In the world of graft in which I live the odd freebie presents itself. Recently in the form of a 3 day junket to the Clipsal 500 Taxi races in Radelaide.
I’m a motorsport nut and confirmed petrol head so suppliers extending invites to golf, cricket, etc don’t turn my crank. The smarter ones have worked me out and I get the opportunity to do a few great things revolving around cars.
Anyway, the Taxi races I have to say I’m over. The fans of the two horse series absolutely love it, spending buckets of $ on merchandise and cheering the red or the blue teams. I’m bored with it but 270,000 spectators can’t be wrong - the sport is massive.
Better racing (IMHO) was to be had/seen in the new Australian Performance Series (Ex GTP) where all manner of makes and models mix it up. These cars are quick and are close to the road car you and I can buy. It should carry more status as a category I reckon but never really has.
On the social front, Adelaiders are super friendy and the big country town atmoshpere makes you think it’d be a good place to live. Rundle street was a bit more like Rabble street every night but with the odd pissed-dickhead exception, a good party was had by all.