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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:33 pm 
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2012 marks a special occasion, the first event of it's kind as Forum Battle infiltrates the Calder Park round of the ARC and pits online forums against each other in a very real offline event spanning across multiple disciplines of motorsport and automotive culture. There's $20k's worth of prizes up for grabs for forum members and prime time TV coverage on Channel 10. Represent your forum, this is going to be epic!

FORUM BATTLE EVENTS:

Tarmac Rally
Calder Park Thunderdome (in front of all ARC spectators)
Saturday 3rd March 2012
2 official stages of the ARC.
$150/entry
2 entries/forum, entry includes a 3 day pass

Time Attack
Calder Park Race Circuit
Saturday 3rd March 2012
$200/entry
2 entries/forum, entry includes a 3 day pass

Gymkhana
Calder Park Thunderdome (in front of all ARC spectators)
Saturday 3rd March 2012
$150/entry
2 entries/forum, entry includes a 3 day pass

Drags
Calder Park Drags
Saturday 3rd March 2012
$150/entry
4 entries/forum, entry includes a 3 day pass

Show & Shine
Calder Park Thunderdome (in front of all ARC spectators)
$90/entry
$40/entry for competitors
20 entries/forum, entry includes a 3 day pass

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:41 pm 
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Hey guys
Just some quick information regarding the ARC Forum Battle
-Supplementary Regulations and entry sheets will be released at the end of the month
-Cars will be broken up into different categories
-You will need a CAMS license to compete in the Tarmac Rally, Gymkhana and Time Attack. Drags TBA
-Forums can enter two cars PER EVENT
-Any forum can get involved (big or small)
-In regards to Roll cages, Fire extinguishers, Helmet and Tyres: Regular sprint day scrutineering applies
-Is the Gymkhana going to be similar to the Ken Block setup last time? No

If you have any more questions use this thread, PM me or Email me directly at arcforumbattle(at)go2space.com.au


Spectator ticket release date: January 2012

Event Information: http://www.rally.com.au/images/stories/ ... 190911.pdf
Event Schedule: http://www.rally.com.au/images/stories/ ... 210911.pdf

Video Promo of ARC Calder 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOtFus4fcMY

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WHO WILL BE CROWNED AUSTRALIA’S BEST CAR FORUM?

Dear Forum Members,

It is my great pleasure to provide some pre-information for the upcoming “ARC Forum Battle” to take place as part of the 2012 Rally Calder.

ARC Forum Battle
Like Rally Calder, the ARC Forum Battle is a completely unique event designed to reward Australia’s best car club over 6 x motorsport and non-motorsport point scoring facets. The car club forum community has grown in strength and numbers in a very short space of time in Australia and has provided “intra-club” motorsport events such as nationals etc but Rally Calder and the ARC Forum Battle represents the first event where car forums will compete head to head on a large scale.

An enormous amount of work is going on behind the scenes to bring this monster of an event together including technical and sporting regulations which will be available as soon as possible. In the mean time please find below some information pertaining to the ARC Forum Battle

ARC Forum Battle General
1. Points to be awarded per discipline (x 6 disciplines) on a sliding scale of results (for example, 20…16..14..12 etc) for the club

2. Technical Regulations will follow CAMS regs for relevant disciplines with specifics to be advised in actual regs but will be designed to encourage road going, road registered, high performance vehicles to compete in a competitive yet safe and fair environment.

3. Due to the expected number of car forums that will compete a limited number of entries will be sought for each discipline as below – the car forum will need to meet this maximum number by putting forward their chosen representatives within each forum

4. The driver must be a forum member and must be the owner of the vehicle to be used

The Disciplines
1. Club Support : This is a non-motorsport discipline. Each car forum will be provided a unique ticket code for the event and points will be awarded to forums based on the ticket sales per forum and thus the support of the event, each forum and the ARC Forum Battle by the forum members.

2. Time Attack : Currently scheduled for 10:20am-12pm on Saturday March 3rd. This event will consist of 2 cars and drivers from each forum. Each driver will have 2 sessions to post their best time over the 1.6 kilometre Calder Park National Circuit Short Course (see attached map). There will be up to 8 cars on the track at once. This course and discipline is subject to cancellation if the track is wet due to the VHT used for drag competitions on the main straight. Regulations are pending. Entry costs are $200 per entry and include a 3-day general admission pass to the event and will be lodged with the event secretary as per the event regulations when released.

3. Rally Stage/One-Lap Dash : Currently scheduled for 1:35 – 2:25 and 5:00-5:45 on Saturday March 3rd. This event will consist of 2 cars and drivers from each forum. Each driver will get 4 runs over the 2km course using the Calder Park National Circuit Long Course (see attached map), the best time for each driver will be used to determine overall ARC Forum Battle points. Cars will be flagged away (rallystyle!) at 30 second intervals using timing beams at start and finish. Regulations are pending. Entry costs are $150 per entry and include a 3-day general admission pass to the event and will be lodged with the event secretary as per the event regulations when released.

