Festival of Speed

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Festival of Speed

Post by Zebedee » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:46 pm

For those who don't know, there's an event up at Barbagallo Raceway on Sunday 28th November called the Festival of Speed. Mark Webber will be putting in some laps around the track in his Red Bull F1 car.

Don't know what kind of things there'll be to listen to up there, scanning-wise, but I can imagine there'd at least be something interesting :)
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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Fire Chief » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:27 pm

After attending the Senior Officials Meeting tonight all I can say those of you who dont have tickets BETTER GET INTO PIT STOP AND GET SOME.

The police display is going to be amazing.......Sorry cant tell you

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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Zebedee » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:53 am

Fire Chief wrote:After attending the Senior Officials Meeting tonight all I can say those of you who dont have tickets BETTER GET INTO PIT STOP AND GET SOME.

The police display is going to be amazing.......Sorry cant tell you
My ticket arrived by post yesterday, should be slightly awesome :P

A little birdie whispered to me also that the police display might be worth watching... Something to do with some pursuit driving around the track? ;)
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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Fire Chief » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:39 pm

Helicopter Pursuit.......I saw the practice last night

It also involves a shooting

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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Zebedee » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:44 am

Plus, information received last night suggests that for those who aren't going to the Festival of Speed ... well first off, shame on you! ;) Secondly, there's a chance to see Mark Webber in his F1 car in the city on Friday at noon.

Apparently he's going to be doing a run from the corner of Barrack Street and Riverside Drive, along to Victoria Ave, onto Terrace Road, then back to the corner of Barrack and Riverside again. Only a short run but it could be interesting!

EDIT: After reading my notes, the police display on Sunday is supposed to be on track around 12:40pm for those who are going. As always, the programme invariably changes as some things run over-time, or events get swapped around, so it's no guarantee...
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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Fire Chief » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:46 pm

I think the drive in the city has been canned.That was part of the plan for the original event as it was goining to be held in the city.

No one from Red Bull have asked for Motor Sports Fire Crews and with what I had to put in place for Barbagallo I would think that conforms he wont do it

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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Zebedee » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:13 pm

Fire Chief wrote:I think the drive in the city has been canned.That was part of the plan for the original event as it was goining to be held in the city.

No one from Red Bull have asked for Motor Sports Fire Crews and with what I had to put in place for Barbagallo I would think that conforms he wont do it
Well we'll have to wait and see - it's odd that it hasn't been widely promoted if it is happening, but then the information I received that says it is happening only came through to me last night.

So who knows :)
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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Fire Chief » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:42 pm

City of Perth,WA Police,Main Roads,CAMS,FIA and Terry Mader the promoter no nothing about it

On Sunday Doug,Ensure you have a good quality pair of ear muffs

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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by robbage » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:57 pm

Fire Chief wrote:On Sunday Doug,Ensure you have a good quality pair of ear muffs
Are these ear muffs any good for that type of environment?
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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Fire Chief » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:46 pm

no.....why would you need a two way in them?

iTS TO BLOCK OUT THE ROAR OF A F1 car

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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Zebedee » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:48 pm

Fire Chief wrote:On Sunday Doug,Ensure you have a good quality pair of ear muffs
Yeah I'll have a radio headset on and some little foam earplug things underneath if it doesn't block out enough of the noise.

Having been to the F1GP in Melbourne a couple of times now, I know how much noise those bloody things make! :P
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iTS TO BLOCK OUT THE ROAR OF A F1 car
Because we're radio amateurs who think that anything that goes over your ears is better with a radio in it ;)
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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by robbage » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:45 am

Fire Chief wrote:no.....why would you need a two way in them?

iTS TO BLOCK OUT THE ROAR OF A F1 car
They're not two-way, they are reactive.. silence loud noise but let you converse normally.
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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by gkoutlis » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:28 pm

There were a few news choppers hovering overhead Riverside Drive and William Street about 12:10pm - traffic was at a stand-still for approx 10-15mins.

Def wasn't a crash or anything. Did the F1 make it's lap?

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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by auntys_eyes » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:19 pm

gkoutlis wrote:Did the F1 make it's lap?G
Red Bull Racing F1 car being driven by Perth driver Daniel Ricciardo as a publicity demo. Bell Tower-Riverside Drive-Victoria Ave-return.
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Re: Festival of Speed

Post by Zebedee » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:22 pm

gkoutlis wrote:There were a few news choppers hovering overhead Riverside Drive and William Street about 12:10pm - traffic was at a stand-still for approx 10-15mins.

Def wasn't a crash or anything. Did the F1 make it's lap?

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Sure did - was Daniel Ricciardo though who drove, not Mark Webber. Was awesome to watch! :) As Auntys_Eyes said, it went from the Bell Tower up Riverside Drive, onto Victoria Avenue, and back to the Bell Tower again, much like the description I gave the other day. Map.

Now if only the place wasn't full of idiots who kept stepping out into the roadway... Grrrrrrrr.

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