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Title: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on July 16, 2010, 10:29:44 PM
Channel 7 have bought the rights to an Australian version of The Amazing Race, according to an article in the Saturday edition of The Herald Sun.  :yess:

I'll put up the full piece later.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: GonzaloChileno on July 16, 2010, 11:09:45 PM
Australia? sounds cool!!!  :jam: :hearts: :jumpy: :wohoo:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on July 16, 2010, 11:25:12 PM
Okay, full article, copied from the News & Entertainment section "Confidential"

Race is on for local version

An Aussie version of The Amazing Race is travelling full steam ahead to our shores.

Channel 7 has bought the US format for the highly successful reality adventure series, where Australian teams will race around by any means possible to capture the grand prize.

It has not yet been confirmed whether competing Aussie twosomes will be charging around the world, or just their own vast backyard.

A network insider said the show was in pre-production, and Seven heavyweights were working out the finer details of the local version.

A host for the show is still being decided, but there is hope Emmy award-winning New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan - who has hosted the US series since its inception - will be involved.

It is believed other names under consideration for the hosting role include Dancing With The Stars' Daniel MacPherson and Seven's Grant Denyer.

A celebrity spin-off show is also being considered.

The US version of The Amazing Race has a cult following Down Under. Sydney and Brisbane (And Fremantle! And Broome!  :groan:)  were used as pit stops in past seasons of the series.

It is believed Seven is prepared to invest heavily in creating a series that mirrors the successs of the international version.

Meanwhile, Melbourne-shot pilot Winners and Losers has been given the green light by Seven to go into production as a series.

The female-centric drama stars McLeod's Daughters' Michala Banas, All Saints' Virginia Gay, Dancing With The Stars' Blair McDonough (Blair was also the runner up on the first series of BBOz) and Melbourne model-turned-actor Scott McGregor

Herald Sun, Saturday, July 17 2010
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Dånooky on July 17, 2010, 12:00:17 AM
Good luck applying
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on July 17, 2010, 12:03:52 AM
Yeah.

If I disappear for a month for a "Travel Documentary" y'all know where I've gone :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: GonzaloChileno on July 17, 2010, 12:21:24 AM
Is that article on the Herald Sun website?
If yes, please give me a link....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on July 17, 2010, 12:24:29 AM
Its not on the website, or if it is, I couldn't find it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: GonzaloChileno on July 17, 2010, 12:26:58 AM
Its not on the website, or if it is, I couldn't find it.

Well, i couldn't find it neither..... thanks anyways  :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: GonzaloChileno on July 17, 2010, 12:51:41 AM
Here it is.... i took it from The Herald Sun Smart Edition.....
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20Australia/TARAustralia2.png)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 17, 2010, 04:23:45 PM
Australasia, I'd rather because then NZ'ers could also come and do it!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on July 17, 2010, 08:28:31 PM
not to be offensive here, i seriously hope that the host will be phil, go phil.  :wohoo:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: David on July 17, 2010, 08:48:22 PM
I want a TAREurope too!

Congrats to Australia people! Join it asap! I'd do it too! :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Paron on July 17, 2010, 11:29:52 PM
I want a TAREurope too!
There was gonna be one.  It never got past pre-production.

Looks like when this one finally gets rolling, Coutzy's gonna have his/her hands full.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on July 18, 2010, 12:46:40 AM
I want a TAREurope too!
There was gonna be one.  It never got past pre-production.

Looks like when this one finally gets rolling, Coutzy's gonna have his/her hands full.

:lol3: I'll either be on it, or following it in my car :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: apskip on July 18, 2010, 07:11:09 AM
I want a TAREurope too!
There was gonna be one.  It never got past pre-production.

Looks like when this one finally gets rolling, Coutzy's gonna have his/her hands full.

:lol3: I'll either be on it, or following it in my car :lol3:

Last I looked it is perhaps 2500 driving miles from Melbourne to Perth and 2140 driving miles from Melbourne to Cairns in northern Queensland. That's a lot of driving unless it the race stays just in New South Wales, which I believe you would agree is highly unlikely.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: redskevin88 on July 18, 2010, 07:25:40 PM
I want a TAREurope too!
There was gonna be one.  It never got past pre-production.

Looks like when this one finally gets rolling, Coutzy's gonna have his/her hands full.

Cotuzy is a HE.... his real name starts with s... boy's name

Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Dånooky on July 19, 2010, 12:31:17 PM
I want a TAREurope too!
There was gonna be one.  It never got past pre-production.

Looks like when this one finally gets rolling, Coutzy's gonna have his/her hands full.

:lol3: I'll either be on it, or following it in my car :lol3:

Last I looked it is perhaps 2500 driving miles from Melbourne to Perth and 2140 driving miles from Melbourne to Cairns in northern Queensland. That's a lot of driving unless it the race stays just in New South Wales, which I believe you would agree is highly unlikely.
If he's got the drive and starts an online petition for gas money I would chip in :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on July 19, 2010, 12:33:11 PM
I want a TAREurope too!
There was gonna be one.  It never got past pre-production.

Looks like when this one finally gets rolling, Coutzy's gonna have his/her hands full.

:lol3: I'll either be on it, or following it in my car :lol3:

Last I looked it is perhaps 2500 driving miles from Melbourne to Perth and 2140 driving miles from Melbourne to Cairns in northern Queensland. That's a lot of driving unless it the race stays just in New South Wales, which I believe you would agree is highly unlikely.
If he's got the drive and starts an online petition for gas money I would chip in :lol:

I think my car would give up somewhere around Ballarat.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on July 20, 2010, 02:44:42 PM
From http://www.mediaspy.org/report/2010/07/19/seven-to-produce-the-amazing-race-australia/

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Seven to produce The Amazing Race Australia

Jul 19

Television,Television Programmes

The Seven Network has purchased the international format rights to the highly successful reality adventure series, The Amazing Race.

A network insider confirmed the program was in pre-production, and that executives were  discussing the finer details, the Herald Sun reports.

The local version will see teams of two race across the country in a number of challenges to secure the grand prize. It is unknown whether competing contestants will also travel internationally.

A presenter for the show hasn’t been settled on yet, however, there is speculation that Phil Keoghan will be involved. The Emmy award-winning New Zealand television personality has hosted the original American series since its inception.

Other names being considered for the hosting role include network personalities Grant Denyer and Daniel MacPherson.

It is understood that Seven is prepared to invest significantly in the local version, attempting to create a program that mirrors the success of the international series. Additionally, a celebrity spin-off of the show is believed to be in consideration.


I will likely kill somebody if they choose to go for a "Celebrity" version instead of allowing me onto the show.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Mug Costanza on July 21, 2010, 01:13:36 AM
From http://www.mediaspy.org/report/2010/07/19/seven-to-produce-the-amazing-race-australia/

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Seven to produce The Amazing Race Australia

Jul 19

Television,Television Programmes

The Seven Network has purchased the international format rights to the highly successful reality adventure series, The Amazing Race.

A network insider confirmed the program was in pre-production, and that executives were  discussing the finer details, the Herald Sun reports.

The local version will see teams of two race across the country in a number of challenges to secure the grand prize. It is unknown whether competing contestants will also travel internationally.

A presenter for the show hasn’t been settled on yet, however, there is speculation that Phil Keoghan will be involved. The Emmy award-winning New Zealand television personality has hosted the original American series since its inception.

Other names being considered for the hosting role include network personalities Grant Denyer and Daniel MacPherson.

It is understood that Seven is prepared to invest significantly in the local version, attempting to create a program that mirrors the success of the international series. Additionally, a celebrity spin-off of the show is believed to be in consideration.


I will likely kill somebody if they choose to go for a "Celebrity" version instead of allowing me onto the show.

I hear ya, man. At least they said "additionally", and it's right at the end of the article, almost making it seem like a second thought. I'm sure there'd be a huge uproar from Amazing Race fans all over the world if they didn't have a civilian version.

(Then again, the American version is more or less a celebrity edition as it is...  :groan: I'm still holding out hope I'll make it on the show when I apply in a few years.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 05, 2010, 08:03:12 AM
Applications are up!  :wohoo:

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-amazing-race/

One of the questions on the application - "I am available for 5 weeks between September and December 2010"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2010, 08:22:58 AM
AND apps are due before Sept 6...and

COUTZY!!   You only have to be 18 to apply!! :hearts:

The app is VERY similar to the US TAR apps...but this is new :o


Do you have a personal website or a homepage on any social networking site such as
facebook, myspace or bebo?  Yes  No
If yes, provide the link to the site/s:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on August 05, 2010, 09:00:34 AM
I best start cleaning up my facebook... Wouldn't want anything on there that might hurt my chances.  :ascared
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Mug Costanza on August 05, 2010, 12:55:54 PM
I like how the application asks how many blank pages you have in your passport. Makes me think this won't be a strictly domestic Race. :yess:

(And Coutzy, you should definitely go for it. :tup: )
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on August 05, 2010, 10:54:14 PM
Yes, its true! Channel 7 in Australia are going to do an Amazing Race Australia. They will travel around the world too!

Application forms close September 6. Looks to be travel between September and December 2010.

Details can be found here: http://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-amazing-race/
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on August 05, 2010, 11:25:26 PM
The beauty of the American version is that the contestants they pick have no idea about world travel, which makes for funny TV. Problem is that Australians love to travel so bascially you will get a lot of people apply who have already travelled a lot and are interested in TAR because of their love for travel, not just to be on a reality show.

Channel 7 have a knack of destorying original shows. Australian version of Surviour was a disaster. Also the choice of host could be bad too. I hope Phil signs up, because Channel 7 hosts are awful.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Slowhatch on August 14, 2010, 01:52:18 AM
Promo here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3gkqFlBq0g). If I'm reading the credits right, it's a tv promo, not a web promo. Trivia: while the USA version zooms into Manhattan, the AUS promo zooms into the Opera House.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on August 14, 2010, 02:58:27 AM
Promo here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3gkqFlBq0g). If I'm reading the credits right, it's a tv promo, not a web promo. Trivia: while the USA version zooms into Manhattan, the AUS promo zooms into the Opera House.

Thanks Slowhatch! I've been keeping an eye on Channel 7 but haven't caught this ad yet.

Phil having a sound bite makes me hopeful.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on August 14, 2010, 03:05:39 AM
Too nice not to post!

Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: The Queen V on August 14, 2010, 04:05:40 AM
does this mean that phil would probably host this?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on August 14, 2010, 05:13:56 AM
looks like it, it will be super duper cool to see phil hosting this, someone please confirm this, hopefully it turns out to be phil
does this mean that phil would probably host this?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on August 14, 2010, 07:56:11 AM
Several recent articles have been speculating about that, nothing firm yet. Check Phil's thread as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on August 15, 2010, 10:58:56 AM
Oh NOOOOOO!!

SO sorry Coutzy!!  :'( :'( :'(

The application has been revised, new word is teams must be over 21!!


Application guidelines:

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1. Teams of two are required for "The Amazing Race Australia"
2. Team members must have a pre-existing personal relationship. e.g. friends, relatives, partners, colleagues etc
3. Both team members must complete a separate application form
4. You must complete all questions
5. All required documents, photographs and videos must be submitted
6. Teams must submit all parts of their application together as one package
7. Both team members must be over 21 years of age on the day of application
8. Both team members must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident for at least 2 years to participate
9. Both team members must hold valid passports
10. Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions on the application form
11. You will only hear from us if you have been selected to attend an audition
12. Applications close 6:00pm Monday 6 September
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on August 17, 2010, 02:52:35 AM
Oh damn it, I wish NZ could have one at a time where I was of the right age. I always hoped for TAR Australasia. Not just Oz. Phil's Kiwi, he should host NZ Version!!!! I'm so jealous. I'm also saddened that you couldn't try because of the rule change Coutzy!

But please have a TAR NZ like Auzzie with world-travel when I'm 18/21, I'd say it'd be 18 here because our rules are a bit different
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on August 18, 2010, 06:26:45 PM
does this mean that phil would probably host this?
No it doesn't comfirm he will be hosting it. Phil did some quick TV promo's for Channel 7 in Australia from when they went to Perth in Season 9. He is on Rotnest Island off Perth when he recorded this way back in TAR9.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on August 21, 2010, 08:05:12 PM
Ben Cousins to host The Amazing Race?
Aug 22



With The Amazing Race Australia set to go into production next month, a number of names have been floated as potential hosts, including reformed drug addict and AFL star Ben Cousins.

Among other names believed to be in contention are Seven Network stars Daniel MacPherson, Tom Williams and Luke Jacobz.

The Sunday Telegraph reports a well-placed source confirmed the network was looking at the controversial footballer for the hosting role.

“There’s a definite belief he could do it. Sure. He was outstanding last week, and plus he brings women onboard. He has this real James Dean feel to him,” said the source.

Cousins is said to have been well received during an in-house screening of his documentary, which will go to air on Seven next week.

However, Cousins is yet to be signed to the network, and it is believed Daniel Macpherson is currently running as favourite to host the reality series.

“Dan’s proven himself as one of the best hosts – blokes like him, women love him. He’s a strong starter for this.”

New Zealand born Phil Keoghan, who hosts the US version of the show has also been named amongst rumoured hosts for the local version.

More than 100,000 people have visited the official casting website for the show, which is set to go into production in September.


 SOURCE (http://www.mediaspy.org/report/2010/08/22/ben-cousins-to-host-the-amazing-race/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ben-cousins-to-host-the-amazing-race)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on August 25, 2010, 07:25:50 AM
Ew. Americans, that news is basically the equivalent of Phil getting fired and replaced with Tiger Woods.

