For the past ten years the Clipsal 500 car race is held in the streets of Adelaide. Every year the stands and other facilities are erected in the parklands and along the streets. I took this photo this morning; the one below was taken in November last year.
So for nearly half a year, work associated with this event takes place in the parklands; construction of the stands and then the packing up and storing until next year . . . . I guess it keeps some people employed!
Prior to the Clipsal 500 being held here, Adelaide hosted a Formula One event for eleven years. Both of these events have generated lots of tourist dollars for the state; but due to disruptions to everyday life in and near the City are not supported by all.
So here it is; Clipsal 500 for 2009, March 19 -22 - "Bring it On!" This photo was taken during the Australia Day Parade. I am not a huge motor racing fan, but I usually go to join the party and to get some photos.
Click here and here for a look my posts of last year's event.
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