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Conrod, Straight: Issue 11
9/2/2010 11:02 (Michael Shaw) - A long time has passed since the last time I wrote a Conrod, Straight. This hasn’t been through a lack of intent, more a combination of time, ideas and more time. But today I stand before you...oh hang on, sit before...no, wrong again. Some days ago I sat before a computer and typed. more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 10
12/9/2007 21:54 (Michael Shaw) - Craig Gore’s magic three-year plan lies in tatters. He was going to storm in, learn the series in year one, win some races in year two and then knock the field for six in year three and take the championship on his way out the door. V8 Supercars was only meant to be a marketing exercise for his company, Wright Patton Shakespeare, to get the name in front of the right people and as many of them as possible. As he told Conrod almost three years ago – “We came here as a business.” more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 9
29/11/2006 9:59 (Michael Shaw) - The international experiment continued last week in Bahrain. After two previous attempts (one successful and one not), V8 Supercars Australia are hoping that two out of three ain’t bad. more...

Conrod, Straight - Issue 8
11/8/2006 22:06 (Michael Shaw) - Welcome to the 8th issue of Conrod, Straight. It has been a little while since the previous issue, but there hasn’t been too much to talk about. So in light of this, I will do a little half-term report. I thought we’d look for any patterns in the results by looking at the statistics. more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 7
7/4/2006 15:14 (Michael Shaw) - For this, the seventh issue of Conrod, Straight, I thought that instead of doing the usual season preview (that you can get pretty much anywhere), I would go through some of the new rules for the 2006 V8 Supercar season. more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 6 - On the Rocks
31/1/2006 17:02 (Mark Jones) - History, never repeats; more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 5
5/1/2006 9:19 (Michael Shaw) - In wondering what to write in this issue of Conrod, Straight, it was pondered whether now is a good time to switch to fortnightly issues for the off-season – after all the information pool is definitely drying up. And now the holidays have been and gone I’m sure that you all are in need of some ideas on how not to go crazy while we await the start of season 2006. more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 4
15/12/2005 10:07 (Michael Shaw) - Top Gear. Two words that mean a lot in UK television. It’s not that they’re unheard of in Australia but, it’s only as of last Monday, that free-to-air TV has finally shown this wonderful show. If this doesn’t sound like the 4th issue of Conrod, Straight, then you’d be wrong, ‘cause this week we’re talking motor TV (hey it’s the off-season). more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 3
9/12/2005 18:44 (Michael Shaw) - For this, the third issue of Conrod, Straight, I thought I’d expand on a subject I’d been discussing on the forums; Points. more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 2
1/12/2005 9:06 (Michael Shaw) - I have to start Issue 2 of ‘Conrod, Straight’ by congratulating Russell Ingall. After 10 years of hard work in V8 Supercars on top of his exploits overseas, he has finally achieved the pinnacle of Australian motorsport. more...

Conrod, Straight: Issue 1
24/11/2005 12:42 (Michael Shaw) - Welcome to the first edition of ‘Conrod, Straight’. This is a weekly discourse where I will bring the news, my views and information on V8 Supercars. I will be doing my best to have this published on Wednesday each week but please forgive me if I’m off by a day once in a while. Also, the format may be reduced to fortnightly over the off-season, depending on how much input I receive from readers and, of course, the teams (who kinda like to use the off-season as a break, Go Figure). more...

CORRECTION: CAMS IPO/STEWARD'S UPDATE - Doc R2-006 (FINAL)
21/4/2005 13:23 (Press Release) - Please note: Car #22, Todd Kelly, received a $5,000 fine following the more...

TEAM BUICK JOINS V8 SUPERCAR SERIES FOR HISTORIC FIRST VISIT TO CHINA
21/4/2005 13:21 (Press Release) - RICK Kelly will carry the flag for Team Buick in the inaugural Chinese round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Shanghai on June 10-12. more...

Perth to rev up to V8's with Ford Superbreakfast
21/4/2005 13:19 (Press Release) - Perth race fans will get the chance to dine and chat with their favourite Ford V8 Supercar driver at the third annual Ford V8 Superbreakfast to be held at the Boundary Room at WACA Ground on Thursday 5 May from 7.30am to 9am. more...

World market leader Ferodo returns to Australian Motorsport
19/4/2005 14:39 (Press Release) - Ferodo, the world’s leading non-asbestos brake manufacturer, has renewed its rich history with motorsport by acknowledging the global success of the V8 Supercar Championship Series in assuming the naming rights sponsorship to the Ferodo Triple Challenge in Tasmania. more...