One rumour I heard out of Channel Seven is that Jay Laga'aia (a Maori actor with a somewhat similar backstory to Phil, most recognisable to non-Antipodeans as Commander Typho from the Star Wars prequels) is hosting.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on September 07, 2010, 03:51:32 AM
From the website-

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The application period has been extended until 6pm Friday 17 September!

Still gotta be 21 though...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tinlizzy on September 12, 2010, 09:58:55 AM
I am so excited to hear about TAR - Australia! Can't wait to watch!! :jumpy:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 18, 2010, 12:40:01 PM
Usually they delay the broadcast of the US version of TAR by months in Australia right? Looks like they'll only be 4 days delayed this season.
I speculate that this is because they don't want the US version to overlap with the premiere of TAR AUS in 2011.

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Great news for lovers of  The Amazing Race, Channel Seven will be fast tracking the latest series from the USA. Phil Keoghan will standing on the pitstop for the 17th series of this very popular reality show.

The show will premiere on Thursday 30 September at 8.30pm.
http://www.realityravings.com/2010/09/18/the-amazing-race-series-17-to-be-fast-tracked-from-us/
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on September 18, 2010, 12:56:54 PM
As of right now, applications are officially closed (Further extensions nonwithstanding)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on September 18, 2010, 01:01:43 PM
Usually they delay the broadcast of the US version of TAR by months in Australia right? Looks like they'll only be 4 days delayed this season.
I speculate that this is because they don't want the US version to overlap with the premiere of TAR AUS in 2011.

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Great news for lovers of  The Amazing Race, Channel Seven will be fast tracking the latest series from the USA. Phil Keoghan will standing on the pitstop for the 17th series of this very popular reality show.

The show will premiere on Thursday 30 September at 8.30pm.
http://www.realityravings.com/2010/09/18/the-amazing-race-series-17-to-be-fast-tracked-from-us/

As for the delays, it depends on the season. We got allstars before 10, and then season 12 came almost 2 years after, but season 13 through 16 were only a few weeks out.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on September 21, 2010, 12:35:39 AM
Yeah, aside from the time they split the TAR9 premiere into two episodes (and put a two-week gap in between, making it out of synch with the US as usual), this is the first time we've seen an episode in the same week since TAR1.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on September 21, 2010, 02:11:50 AM
Usually they delay the broadcast of the US version of TAR by months in Australia right? Looks like they'll only be 4 days delayed this season.
I speculate that this is because they don't want the US version to overlap with the premiere of TAR AUS in 2011.

Quote
Great news for lovers of  The Amazing Race, Channel Seven will be fast tracking the latest series from the USA. Phil Keoghan will standing on the pitstop for the 17th series of this very popular reality show.

The show will premiere on Thursday 30 September at 8.30pm.
http://www.realityravings.com/2010/09/18/the-amazing-race-series-17-to-be-fast-tracked-from-us/

As for the delays, it depends on the season. We got allstars before 10, and then season 12 came almost 2 years after, but season 13 through 16 were only a few weeks out.

I'm a long time lurker here who finally joined up. You guys here do a wonderful job and I'm very impressed, there's no place out on the internet like this!

I'm so excited to see the Amazing Race come to Australia, I hope to participate on it soon and I know many people have gone crazy over it since the applications came out.

Coutzy, correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that season 14 was about six months behind the U.S? Though I remember season 15 wasn't too bad, Channel Seven did air double episodes each week allowing us to see the finale about a week or so behind the actual airing in the U.S.

But yes, Channel Seven stuffed the order up for allstars and season 10, we heard about Dustin and Kandice's and David and Mary's previous race results before we had even seen it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on September 21, 2010, 03:09:02 AM
Usually they delay the broadcast of the US version of TAR by months in Australia right? Looks like they'll only be 4 days delayed this season.
I speculate that this is because they don't want the US version to overlap with the premiere of TAR AUS in 2011.

Quote
Great news for lovers of  The Amazing Race, Channel Seven will be fast tracking the latest series from the USA. Phil Keoghan will standing on the pitstop for the 17th series of this very popular reality show.

The show will premiere on Thursday 30 September at 8.30pm.
http://www.realityravings.com/2010/09/18/the-amazing-race-series-17-to-be-fast-tracked-from-us/

As for the delays, it depends on the season. We got allstars before 10, and then season 12 came almost 2 years after, but season 13 through 16 were only a few weeks out.

I'm a long time lurker here who finally joined up. You guys here do a wonderful job and I'm very impressed, there's no place out on the internet like this!

I'm so excited to see the Amazing Race come to Australia, I hope to participate on it soon and I know many people have gone crazy over it since the applications came out.

Coutzy, correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that season 14 was about six months behind the U.S? Though I remember season 15 wasn't too bad, Channel Seven did air double episodes each week allowing us to see the finale about a week or so behind the actual airing in the U.S.

But yes, Channel Seven stuffed the order up for allstars and season 10, we heard about Dustin and Kandice's and David and Mary's previous race results before we had even seen it.

Possibly- I haven't watched them on channel 7 since season 12. I've used, shall we say, "Other methods"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on September 21, 2010, 03:18:32 AM
Usually they delay the broadcast of the US version of TAR by months in Australia right? Looks like they'll only be 4 days delayed this season.
I speculate that this is because they don't want the US version to overlap with the premiere of TAR AUS in 2011.

Quote
Great news for lovers of  The Amazing Race, Channel Seven will be fast tracking the latest series from the USA. Phil Keoghan will standing on the pitstop for the 17th series of this very popular reality show.

The show will premiere on Thursday 30 September at 8.30pm.
http://www.realityravings.com/2010/09/18/the-amazing-race-series-17-to-be-fast-tracked-from-us/

As for the delays, it depends on the season. We got allstars before 10, and then season 12 came almost 2 years after, but season 13 through 16 were only a few weeks out.

I'm a long time lurker here who finally joined up. You guys here do a wonderful job and I'm very impressed, there's no place out on the internet like this!

I'm so excited to see the Amazing Race come to Australia, I hope to participate on it soon and I know many people have gone crazy over it since the applications came out.

Coutzy, correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that season 14 was about six months behind the U.S? Though I remember season 15 wasn't too bad, Channel Seven did air double episodes each week allowing us to see the finale about a week or so behind the actual airing in the U.S.

But yes, Channel Seven stuffed the order up for allstars and season 10, we heard about Dustin and Kandice's and David and Mary's previous race results before we had even seen it.

Possibly- I haven't watched them on channel 7 since season 12. I've used, shall we say, "Other methods"

 :lol3: I do the same, simply for the fact the programming is very inconsistant season to season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on September 21, 2010, 09:34:47 AM
:welcome: to RFF ovalorange! Always glad to have more Aussies here!!

 Hopefully you will be able to watch and then join us in the TAR 17 and TARA 4 fun!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on September 21, 2010, 03:25:57 PM
:welcome: to RFF ovalorange! Always glad to have more Aussies here!!

 Hopefully you will be able to watch and then join us in the TAR 17 and TARA 4 fun!!

 :waves: Thanks Peach!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on October 17, 2010, 01:36:09 AM
Any word on when this is starting? Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne starts would be the most likely! Ready to get my detective on  :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 17, 2010, 03:27:06 AM
Any word on when this is starting? Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne starts would be the most likely! Ready to get my detective on  :lol:

I have rough theories based on events they wouldn't want to clash with.

Theoretically (read- According to the application forms) The race could be run at any time between now and the end of December.

Realistically- They will not run the race through Christmas, and I think it would be doubtful that they would want to clash with the Melbourne Cup (Is that as big an event outside of Victoria?) since it is a big Channel 7 event. Assuming they would not want to clash with the Cup, that would rule out any start before the first week of November. They would also not want to run to deep into school holidays, when flights and entrance fees to several attractions almost double in price. This rules out a week or two leading up to Christmas.

I hypothesize that Phil/Ben/Tom/Whoever else Channel 7 is considering to host will be saying "Go!" in mid to late November (If I had to pick any one day, I would say the morning of the 16th, simply because I like the number)


As for the starting line, Channel 7 (The broadcasting aspect, anyway) is a based in the Docklands of Melbourne, so I would hazard a guess to say Melbourne is the most likely start city. Possible starting lines for Melbourne would include the MCG, Etihad Stadium, The Shrine of Rememberance, The King's Domain or the Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on October 17, 2010, 05:15:11 AM
"Well I'm pretty sure our local radio station CFM 100.7 DJ, "Burgo" is going on the race. He was hinting that his is going on holidays for 5 weeks overseas with a friend, and his co-host was saying "that's AMAZING" with the emphasis on AMAZING. He's leaving for Melbourne tomorrow. He was saying on air weeks ago that he is so excited about applying to go on the race, so I guess it must be about to start filming and he's in. Can't wait to watch it!"

SOURCE: http://au.messages.yahoo.com/tv/amazingrace/3290/

PS. This was 3 days ago. If this suspicion is in fact real than the race could be beginning Tuesday/Wednesday

Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 22, 2010, 09:58:30 AM
"Burgo" could well be John Burgess, who was a much more prominent celebrity in the late 90s. Burgo has been his nickname for a while.

A few things pulled from his twitter page (http://twitter.com/thejohnburgess):

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Have been in Sydney today,about to be involved in an exciting & worthwhile project, but I will need your help! Details to follow...
7:24 PM Oct 13th via TweetDeck

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Off to Sydney for CH.7 tomorrow,said to the agent"I want a round trip ticket"she said"To where?"I said "To here of course!"(Sorry,see u Fri)
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 7:40:26 PM via TweetDeck

Channel 7 is of course the network doing the race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 22, 2010, 11:35:01 AM
"Burgo" could well be John Burgess, who was a much more prominent celebrity in the late 90s. Burgo has been his nickname for a while.

A few things pulled from his twitter page (http://twitter.com/thejohnburgess):

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Have been in Sydney today,about to be involved in an exciting & worthwhile project, but I will need your help! Details to follow...
7:24 PM Oct 13th via TweetDeck

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Off to Sydney for CH.7 tomorrow,said to the agent"I want a round trip ticket"she said"To where?"I said "To here of course!"(Sorry,see u Fri)
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 7:40:26 PM via TweetDeck

Channel 7 is of course the network doing the race.

Is he a prominent enough celeb in Australia that he could be hosting the race instead of Phil?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 22, 2010, 11:49:19 AM
That thought did cross my mind, however I think his age more than anything will restrict him as he is pushing 70 and with all the work that goes into TAR, he may not be up to it.

Still, its something I'll be keeping an eye on in the next week or so.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: zacz on October 22, 2010, 10:25:07 PM
Any word on when this is starting? Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne starts would be the most likely! Ready to get my detective on  :lol:

I have rough theories based on events they wouldn't want to clash with.

Theoretically (read- According to the application forms) The race could be run at any time between now and the end of December.

Realistically- They will not run the race through Christmas, and I think it would be doubtful that they would want to clash with the Melbourne Cup (Is that as big an event outside of Victoria?) since it is a big Channel 7 event. Assuming they would not want to clash with the Cup, that would rule out any start before the first week of November. They would also not want to run to deep into school holidays, when flights and entrance fees to several attractions almost double in price. This rules out a week or two leading up to Christmas.

I hypothesize that Phil/Ben/Tom/Whoever else Channel 7 is considering to host will be saying "Go!" in mid to late November (If I had to pick any one day, I would say the morning of the 16th, simply because I like the number)


As for the starting line, Channel 7 (The broadcasting aspect, anyway) is a based in the Docklands of Melbourne, so I would hazard a guess to say Melbourne is the most likely start city. Possible starting lines for Melbourne would include the MCG, Etihad Stadium, The Shrine of Rememberance, The King's Domain or the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

From Australia here to (the west though). I agree with your startline prediction of Victoria however I don't think it is necessarily going to be in Melbourne. I wouldn't be surprised to have the startline a couple of hours out of melbourne in the country somewhere and have them have to drive to melbourne to get to the airport.

I also have to say I know one of the teams. I won't mention names as I don't want him or his family member who told us to get into trouble. I went to school with him and he is racing with his Aunty.

About when it will start I don't know but I suspect it will be VERY soon (your 16th of November prediction seems to be a little late to me) and I suspect it will begin before the end of October.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 22, 2010, 10:58:14 PM
From http://www.juiceegossip.com/2/post/2010/10/amazing-race-australia-auditions-grant-denyer-and-luke-jacobz-also-potential-hosts.html

(20th October)

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A source has revealed exclusively to Juicee Gossip that the second round of auditions have been taking place for The Amazing Race Australia since September and are expected to be wrapped up soon. Those who have made it to the next stage of the casting call have signed confidentiality agreements and cannot provide further information about the audition process. Although some people have been quite vocal on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, leading to speculation as to who has been cast, we have opted not to post the identities of these people however. The show is expected to be filmed sometime between October and December.

It is also rumoured that Grant Denyer and Luke Jacobz are potential Amazing Race Australia hosts. Grant is perhaps best known as the Sunrise Weather Man and current host of Iron Chef Australia.  We're not sure on the eligibility of either men yet, although both seem to be currently hosting other shows.

Grant Denyer will not be hosting the show, as per his tweet:

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Not hosting Amazing Race as far as I know. Have u seen these legs? I take 2 steps 2 everyone's single step. Amazing marathon!

