia (PGA) is Gareth. Gareth has been busy preparing this Pulsar for a CA18DET conversion however he is not sure it will be ready for Forum Battle.
    We'll find out on the day whether Gareth will represent Pulsar.org in his completed CA conversion or the the original 18LE with 350,000K’s on the clock.


    Another PGA entrant is Brad and his VZR Pulsar. This VZR N1 V2 is a limited edition light weight Race spec version from factory. While only 200 were meant to be made due to the price only 36 have been recorded that Brad and pulsar.org.au knows of so far. From the factory the race spec Pulsar gets R33 GTR seats, light weigh Enkei wheels and the most powerful naturally aspirated 1.6L engine ever produced.


    To finish of PGA's latest bunch of entrants is Steve and his SSS track weapon. Steve’s Pulsar may look fairly standard, because that's exactly the way he likes it, “I love the look of peoples faces when I scream past them on the straight of Sandown and Phillip Island.” The Pulsar has a GTi-R conversion with forged rods and pistons as well as a few other goodies which results in 235kw at the wheels! Steve will be representing Pulsar.org in the Rally and Time Attack.


    Pedro representing Euro Revolution has managed to get his hands on a very hot hatch for Forum Battle. This ex GPT production race car was originally part of a factory VW team. These cars were very quick back in 2005 GPT era even with the limited modifications allowed back in that series.


    Boosted Falcon is home to Australia's quickest NA I6 Falcon. Scott’s project car is constantly under going more modifications to shave seconds of his drag times. Scott's aim is to get his 230rwkw EA Falcon it into the low 12′s without the help of boost or laughing gas. Scott will be representing Boosted Falcon in the 1/4 mile drag and hoping to get further into the low 12′s.


    Another loyal user representing Boosted Falcon and 90's Falcons in general is Pat. Pat’s 1994 ED Fairmont Ghia, has seen its fair share of ups and downs. The Falcon was originally a present from his older brother and was riddled with problems but Pat grew to love it. This is its second engine conversion and with a new turbo set up Pat was getting 270RWKWs but Pat is aiming higher and hopes to get a retune before Forum Battle.


    Rounding up the current Boosted Falcon team is Pete and his GLi Wagon. Pete will be strutting his stuff in the Show'n'shine on the Sunday. The Wagon's mods include a shaved rear wiper and wiper nozzle to give it a clean look as well as an NF Fairlane velour interior with chrome highlights to the inside. Outside now has a Fairmont front, EL Fairmont door moulds, NF Fairlane chrome window moulds and clear repeaters. The rear quirky window Venetians blinds came with car, and Pete has never had the need to take them off.

    Wheels vary as Pete changes his mind a lot, currently its sitting on standard steelies until he settles on something else he likes.


    Representing Opel Oz is Adam and his Astra van which was imported as it was never sold in Australia. Adam believes it to be one of only two in Australia.
    It is still stock at this point as the car still needs to have a roadworthy inspection because it was imported from England and therefore does not have a compliance plate.

    Adam will be doing a road trip to his first show'n'shine at Calder Park. Look out for the Astra van at Forum Battle!


    For Team Fullboost is Andrew who will be competing in 2 events (Rally and Time attack category). Andrew's R34 GTR earns the Godzilla status with a list of mods goes on forever (which can be seen HERE). As for experience, Andrew has raced in F3, Forumla Ford, Formula Vee, saloon cars, hill climbed since he was 14, and drifted in the Red Rock Noodle Bar ute.


    To read the full articles on any of the cars featured above or any previously featured cars visit: forumbattle.com.au

    Make sure to enter our Facebook competition: Forum Battle Facebook page
    Simply "Like" our page and tell us on our wall which prize you would like to WIN!


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    A ride in a rally car at Calder Park

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    Forum Battle 400m Sprint / Drag racer, please read the below. CAMS latest bulletin release covers all things drag racing.
    Official CAMS bulletin here: http://www.rally.com.au/images/stori...lletin_4.2.pdf

    Calder Park 400m Sprint – Minimum Requirements

    An addition to the Vehicle Eligibility as per the event supplementary regulations will be Calder Park requirements as per:

    Wheels:

    • All wheels nuts fitted.
    • No hub caps or dress rims permitted.

