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The Mercury Cars Guide : February 14th 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au CARSguide —23 Atkinson seeks backers Pitstop with PAUL GOVER relaunch his shattered career. Chris Atkinson was left without a T drive when Subaru pulled out of the world series but a promising fifth place in Rally Ireland, the first even of the 2009 season, has created a lifeline from Citroen. The French brand, which has dominated the WRC in recent sea- sons with five-time champion Sebas- tian Loeb, has a car for up to eight events this year if Atkinson can find some backing. ‘‘I’ve got to find some sponsors. The more support I get the more events I can do,’’ Atkinson said on Thursdsay. ‘‘That’s just the situation and the circumstances. ‘‘It’s frustrating and not a great situation to be in, but I thinkweoffer a good opportunity to a sponsor. ‘‘We have a blank car, a blank helmet, blank overalls and we offer a good return.’’ But Atkinson is realistic and, despite ranking in the top six drivers HE only Australian in the World Rally Championship is back at home this week to try and find the backing to in the world, knows he faces a tough time in 2009. ‘‘At the moment I’ve got nothing. I’ve got nothing,’’ he said. ‘‘I’m just coming back home to work on some sponsorship deals. ‘‘I’ve still got the base here.’’ Ironically, Atkinson’s Subaru set- back comes at a time when he was finally getting paid to drive. He originally used backing from a small Australian consortium to buy a place in the British-based Subaru team, which was run by the same Prodrive motorsport empire which owns Ford Performance Racing in V8 Supercar racing. The pay-to-play gamble probably cost him millions and he was finally looking to cash-in after hitting the black-ink years in 2008. Atkinson made a strong impres- sion on the Citroen team, running close to Loeb’s times in Ireland, although two driving mistakes in icy and wet conditions, and an error in shutting the bonnet, cost him min- utes and any chance of a podium place. ‘‘I was happy with the perfor- mance. Ok, you can always do better, DISAPPOINTED: Chris Atkinson driving for Subaru last year, before Subaru pulled out of the World Rally series. but, in a rally like that, to come away with a solid result and some good stage times was the most we could hope for,’’ he said. ‘‘It wasn’t a normal event. It was more about survival and to learn a new car in those conditions was tricky.’’ Atkinson admitted the Citroen C4 was hard to drive, but he was happy that it responded to his tuning and rewarded his commitment with good stage times. But he has no idea if he will be back in the WRC, or when. ‘‘People want us in the champion- ship, which is amazing. ‘‘But it’s a little disappointing, after all the hard work we’ve done in TRAILERS 6x4 box, $300. Also trailer to suit ride on mower, $100...Ph 6249 7707. 0 Caravans & Trailers JAYCO FINCH 2002 with awning and bed flys, exc cond, $11,500 neg. 6250 3545. 0 JAYCOHERITAGE 25' as new, annexe, awning, fridge/ freezer, swr/ toilet/vanity, slide out lounge, exc cond, $39,990. Ph 0438 292 944. 0 Jayco 08 17’ Caravan As new, shower/toilet, air cond, awning, oven, plus many extras $41,900. Ph 0438 391 001. 1 Powertouch Caravan Mover 12v, with remote control, all fittings, A1 cond, half price $1,900. Ph 0438 391 001. 0 TOYOTACOASTER1981 motor home, 5 spd diesel, 3 way fridge, gas stove, shower, toilet, microwave, generator, many extras, $24,000 ono. Ph 6267 9677 or 0407 415 321 0 2 WANTED small pop-top cara- van in reasonable cond/price. Ph 6263 7489. 