Monday, February 25, 2008

The Clipsal 500

Not only did Adelaide have the opening of the Fringe last weekend, it was host to its 10th V8 Supercar race, the Clipsal 500. Steeets on the eastern side of the city are transformed into a racetrack. The event runs for four days, with the main race being held on Sunday. The cars are Australian designed and built Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon street cars; highly modified for racing.

Obviously not everyone loves this event; street closures cause major disruptions in the days prior to and during the event. It is good for the state financially as it attracts many interstate visitors. Each year the number of spectators grow; this year 294,400 people attended over the four days.

After each day's racing, patrons are treated to a free concert; more on this tomorrow!

2 comments:

Jim said...

I would find all of the races fun to watch, and a free concert, cool.

alice said...

Oh Gordon, don't forget your ears plugs!