4. Gymkhana : Currently scheduled for 3:45-4:45 on Saturday March 3rd. This event consists of 2 cars and drivers from each forum. Each driver will get 2 runs over the 750 metre highly technical slalom gymkahana course utilising pit lanes in the middle of the thunderdome. This is the most used section of calder park raceway for Rally Calder and will be highly visible to the public (see attached map). Cars will be flagged away (rallystyle!) at 30 second intervals using timing beams at start and finish. Regulations are pending. Entry costs are $150 per entry and include a 3-day general admission pass to the event and will be lodged with the event secretary as per the event regulations when released.

5. Drag/Quarter Mile Sprint : Currently scheduled for 7pm till late on Saturday March 3rd. The event will consist of 4 cars and drivers from each forum. Each driver will get a minimum of 2 runs over the strip. Entry costs are $150 per entry and include a 3-day general admission pass to the event and will be lodged with the event secretary as per the event regulations when released.

6. Show n Shine : Scheduled for Sunday 4th March. 20 cars per forum with each forum given an area within the Rally Calder Service Park precinct to “make their own”. 20 cars per Car Forum. A panel of judges will award points to the best presented individual cars and car forum as a whole – so get those creative juices flowing in terms of your areas! Entry costs are $90 per entry (only $40 if an existing ARC Forum Battle competitor) and include a 3-day general admission pass to the event and will be lodged probably through Foxtix due to the number of expected entries.

Prizes
The prize presentation for best individual performance within each discipline as well as the overall ARC Forum Battle Champion Forum will be announced as part of a special podium presentation at the event (and before the Rally finals) currently scheduled for approximately 12:30. The individual discipline winners and a representative driver and vehicle from the winning club will get to do a parade lap and be part of the grid with the finalists in the Bosch ARC, CAMS Tarmac Rally and Side x Side Events.

Promotion
The ARC Forum Battle will take pride of place amongst other facets within Rally Calder promotional mediums including television commercials etc and will be covered within the live internet and Rally Calder radio. A minimum of 12-minutes of national television airtime (3 minutes on Ten and 9 minutes on ONE) will be dedicated to the highlights of each discipline.

2012 ARC Forum Battle Schedule of Activities as at 22nd November 2011

Friday March 2nd
3:30-4pm : National Circuit (Time Attack and Rally/One Lap Dash) Familiarisation, Calder Park Raceway
7pm-9pm : Official Forum Welcome Function (all forum members welcome), West Waters Hotel, Caroline Springs. Finger Food dinner provided @ cost of approx. $30 with cash bar available. Welcome from Scott Pedder (CEO of Bosch ARC and Rally Calder Event Director) plus other special guests.
9pm – 11pm : Documentation and Vehicle Scrutiny, West Waters Hotel, Caroline Springs

Saturday March 3rd
7:30-7:45 : Gymkhana Familiarisation, Thunderdome Calder Park Raceway
10:20-12pm : Time Attack
1:30-2:25 : Rally Stage/One Lap Dash 1&2
3:45-4:45 : Gymkhana
5:00-5:45 : Rally Stage/One Lap Dash 3&4
7:00-9:00 : Drag

Sunday March 4th
6:00-7:30 : Show N Shine Setup
7:30-12:00 : Show N Shine Competition
12:20-12:35 : ARC Forum Battle Presentations
12:35-1:05 : Parade, Grid, National Anthem
1:05-5pm : Show N Shine Continues
5pm : Gates close for public, Show N Shine vehicles can depart venue
7pm-Late : ARC Forum Battle Unofficial After Party, Sports Bar, West Waters Hotel, Caroline Springs.

Rally Calder
The ARC Forum Battle is part of 2012 Rally Calder, the first event of its kind that combines the following motorsport disciplines into one event;
-Round One of the 2012 BOSCH Australian Rally Championship (Gravel and Tarmac) includes;
o BOSCH Australian 4WD Rally Championship
o BOSCH Australian 2WD Rally Championship
o Australian Classic Rally Championship
o East Coast Bull Bars Australian SUV Rally Challenge
o Rallyschool.com.au Australian Junior Rally Challenge

-Round One of the 2012 CAMS Australian Tarmac Rally Championship

-Round One of the 2012 Australian Side by Side Rally Challenge (Polaris and CanAm 2-seater ATV Buggies)

-ARC Forum Battle
o Time Attack
o Rally Stage (one-lap dash)
o Gymkhana
o Drag
o Show n Shine

-Drift Demonstration

-Rallyschool.com.au Rally Hot Laps

Rally Calder is being branded as “Melbourne’s Festival of Speed” and will be promoted through an extensive PR and Media plan including;
- 15 and 30-second television commercial to air in Melbourne on Network Ten and ONE in January/February
- Delayed 2-hour national coverage of the event (all facets) on Ten/ONE weekend
- Online via foxtix (event ticketing agency) associated sites, car forums and other general mediums
- Normal PR/Press/Media including Twitter and Facebook as conducted by the BOSCH ARC