Ex-footballer Matthew Richardson is the latest name to be put through the rumor mill, but I think it is unlikely that he will be involved.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 23, 2010, 09:38:40 PM
Unless channel 7 gave him access to his blackberry on the race, and the race has been going through American exclusively, Burgo, aka Ryan Burgess, will not be on AusTAR (At least, not yet) He has been very active on his twitter page (http://api.twitter.com/burgolive) and by all accounts is just on a holiday.

And a picture of Burgo in NY on the 22nd. http://twitpic.com/2zsfiy
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 25, 2010, 09:08:36 PM
Richardson was an 3aw radio today, so I called in and asked him about TAR. His reply was "That's news to me, but it sounds like a nice job"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 26, 2010, 07:22:13 AM
More from John Burgess (http://twitter.com/thejohnburgess)

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Getting very nervous about upcoming announcement,next w/e.I will need all the help I can get guys,to carry this off,details to follow!
3:51 PM Oct 24th via TweetDeck

It seems we shall know in a few days time what his big announcement is. Remember he met with Channel 7 reps on October 21st.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on October 28, 2010, 12:00:33 AM
Is it possible Phil could do back-to-back shootings of Australia's version and TAR18? Allan did it with China Rush and TARA4.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 28, 2010, 03:21:03 PM
They won't be back-to-back.  ;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: zacz on October 29, 2010, 06:23:54 AM
Why do I have a feeling you know something we don't peach  :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 29, 2010, 06:58:45 AM
Why do I have a feeling you know something we don't peach  :lol:

Because she always does :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on October 31, 2010, 07:50:10 AM
So, John Burgess has made his announcement (And I use the term VERY loosely)

He's growing a moustache for Movember.  :killme:

So I think we can all agree that this was a gigantic waste of time and should never be spoken of again.  :carryon:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on October 31, 2010, 04:19:20 PM
A user on the Australian Media Spy forums has posted a message that he read a "cryptic message" in Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper classified section dated Friday 29th October 2010. Quote: "Hurry Amazing Racers to Old Melbourne Gaol."
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 31, 2010, 04:42:19 PM
The old read the paper for your clue?

The only prob is that we do not think the race is underway just yet.

Soon, but not yet... :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on October 31, 2010, 05:00:50 PM
The old read the paper for your clue?

Don't expect any new ideas from Channel Seven. They will try stick to the original formula and probably repeat tasks from the US version. They are also the masters of cross promotion and product placement. So if the newspaper idea is real, I'm sure they would have done an advertising deal with the Sun Hearld beforehand...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on October 31, 2010, 06:21:42 PM
Another comment put on the Yahoo Australia, Amazing Race forums:

The *****is going to be on the Amazing Race!!!!


I am removing this to protect the racer...teams ID's BEFORE the race starts are at risk of being dumped. Repost the sec the race leaves, okay?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 31, 2010, 06:37:11 PM
GREAT info, looks real...but hold off a little bit longer, okay?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on October 31, 2010, 07:15:54 PM
GREAT info, looks real...but hold off a little bit longer, okay?

Okay, no worries, but this is on the official Channel 7/Yahoo, Amazing Race thread so obviously if its real, Channel 7 don't care. I will try do some more investigations in the meantime.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 31, 2010, 07:17:59 PM
Send me the link in a PM, okay? We try not to release any names before the race starts on general principles, but once they are sequestered or underway it should be okay...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on October 31, 2010, 10:45:20 PM
A user on the Australian Media Spy forums has posted a message that he read a "cryptic message" in Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper classified section dated Friday 29th October 2010. Quote: "Hurry Amazing Racers to Old Melbourne Gaol."

It's there, all right. Top right of Page 93, a teeny-tiny two line ad which happens to be just two columns over from a large ad for a *** store. Wonder how they're going to shoot (pun not intended) around this?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 01, 2010, 12:00:49 AM
A user on the Australian Media Spy forums has posted a message that he read a "cryptic message" in Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper classified section dated Friday 29th October 2010. Quote: "Hurry Amazing Racers to Old Melbourne Gaol."

It's there, all right. Top right of Page 93, a teeny-tiny two line ad which happens to be just two columns over from a large ad for a *** store. Wonder how they're going to shoot (pun not intended) around this?
I have sources that have direct contact with Channel 7 who unfortunately confirm that filming for the race had not started yet as of Friday 29th October. Maybe the clue in the newspaper was a test? Either that or something to throw us spoilers off the scent.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2010, 12:08:12 AM
The old read the paper for your clue?

The only prob is that we do not think the race is underway just yet.

Soon, but not yet... :duno:

Good, we are all in agreement. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 01, 2010, 03:50:29 PM
So, John Burgess has made his announcement (And I use the term VERY loosely)

He's growing a moustache for Movember.  :killme:

So I think we can all agree that this was a gigantic waste of time and should never be spoken of again.  :carryon:
My opinion of Mr. Burgess has grown now that I know he's a Mo man too!
Maybe we should start a new topic for the the amazing race know as Movemeber...
Global Summary
Country        Registrations          Amount Raised (CAD)
Canada         51,373                 $1,727,611
Australia      76,291                 $1,674,882
United Kingdom 61,075                 $1,148,299
United States  31,698                   $645,657
Ireland         6,165                    $75,279
New Zealand     5,297                    $40,064


Australia leads in registrations but Canada leads in money raised...

http://ca.movember.com

p.s. PM me if you'd like to contribute to Prostate Cancer Canada and my Mo Space!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ElevatorBones on November 01, 2010, 07:02:34 PM
Could just be me, but there seems to be an interesting amount of activity on the MCG webcam today.

And it is Melbourne Cup day today. A poignant day to kick off, no?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 01, 2010, 08:25:31 PM
Could just be me, but there seems to be an interesting amount of activity on the MCG webcam today.

And it is Melbourne Cup day today. A poignant day to kick off, no?


They are getting the MCG ready for the Australia vs. Sri Lanka cricket match, on tomorrow.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2010, 10:03:19 PM
:welcome2: to RFF, ElevatorBones! :waves:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 02, 2010, 10:58:46 PM
The old read the paper for your clue?

The only prob is that we do not think the race is underway just yet.

Soon, but not yet... :duno:

Good, we are all in agreement. :lol:

They can't be holding off much longer, then -- otherwise they'll either be racing over Christmas or risk ending at some point in the annual local heatwave. And Seven's lawyers are absolutely NOT going to let them risk someone collapsing with heatstroke.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 02, 2010, 11:34:35 PM
Not much longer at all. ;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Cocoa on November 03, 2010, 01:00:14 AM
TAR Aussie! I hope it makes a good showcase of Australia (because, sorry but IMO, Australia is kinda neutral except the Aborigines part, but I know it's very colorful). I hope my view towards Australia be changed. :tup:

P.S. Sorry if I offended Aussies, but I didn't mean to offend anyone! :kuss: :hugs:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 03, 2010, 01:23:36 AM
I wonder. Could the newspaper thing have been done in advance to force teams to go to one specific newsstand (which just conveniently happens to have spare copies on hand)? Otherwise they could just go anywhere and buy it, even if they were in one of the outer suburbs or something. And maybe this was easier than organising completely mocked-up newspapers?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 03, 2010, 10:11:03 PM
Or someone is having some fun. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 03, 2010, 10:35:25 PM
The more I think about it, though, the more I'm convinced it was real and they've somehow managed to do the near-impossible by avoiding spoilers for a week.

I was at Old Melbourne Gaol (now a museum, and less than a block away from where I am right now) this morning, and the person I spoke to mentioned a Ned Kelly-related function on the Thursday night, telling me they had to clean everything up quickly because of "a very early start" on Friday morning, then quickly backtracking. The problem? It doesn't open to the public until 9:30am weekdays, which could hardly be considered "very early".
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 04, 2010, 09:30:09 AM
Wonder if the grounding of Qantas A380s is going to have an effect - not seeing many flight cancellations yet...
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Qantas - never crashed...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: DrRox on November 04, 2010, 06:31:20 PM
Just saw this tweet.....

The Amazing Race kicks off http://yfrog.com/5d46fdcj
about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck


tweeter is from Melbourne
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 04, 2010, 07:05:11 PM
That's at the MCG. Gate 5, if I'm not mistaken. (It's the area where everybody parks on the grass and pays through the nose for it, at least)

Seems strange that somebody could get such a clear and close up photo of it though.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 04, 2010, 07:46:47 PM
Statue in the background is of cricketer Dennis Lille out side the Melbourne Cricket Ground (the MCG).

See photos attached.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 04, 2010, 08:20:00 PM
The MCG webcam is not giving much away. Pointing into the empty stands. Apparently helicopters overhead posted on Twitter, lots of activity.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 04, 2010, 10:54:18 PM
Teams and crew spotted at Melbourne airport http://yfrog.com/4jtl1wlj

Looks like cowboy males, and middle aged man and wife couple.

This is definately in the international terminal. Ground staff look very orange which would suggest Jetstar airlines?? There are 2 possible Jetstar flights left today. One is Christchurch, New Zealand at 17:55. The other is Denpasar, Bali Indonesia at 18:45.

I would maybe pick Christchurch since there is an Air New Zealand flight that leaves 25 minutes after the Jetstar flight. Could be a race to get first flight scenario.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 04, 2010, 11:32:00 PM
My source from TV blog website has said that they were filming in South Melbourne / Albert Park today also. Could they have done some tasks before getting on the flight tonight??

Also expect an announcement about the host of the show in the press tomorrow.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 04, 2010, 11:36:32 PM
Sure!

Oh I love TAR days!:hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on November 05, 2010, 12:27:20 AM
I count more than 7 cars waiting, so I don't think there would be only 7 teams.

I also find it strange there are no clues or fanny packs with those bags. I would have thought that the bags and clues would be placed inside the stadium to avoid suspicion.  :duno: Do we know if the photo of the bags and cars were taken close to the starting time?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 05, 2010, 12:29:40 AM
Go the live thread, all is there!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on November 05, 2010, 12:30:38 AM
Go the live thread, all is there!

Thanks, I just saw it  :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 05, 2010, 07:42:31 AM
Since we know Bali, lets look for some things to do:

First off, I think they will head to the Bali Bombing memorial and/or Peace Park.

In Ubud, they have the Ubud Monkey Forest. (A sacred nature reserve located near the southern end of Jalan Monkey Forest. It houses a temple and approximately 340 Crab-eating Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) monkeys.)

Nearby The Moon of Pejeng, in Pejeng, is the largest single-cast bronze kettle drum in the world.

Kuta beach is also a tourism hotspot in southern Bali.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on November 05, 2010, 12:10:52 PM
i which we could to follow obby only hope i hope but aint country have volcants happing
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 05, 2010, 12:58:42 PM
http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2010/11/grant-bowler-to-host-amazing-race-australia.html

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Minor Spoilers: Grant Bowler will host The Amazing Race Australia.

As tipped, the host was announced today following the beginning of filming in Melbourne yesterday.

The former Mole host and actor was one name rumoured to be in line for the role. US host Phil Keoghan was the hot favourite.

“I was a bit burned out recently and doing something like The Amazing Race breaks things up for me,” Bowler said.

“It’s such an exciting show to be part of.”

The Aussie teams are already overseas, rumoured to now be in Bali.

“This is such a big show. No one’s been more surprised than me that I’ve been asked to do these hosting jobs,” said Bowler.

“But I love it. It’s human psychology at work.”

Bowler should prove a winner for this one. Be careful what you take through customs guys!

Source: Herald Sun, RealityFanForum

The Bali info is from us, awesome job guys!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 05, 2010, 01:07:23 PM
Bowler is a very good choice for host- He successfully hosted The Mole for 4 seasons, and now hosts Border Security: Australia's Front Line. Great choice by Seven.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: gsrqh on November 05, 2010, 05:05:07 PM
Bowler is a very good choice for host- He successfully hosted The Mole for 4 seasons, and now hosts Border Security: Australia's Front Line. Great choice by Seven.

Definitely wanted Phil to host, but Grant is an excellent choice!!   Soooo glad it wasn't Grant Denyer or Ben Cousins! :yess: :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 05, 2010, 05:08:16 PM
Grant Bowler, from NZ Outrageous Fortune? O.K, I haven't seen him host a Reality TV Show...apart from Border Security, he seems like a different choice, but I'm sure he'll do well!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on November 05, 2010, 06:23:15 PM
Not able to get through to Jetstar via phone. Can anyone actually go in?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ABCKid on November 05, 2010, 06:34:08 PM
I am really happy that Grant Bowler is the host of The Amazing Race Australia.. He was fantastic on The Mole and i know that he will be great on The Amazing Race.. Thank goodness it was not a football player or some other seven personality!! :D
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Levi Rinno on November 05, 2010, 06:40:20 PM
Oh, Australia's already taping?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 05, 2010, 06:48:56 PM
Jetstar airlines do a lot of advertising on Channel 7. Considering they all went to Bali on Jetstar (possibly they did a commerical deal with them), I am going to predict that they will come back to Australia on Jetstar in the final leg. Possible destinations before they come back to Australia are, Osaka, Tokyo, Ho Chi Min, Phuket, Bangkok, Singapore, Honolulu, Christchurch, Auckland, Fiji. Considering they are already in Asia now, they could come through USA, or New Zealand.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on November 05, 2010, 10:29:34 PM
I'm thinking since it has been Melbourne to Bali then it would be 2nd last stop mainland USA then Hawaii/New Zealand (or both) and to Sydney OR Brisbane to finish.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Mug Costanza on November 05, 2010, 10:32:23 PM
I've been wanting to see a foreign TAR franchise to a leg in mainland USA for so long. I really hope we get to see that. :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on November 05, 2010, 11:22:46 PM
(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/TARAusatMCGw13helicopterslg-1backpacks-2.jpg?t=1289017543)

What do you think these are? Could these possibly be backpacks?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 06, 2010, 09:10:37 AM
I am so excited to see that the race has kicked off! I really hope that this show is a success and lasts for many years, because I intend to send in my application on my 21st birthday, as a massive and crazed fan of this show! :wohoo:

Good luck to the Aussie racers, and I hope they come to Sydney for the finale and I hope I can catch a glimpse of them! :duno:

Can't wait to follow the great sleuth-work on this site, and I can't wait to see how much y'all will recover on this! :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 15, 2010, 07:09:09 AM
The restaurant mentioned in the spoiler thread, along with the Nelson Mandela Gateway.

