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Couldn't find a thread about other auto racing in general (such as rally racing or endurance racing), so figured I'd start one.  I don't expect there to be much traffic here (pun intended), because people only seem interested in the big auto races, but the little ones deserve some love too.

 

Because racecar spelled backwards.  :bigblush:

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-formula-e-race-cancelled-1.6428658

 

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Vancouver Formula E race cancelled

The 2022 event, which was to take place Canada Day in Vancouver has been cancelled

CBC News · Posted: Apr 22, 2022 6:35 PM PT | Last Updated: April 22
 
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Organizers of a Formula E race that was set to take place in Vancouver over the Canada Day weekend have decided to pull the plug, cancelling the event, with the possibility of rescheduling it in 2023. (Canadian E-Fest)

 

An electric race car event known as Formula E and three days of related events that were set to take place in Vancouver this summer have been cancelled, according to the company promoting the event.

 

"OSS Group has had to make the incredibly difficult decision to postpone Canadian E-Fest until 2023," the company's public relations representative said in written statement on Friday.

 

As of Friday evening, the Canadian E-Fest website was still marketing the event, which was set to include a concert headlined by Canadian band Nickelback, as well as a two-day conference on sustainability with former Mexican president Felipe Calderón as a keynote speaker.

 

The main event was to be a Formula E race, taking place on a track around the north and east sides of False Creek.

 

"The City of Vancouver confirms that today One Stop Strategy Group Inc. (OSS) has elected to exercise its rights under the Host City Agreement to postpone the Formula E Event," a spokesperson for the City of Vancouver said in a short emailed statement.

 

The statement said that OSS Group and city officials would continue to work together to announce a new date for the event. 

 

The event promoter said it would communicate with ticket holders to "inform their options."

In 2017, Montreal city officials announced they would pull the plug on a Formula E race that was set to take place in that city the following year.

 

The mayor said the event was "headed straight for a financial fiasco," and that taxpayers would be on the hook for $35 million. 

 

Formula E isn't the organizer of the Vancouver event, though it appears to have a degree of oversight with regard to the OSS Group-promoted race, which is part of the Formula E series.

I wonder if Nickelback headlining the race's concert was the real reason for the race cancellation... :bigblush:

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4 hours ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

Moto GP?

Isle of Man TT?

 

 

Isle of Man is the gnarliest road bike race on the planet. 

 

My dad raced there in the late 40's before coming out to Aus.

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On 4/23/2022 at 6:03 PM, Ilunga said:

Isle of Man is the gnarliest road bike race on the planet. 

 

My dad raced there in the late 40's before coming out to Aus.

Your Dad gets total respect. I'd take it on a slow trip. But when they go all out on those twisty Island roads. It's insane. 

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1 hour ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

Your Dad gets total respect. I'd take it on a slow trip. But when they go all out on those twisty Island roads. It's insane. 

My dad was a very unassuming man however he loved his motorcycles and going fast. 

 

This is what one of the greatest road bike racers of all time thinks about the races at the Ilse of Man 

 

https://www.bikesrepublic.com/news/bulletin/rossi-isle-of-man-tt-is-too-dangerous/

 

 

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On 4/23/2022 at 10:24 AM, 6of1_halfdozenofother said:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-formula-e-race-cancelled-1.6428658

 

I wonder if Nickelback headlining the race's concert was the real reason for the race cancellation... :bigblush:

A follow-up to this story, this time reported by Global News:

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Vancouver was originally slated to play host to its first-ever E-Prix race on the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship circuit on July 2.

 

The event was suddenly cancelled in April, when the OSS Group said it had made the “incredibly difficult decision” to “postpone” the Canadian E-Fest to 2023.

 

The event had already sold an estimated 30,000 tickets at the time.

(Excerpt from https://globalnews.ca/news/8929970/vancouver-formula-e-future/ - full story discusses more about the actual dropping of the event from the Formula E official calendar for next year.)

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