Other general Rally Calder information and highlights include;
- Live Internet from event via rally.com.au
- Rally Calder Shortband Radio
- Ceremonial Start on Thursday March 1st at West Waters Hotel Caroline Springs
- Displays (including new vehicle drive area), vendors and kids zone
- Ticketing through Foxtix including general admission, grandstand (option of tarmac thunderdome or gravel paddock), corporate hospitality and very special “intercom club”

The very basic event schedule at this point in time looks like this;

Thursday March 1st 2012
4pm : Rally Show Commences – West Waters Hotel, Caroline Springs
7pm : Ceremonial Start Commences – West Waters Hotel, Caroline Springs
10pm : Ceremonial Start Concludes

Friday March 2nd 2012
Am : Reconnaisance and Media Activities
2pm : Gates Open to Public
3pm-9:30pm : Bosch ARC Stages 1-8, CAMS Tarmac Rally Stages 1-5, Side by Side Stages 1 and 2, rallyschool.com.au Hotlaps and Drift Demonstrations
10:30pm : Gates close to public

Saturday March 3rd 2012
7:30am : Gates Open to Public
8:00-9:00 : Bosch ARC Stages 9-24, CAMS Tarmac Rally Stages 6-16, Side by Side Stages , rallyschool.com.au Hotlaps, Drift Demonstrations and ARC Forum Battle (Time Attack, Rally one lap dash, Gymkhana and Drag events).
10:00 : Gates Close to Public

Sunday March 4th 2012
7:30am : Gates Open to Public
8:00-12:20 : Bosch ARC Stages 25-27, CAMS Tarmac Rally Stages 17-21, Side by Side Stages, rallyschool.com.au Hotlaps, Drift Demonstrations and ARC Forum Battle (Show n Shine only)
12:20-12:30 : ARC Forum Battle Presentation
12:30-1pm : Parade, Grid and National Anthem
1:15-3:50 : Finals for Bosch ARC, CAMS Tarmac Rally and Side x Side
4:00-4:30 : Podium Presentations
5:30 : Gates Close to Public
7:00pm-late : Rally and ARC Forum Battle presentations at West Waters Hotel, Caroline Springs.


For further information please stay tuned to the Rally Calder Page on rally.com.au. Information will also be forwarded to forums via Go2Space as it becomes available.

On behalf of everyone involved with the BOSCH Australian Rally Championship and Rally Calder we welcome the competitors and supporters of the ARC Forum Battle and look forward to 3 great days of motorsport and comradery come March 2nd next year.
Regards


Scott Pedder
Chief Executive Officer

Web: www.rally.com.au


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Sup Regs and Entry Forums are up guys. Check out our website for more information: Forumbattle.com.au

On the website you will find:
-Sup Regs
-Entry Forms
-Categories
-Race/event maps
-Competitor updates
-ARC News

And of course Forum battle news.

We have also set up a Facebook page: Click Here To View
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Time to get into gear guys and start entering Forum Battle.

5 forums have already stepped up and have nominated forum representatives.

Ozmazda
Opel Aus
Aussie Exotics
Evolution OZ
JDM Style Tuning.

Competitors from a wide range of cars have entered from track weapons, daily drivers and decked out show cars.


Check out www.forumbattle.com.au for sup regs, entry forms, Forum Battle news and features on each of the entrants so far.
Remember to like us on Facebook for Forum Battle updates and start nominating members in the “ARC FORUM BATTLE CALDER 2012 - Nominate Members thread”


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Opel Aus Entrant Brenton in his Astra “I’ll be entering it in either the Tarmac Rally or maybe the Gymkhana, I really don’t see it winning any events or awards, it’s all just for a bit of fun”

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Aussie Exotic's representative, the Lotus Esprit GT300 GT2 is an example of the wide range of cars entering the ARC Forum Battle

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:06 pm 
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Hey Guys,

We have been paying attention to what the forums want and as a result have updated the Sup Regs and classes in which cars will be competing.

a. Pro class- for both street registered and none street registered cars. Engines and gearbox’s are free. Suspension pick up points must be in as per the manufactures design. Slicks are not permitted.

b. Street Class- for street registered cars only. The vehicle must retain the original engine and gearbox configuration. Suspension pick up points must be in as per the manufactures design. Street legal tyres are only permitted.

Both Pro and Street Class will then comprise of 3 sub classes; Fastest FWD, RWD and 4WD vehicles

Complete updated Sup Regs can be found here: www.forumbattle.com.au/regulations

For tickets information or to purchase: Click Here

For any additional information or if you have any questions please email us: Support@forumbattle.com.au

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:15 pm 
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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.
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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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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.au/images/stories/Forum_Regs_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:

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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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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: Melbourne's home of Drag Racing, Hot Laps, Track Hire and Off Street Drag Racing

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: Bullentin #1-Tyre clarification | Forum Battle

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

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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.

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”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)

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”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.


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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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/stories/Forum_Regs_SR_030112.pdf

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:14 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:53 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:10 pm 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!


Major Prize
A ride in a rally car at Calder Park

Minor Prize
2x Free entry for the Show'n'shine
2x Mothers Bucket deal
4x Free Forum Battle Single day

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