    Tyres:

    • No bald tyres unless they are a purpose race tyre. (Slick are not permitted)
    • No mis matched tyres from left to right or visa versa.
    • Tyre clearance between fenders and tyres require a minimum clearance of 9.5 mm or 3/8 inches.

    Battery retention:

    Battery fix to a frame/body of the vehicle. Dry Cell (Gell) batteries are permitted inside the vehicle however particular attention will be made to the fixing of the battery. If the battery is NOT fixed using high strength (High tensile) bolts and quality materials determined by scrutineering, then it will not pass. (Note: Tech Screws or self tapers, are not permitted to retain anything in a vehicle that is racing.)

    Interior:

    • Door Panels that retain interior door handles switches etc must be retained.
    • Back seat removal is permitted as long as the boot is sealed from a battery or
    • fuel system if they are fitted to the vehicle.
    • Seat Belts must not be frayed and in operating condition. NOTE: A minimum
    • LAP/SASH seat belt is mandatory at Calder Park. Just lap belts not permitted.
    • Seats that are broken are not permitted.

    Steering:

    • No broken steering wheels permitted,
    • No free play in steering permitted that would not pass road worthy.

    Transmission:

    • Neutral Safety switch must be operational,
    • Neutral Lock Out on the shifter must be operational.• Suspension:
    • Vehicle must have suspension travel.

    Body:

    • All Street Vehicles MUST retain all body panels properly. Eg, Vehicles post
    • manufacture of 1938 without hoods not permitted.

    Engine:

    • Dual Springs on the Throttle return on ALL Engines fitted with a Carby/s.
    • NO Oil Leaks permitted.
    • General tidiness, ie, no loose wires, clamps, tools etc permitted.

    Cooling:

    • All Vehicles fitted with a Radiator MUST have a Catch Can (overflow bottle) or equivalent.

    Cars running quicker than 10.99 seconds, as aforementioned details above and the following:

    • Minimum 4 point roll cage,
    • Minimum 4 point Safety Harness,
    • Longer wheels studs protruding beyond the face of the rim by 1 diameter of
    • the wheel stud.
    • Open Headers permitted, but are not to point down toward the track
    • Engine Oil Filter Clamp required on spin off type filters. NOTE: System 1 and
    • Oberg type filter designs are exempt.
    • Drive Shaft Loop,

    Cars running quicker than 9.99 seconds, as aforementioned details above and the following:

    • Minimum 6 point roll cage,
    • Minimum 5 point Safety Harness,
    • Vehicles running faster than 140 mph require a parachute.

    Additional Safety Equipment

    • Window Nets: To the standard listed in Schedule I of the CAMS Manual
    • Helmet: A level B helmet, as listed in Schedule D of the CAMS Manual
    • Flame-retardant overalls: Level C outwear as listed in Schedule D of the
    • CAMS Manual
    • Gloves, Socks & Shoes: Level A as listed in Schedule D of the CAMS Manual
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    Founded in August 2011 by Grant Salter and Gwyn Morgan, Grip Shift Slide was hatched during lasts years visit to World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney, sitting in their hotel room, looking at a bunch of expensive camera gear, flight tickets and rental cars… They asked themselves ”why are we doing this?” the answer, give the Victorian scene what it needs; support and exposure.

    Grip Shift Slide have confirmed 20 cars for Forum Battle, each unique in their own special way.

    For full feature on team Grip Shift Slide visit our Forum Battle website (Here) or like our facebook page to stay up to date with the latest news (Here).


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    Forums unite because this may the only chance we get.