0 MAZDAT3500MOTORHOME 1988 diesel, fully self cont, A1 cond, extras. $35,000. Will sell to best offer! ? 6267 9059. 0 MAZDA T3500 23 seater, make ideal camper, $18,500. Ph Andrew 0409 130 831 0 SLIDEONCAMPER shwr, a/c, 12/24 volt, gas, fridge, A1 cond, 8' tray, $9,700ono. Ph 0417 071 965. 0 0 TRAILER 6x4, needs tray .... $250. Ph 0409 598 740 TRAILER, 6x4,WOODEN v/g cond $200. Ph 6243 7518 0 KING TRAILERS For all your boat and box trailer needs. Over 100 in stock. Ready to go 5-9 Florence St, Moonah PH: 6228 0317 King Trailer Industries TRAILERS MORECARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today’s classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 SELL it Sunday—more people have more time on Sunday to read your advertisements. Sell it Sunday — Phone now on 62 300 400 and let the Sunday Tasmanian work for you. 0 LASTCHANCE lexus.com.au Lexus of Hobart 267Argyle Street, Hobart Ph: 1800 631 298 After hour enquires please call Damian Mizzen on 0412 602 677 lexusofhobart.com.au *0% per annum is available to approved business applicants of Lexus Financial Services. Available on new 2008 RX 350, RX Sports Special Edition and RX 400h models. Maximum term 48 months. Minimum amount fi nanced $20,000. Conditions, fees and charges apply. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Valid L1313 LEX06888/HM 2 AAA Buy all types agricultural and industrial machinery etc. Dudley Clarke PL 62 681 234 0 Bobcat 763763 low hrs exc cond $20,000. 0407209200 1 COMPRESSORPEERLESS Twin tanks, Honda powered, as new. Ph 0400 140 010. 0 TOYOTA 1992 Coaster LWB motor home. 207,000 klms. Solar, h/w, d/sink, d/bed, 3 burner plus stove, 3 way fridge. Awning, tinted windows, rev camera, fitted in solid myrtle $60,000. Ph 0419 89 8951. 0 WINDSOR RAPID 2002, 16ft pop top, awning, front kitchen, 4 burner grill, 90 litre 3-way fridge, microwave. Hardly used, as new $21,000. Ph 6244 2342 or 0417 105 867 1 CLOSING TIMES Machinery ? For Saturday’s CARSGUIDE Phone 62 300 400 New ads/cancellations THURSDAY 8 PM LINE ADS ONLY CARS GUIDE the last few years. There are some opportunities, but not paid opportun- ities.’’ And Atkinson admitted he is looking at the Group N showroom class, and even driving opportunities in Australia, while he waits to see what happens with the WRC. ‘‘I’ve still got eight or 10 years in rallying, so one year isn’t a disaster. You don’t always have a smooth career. But I can’t sit out of the game. ‘‘I think itwouldbe nice todosome tarmac rallies in Australia, just for fun. ‘‘At the moment I’m not signed to anyone. I’m a free agent and I can drive what I want.’’ BUILDERS EQUIPMENT Generators, compactor plates, brick saws, power tools — used. Ph 0437 900 229 or 6273 3427 6 Hale St, D/Park. 0 CAT EXCAVATOR 2005 320C quick hitch and hammer hy- draulics, 2,000 hrs, $150,000. 2001 725 Artic dump truck $150,000. 2003 725 Artic dump truck, $180,000. 2002 950 Kenworth 380,000 klm, $132,000. 1992 D7H Cat Dozer $185,000. Ph Steven 0419 583 778. 2000 320C Cat Excavator, Hammer hydraulics, tilt hitch, forest guarding, $70,000. 2008 320 DL Cat Excavator, $187,000. Phone Shane 0418 142 960. 0 Conveyor wanted to buy 8-10 mtrs long Ph 0419 368 979 0 DOZERRIPPER And Hitachi EX200 cab guard. Ph 0447 685 728. 0 Front End Loader Bucket Gen purpose or 4-in-1. Suits all loaders. Quality cutting edge. STERLING - 6362 2544 0 1 SPONSOR PLEA: Chris Atkinson MACKSUPERLINERS 2x 1988 Series 2; 1 with triaxle jinker, 1 with triaxle Kennedy folding skell. Elphinstone fold- ing skell log trailer. Single axle semi water tanker. 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