Also located nearby is the Cape Town Stadium, which played a part in hosting the World Cup. However, I believe the Mandela Gateway is what teams were searching for.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: caper on November 15, 2010, 07:42:27 AM
???Pitstop - Rhode Memorial = Capetown :wohoo::
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 15, 2010, 07:47:32 AM
???Pitstop - Rhode Memorial = Capetown :wohoo::


That is definitely Grant Bowler at a Pit Stop mat.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on November 15, 2010, 07:51:31 AM
Address: Off M3, exit 8 Rondebosch, follow signs up the mountain.
Telephone: Restaurant: +27 (0) 21 689-9151
Opening hours: Restaurant Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00.

so it restraunt we talk can it be this pit stop maybe wrong
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: jerseydude on November 15, 2010, 08:21:42 AM
Since there are currently no sighting in J-burg, I speculated that maybe the just flew into J-burg and then went into the more rural surrounding areas. Sound logical?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 15, 2010, 04:18:22 PM
Since there are currently no sighting in J-burg, I speculated that maybe the just flew into J-burg and then went into the more rural surrounding areas. Sound logical?

Possibly. Maybe some safari type task on a private game park?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 15, 2010, 08:07:37 PM
Cape Town.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Mug Costanza on November 15, 2010, 09:37:01 PM
???Pitstop - Rhode Memorial = Capetown :wohoo::


That is definitely Grant Bowler at a Pit Stop mat.

Look at the picture on the mat, too. It's Australia-centered, rather than the typical world map Americans tend to think of.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 15, 2010, 09:53:12 PM
Cape Town.
Hi Peach, are you saying they may not have stopped to do a leg in or around Jo'berg and gone straight to Cape Town instead?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 15, 2010, 09:56:12 PM
I think you have to consider that as a possibility anyway? No sightings in Jo-berg and tons in Capetown? :duno:

Anyone looked into flights from Jo-berg to Capetown based on what we know and see what times they could arrive?

Work to be done.. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 15, 2010, 10:05:06 PM
I think you have to consider that as a possibility anyway? No sightings in Jo-berg and tons in Capetown? :duno:

Well there is evidence they arrived in "Africa" on 13th of November. Then spotted in Cape Town airport on the 15th. Thats a two day gap since they arrived. Surely a leg in between?

Also source said teams were asking for tickets to Jo'berg in Macau. They would normally ask for tickets to final destination if they wanted to go to Cape Town.  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: jerseydude on November 15, 2010, 10:19:53 PM
I think you have to consider that as a possibility anyway? No sightings in Jo-berg and tons in Capetown? :duno:

Well there is evidence they arrived in "Africa" on 13th of November. Then spotted in Cape Town airport on the 15th. Thats a two day gap since they arrived. Surely a leg in between?

Also source said teams were asking for tickets to Jo'berg in Macau. They would normally ask for tickets to final destination if they wanted to go to Cape Town.  :duno:

However to get to Cape Town, the best possible location for a connection is Jo'burg. I'll look into the flight situation.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 15, 2010, 10:28:09 PM
However to get to Cape Town, the best possible location for a connection is Jo'burg. I'll look into the flight situation.
Yes I totally understand that but if they were spotted in Macau on the 10th and Cape Town airport itself on the 15th thats  a big gap.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on November 15, 2010, 10:41:43 PM
There is no TV screen thingo OR greeter at the Pitstop maybe it's a TBC!!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 15, 2010, 11:18:52 PM
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There is no TV screen thingo OR greeter at the Pitstop maybe it's a TBC!!!

There's no TV Screen Of Location Identification at the TAR Asia Pit Stops either, and it looks like they're just filming Grant's "teams must now make their way to the Pit Stop" thing, rather than a team arriving, thus meaning a Greeter isn't necessary.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 15, 2010, 11:21:45 PM
We have some behind the scenes evidence that there is a greeter for this leg.

And after reviewing the time frames, agree that there should be another leg before Capetown.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 15, 2010, 11:25:50 PM
My guess is that this is where we're up to:

Leg 1: Melbourne to Bali
Leg 2: Bali to Ho Chi Minh City
Leg 3: Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
Leg 4: Hue to Macau
Leg 5: Macau to Johannesburg
Leg 6: Johannesburg to Cape Town

That would fit, right? Every location's been spoiled to some extent and there's no massive gaps if you assume there was a Jo'burg/surrounding area leg on the 13th, did Cape Town on the 14th, and flew out on the 15th?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 15, 2010, 11:37:30 PM
My guess is that this is where we're up to:

Leg 1: Melbourne to Bali
Leg 2: Bali to Ho Chi Minh City
Leg 3: Ho Chi Minh City to Hue
Leg 4: Hue to Macau
Leg 5: Macau to Johannesburg
Leg 6: Johannesburg to Cape Town

That would fit, right? Every location's been spoiled to some extent and there's no massive gaps if you assume there was a Jo'burg/surrounding area leg on the 13th, did Cape Town on the 14th, and flew out on the 15th?
Not sure if there were two legs in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City may be the arrival spot but they may have took the train and ended up in Hue in the same leg.  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 15, 2010, 11:52:26 PM
Judging from the dates, there were in Vietnam for three days. The 10:35am Air Asia flight teams were seen on (on the 7th) reaches HCM City at 1:25pm, there's plenty of time for a city-based leg there before a 12-hour Pit Stop and a morning train (leaving on the 8th, arriving on the 9th) to Hue for a full leg on the 9th, before flights out on the 10th -- which would fit in with the late-night Macau sighting.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Caelestor on November 17, 2010, 10:38:35 AM
This is spec, but if they hit 6 continents in 13 legs, here's what I expect to be the distribution

Asia (4 legs): Bali, Vietnam, Macau
Africa (2 legs): Jburg and Cape Town
Europe (2 legs): Western Europe probably
NA (2 legs): Probably NYC and Miami because of their hub status
SA (2 legs): Buenos Aires is the penultimate leg
Australia (1 leg, finale): Hoping for Melbourne
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 17, 2010, 12:23:32 PM
New spoilers for Israel...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 17, 2010, 05:57:08 PM
New spoilers for Israel...
Okay, lets assume they DO go around the world (Not confirmed). And IF they do go to Israel next week, it would be more logical that they could now be in either North Africa, Middle East or Western Europe before heading to Israel, then maybe back to Europe before going over to either North or South America.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: cabioTAR on November 19, 2010, 07:26:17 AM
Saw some Bali leg's pics...

Seem like recycle task for TARA 4 latest leg (Eps 9)....

Snorkling/diving to find briefcase.

Take the cart (forgot the name) ...

May be money count task of the briefcase...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 20, 2010, 12:59:59 PM
We have reason to believe the teams are now in Nepal. (insert angel smiley here)
More info soon...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: billy bob on November 20, 2010, 03:28:58 PM
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what is yrou source ????

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We have reason to believe the teams are now in Nepal. (insert angel smiley here)
More info soon...
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Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Cocoa on November 20, 2010, 05:58:08 PM
what is your source ????

We have reason to believe the teams are now in Nepal. (insert angel smiley here)
More info soon...

Once an :angel appears, you can question that. ;)

Nepal! :hearts: At least something original to look forward to! :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Caelestor on November 20, 2010, 06:07:28 PM
No round-the-world route?  :'(
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 20, 2010, 06:25:28 PM
what is your source ????

We have reason to believe the teams are now in Nepal. (insert angel smiley here)
More info soon...

Once an :angel appears, you can question that. ;)

Nepal! :hearts: At least something original to look forward to! :hearts:

Pit Stop at the base of Everest?  :please:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: E-K-ISR on November 21, 2010, 02:06:03 PM
I don't get it, this Israeli entertainment news said this week OZ teams are coming to Haifa, Israel. How could it be Nepal?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 21, 2010, 04:21:04 PM
I don't get it, this Israeli entertainment news said this week OZ teams are coming to Haifa, Israel. How could it be Nepal?
All speculation at this stage. Nepal is not confirmed yet. I think they would have done 2 more legs since South Africa, Israel may be next?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: bushpig243 on November 21, 2010, 07:39:42 PM
Nepal not quite they are going to Bhutan a small country near nepal.............
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Cocoa on November 21, 2010, 08:17:51 PM
what is your source ????

We have reason to believe the teams are now in Nepal. (insert angel smiley here)
More info soon...

Once an :angel appears, you can't question that. ;)

Nepal! :hearts: At least something original to look forward to! :hearts:

OOPS. CORRECTED. :lol: (Stupid keyboard)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: billy bob on November 22, 2010, 04:07:59 AM
Everyone has gone quiet, where are the updates??? did the aussie racers fall off the face of the earth ?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: racewatcher on November 22, 2010, 04:50:32 AM
Whats the source for the Napal/Bhutan Leg? Would seem odd for Israeli news to announce that TAR Aus was going to be running about and then for TAR Aus not to go there?? :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: jerseydude on November 22, 2010, 05:29:51 AM
Whats the source for the Napal/Bhutan Leg? Would seem odd for Israeli news to announce that TAR Aus was going to be running about and then for TAR Aus not to go there?? :duno:

A few seasons back (15 or 16) , Mauritius' tourism website stated that TAR teams were there, but that was a hoax. And since they're going to places where English is not the main language or TAR is not as famous, it will be harder to get spoilers.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: jerseydude on November 23, 2010, 10:56:42 PM
Whats the source for the Napal/Bhutan Leg? Would seem odd for Israeli news to announce that TAR Aus was going to be running about and then for TAR Aus not to go there?? :duno:

A few seasons back (15 or 16) , Mauritius' tourism website stated that TAR teams were there, but that was a hoax. And since they're going to places where English is not the main language or TAR is not as famous, it will be harder to get spoilers.

They did go to Mauritius didnt they?

Wrong Season ;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 24, 2010, 09:32:05 AM
We have reason to believe the teams are now in Nepal. (insert angel smiley here)
More info soon...

Ummm, this is probably bogus... [insert ashamed WP smiley here]
I need to stop jumping to conclusions.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 24, 2010, 06:28:11 PM
Nepal's not safe enough for the show to visit unfortunately, and for the purposes of this show, Bhutan's out as well -- you can only enter the country as part of a package tour, and the free-roaming travel ability the contestants would need in order to race is impossible to legally achieve.

Israel, I'm not so sure about. The entire thing feels like such a hoax. Between the political instability and attack fears making it near-impossible for Seven and Disney to get insurance for everybody (yes, I know it's the Palestinian groups doing it, but still), the fact that an Israeli stamp in your passport makes it impossible for you to enter certain other countries like Kuwait, and the fanatical stalking that would come from having so much of the legs spoiled by the Israeli media -- remember, we've had tasks moved and replaced before due to their being spoiled and made unsafe -- it doesn't ring true. Especially when there's the NDAs banning the revelation of race-related information.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: E-K-ISR on November 24, 2010, 11:19:01 PM
you can go to kuwait from israel, with a conection in Jordan. There's nothing unsafe in Israel and the insurence is the same as in anywhere alse. There were many times local newspapers reported TAR is coming, and a pic of the crew in the hotel was posted in the media. I don't know what other proof you need.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 25, 2010, 01:09:47 AM
I understand that it's possible in theory to travel from Israel to, say, Kuwait, but many countries in the Middle East refuse to accept either Israeli passports or passports containing Israeli visas. In fact, to quote from the International Air Transport Association, "Passengers intending to proceed from Israel to Arab countries other than Egypt, Jordan, or the United Arab Emirates should see to it that their passport does not contain Israeli visa or stamps since no passenger is allowed to enter other Arab countries with such passports." Considering the chances are much higher of the producers wanting to visit Arab countries which include, among others, Kuwait, Oman, Tunisia, and Morocco (all seen on TAR US -- with Oman also appearing on TAR Asia -- and plausible for this or a future season of TAR Australia) than to limit their entire Middle East travel severely for both this and the other versions, it's extremely, extremely unlikely the Israel spoilers are true.

The insurance costs are significantly higher for Australians due to the instability in Gaza and the West Bank, and in the surrounding nations. While Seven is indeed throwing bucketloads of money at the show, they're not going to be splurging on travel for dozens of cast and crew to visit a nation like Israel, regardless of how safe it is in actuality.

My understanding, having spoken to a source at ActiveTV, is that the photo is a fake, and that the TAR Australia contestants were "in North America" at the time it was taken.

Everybody connected with the show -- contestants, crew, greeters, task operators, even locals who assist the teams with directions -- are forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement when they become involved, so there's no way all that information could have gotten out about a potential leg in the country when there's a huge legal cloud over anybody who dares to break it. (In fact, one of the greeters from this season of TAR Asia had to hold off on publishing an article about her experience until after the episode had aired.)