    Once in a blue moon does something like Forum Battle come along and presents itself . Remember the first time you joined a forum and instantly felt at home to it. You thought to yourself how awesome it was to find other liked minded people with the same interest, had the same way of thinking and someone who liked and appreciated the same cars and things as you do. Remember how nervous you were when you attended your very first car meet, standing next to your car waiting, a little too early, not knowing what to expect. Remember when you bought your very first forum sticker and how precious that 5 dollar sticker meant to you . Repping it so proudly knowing that you’re a part of something special. This is the magic of forums and car clubs.

    Why Compete at Forum battle? Simply because you are proud of your forum, proud of the members ( that are now also lifelong friends), proud of what it stands for and how its changed your life. Now is the time to give back to the forums that have given you so much.

    Forum battle isn’t about winning. It’s about representing and supporting your forum and putting your car and the sticker it wears so proudly into good use. A Forum is an extension of us, we spend most if not all our time on forums, laughing, crying and finding inspiration, it’s time we be proud of it and give more than $5 back. Surely its worth more!

    We’ve all at one stage wanted to know what it feels like to be a race car driver and be part of a race event. We’ve all dreamt of racing, building the perfect machine and racing it. Some of us are lucky enough, and some of us have to work our butts off to save for a set of coilovers. The saying ” you have to either have to be born into it , or have rich parent” usually gets thrown around when the topic of racing comes up.

    BUT, what if you could? What if there was a way where you could compete in a National CAMS event that didn’t need an expensive roll cage , expensive safety gear and any street car was eligible? Forum Battle by far is cheaper than any race series or CAMS event on the calendar. An entry fee of $420 ( Time attack : $200 + any other race category : $150 + Single Day CAMS licence ) will get you a whole day worth of racing in multiple events, TV coverage, free entry into the Show and Shine and be part of a National CAMS event.

    Forum Battle is a win for the small guys. We don’t think there has ever been a time when any sort of motoring institution has taken car forums and car clubs seriously, and now we have been given an opportunity to come together and to show the motoring sport bigwigs that we’re the back bone, the nervous system and are as important to them as the big budget race teams. Without your support the Forum battle could go as easily as it has come .

    A total of 90 competitors have registered, with spots left in many of the categories. Help us make this event as unforgettable as possible.

    Be proud of your forum, join today.

    Forum Battle Team.

    Visit us at: http://forumbattle.com.au/

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    Show’n’shines are always more interesting when you have a friend there to discuss your opinions with.
    We are a generous bunch here at Forum Battle so we have decided that Show’n’shine entrants will receive a free extra ticket so you can bring a mate on the Sunday.
    So $90 now gets you show’n’shine entry and you get to bring a friend in for free to support your forum. So why haven’t you entered yet?


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    Jokes and smiles will be plentiful throughout pit lane at Calder Park, but as soon as the clock starts and the green flag is woven it will be all business for team Evo Oz, SAU and Oz RX7.

    EvoOz – Nik Kalis, SAU-Adam Newton, OzRx7- Brad Trenwith will all be going head to head in the Pro class, each of the cars are capable of taking out the win. Nik Kalis at last years World Time Attack won its class, Adam Newton’s Big Red is more then capable ( see video) and Brad Trenwith with his years of experience in racing is also a contender. These guys will be the one to beat for any forums game enough.

    If your forum has got what it takes , drop the keyboard and step up. Join in today!


    Entry dates Extended.

    We have received 110 entries for Forum Battle as of last night. Let’s make this bigger than ever, don’t miss out. If you would like to compete in a National CAMS event this is your chance to be part of an event that will put forums on the motorsport map, join us in March!

    Dates have been extended with spots still available in all categories.
    To enter today please visit link, fill out the form, send it to us ASAP:
    http://forumbattle.com.au/entry/
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    Pond’s pride and joy 2003 R34 GT-R Vspec II Nür (only 750 around the world ) will be on display in the Grips Shift Slide section of Forums Battle Show and shine. Pond has owned the car for two years and has only 3,000km since owning it.

    So what does someone who owns a super rare car like an R34 GT-R Vspec II Nür daily drive ? A Honda Jazz of course! Laugh now, but if you catch Pond at Forum Battle be sure to ask him what other cars he currently owns, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised *cough* widebody….



