report few problems - 7th January 2007
(Credit: The Sydney Morning Herald)
premier car festival, Summernats, came to an end with
police reporting few problems on the streets of Canberra
for the duration of the event.
had threatened hoons their cars could be confiscated
if they were caught misbehaving on public roads.
the threat combined with rains on Saturday meant there
were few problems.
spokesman for ACT police said crowds had been generally
well behaved both inside the event and around Canberra.
event manager Dale Brittain said this year had been
one of the most successful, although the attendance
of 100,401 over four days was down on the record 119,000
set three years ago.
behaviour has been fantastic and ACT police said they
were very happy with how things went," he said.
quality of the cars was outstanding - probably the
best they have ever been."
said the event had been more family focused this year,
with more women coming to the event than in past years.