Don't get me wrong, I hope Israel does get visited one day, but right now? No.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: E-K-ISR on November 25, 2010, 01:52:59 AM
there are 200 nations in the world, but because it's impossible to go from Israel to an Arab nation - Israel can't be visited? Are you for real?
anyway teams are right now in Israel, and there will be a leg in Israel and it really doesn't matter what you think.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 25, 2010, 02:15:29 AM
Calm down, guys. We go by evidence here, and this is not the place to debate how safe Israel may or may not be.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 25, 2010, 07:59:20 PM
‎XXXXXX‎: The Ausie Amazing Race is in TLV!! Next stop for them is Sri Lanka!
Twitter - 1 minute ago

Well if this is real, they may copy the Sri Lankan legs from TAR Asia this season? They pretty much did the same for the Bali leg!  :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Leafsfan on November 25, 2010, 08:00:13 PM
If true: Sri Lanka! Wow 2 races have hit it in the past year maybe the TAR will follow suit.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 25, 2010, 10:38:50 PM
Can someone help me out here with the current speculated route?

Questions:
*12 legs in total, approx 30 days?
*1 or 2 legs in Vietnam?
*1 or 2 legs in South Africa?
*At least 2 legs inbetween South Africa and rumoured Israel Leg?

Leg 1: Australia->Indonesia (Bali)
Leg 2: Indonesia->Vietnam (Ho Chi Min/Hue)
Leg 3: Vietnam->Macau
Leg 4: Macau->South Africa (Joberg?)
Leg 5: South Africa (Cape Town)
Leg 6: South Africa->??? (Frankfurt airport)
Leg 7: ???->???(Nepal/Bhutan only speculation)
Leg 8: ???->Israel ?
Leg 9: Israel->???(Sri Lanka?)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: jerseydude on November 26, 2010, 01:00:29 AM
Can someone help me out here with the current speculated route?

Questions:
*12 legs in total, approx 30 days?
*1 or 2 legs in Vietnam?
*1 or 2 legs in South Africa?
*At least 2 legs inbetween South Africa and rumoured Israel Leg?

Leg 1: Australia->Indonesia (Bali)
Leg 2: Indonesia->Vietnam (Ho Chi Min/Hue)
Leg 3: Vietnam->Macau
Leg 4: Macau->South Africa (Joberg?)
Leg 5: South Africa (Cape Town)
Leg 6: South Africa->??? (Frankfurt airport)
Leg 7: ???->???(Nepal/Bhutan only speculation)
Leg 8: ???->Israel ?
Leg 9: Israel->???(Sri Lanka?)


I don't think there would be a leg in Nepal/Bhutan. It just would not make any sense geographically. Maybe a 2nd European Leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 26, 2010, 01:09:49 AM
Interesting information! I'm hoping that they will hit North or South America before the end, but with the current route, that's looking unlikely. :(

May be a penultimate leg in New Zealand? :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: maf on November 26, 2010, 02:19:58 AM
I don't think there would be a leg in Nepal/Bhutan. It just would not make any sense geographically. Maybe a 2nd European Leg?

How about a leg in Naples (Italy)? That could be mistaken for Nepal.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2010, 02:33:21 AM
Nepal was already corrected as an error in spec by Walkingpneumonia....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 27, 2010, 05:13:38 AM
I have obtained a pilot promo ad by Channel 7 for The Amazing Race Australia! This was shown to online survey members to rate effectiveness etc. Unfortunately you can only see it once, but I did take screen shots! Promos will most likely go to air mid to late January when the Australia Open tennis is on Channel 7.

The pilot ad basically had shots from previous US races but with some short clips of Aussie contestant audition videos inbetween confirming some names. It also confirmed 11 Teams, Across 14 Great Countries(?). Also "a big cash prize".

Although I cannot confirm all of the screenshots are of actual contestants (as it is a pilot after all plus that would mean 5 all female teams??), I can confirm Richard and Joey are there, also the older "slightly overweight" female team and the blonde girls. I think I have captured 8 to 8.5 teams from the promo!

Please look at the file names under each photo for names (if given) and decriptions noted from the video. (Peach please edit this if you wish to clean it all up!)

Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 27, 2010, 05:18:34 AM
A couple more pics. A second screenshot of older female team, plus an unknown female close up shot (she was in a 4WD in her audition clip saying "I hate 4WDriving!"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 27, 2010, 06:05:19 AM
AWESOME job Rich.

Next time I am in sydney, I am definitely buying you a beer.  :keeta:

 :yourock:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 27, 2010, 06:12:17 AM
I would say Renee or her partner is the tall blonde we have been seeing, since she stands a head over her teammate.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 27, 2010, 06:18:22 AM
AWESOME job Rich.

Next time I am in sydney, I am definitely buying you a beer.  :keeta:

 :yourock:
Renee is the tall blonde she said it in the video. I have ordered the names left to right as seen in file name.

Thanks Coutzy! It was an absolute fluke that I saw this survey with video, right place, right time! Could be Sydney in the final leg so you might have to make another trip  :lol:

Im still skeptical all the videos are of chosen contestants though. What do you think? 5 all female teams? No cowboys, no alpha-male team, no "overweight" male twins on promo. Also, 14 countries in the race?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 27, 2010, 07:24:17 AM
14 countries? :crazy: Sounds a little fishy, if you ask me. :spell :noway:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Cocoa on November 27, 2010, 08:37:35 AM
At the start, I really really thought TAR Oz will just focus on Australia (like China Rush), but they went around the world. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 27, 2010, 08:42:12 AM
At the start, I really really thought TAR Oz will just focus on Australia (like China Rush), but they went around the world. :lol:


Now we just need to make sure everybody around the world watches it, so I can get on Season 2.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 27, 2010, 09:11:30 AM
Rich!!

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Wonderful find!! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: emily may on November 27, 2010, 06:10:35 PM
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Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on November 27, 2010, 11:58:13 PM
14 countries? :crazy: Sounds a little fishy, if you ask me. :spell :noway:

Not necessarily, Seasons 3 (12), 5 (12), 6 (11), and 10 (13) had more than 10 countries

with 7, 9, 11, 12, and 17 having 10 and most others with at least 9

only seasons 2 and 13 had 8

so, i don't think it's THAT big of a stretch to have 14

we already have:
Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China (Hong Kong), South Africa, and Israel

having a leg spread over 2 countries really helps the cause, so if we have a couple of those, it will become a whole lot more reasonable a figure
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: topaz on November 28, 2010, 11:32:36 PM

we already have:
Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China (Hong Kong), South Africa, and Israel


And don't forget, there's a confirmed sightings in Sri Lanka and Singapore and also its Macau and not Hong Kong. :waves:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 29, 2010, 01:29:16 AM
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Calm down, guys. We go by evidence here, and this is not the place to debate how safe Israel may or may not be.

I'm not debating how safe it is, or using speculation to refute these rumours.

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there are 200 nations in the world, but because it's impossible to go from Israel to an Arab nation - Israel can't be visited? Are you for real?
anyway teams are right now in Israel, and there will be a leg in Israel and it really doesn't matter what you think.

If you have an Israeli stamp in your passport, regardless of your country of origin, you will not be allowed to enter about twenty different Arabic countries, including a large proportion of countries likely to be visited at some point on TAR Australia or TAR Asia (yes, I'll grant you Saudi Arabia's not coming any time soon). But the same thing also works in reverse: you can't enter Israel with stamps from many Arabic countries in your passport -- including from Oman, which many ActiveTV personnel including this show's executive visited as part of TAR Asia 3.

In fact, that's the reason TAR Israel (also produced by the same company) began right at the airport -- the ActiveTV crew couldn't get into the country itself without ruining their chances of entering the other Arabic countries in future, so they minimised the amount of work the local crews would have to do without being overseen by Michael McKay. And all the pre-race preparations, deals, and final auditions were conducted in Dubai, which both the Australian and Israeli crews were easily able to get to. Given they wouldn't enter the country then, I don't think they'll be entering the country now.

Add in the "Whee, aren't we so great!" nature of the Israeli media (which is nearly as propagandic as the Chinese media), and I just can't buy the stories being true. Not least of all because we haven't been swamped with tweets from the sites mentioned in the reports.

The airport photo? There's certainly not enough in there to state without reservation that it's in Tel Aviv. It could be in any airport in the world.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: E-K-ISR on November 29, 2010, 04:48:22 AM
Yes, tarflyonthewall, you're right. I totally agree.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 29, 2010, 07:37:35 AM
At the start, I really really thought TAR Oz will just focus on Australia (like China Rush), but they went around the world. :lol:


Now we just need to make sure everybody around the world watches it, so I can get on Season 2.
Yeah please watch it everyone! Keep the show around for 5 years so that I can apply! :neener:

I hope you get on Season 2, Coutzy! Maybe we can form an alliance in a future All-Stars season! :groan:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 29, 2010, 09:13:53 AM
The airport photo? There's certainly not enough in there to state without reservation that it's in Tel Aviv. It could be in any airport in the world.
The airport photo is definitely Ben Gurion airport - there are matching photos in flickr that show the area where the photo was taken.
Once I get permission - I'll post the proof.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 03:16:42 PM
I want to thank everyone for the discussion of TAR Aus in Israel. We SO appreciate the time you all take to express different points of view here.

After the very deliberate recent attempts to mislead RFF with faux info on our locations (including a particularly nasty one using Masada), we are all looking hard at all info brought to us. But we are also exceedingly grateful to those who share info with us, so :thankyou: to E-K-ISR for hanging in here with us!

It is now looking rather certain that TAR Aus did indeed visit Israel, and I will be so eager to hear more about how they overcame the particular production concerns that tarflyonthewall pointed out! We have been waiting for a visit for a long time, so this is specially welcome!

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 29, 2010, 04:41:50 PM
Blog comment posted 8:30pm yesterday (29 Nov 2010):
Quote
the amazing race were in freo today…i was taking shots of fremantle…and i happened to go up to the prison…
and there was red and yellow flags, and i immediately thought, OMG its the amazing race! there were parking bays set aside, with their cars in them…and filming crew everywhere…it was pretty cool…i saw the last two teams running out and into their cars.

Could this be real? It may be, but I haven't found any Twitter evidence they are back in Australia, and you would expect something in a big city like Perth.

They also went to Fremantle Prison in TAR9 too. Hope we can find some more evidence soon.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 05:09:14 PM
With the new influx of posts re Perth, seems totally possible? I just wasn't thinking we were back to the home ground so soon!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 29, 2010, 05:21:42 PM
With the new influx of posts re Perth, seems totally possible? I just wasn't thinking we were back to the home ground so soon!
Yes and we missed them by a day. Its early morning now in Perth, so either teams have finished the race already or they are off for another Australian destination  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 29, 2010, 07:35:06 PM
If Perth/Freo is indeed the final leg, that would give us a 25 day race. Teams were first sighted at the MCG on 5/11.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 29, 2010, 07:52:53 PM
If Perth/Freo is indeed the final leg, that would give us a 25 day race. Teams were first sighted at the MCG on 5/11.
Well seems like its definately NOT a round the world race. We have had some speculation but it seems like we have been led off down the wrong path in a few places. I hope we can gather more info about Perth/Fremantle soon and some photos start emerging.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Leafsfan on November 29, 2010, 08:46:58 PM
If Perth/Freo is indeed the final leg, that would give us a 25 day race. Teams were first sighted at the MCG on 5/11.
Well seems like its definately NOT a round the world race. We have had some speculation but it seems like we have been led off down the wrong path in a few places. I hope we can gather more info about Perth/Fremantle soon and some photos start emerging.

Im assuming you are talking about either Singapore or Sri Lanka?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on November 29, 2010, 09:33:45 PM
If Perth/Freo is indeed the final leg, that would give us a 25 day race. Teams were first sighted at the MCG on 5/11.
Well seems like its definately NOT a round the world race. We have had some speculation but it seems like we have been led off down the wrong path in a few places. I hope we can gather more info about Perth/Fremantle soon and some photos start emerging.

Im assuming you are talking about either Singapore or Sri Lanka?

My guess is they went through Asia to Africa, then did a U-Turn and came back via Europe and Asia.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on November 29, 2010, 10:03:31 PM
Well seems like its definately NOT a round the world race. We have had some speculation but it seems like we have been led off down the wrong path in a few places. I hope we can gather more info about Perth/Fremantle soon and some photos start emerging.

Im assuming you are talking about either Singapore or Sri Lanka?
I think the main issue is that we assumed the race would be a bit longer, like around 30 instead of 25 days long. And we originally expected them to go round the World, possibly ending up in Sydney final leg not Perth. The "14 Great Countries" was also a bit of a mystery. But bascially everything after Cape Town, South Africa has been speculation only, Although Israel and Singapore look pretty good.

If they did go to Perth yesterday, lets not assume the race is over until we find more evidence. Keep looking people!! :umn:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: E-K-ISR on November 30, 2010, 10:21:04 AM
The OZ version is probably similar to the Israeli version - AUS, South Africa and Asia countries only. No Europe and Americas. It's way too expensive and financially unworthy making a 5 continents version  in countries other than the US.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on December 01, 2010, 01:20:00 AM
Seven is co-producing this with Disney, and they're already spending much more on reality shows than they used to (they spent $21 million on The X-Factor this year, and that's a simple studio-based program for the most part), so there's going to be a veritable crapload of money in the show's budget.

What if there's a leg in Jordan, not Israel, that takes them from Amman to the Dead Sea, and then the teams take charter flights to Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv on their way out? Tel Aviv's on the Mediterranean shore, and to get to the Dead Sea from there you'd have to go through the West Bank, which is most definitely not going to happen. On the other hand, the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea is completely peaceful. And the Israeli crews used for TAR Israel could be assisting, explaining the hotel picture?