Murphy celebrates Pukekohe clean-sweep
19/4/2005 14:38 (Press Release) - Local hero Greg Murphy bid farewell to the Pukekohe V8 Supercar Championship Series circuit south of Auckland today in the best possible fashion with a clean sweep of an incident-packed PlaceMakers V8 International today. more...

Murph regains 'King Kiwi' crown
19/4/2005 14:37 (Press Release) - Bathurst champion Greg Murphy got his championship challenge off the ground by dominating this weekend’s PlaceMakers V8 International at Pukekohe Park Raceway, near Auckland. more...

Crew work feverishly to repair Jones' car
19/4/2005 14:35 (Press Release) - Session Report more...

CAMS IPO/STEWARD'S UPDATE - Doc R2-006 (FINAL)
19/4/2005 14:33 (Press Release) - CONFEDERATION OF AUSTRALIAN MOTOR SPORT (CAMS) more...

WILSON SHOWS TRUE GRIT IN NEW ZEALAND
19/4/2005 14:32 (Press Release) - Report Race 2 more...

FPR GAINS TOP SIX FINISH IN DRAMATIC TRANS-TASMAN ROUND
19/4/2005 14:31 (Press Release) - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) has finished the second round of more...

SBR ELEVATED TO ONE/TWO IN V8 CHAMPIONSHIP
19/4/2005 14:30 (Press Release) - The all conquering Stone Brothers Racing outfit has once again cemented its dominance on the V8 Supercar Championship with Russell Ingall and Marcos Ambrose both securing podium finishes during the PlaceMakers V8 International at Pukekohe, New Zealand. more...

BITTER BLOW FOR ORRCON AT PUKEKOHE
19/4/2005 14:28 (Press Release) - For the second round in a row Larkham – Orrcon Racing were dealt a bitter blow when Jason Bargwanna was involved in a high speed incident during today’s final race at Pukekohe Raceway, New Zealand. more...

HRT Sunday Report - Placemakers NZ V8 International
19/4/2005 14:27 (Press Release) - PLACEMAKERS NZ V8 INTERNATIONAL – DAY 3 more...

BAIRD UNHURT AFTER HORROR HIGH-SPEED CRASH
19/4/2005 14:24 (Press Release) - WPS Racing’s Craig Baird walked unhurt from a horror 220kmh crash that sent spectators ducking for cover in the second round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series in New Zealand today. more...

Team BOC Race 2 Report
19/4/2005 14:23 (Press Release) - Session Report more...

CAMS IPO/STEWARD'S UPDATE - Doc R2-005
19/4/2005 14:18 (Press Release) - CONFEDERATION OF AUSTRALIAN MOTOR SPORT (CAMS) more...

CAMS IPO/STEWARD'S UPDATE - Doc R2-004
19/4/2005 14:17 (Press Release) - CONFEDERATION OF AUSTRALIAN MOTOR SPORT (CAMS) more...

Murphy and Super Cheap Auto Racing cleansweep Pukekohe finale
19/4/2005 14:14 (Press Release) - Greg Murphy has brushed aside the opposition to take victory at the Placemakers V8 International at Pukekohe Raceway Park in New Zealand today, the hometown Kiwi hero clean-sweeping all three races in his Super Cheap Auto Racing Holden VZ Commodore. more...

Team takes positives from Puke 'war'
19/4/2005 14:12 (Press Release) - Team Dynamik’s Simon Wills survived the “war” to take home some positives after a weekend of vigourous V8 Supercar racing at the V8 Placemakers International in New Zealand. more...

Morris 17th in V8 Supercar Championship
19/4/2005 14:10 (Press Release) - Sirromet Wines Holden Commodore driver Paul Morris holds 11th position in this year's V8 Supercar Championship after today's dramatic and rain-affected finish to the second round of the series in New Zealand. more...

Bitter sweet end for Castrol Team Perkins
19/4/2005 14:08 (Press Release) - Castrol Team Perkins Racing have had a bitter sweet end to the V8 International in New Zealand today, with Steven Richards finishing third in race three while Paul Dumbrell was merely a passenger in a high speed incident that demolished the car 24 entry. more...

Tough weekend for Westpoint Racing
19/4/2005 14:06 (Press Release) - Steve Johnson had a horror day after being involved in incidents in both of today's 50 lap races. In the first race Johnson was sandwiched between several cars on the first lap causing damage to the front of his Westpoint Ford Falcon. The team replaced the front splitter and changed two damaged tyres. Starting from 13th, Johnson crossed the line several laps down, in 26th place. more...

Top ten cheers HSV Dealer Team after gloomy weekend
19/4/2005 14:02 (Press Release) - The Holden Special Vehicles Dealer Team emerged from a bleak weekend with a ray of sunshine in the form of a top-10 finish to Garth Tander in the final of three races in the Placermakers V8 International at Pukekohe. more...