    Mod list :
    • Oil cooler greddy
    • Top Secret Carbon Bonnet
    • JUN high wing stay
    • HKS Hi-Power Exhaust
    • Cusco zero2 coil-over
    • Rays CE28 Genesis Forged Wheels
    • 19″ x 10.5″




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    It’s going to be a massive weekend. Spots are filling in fast.

    With 2 weeks to go, the car scene would love to have your forum represented at Forum Battle and not miss out on the opportunity, SO we are offering show and shine group bookings at a discounted price for interested Forums. Group bookings will also be allocated individual club/ forum areas on the day.

    Even if you don't want to compete you guys can still at least attend as a club in the show and shine and support your fellow competitors, check out the action, make a day of it, save some money along the way and get you cars photo taken.

    Anyone wanting to also attend the show and shine on their own is also welcome to bring a friend along for free...

    Motorsport categories are still available for anyone wanting to enter.

    Just remember by turning up you guys will be showing that the forums are more than online chatter.

    For more information or to Join visit : http://forumbattle.com.au/

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    1 week to go and Forum Battle competitor enteries are flowing in . check out the competition . For the full story be sure to check out : http://forumbattle.com.au/



    A labor of an unplanned build, Issac started with a turbo and clutch upgrade and like most ended up with a full re-build. 100% built and not bought. Issac has spent his fair share of late nights under the car… brakes, suspension and power, Issac has got it all covered, “I built this car with the intention of driving it hard, not hardparkd despite it looking pretty” . Keep an eye out for “Snowball” at Winton at the Vicdrift events. At Forum Battle, Issac and “Snowball” will be under the Gripshiftslide tent along with the other S15(s)



    Feature photo : SAU competitor Chris’s R34 GTR

    SAU first round of entries were impressive to say the least, and for second round, they haven’t disappointed. Also attending for team SAU will be a rare R31 GTS-R , one of Australia’s cleanest on display. SAU have done a fantastic job of lining up some great cars.. It is going to be a RIPPER event.



    Feature car: Renee’s S15

    Third big team to enter Forum Battle is MelbS15 , they have confirmed 12 cars. With everyone of them being a quality built car. Expect more of this at Forum Battle.

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    Honda has demanded victory in this year’s Bosch Australian Rally Championship.

    Honda Australia unveiled its two new Jazz rally cars at Bosch’s headquarters in Melbourne yesterday, and lead driver Eli Evans admits the pressure will be on to perform.

    “I’ve been told this year, we must win,” Evans told Speedcafe.com.

    “Honda said “What do we need to win?” and we said “a G2 car with the new regulations.”

    “They gave us the new Honda Jazz, and so far so good. It feels fantastic. It feels like an improvement on the Honda Civic Type R.”

    The cars will be driven by Evans and Mark Pedder and will make their debut at the inaugural Rally Calder next weekend.

    CLICK HERE for more on the new Jazz factory team.

    Forum battle also gets a special mention (@3:00) , its going to be an awesome weekend!

    Check out our latest Forum Battle competitors, with a heap more coming this week .



    The car is a 2005 Subaru Impreza RS. Micheal has owned it since the end of 2009 and bought it dead stock from Subaru docklands. Like most car nuts the modifying began almost instant, it went from pretty mildly tuned NA into a high revving, boxer pounding NA Impreza RS, as far Micheal knows, he reckons its the only NA Subaru modified to this level in Australia.



    Bought back in 2010 from Carizma motors in Sydney, Phuong’s car made the trip back down to Victoria and has since stayed there as his first and only car.

    Being an apprentice mechanic with an apprentice wage and only wanting quality parts, means mods on his car are limited and can be slow at the best of times. He says “I know the car isn’t perfect and still needs a lot of work, but I’m happy with the progress”.
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    ForumBattle motorsport entries close at 1pm tomorrow - please ensure that you have completed your entry form to reserve a space a ForumBattle- click the link! http://forumbattle.com.au/entry/

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