I'm guessing our route is something like:

Start: Melbourne
Leg 1: Lombok (recycling the Indonesia leg from TAR Asia 4)
Leg 2: somewhere in Vietnam (I'm guessing they might recycle the Vung Tau leg from TAR Israel, judging by the lack of spoilers?)
Leg 3: Hue (recycling the Hue leg from TAR Asia 3?)
Leg 4: Macau (recycling the Macau leg from TAR Asia 3, with the blackjack task substituted for baccarat?)
Leg 5: Cape Town (TBC, possibly recycling elements of both TAR Asia 2's and TAR Israel's visits)
Leg 6: rural South Africa (recycling TAR Israel's first leg)
Leg 7: New York City (flights connecting via Frankfurt, teams seen there, I have strong suggestions from a friend at ActiveTV that there's at least one North American leg)
Leg 8: Toronto (since the potential task planning spoiler there can't have been for TAR18, which headed in the wrong direction after starting)
Leg 9: Jordan [?]
Leg 10: Sri Lanka (recycling elements of the TAR Asia 4 legs)
Leg 11: Singapore
Leg 12: Perth/Fremantle
Leg 13?: If there is one, I'd say it's on the east coast somewhere

McKay does seem to like zigzaggy routes lately, going by how crisscrossy this season's TAR Asia route has been. For Aussie fans who are only familiar with TAR US, we'd have two completely new countries (Indonesia and Jordan), plus a Pit Stop in a country that's never had a Pit Stop before (Canada), plus three legs in countries that haven't been on TAR in a long long time (Sri Lanka last appeared in TAR6, South Africa in TAR7, and the US -- and indeed, the entire North American continent -- hasn't had a proper Pit Stop since TAR8). It'd be a pretty decent route.

Here's what the Amazing Yellow Line would look like, assuming this route is correct (I've only put one stop in for the two-part South Africa leg) (ETA: Sorry for the size, it's not letting me scale it down :( ):

(http://snideasides.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/blankmap-world-borders.jpg)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on December 01, 2010, 01:35:53 AM

Leg 13?: If there is one, I'd say it's on the east coast somewhere

There is strong evidence to suggest the race ended in Perth.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Heather7 on December 01, 2010, 03:40:43 AM
Both Richard and Joey Marc are back on facebook - so I assume everyone is back. Are there any ideas as to where the eliminated contestants had to wait till the end of the race?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: billy bob on December 01, 2010, 04:34:34 AM
[heather how do u know this that they are both on their facebook ? just curious as i couldnt find them when i searched ?

Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Heather7 on December 01, 2010, 05:41:33 AM
You need to search Richard Marc Toutounji (full name) I'm awaiting a friend confirmation and last night it showed him accepting friend requests and Joey liked a comment on the facebook "The Amazing Race Australia" Page
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on December 02, 2010, 12:02:47 AM
" I have strong suggestions from a friend at ActiveTV that there's at least one North American leg"

I really do hope Toronto is true.
This lead baffles me. It seems legitimate coming directly from the source itself... but we haven't had any sitings in North America when you would think there would be bucket loads of spotting.

Also, if they did go to Nth America, the fact the came back to Asia again and not go around the World seems a bit weird to me expecially if they are trying to save money.

I had strong information too that they would end up in Sydney final leg too, but this didn't eventuate either... Maybe we were thrown off or misled? We will never know till we have more factual evidence.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on December 02, 2010, 12:55:18 PM
" I have strong suggestions from a friend at ActiveTV that there's at least one North American leg"

I really do hope Toronto is true.
This lead baffles me. It seems legitimate coming directly from the source itself... but we haven't had any sitings in North America when you would think there would be bucket loads of spotting.

Also, if they did go to Nth America, the fact the came back to Asia again and not go around the World seems a bit weird to me expecially if they are trying to save money.

I had strong information too that they would end up in Sydney final leg too, but this didn't eventuate either... Maybe we were thrown off or misled? We will never know till we have more factual evidence.

leads also included Bhutan and the Domincan Republic... :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 10, 2010, 11:25:40 PM
If North America is true, maybe they went somewhere south of the USA, where the race would not be as well known. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Caribbean countries considered part of North America?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on December 14, 2010, 02:11:19 PM
Article with Phil:

Quote
So you might think hosting Amazing Race would be starting to pall, but a decade in, Keoghan still seems enthusiastic about it. And it still is an amazing show. Fingers crossed the Australian version measures up.

"I would like to think it will," Keoghan says. "I mean, I hope that it is made at the same level, with the same quality. I think Australians deserve it. They've wanted it for a long time.

"There's no doubting any of the talents of anybody in Australia. Execution of the production and all of that, that'll be all covered. The issue is really going to come down to making sure that they get the right cast. And that Australians care. You know that Australians can be pretty critical when they want to be."

Of course, the prize money in the Australian version might also be substantially less than $1 million dollars as well. Will it have the GST out of it? Keoghan wants to know.

much more here:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad-application/plane-crazy/story-fn6cc2jw-1225971006941
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on December 15, 2010, 10:13:46 PM
Quote
If North America is true, maybe they went somewhere south of the USA, where the race would not be as well known. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Caribbean countries considered part of North America?

All except for Trinidad and Tobago, which is technically part of South America.

They could be hiding in plain sight to avoid spoilers, in a big city where people are seen as "too busy to care", the way Burnett approached filming of The Apprentice in New York.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on December 17, 2010, 02:24:32 PM
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If North America is true, maybe they went somewhere south of the USA, where the race would not be as well known. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Caribbean countries considered part of North America?

All except for Trinidad and Tobago, which is technically part of South America.

They could be hiding in plain sight to avoid spoilers, in a big city where people are seen as "too busy to care", the way Burnett approached filming of The Apprentice in New York.

Tho Trinidad and Tobago is much much closer to S.A. it is still very much part of the North American continent

same thing with the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Curacao, etc)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on January 16, 2011, 02:49:21 AM
As predicted, Channel 7 are starting to show some promos for The Amazing Race Australia. In the next couple of weeks the TV networks heavily promote all of this years new season shows after the summer break.

The promo I saw was only short, no info at all about contestants or countries. Also no air date or clue if it will be shown early, middle or late 2011. Keep an eye out for more promos soon!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on January 16, 2011, 04:02:19 AM
As predicted, Channel 7 are starting to show some promos for The Amazing Race Australia. In the next couple of weeks the TV networks heavily promote all of this years new season shows after the summer break.

The promo I saw was only short, no info at all about contestants or countries. Also no air date or clue if it will be shown early, middle or late 2011. Keep an eye out for more promos soon!

I expect it will be shown just after TAR18 to try and cash in on the popularity of the returning racers.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Castle on January 16, 2011, 05:08:15 AM
The first promo for The Amazing Race Australia!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCB4-IJtyT8
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on January 16, 2011, 03:32:25 PM
The first promo for The Amazing Race Australia!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCB4-IJtyT8

Thank you  :hearts: and welcome to the board!! :bigwelcome
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on January 16, 2011, 04:20:59 PM
Thank you SO much Castle!! And :welcome2: to RFF!




Love the hoppity kangaroos!! And are there clues in there?? :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on January 16, 2011, 05:04:45 PM
Love the hoppity kangaroos!! And are there clues in there?? :lol:

Yeh looks like they will be hopping to a lot of places! Including a couple of locations in Saudi Arabia!  :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Castle on January 16, 2011, 05:17:34 PM
Thanks for the welcomes! I've been a lurker for a little while, thought I may as well (finally) join when I came across the first official promo. Getting very excited about the show now!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on January 24, 2011, 05:37:08 PM
Channel 7 have released their line up for the start of the new season next week. Unfortunately no Amazing Race Australia yet.

Only speculation at this stage but I have heard it may air at the start of June. This could mean TAR 18 could be aired before this. There are still a few timeslots not filled yet so you never know. Channel 7 are notorious for changing scedules at late notice so we really can't predict anything at this stage.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on January 24, 2011, 06:11:42 PM
Channel 7 have released their line up for the start of the new season next week. Unfortunately no Amazing Race Australia yet.

Only speculation at this stage but I have heard it may air at the start of June. This could mean TAR 18 could be aired before this. There are still a few timeslots not filled yet so you never know. Channel 7 are notorious for changing scedules at late notice so we really can't predict anything at this stage.

A June start would be awesome, because that way a 2nd season would most likely come after my 21st birthday
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on January 24, 2011, 06:18:32 PM
A June start would be awesome, because that way a 2nd season would most likely come after my 21st birthday

I don't think Channel 7 would do 2 seasons a year like they do in the US. If they give the go ahead for season 2, I'd say it would be filmed late 2011 for 2012 broadcast.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 25, 2011, 08:15:26 AM
I saw that preview today during the Australian Open tennis! :hearts:

Here is my guess to when TAR Australia will air, based on trends from previous US seasons:

I'm thinking that for the time being, no TAR in Australia. On Thursday nights, they are going to have How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives on, and as Australian TAR Fans will know, the US TAR has always given on Thursday nights, ever since Season 5 (with the exception of the last three episodes of TAR15, which shifted to Tuesday nights).

So I'm guessing that by May/June, one of those three shows will either have their season finished, or will shift to a different night (potentially when My Kitchen Rules finishes, as that show is apparently going to air three nights a week). This will allow Seven to put the US TAR season on Thursday night.

I am sort of hoping that they will show the US episodes followed by the Australian episodes on the same night, sort of like how Channel Ten shows NCIS followed by NCIS: Los Angeles on Tuesday nights.

So according to my guesswork (and a little bit of my hoping) I predict a May/June start to airing TAR18 in Australia (follows the precedent set by TAR12, TAR14 and TAR16) with TAR Australia airing concurrently. :duno:

Of course, it is also very possible that they will air the entirety of TAR18 before they air TAR Australia. My other scenario is that they will air TAR18, then give TAR Australia as soon as it finishes, and then start TAR19 (less than a week behind the USA, just like how TAR17 was).

Hope I didn't blabber on for too long! B:)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on March 09, 2011, 03:39:26 PM
Possible TAR Australia contestant! Nathan Jolliffe, boyfriend of Australian model Erin McNaught.

Source: http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/03/amazing-race-leak.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on March 09, 2011, 08:09:26 PM
And they very nicely gave RFF a link!! :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on March 20, 2011, 01:44:27 AM
Possible TAR Australia contestant! Nathan Jolliffe, boyfriend of Australian model Erin McNaught.

Source: http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/03/amazing-race-leak.html

According to this article, Nathan's partner may be his friend/fellow model Tyler Atkins.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/nathans-bashful-on-amazing-race-rumours/story-e6frf96x-1226023592604
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on March 20, 2011, 03:12:18 AM
Possible TAR Australia contestant! Nathan Jolliffe, boyfriend of Australian model Erin McNaught.

Source: http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/03/amazing-race-leak.html

According to this article, Nathan's partner may be his friend/fellow model Tyler Atkins.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/nathans-bashful-on-amazing-race-rumours/story-e6frf96x-1226023592604

Great find! Looking at his hair, I can only pray for a head shaving task.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on April 11, 2011, 12:23:22 AM
With the reveal of the contestants, I have looked at the Israel photo in the airport again. I am having doubts over the identity of the man in the foreground with the blue shirt. Doesn't look like one of the farmers (cowboys) to me? You can clearly see Matt the farmer in the background in the hat, but the guy in blue doesn't look like Tom at all?

Could the guy in blue possibly be the male model Taylor? Or some camera crew?

Also could the person in the background in yellow be Richard (partner of Joey)???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 13, 2011, 03:19:35 PM
What is the speculated route?

1. Australia-Indonesia
2. Vietnam
3. Philippines
4. China
5. South Africa
6. South Africa?
7. Germany
8. Bat-Yam?
9. Italy
10. Israel
11. Sri Lanka
12. Australia
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: freds on April 13, 2011, 04:54:21 PM
What is the speculated route?

1. Australia-Indonesia
2. Vietnam
3. Philippines
4. China
5. South Africa
6. South Africa?
7. Germany
8. Bat-Yam?
9. Italy
10. Israel
11. Sri Lanka
12. Australia

The wikipedia page of TAR Australia said that 11 legs are present, so maybe a double leg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on April 13, 2011, 05:52:51 PM
The latest TV promo said Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Is Israel classed as the Middle East? I don't know. If not, the missing link could be somewhere like UAE, Oman, Qatar???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on April 13, 2011, 06:15:27 PM
What is the speculated route?

1. Australia-Indonesia
2. Vietnam
3. Philippines
4. China
5. South Africa
6. South Africa?
7. Germany
8. Bat-Yam?
9. Italy
10. Israel
11. Sri Lanka
12. Australia

The wikipedia page of TAR Australia said that 11 legs are present, so maybe a double leg.

Wikipedia is not a reliable source for these things
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on April 13, 2011, 07:11:29 PM
What is the speculated route?

1. Australia-Indonesia
2. Vietnam
3. Philippines
4. China
5. South Africa
6. South Africa?
7. Germany
8. Bat-Yam?
9. Italy
10. Israel
11. Sri Lanka
12. Australia

What about Poland ??? Wasn't Italy just a connecting point to Sri Lanka and Germany just a connecting point to Europe?
Is the Philippines confirmed as a destination or only speculated? ???