BRIGHT RACES TO 7TH IN FIRST NZ V8 SUPERCAR BATTLE
19/4/2005 14:00 (Press Release) - Ford Performance Racing (FPR) drivers Jason Bright and Greg more...

AMS IPO/STEWARD'S UPDATE - Doc R2-003
19/4/2005 13:59 (Press Release) - ONFEDERATION OF AUSTRALIAN MOTOR SPORT (CAMS) more...

WILSON DISPLAYS GREAT DRIVING SKILLS
19/4/2005 13:58 (Press Release) - Max Wilson driving the ‘WOW Racing’ Holden Commodore car #45 today showed a little of what is to come this season from the newly formed Tony Longhurst race team. more...

SBR CARS IN TOP FIVE AT NEW ZEALAND
19/4/2005 13:57 (Press Release) - In a gutsy team display by the Stone Brothers Racing outfit, both Russell Ingall and Marcos Ambrose managed to secure positions within the top five of race one at the Placemakers V8 International in Pukekohe, New Zealand this afternoon. more...

BLACK CAT BITES ORRCON RACING, AGAIN!
19/4/2005 13:55 (Press Release) - Following a character building start to the 2005 V8 Supercar Championship in Adelaide last month Larkham – Orrcon Racing was dealt another bitter blow when Jason Bargwanna failed the opening race in New Zealand today. more...

HRT Race One Report - PLACEMAKERS NZ V8 INTERNATIONAL
19/4/2005 13:53 (Press Release) - PLACEMAKERS NZ V8 INTERNATIONAL – DAY 2 more...

BITTER SWEET FOR WPS RACING IN NEW ZEALAND
19/4/2005 13:50 (Press Release) - Wright Patton Shakespeare driving ace, Craig Baird, gave fans in his native homeland plenty to cheer about after blitzing race one of the Porsche GT3 Cup at the second round of the V8 Supercar Championship in New Zealand today. more...

CAMS IPO/STEWARD'S UPDATE - Doc R2-002
19/4/2005 13:49 (Press Release) - CONFEDERATION OF AUSTRALIAN MOTOR SPORT (CAMS) more...

TOP TEN START FOR BRIGHT IN NEW ZEALAND
19/4/2005 13:48 (Press Release) - CAT FPR Falcon driver Jason Bright has recovered from his more...

Bowe Gets Ultimate Birthday Present
19/4/2005 13:47 (Press Release) - Team BOC’s John Bowe could be excused of saying that all of his birthdays have come at once. A victim of a brazen act of theft on Thursday, when all of his team gear was stolen from his car at a Auckland Hotel, Bowe received a call from his wife Alice late yesterday afternoon with the news that the equipment had been returned. The perfect present to celebrate his birthday today. more...

Local hero Murph takes first race win for Super Cheap Auto Racing
19/4/2005 13:45 (Press Release) - Local hero Greg Murphy’s incredible run at Pukekohe continued when he won today’s first race for the Placemakers V8 International in the Super Cheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore. more...

First pole position for Team Betta Electrical
19/4/2005 13:43 (Press Release) - Qualifying and Race One of the Placemakers V8 International proved an interesting but positive mix of results for Team Betta Electrical. Saturday’s qualifying session saw Steve Ellery place eleventh and Craig Lowndes earning a position in the Top 10 Shootout to eventually start Race One in pole position. more...

Oil slick puts Seton in a spin
19/4/2005 13:41 (Press Release) - Glenn Seton was driving to a respectable 11th place in today's first New Zealand V8 Supercar race when his Ford slid off the track after finding oil. Seton, starting from 22nd, made his way through the field thanks to some great overtaking and a super fast pit stop and was attacking those ahead of him, when disaster struck. more...

Morris overcomes bent steering to finish ninth
19/4/2005 13:40 (Press Release) - Sirromet Wines Holden Commodore driver Paul Morris overcame bent steering after contact with another car to finish ninth in today's opening race in the second round of the V8 Supercar Championship at Pukekohe in New Zealand. more...

Murphy grabs opening victory at Pukekohe
19/4/2005 13:39 (Press Release) - New Zealand’s favourite motoring son, Greg Murphy took out the opening race at the PlaceMakers V8 International at Pukekohe Park Raceway today. more...

Tough day for HSV's Kelly and Tander
19/4/2005 13:36 (Press Release) - It was a "one step forward, two steps backwards" sort of day for the Holden Special Vehicles Dealer Team's Rick Kelly and Garth Tander in Race 1 of the Placemakers V8 International at Pukekohe today. more...