A new video has been uploaded to You Tube as part of our continuing campaign against Repco Rally Australia.
The video shows footage from the Byrrill Creek Special (RACING) Stage of the rally.
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We don't want it!!! We don't need it!!!
Tue, 2009-07-14 23:47
What about Repco's competitors?
will brown (not verified)
Tue, 2009-07-28 20:48
D. Uriad (not verified)
Tue, 2009-07-28 23:19
REPCO race joke
Vivienne (not verified)
Wed, 2009-07-29 00:00
Will Brown - there are some
Wed, 2009-07-29 12:20
If the Rally is so good, why did WA get rid of it?
Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 2009-08-04 23:35
Rees is Repco's joke
Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 2009-08-24 09:51
Anti the Rally
Agreed Rees is Repco's pimp - he has to go!!!!!!!
Bob (not verified)
Mon, 2009-08-24 16:02
How do we stop hoon behaviour?
John Ernst (not verified)
Sat, 2009-09-05 14:39
How do we stop hoon behaviour
Sat, 2009-09-05 23:31
Hypocrisy of rally supporters
I expect few readers will have failed to understand the intended twist in John Ernst's comment. The 'hoons' are not the World Rally organisation and the spectators who have invaded a tranquil and beautiful area in order to inflict upon its human wildlife residents the horrifically dangerous and destructive sport of motor racing.
Rather the 'hoons' are the local residents who have tried every peaceful means to have their sound objections to this event listened to. Every democratic avenue to have their will prevail in their own region, for the benefit of endangered wildlfe, as well as themselves, have been blocked off by despotic unconscionable actions of the local councils together with the widely despised New South Wales Labor Government.
None of this is acknowledged by John Ernst or the media.
Nor is the risk to the lives of people as well as wildlife in the area.
As well as the risk of being struck by cars, may elderly residents with medical conditions face increased risks because they and visitors will not be able to move freely to and from their homes during the rally.
Instead of these dangers to wildlfe and residents and repeated breaking of road laws by rally spectators, not to mention rally competitors, the media have chosen predictably to focus attention on accusations against some anti-rally protestors.
I think we can best judge who are the hoons from the mouths of rally supporters themselves.
On 2 September, one rally supporter going by the name IhateGREENIES posted the following comment:
I judged it better to leave the comment there in order to show the mindset of at least some of the rally spectators, but another site contributor found this comment offensive and understandably deleted it.
In view of such hypocritical attempts by some rally supporters to claim the high moral ground, including the above, I feel it is necessary to publish it again.
Jack (not verified)
Sat, 2009-09-05 04:33
The comment below has now been published and replied to in this article: "Undemocratic removal of environmental laws opened Repco Rally to violence in NSW Australia"
"You greenies who are responsible for putting boulders on the road and throwing rocks might get charged with attempted manslaughter or murder if you are not careful. It is not a joke to do these things, one could expect it in a third world country but one would have hoped that in a so called educated society things like this would not happen. If you want to protest then do it in a more effective way than risking the life of another human being!
And do not bother denying it had anything to do with your movement, you ARE tarred with the brush in the same way that you like to tar motorsport with the "hooning" brush.
I watched the you tube video and I have never seen so much rubbish in all my life,
Mostly it looks like farming country, overgrown with weeds, so much for the environment.
Farming does far more harm to the environment than Rally could ever do!
After having experienced Rally Australia in Western Australia for 18 years I can assure you that there will not be hundreds of wild animals killed, in any way!
If the people who live and run businesses in the towns involved have any clues they will see the prospects for adding value to what they do or in fact even starting up new ventures all because of the Rally.
The Rally will bring economic benefit to the area and to the state in general, you lot rave on about eco tourism, I can assure you that if the area does indeed have something to offer then the Rally will bring thousands of international tourists.
There is a huge contingent of International Rally people who follow the WRC around the world, just like the people who follow Tennis or Cricket or Footy, yep just the same, and they will be coming to your part of the world, generally speaking they have a few bucks in their back pocket and have great fun unloading the stuff, so do not think there is no money to be made.
If you think however that you should just need to stand in line with your hand out to get your share then you have your head in the sand (or somewhere else!)
An event like this will always have those who are against having it, well we live in a democracy, so if it is taking place then there must be a higher number of people who want it than don't, bad luck!
I suggest that you greenies would be better off spending your time and money trying to fix up a couple of the countries biggest environmental disasters which are on your back doorstep, like the Murray Darling disaster for one!"