I would also think we have 12 legs. A final three (consisting of a red/yellow shirted M/M, a pair of girls in the car - F/F and a late 20's/early 30's couple - M/F) and 3 non-elims would give us 12 legs :tup:


Team bootlist kind of summary, I'm sure I've made a mistake so please help me out if you can :)

Alana & Mel - Indonesia
Anastasia & Chris - Vietnam/China
Anne-Marie & Tracy - Philippines/Vietnam
David & Kelly - Indonesia
Joey & Richard - Vietnam
Jeff & Luke -  South Africa
Matt & Tom - Philippines ???
Mo & Mos -  Philippines/Vietnam
Nathan & Tyler - South Africa
Sam & Renae - South Africa/ Israel ???
Ryot & Liberty - Philippines

So possibly Alana & Mel or David & Kelly are the first team eliminated?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 13, 2011, 08:19:40 PM
Yes, Alana and Mel and Dave and Kelly look in danger of being our first two teams out...

Also I saw Mo and Mos checking in at the flagged pitstop where the Farmers and the guy with the green pack were running up to as well, and the surrounds look to be S. Africa...is this the case?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on April 13, 2011, 08:51:28 PM
Yes, Alana and Mel and Dave and Kelly look in danger of being our first two teams out...

Also I saw Mo and Mos checking in at the flagged pitstop where the Farmers and the guy with the green pack were running up to as well, and the surrounds look to be S. Africa...is this the case?

Who is this in the car here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg604465.html#msg604465), Cap #41? I take it that it's from South Africa, are we sure it's not Alana/Mel? If it is, then maybe Kelly & Dave are the first to go?

Possibly, we have one pitstop in South Africa at Rhodes Memorial. Maybe this is the other pitstop?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on April 13, 2011, 09:51:29 PM
Anastasia & Chris from the screen grabs look to have been somewhere in Europe doing an archery task. From what I can see so far, this is the furthest a team has been shown from an official source.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: the_insider on April 13, 2011, 11:48:42 PM
Who is this in the car here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg604465.html#msg604465), Cap #41? I take it that it's from South Africa, are we sure it's not Alana/Mel? If it is, then maybe Kelly & Dave are the first to go?

Possibly, we have one pitstop in South Africa at Rhodes Memorial. Maybe this is the other pitstop?

Its Mel driving. It probably is South Africa or somewhere else dry given the background - so surely not SE Asia. There is also a new promo out where we see Alana and Mel reading a clue sending them to Cape Town, so that rules them out of being first eliminated and puts them at least midfield.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 13, 2011, 11:53:28 PM
Wow, lots is being given away by Channel 7! So Dave and Kelly are the first to be eliminated...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on April 13, 2011, 11:57:06 PM
:bigwelcome to the _insider!!

Can you post the video??
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 14, 2011, 12:03:22 AM

Here it is, check it out! Lots of surprises!

Thanks kiwi! But we need to move over to spoilers please...I have it up there!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: ovalorange on April 14, 2011, 12:08:26 AM
But isn't Dave and Kelly also reading the clue saying to fly to South Africa at 0.32 on the video ??? Maybe the first leg is a non elim? Or maybe I've stuffed up somewhere  :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 14, 2011, 04:46:43 AM
Now based on new promo's etc.
This is how the race is shaping up:

Leg 1: Melbourne etc and Indonesia (non elimination)
Leg 2: Vietnam (Liberty and Ryot eliminated 1st)
Leg 3: Hong Kong and Macau, China (Tracy and Anne-Marie eliminated 2nd)
Leg 4: Johannesburg, South Africa (3rd elimination) and yet how on earth is there an intersection with 9 teams???

Wow this is hard to understand after all these promos:

Tom and Matt - seen enroute to Sri Lanka
Richard and Joey - photo enroute to Johannesburg
Sam and Renae - photo enroute to Johannesburg
Alana and Mel - seen in Jo'Burg and said "Make your way to Cape Town"
Nathan and Tyler - spotted in Jo'Burg
Mo and Mos - seen in promos in desert plains...where is that, Cape Town?
Jeff and Luke - seen in pictures, seen in dunes on buggies etc.
Chris and Anastasia - seen in Archery promo in Germany??
David and Kelly - seen saying "Africa!!"

Anne-Marie and Tracy - spotted last saying "Make your way to Hong Kong"
Liberty and Ryot - spotted last saying "Make your way to Vietnam" at Indonesia pit-start
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: the_insider on April 14, 2011, 05:52:37 AM
Now based on new promo's etc.
This is how the race is shaping up:

Leg 1: Melbourne etc and Indonesia (non elimination)
Leg 2: Vietnam (Liberty and Ryot eliminated 1st)
Leg 3: Hong Kong and Macau, China (Tracy and Anne-Marie eliminated 2nd)
Leg 4: Johannesburg, South Africa (3rd elimination) and yet how on earth is there an intersection with 9 teams???

Wow this is hard to understand after all these promos:

Tom and Matt - seen enroute to Sri Lanka
Richard and Joey - photo enroute to Johannesburg
Sam and Renae - photo enroute to Johannesburg
Alana and Mel - seen in Jo'Burg and said "Make your way to Cape Town"
Nathan and Tyler - spotted in Jo'Burg
Mo and Mos - seen in promos in desert plains...where is that, Cape Town?
Jeff and Luke - seen in pictures, seen in dunes on buggies etc.
Chris and Anastasia - seen in Archery promo in Germany??
David and Kelly - seen saying "Africa!!"

Anne-Marie and Tracy - spotted last saying "Make your way to Hong Kong"
Liberty and Ryot - spotted last saying "Make your way to Vietnam" at Indonesia pit-start


Perhaps the intersection involves 3 teams of 3.  Any chance channel 7 would film fake promos to keep us all guessing?  Also could be a leg with a double elimination or something new we haven't seen before.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on April 14, 2011, 07:33:18 AM
Now based on new promo's etc.
This is how the race is shaping up:

Leg 1: Melbourne etc and Indonesia (non elimination)
Leg 2: Vietnam (Liberty and Ryot eliminated 1st)
Leg 3: Hong Kong and Macau, China (Tracy and Anne-Marie eliminated 2nd)
Leg 4: Johannesburg, South Africa (3rd elimination) and yet how on earth is there an intersection with 9 teams???

Wow this is hard to understand after all these promos:

Tom and Matt - seen enroute to Sri Lanka
Richard and Joey - photo enroute to Johannesburg
Sam and Renae - photo enroute to Johannesburg
Alana and Mel - seen in Jo'Burg and said "Make your way to Cape Town"
Nathan and Tyler - spotted in Jo'Burg
Mo and Mos - seen in promos in desert plains...where is that, Cape Town?
Jeff and Luke - seen in pictures, seen in dunes on buggies etc.
Chris and Anastasia - seen in Archery promo in Germany??
David and Kelly - seen saying "Africa!!"

Anne-Marie and Tracy - spotted last saying "Make your way to Hong Kong"
Liberty and Ryot - spotted last saying "Make your way to Vietnam" at Indonesia pit-start


The Intersection is at V&A Waterfront, Cape Town!

So my speculations based on spoilers and past races are:

Leg 1: Melbourne, Australia to Bali, Indonesia
Leg 2: Bali, Indonesia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hue, Vietnam - TARA4
Leg 3: Hue, Vietnam to Hong Kong, China to Macau, China  - TARA3
Leg 4: Macua, China to Johannesburg, South Africa - TARA2 and TARI
Leg 5: Johannesburg, South Africa to Cape Town, Africa - TARA2
Leg 6: Cape Town, Africa to Frankfurt, Germany to Prague, Czech Republic to Beroun, Czech Republic - TARA 2
Leg 7: Beroun, Czech Republic to Prague, Czech Republic - TARA2
Leg 8: Frankfurt, Germany to Bat Yam, Israel - Original
Leg 9: Bat Yam, Israel to Colombo Sri Lanka - TARA4
Leg 10: Colombo, Sri Lanka to Galle, Colombo to Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka - TARA4
Leg 11: Sri Lanka to Singapore, Singapore - TARA4
Leg 12: Singapore, Singapore to Fremantle, Australia

Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 14, 2011, 04:17:16 PM
If the intersection is Cape Town, then my ideas seem more possible by the minute...

Leg 1: Melbourne and Indonesia (non-elimination)
Leg 2: Vietnam (Liberty and Ryot eliminated in Vung Tau)
Leg 3: Hue, Vietnam? (non-elimination?)
Leg 3/4: Hong Kong for 30mins and Macau, China (Ann-Marie and Tracy eliminated)
Leg 4/5: Johannesburg, South Africa (3rd team Eliminated)
and then Cape Town, where the intersection with 8 occurs!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on April 14, 2011, 07:03:17 PM
I think Leg 7 will actually be Krakow
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on April 14, 2011, 08:02:28 PM
If the intersection is Cape Town, then my ideas seem more possible by the minute...

Leg 1: Melbourne and Indonesia (non-elimination)
Leg 2: Vietnam (Liberty and Ryot eliminated in Vung Tau)
Leg 3: Hue, Vietnam? (non-elimination?)
Leg 3/4: Hong Kong for 30mins and Macau, China (Ann-Marie and Tracy eliminated)
Leg 4/5: Johannesburg, South Africa (3rd team Eliminated)
and then Cape Town, where the intersection with 8 occurs!

Can you post your reasoning for each of these please?? I am not getting it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 14, 2011, 08:20:57 PM
If the intersection is Cape Town, then my ideas seem more possible by the minute...

Leg 1: Melbourne and Indonesia (non-elimination)
Leg 2: Vietnam (Liberty and Ryot eliminated in Vung Tau)
Leg 3: Hue, Vietnam? (non-elimination?)
Leg 3/4: Hong Kong for 30mins and Macau, China (Ann-Marie and Tracy eliminated)
Leg 4/5: Johannesburg, South Africa (3rd team Eliminated)
and then Cape Town, where the intersection with 8 occurs!

Can you post your reasoning for each of these please?? I am not getting it.

Tom and Matt - seen enroute to Sri Lanka
Richard and Joey - photo enroute to Johannesburg
Sam and Renae - photo enroute to Johannesburg
Alana and Mel - seen in Jo'Burg and said "Make your way to Cape Town"
Nathan and Tyler - spotted in Jo'Burg
Mo and Mos - seen in promos in desert plains...where is that, Cape Town?
Jeff and Luke - seen in pictures, seen in dunes on buggies etc.
Chris and Anastasia - seen in Archery promo in Germany??
David and Kelly - seen saying "Africa!!"

Anne-Marie and Tracy - spotted last saying "Make your way to Hong Kong"
Liberty and Ryot - spotted last saying "Make your way to Vietnam" at Indonesia pit-start

At the moment this is all speculation, so that is why it is in speculation, but it all fits well enough... :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on April 14, 2011, 08:24:58 PM
Why is the archery Germany? ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 14, 2011, 08:37:03 PM
It is only speculation but the surrounding lake, scenery and architecture looks European...mind you so does the background of the teams saying 'Africa!' and that should be in Macau. Macau does have a Portugese feel in some places though, doesn't it? Or am I mistaken?  :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on April 14, 2011, 09:32:26 PM
I have no idea where these shots all are ...yet!! And so it seems way too soon to me to call elims based on caps that we have NOT ID'd yet as being definitively in one country or another...and a we are close but not 100% on the route either. So at this point seems a stretch to me to call an elim order.

Y'all are ahead of me, I am still getting to know the teams though. :lol:

Just want us to be VERY sure before we jump the gun. People look to us for accuracy... and retractions suck!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 14, 2011, 10:12:09 PM
This is speculation, Peach. This is the right place to be speculating, you taught me the right place to go to speculate and that's what I am doing. And tbh, it is obvious how the race course is shaping up, and I am pretty sure as to the first 2 teams out as of now. Sadly, I don't think Anne-Marie and Tracy will go past 3/4 Legs!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: kiki on April 14, 2011, 11:28:36 PM
Why is the archery Germany? ???

We can't be certain that it is in Germany, but it is definitely in one of the European legs. The racer is wearing long-sleeved bloused and the trees are without leaves, so that's consistent with shooting in Europe in fall. Also on the back ground we can see buildings beige or yellow in colour, that remind me of the 19th century architectural style that is so predominant in central european countries and I think there is also a tall building that could be a church belltower.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on April 14, 2011, 11:38:03 PM
Could it be Krakow??
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 14, 2011, 11:40:43 PM
It is definitely European, of course. But I cannot be sure as to where, of course. Just speculation, and it could be Krakow, Poland.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on April 15, 2011, 06:15:24 AM
I have heard rumours of Krakow too, the river looks very similar, but I cant find a matching photo or satelite view to confirm it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Cocoa on April 15, 2011, 07:31:39 AM
No Philippines. I'm sure of that. (Or else I might have been seen in TAR: Oz already!) :lol: (Ok, I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think they visited the Philippines. :angel)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: kiki on April 15, 2011, 07:42:15 AM
I have heard rumours of Krakow too, the river looks very similar, but I cant find a matching photo or satelite view to confirm it.

