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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 8th 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au ---23 Supercars too hard to pick UNPREDICTABLE: Craig Lowndes believes we'll see a lot of activity on the V8 Supercar leaderboard. Where are all those people who were saying the V8 Supercars series was predictable and boring? Craig Lowndes asks the question L AST weekend's round at Queensland Raceway proved that the Supercar series is hardly predictable. It was a real spectacle for the fans and delivered a lot of great racing, stacks of passing throughout both races and right through the field. In the end, I'm happy I went from eighth in the champion- ship to fifth, even though I was on track for a second in the last race, which would have lifted me to third in the champion- ship. The way the championship is now unfolding it will come down to consistency. The beauty is that, because the top 10 are so close on points, any weekend could dramatically change the order. I can't think back to a year where the top 10 drivers have had so much bad luck. Every- one's had their misfortune. My bad luck came down to a failure with a rattle gun in my last pit stop. It's unusual for us to have a problem like that and for me the timing couldn't have been any worse. We'd set ourselves up to run the first three-quarters of the race looking after the car and nursing the economy. I don't think anyone was going to touch Courtney. He had a car that was capable of quick lap times for longer than anyone else. But we were on course to finish strong until we lost eight to 10 seconds in that pit stop. Ihadalotoftimetomakeup and enjoyed the chase from 11th to fifth. In the end I was just five seconds behind Tander who finished second. It's disappointing when you look at the numbers, but that's motor racing. You take the good with the bad and don't whinge. The big benefit from the weekend was that the car now qualifies well and is a lot more comfortable to drive. A few drivers have been calling for more rounds on the soft tyre after last weekend, but it won't always have the same results on different cir- cuits. For example, we use it next round at Winton where it's a lot colder and the tyre will last longer. In fact, I won both races last year and used the same set of soft tyres in those races. I like the soft, or sprint tyre. It certainly puts an emphasis on strategy and driver disci- pline --- you have to race to a plan. There's no point going out and destroying your tyres. On the Saturday, Shane van Gisbergen drove a very ma- ture race, allowing people to pass in the first half and looking after his tyres, then pouncing at the end. If the race had been a few more laps he would have passed me. Mind you, if Sunday's race had been a few more laps, I might have ended up second. The soft rubber compound of those tyres offers more brak- ing consistency, higher midcorner speed and better acceleration. I did most of my passing under brakes because you have the grip to turn in and the confidence to carry your speed through the corner. Despite the great racing, the crowd looked like it was quite down on last year, which is a real concern as it could affect the organisers' decision to re- turn. However, it was always go- ing to be difficult attracting a big crowd on a long weekend. We had friends who went away camping for the three- day weekend, the weather was perfect for the beach and there were other big events on such as the Caboolture urban festi- val. However, I would love for us to return. There was quite a bit of interest in the pits last week- end about my entry into the Australasian Safari this year. It's been in the background for a while putting the deal together with Holden. Now that it's out in the open I'm looking forward to it. It's an event I've always wanted to be a part of --- even in my Ford years --- and knowing what Brocky did back then gave me an extra incentive to have a go. However, while I've got plenty of dirt bike experience, I've got none in a car. That's my biggest challenge; to get my head around the different types of dirt we'll encounter. I'll be leaning very heavily on the experience of Kees Weel who'll be along for the ride in the Holden Colorado. Caravans & Trailers AGFEST DEMO SALE See our display at site 732 Tents for your trailer, and complete trailer packages. Call Us Now 1300 532 000 0 ALPHA FIBREGLASS Specialising in CARAVAN and MARINE accessories. AGENTS FOR CAMEC Now selling fibreglass products 10 Ascot Drive, Huntingfield. Opening Hours MON-FRI 9-5 SATURDAY 9-2 6229 1513 1BOX TRAILERS (2), 6x4 with cage, reg, $440. 7x4, reg $285. Ph 0400 732 813. 0 Now in Tasmania On Road/Off Road Models See them at Cnr Amy St & Main Road Moonah, HOBART Open Mon to Fri 8.30-5.00pm & Sat 9.00-2.00pm PH 6273 4666 www.kingcaravans.com.au Site #519 Fifth Avenue CARAVANS SEE US AT AGFEST! AWNINGS FITTED AND REPAIRED ALL BRANDS ● Aluminium Cladding ● Fridges and Stoves ● Sinks and Pumps ● Annexe Matting ● JG fittings ● Windows ● Copper Pipe and Fittings ● Water Tanks ● Level Rides ● Latches ● Hatches ● Regulators ● Gas Bottles ● Caravan Covers ● Winegard Antennas ● Gas Radiators●Gas Lamps ● Gas Water Heaters ● Diesel Furnace Heater ● 12V-240 Water Heater ● Toilets and Chemicals ● Washing Machines ● Levelling Chocks ● General repairs to caravans, motorhomes and awnings 0 CAMPER TRAILER very good cond, extra annexe, easy tow, $3,500. Ph 6272 9304 or 0402 471 562 0 ALUM BOX TRAILER 3mx2m, steel frame, dual axles, elec brakes and controller, good cond all around. $3,000. 