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Summernats report few problems - 7th January 2007
(Credit: The Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia's premier car festival, Summernats, came to an end with police reporting few problems on the streets of Canberra for the duration of the event.

Police had threatened hoons their cars could be confiscated if they were caught misbehaving on public roads.

But the threat combined with rains on Saturday meant there were few problems.

A spokesman for ACT police said crowds had been generally well behaved both inside the event and around Canberra.

Summernats 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.

"Crowd behaviour has been fantastic and ACT police said they were very happy with how things went," he said.

"The quality of the cars was outstanding - probably the best they have ever been."

He said the event had been more family focused this year, with more women coming to the event than in past years.

 

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