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Ph 0428 611 985 1 NISSAN CIVILIAN Motorhome, 1988, 200,000ks, shwr/toilet, $28,000. 6267 2123 0 OZPIG COOKER / HEATER Fully collapsible 0400 544 105 www.netpresent.com.au 0 Slide On Camper Suit ute, $4,500 ono. Ph 6247 3349 or 0419 883 690 1 SLIDE ON CAMPER State Manor, vgc, $11,000 ono. Ph 6269 2219 SORELL or 0408 827 052. 0To Book Your Space Call 62 300 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 1TOPAGEE POP-UP camper trailer, new canvas, exc cond, $3,500 ono. Ph 0419 308 960 0 TOYOTA COASTER CAMPER $18,000 1981, only 176 KM, proff. fit-out as new vehicle, many extras, at Kingston this weekend. 6229 9404 or 0427 607 109. 0 Trailer King 4x4 Steel 6mths reg, $250. 0428 130 619 0 TOYOTA COASTER CAMPER $18,000 1981, only 176 KM, proff. fit-out as new vehicle, many extras, at Kingston this weekend. 6229 9404 or 0427 607 109. 0TOYOTA DYNA, 1985, 3 ltr dsl truck, and large slide on camper in top order, too many things to list. $16,500 ono. Ph 0439 380 785, Bagdad. 0 Toyota Hiace pop-top campervan, 82 model, plus accessories, reg til Nov, tyres near new, new battery, body needs attention, $6,500 ono. 6275 0082 or 0408 143 575. 0 TRAILERS KING TRAILERS For all your boat and box trailer needs. Over 100 in stock. Ready to go King Trailer Industries 5-9 Florence St, Moonah PH: 6228 0317 2WANTED a cheap caravan, consider anything. Please phone 6265 1328 any time. 0LET the Sunday Tasmanian classifieds work for you with more than 131,000 readers every week who have more time to read your advertise- ment. Buying or selling, call the Sunday Tasmanian on 62 300 400 and sell it Sunday 0 WINNEBAGO ALPINE 1999, lots of extras, low klms, REDUCED TO $129,990. Phone 0417 568 391. 0 For $29 you can moor your boat here ... and sell it for thousands. For only $29.95 your Photo Classifieds advertisement will include a colour picture and 4 lines of details on your boat, published in The Saturday Mercury. (additional line Deadline: Friday, 12 noon 95 TRAILER WORLD Box Trailers Tandem Trailers Tradesman Trailers Tasmanian Built Ph 6248 9301 1 2005 GALAXY POP TOP rear double bed $32,500. Phone 0417 568 391. 0 MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 Machinery CLOSING TIMES CARS GUIDE LINE ADS ONLY New ads/cancellations THURSDAY 8 PM For Saturday's CARSGUIDE Phone 62 300 400 2 2074522-100508 BRAND NEW PALLET RACKING OFFERS REQUIRED NUMEROUS BAYS AND VARIOUS SIZES FOR MORE DETAILS www.tva.net.au 1800 808 197 AAA Buy all types agricultural and industrial machinery etc. Dudley Clarke PL 62 681 234 0 CAT 304CR EXCAVATOR 0 swing, rubber pads, 1200 hrs, full set buckets with tilt mud bucket, alloy ramps, exc cond, $46,000 ono incl GST. Ph 0417 178 982 any time. 0 GENERATORS Low speed diesel, super silent, ex demo, 10kva, $4,990. 25kva $5,990. Ph 0432 636 678. 0 GUILLOTINE 4 mtrs x 12 mm, powered backstop, shadow line. Approx 5 yrs old, replacing with larger machine. Sale price $46,200 incl GST. Ph 0417 594 195. 1 HYSTER FORKLIFT H180-8 tonne capacity, reliable operating cond, suit transport operator $14,000. 0417338619 1 Komatsu PC300-5 thumb, ripper, GP bucket, good cond $49,500 ph 0427 873 682 1SELL it Sunday --- more people have more time on Sunday to read your classified advertise- ments. Sell it Sunday --- Phone 62 300 400 and let the Sunday Tasmanian work for you. 0 LOG SPLITTER 34 TON 9HP Petrol driven, $1,999, hori- zontal or vertical, trailer coup- ling for easy transport, 22 sec cycle, 5 inch ram, 2 way blade with 4 way blade attachment provided FREE, DEAL ENDS THIS WEEK 265kgs you'll need over 7ft trailer for pick up Launceston, Hobart, Devonport, Burnie BRAND NEW, only 2 available. AAIM = Australian Agricultural Industrial Machinery bargainshop.com.au Ph0419494949 0 258 ARGYLE ST, HOBART Ph 6231 5240 POLY FITTINGS • Ball, Check & Float Valves • Elbows & Joiners • Rural & Metric • Camlocks FLETCHER PUMPS 2045975-100508 Log Splitter As new, 25 ton, used 5 days Cost $2,300. Sell $1,700. 12 mths warranty. 6244 1719 1 LOG SPLITTER 32 ton, vertical and horizontal cut, trailer ready, brand new, Aussie brand, $2,499 delivered. Phone 0431 762 669 0SAWMILL Bench, trolleys 3 saws, blower, gauge, belt and 100 hp BMC diesel power unit $3,000 the lot. 0406 163 709 0 SCRIBING TABLE SAW Casadei 3000, $7,700. Ph 0427 430 996 0 SHIPPING CONTAINERS New and used 20 and 40ft. Best prices in Tasmania. Statewide delivery. 0418 120 531 / 0408 385 314 0 STIHL SAWS 025 Wood Boss $250 MS 390 Farm Boss, never used $850. TS800 Quick Cut, new diamond blade $1,650. Ph 0437 900 229. 0 MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 2074421-100508 OFFERS REQUIRED VALMET G67 SKIDDER FOR MORE DETAILS www.tva.net.au 1800 808 197
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