There is a bridge on the background. It looks like an old-fashioned one with arches, but the bridges I've managed to found in Krakow, on the Vistula river they don't look similar.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Kiwi Jay on April 15, 2011, 11:51:47 PM
They didn't visit the Phillipines
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on April 18, 2011, 06:44:54 AM
We're overlooking the obvious, I think. This fits with the timing and all known facts:

Start: Melbourne
Leg 1: Lombok (presskit pics confirm, among other things, that the graveyard Detour task is replaced by the bakso-selling from TARA1 and that the rappelling is a RoadBlock)
Legs 2/3: Vietnam (Vung Tau from TARI and Hue from TARA3)
Leg 4: Macau via Hong Kong (Macau spoilered, HK mentioned by name in commercial)
Legs 5/6: South Africa (Skydive landsite in ads looks like Garden Route Pit Stop from TARI, "red liquid into funnel" task in Anastasia/Chris commercial is likely the Wine task recycled from that TARI leg and the TARA4 visit to NZ)
Leg 7: Krakow via Germany (Preview with the "we've only been here for 30 mins" comment clearly shows the Old Opera House, also seen in TARA2)
Leg 8: Israel (yeah... not going over this one again)
Leg 9: Italy (rumoured to be where the Stockmen were flying to from Tel Aviv, though it's not a logical connection to Colombo, and they've made a point of putting the Colosseum into every preview ad)
Leg 10: Sri Lanka
Leg 11: Singapore
Leg 12": Perth
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on April 18, 2011, 10:33:02 PM
We could soon get a possible leak of all destinations! On May 1, Pump Water will start a promotion where you can win a trip to the international destinations of The Amazing Race Australia. Would love to see the Terms & Conditions of this competition when it starts! T&Cs for competitions are quite strict in Australia and hopefully outlines the conditions in detail:

http://www.facebook.com/pumpaustralia
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on April 20, 2011, 11:31:57 PM
In one of the previews, Richard and Joey appear to be bald when reading the clue at St. Pauls Ruins in Macau. Fast Forward, explaining how they got an earlier flight to Cape Town?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on April 26, 2011, 11:14:08 PM
It seems fairly clear that the skydive landing site -- in a deserty area -- is also functioning as a Pit Stop. But the preview with all the "fly to..." clue readings suggests fairly strongly that the first South African Pit Stop is in a treelined area (Alana & Mel's reading of the Cape Town clue is far too posed). Since there are no deserts in any of the other surrounding areas, and we know every task from the Indonesia episode (abseil in Melbourne, rice-throwing ritual, bakso-selling/fruit-balancing Detour, and the scuba/money task), does that imply the skydive happens in Israel? The landscape does seem similar to where Grant is in his "Watch out world... the Aussies are coming!" bit too.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on April 27, 2011, 09:23:40 AM
It seems fairly clear that the skydive landing site -- in a deserty area -- is also functioning as a Pit Stop. But the preview with all the "fly to..." clue readings suggests fairly strongly that the first South African Pit Stop is in a treelined area (Alana & Mel's reading of the Cape Town clue is far too posed). Since there are no deserts in any of the other surrounding areas, and we know every task from the Indonesia episode (abseil in Melbourne, rice-throwing ritual, bakso-selling/fruit-balancing Detour, and the scuba/money task), does that imply the skydive happens in Israel? The landscape does seem similar to where Grant is in his "Watch out world... the Aussies are coming!" bit too.
The aircraft they are jumping out of ( ZS-PSG Cessna 550 Citation Bravo ) is registered in South Africa...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: apskip on April 27, 2011, 09:34:57 AM
It seems fairly clear that the skydive landing site -- in a deserty area -- is also functioning as a Pit Stop. But the preview with all the "fly to..." clue readings suggests fairly strongly that the first South African Pit Stop is in a treelined area (Alana & Mel's reading of the Cape Town clue is far too posed). Since there are no deserts in any of the other surrounding areas, and we know every task from the Indonesia episode (abseil in Melbourne, rice-throwing ritual, bakso-selling/fruit-balancing Detour, and the scuba/money task), does that imply the skydive happens in Israel? The landscape does seem similar to where Grant is in his "Watch out world... the Aussies are coming!" bit too.

tarflyonthewall,

I concur with your geographic assessments. These legs are in areas with no deserts:

Melbourne
Bali
Hue
Macau
Frankfurt
Sri Lanka
Freemantle

Israel is virtually all desert. Within reasonable driving distance from Capetown, South Africa are 5 deserts:

Atlantis Dunes
Namib
Karoo (note- some would consider these two to be consolidated as the Namib Karib)
Richtersveld
Kalahari (this is really quite a distance)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: the_insider on April 29, 2011, 12:40:42 AM
Noticed this comp just advertised.

http://www.fox.com.au/win/the-amazing-race-australia

Watch out world, the Aussies are coming! The Amazing Race Australia is coming soon to Channel Seven, and the FOX can give you the chance to see it first.

Eleven teams will give the race a distinctively Aussie feel when they embark on a 50,000 kilometre, 4 continent, 12 country, 23 city adventure.

With Grant Bowler hosting, and the teams racing across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East for the chance to win $250,000, this show will be amazing!!

So get a head start on the race with the FOX Exclusive Preview Screening at Village Cinemas Crown.

This is MUST see television – and you MUST see it at the Exclusive Premiere!

Monday 9th May 2011
Village Cinemas Crown
6pm – Refreshments & Popcorn
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8pm – Screening concludes

To win this Exclusive experience, please enter your details below and get ready to RACE!

Does this mean screening will start that night or that week?  I note that there are 4 eps of the US series still to screen here, but there is a double episode on next Wed 4th.  That would still leave another 2 before the Wednesday 930 timeslot opens up.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on May 02, 2011, 04:14:43 AM
The US season will air two eps on May 4th and the 2-hour finale on May 11th in Australia, so that means that if TAR Aus is taking a Wednesday timeslot, it can do so on the 18th.

I'm assuming that the Australian version will air on Channel Seven and not on Mate?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: the_insider on May 08, 2011, 08:44:52 PM
Ch 7 have started screening some promos for it, and TARA will commence next Monday 16th May at 8:30pm.  Not long to wait now.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on May 10, 2011, 09:48:59 AM
Ch 7 have started screening some promos for it, and TARA will commence next Monday 16th May at 8:30pm.  Not long to wait now.

And according to the Channel Seven website's TV Guide:

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/tv-guide/73/0/5/21/

The premiere will be 90 MINUTES!!!!!!!! :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on May 10, 2011, 10:25:34 AM
No title though. Hrmm...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on May 12, 2011, 09:07:06 AM
No title though. Hrmm...
I'm about 99% sure that they won't give a title, althoug h I really badly hope they do. My Kitchen Rules didn't have episode titles this year, and neither do some other Channel Seven shows. I hope they  decide to use titles. though... :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on June 20, 2011, 08:03:37 PM
So, there is only 1 all girl team left! There was also one eye witness account that there was an all girl team spotted in Perth. Could this mean the blondes have made it to the final three  :duno:

This is pure spec but based on other sitings and whats happened so far in the show here is my final three prediction (in no particular order):

*  Sam and Renae
    Reason: evidence of 1 all girl team driving in car with camera crew in Perth.

* Anastasia and Chris
   Reason: evidence a m/f team in Perth in late 20s(?) male a bit taller and older than female. This could also be Dave and Kelly, however Dave is about the same height if not shorter and also a lot older looking. Odds would favour Anastasia and Chris as they are younger and fitter.

* Jeff and Luke
       Reason: only based on an all male team spotted in Perth one in red shirt one in yellow. No cowboy hats were spotted. Luke has worn an all yellow shirt before (in Lombok) also with a cap on backwards. The photo in Israel airport counter with the cowboys also shows a tall fit man with an all yellow shirt and cap on backwards. Also Jeff often wears a redish/pink t-shirt.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on June 20, 2011, 10:44:28 PM
So, there is only 1 all girl team left! There was also one eye witness account that there was an all girl team spotted in Perth. Could this mean the blondes have made it to the final three  :duno:

This is pure spec but based on other sitings and whats happened so far in the show here is my final three prediction (in no particular order):

*  Sam and Renae
    Reason: evidence of 1 all girl team driving in car with camera crew in Perth.

* Anastasia and Chris
   Reason: evidence a m/f team in Perth in late 20s(?) male a bit taller and older than female. This could also be Dave and Kelly, however Dave is about the same height if not shorter and also a lot older looking. Odds would favour Anastasia and Chris as they are younger and fitter.

* Jeff and Luke
       Reason: only based on an all male team spotted in Perth one in red shirt one in yellow. No cowboy hats were spotted. Luke has worn an all yellow shirt before (in Lombok) also with a cap on backwards. The photo in Israel airport counter with the cowboys also shows a tall fit man with an all yellow shirt and cap on backwards. Also Jeff often wears a redish/pink t-shirt.

Any thoughts?

Yeah I have been thinking this since the start. We discussed it on the Facebook page as well. It makes sense!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: apskip on June 21, 2011, 07:02:55 AM
Consider the possibility that some of the 3 teams mentioned are decoys and not the real F3.

Think about which teams have been consistently at the top in ARAus. That would be Tyler/Nathan and Matt/Tom. There are no guarantees that they made the F3, but I would be surprised if 3 out of the 4 weakest teams still in the competition made the F3.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on June 23, 2011, 02:25:45 AM
But Chris/Bambi and Jeff/Luke aren't that weak either. Especially since we've seen first-to-last situations all the time, I'd say the spoiler is very plausible.

So, remember that big season preview they gave us at the start of the Vietnam episode? There's only one shot left we haven't seen yet -- Sam & Renae crying in an empty field with a couple of trees. Given the route is now known (Week 7 in Plzen, Week 8 in Krakow, Week 9 in Israel, Week 10 in Sri Lanka, Week 11 in Singapore, Week 12 in Perth), it's either from this week or next week. With the piece of arm on the right of the image, it looks to me like it's a Pit Stop shot with two teams there at the same time, and given they're definitely crying in the clip I'd say they were the last two teams, and whoever that arm belongs to is getting eliminated. It looks like the arm is too slender to be Dave or Kelly, we know the farmers are safe (seen in Israel booking a flight to Sri Lanka), and Perth spoilers suggest the final three are Sam/Renae, Jeff/Luke, and Chris/Bambi, it must mean Tyler & Nathan are the next team booted. Would it be possible to tell whether this pic is in Plzen or Krakow?

(http://snideasides.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/untitled.jpg)

Here's my theory:

Week 7 - Plzen. NEL. Tyler/Nathan (now first) and Sam/Renae (now last) are in the same shot in the brewery clip, so either there's a full bunch somewhere, or more likely, Tyler/Nathan get Yielded/U-Turned and fall behind.
Week 8 - Krakow. Tyler/Nathan booted, possibly by MFE penalty?
Weeks 9/10 - Israel/Sri Lanka: One leg is a NEL, one is Dave/Kelly's boot.
Week 11 - Singapore: Farmers booted.
Week 12 - Perth: Finish line, final three teams are Jeff/Luke, Chris/Bambi, Sam/Renae.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: north09 on June 24, 2011, 04:30:55 PM
So all of this is based off an arm at the edge of a screen cap of S/R crying in an empty field? My guess would be that this shot is at a task in which the girls are struggling. The only solid thing is that M/T make it to Isreal. This race will probably still use decoys, so I can easily still see the girls being eliminated soon. These past episodes have been close calls for them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Declive on July 15, 2011, 12:30:49 AM
spoilers go in the SPOILER threads only please, and it is not necessary to post them in more than one place.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Jobby on July 18, 2011, 12:12:03 AM
Chris and Bambi and Dave and Kelly are not in the F3 apparently.

With evidence of one all-girl team driving in Perth and an all-male team in Yellow spotted...

I still can't believe it if Nathan and Tyler are eliminated next. HOWEVER, if they do come in last next leg (per preview) and has a 30 minutes Marked For Elim.. it could be possible.

(http://snideasides.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/untitled.jpg)

And then this theory might afterall, make sense.. if Sam and Ranae are last to pitstop but due to the 30 minutes penalty, Nathan and Tyler are eliminated from the race?

Shocking.. but not impossible? :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: redskevin88 on July 18, 2011, 05:23:29 AM
Chris and Bambi and Dave and Kelly are not in the F3 apparently.

With evidence of one all-girl team driving in Perth and an all-male team in Yellow spotted...

I still can't believe it if Nathan and Tyler are eliminated next. HOWEVER, if they do come in last next leg (per preview) and has a 30 minutes Marked For Elim.. it could be possible.

(http://snideasides.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/untitled.jpg)

And then this theory might afterall, make sense.. if Sam and Ranae are last to pitstop but due to the 30 minutes penalty, Nathan and Tyler are eliminated from the race?

Shocking.. but not impossible? :duno:

Nathan & Tyler are safe...

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23636.msg622272.html#msg622272
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Coutzy on July 19, 2011, 12:07:40 PM
Some thoughts founded on nothing in particular.

As per the promo that flashed all the country names, we know Singapore and Sri Lanka are left. We've already had the final 4 NEL, so where does Singapore fit in?

My theory is that Singapore is an interim final leg destination, like Hawaii in TAR 6. Teams will go here and do something, then fly to Perth to run the rest of the leg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Aussie on July 19, 2011, 07:07:35 PM
Some thoughts founded on nothing in particular.

As per the promo that flashed all the country names, we know Singapore and Sri Lanka are left. We've already had the final 4 NEL, so where does Singapore fit in?

My theory is that Singapore is an interim final leg destination, like Hawaii in TAR 6. Teams will go here and do something, then fly to Perth to run the rest of the leg.

But what about Egypt? Was channel 7 just making it up or what?  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: RichInSydney on July 19, 2011, 07:33:39 PM
Some thoughts founded on nothing in particular.

As per the promo that flashed all the country names, we know Singapore and Sri Lanka are left. We've already had the final 4 NEL, so where does Singapore fit in?

My theory is that Singapore is an interim final leg destination, like Hawaii in TAR 6. Teams will go here and do something, then fly to Perth to run the rest of the leg.

But what about Egypt? Was channel 7 just making it up or what?  :duno:
Not sure where you got Egypt from apart from the non-specific title credits?

Coutzy: The finale will be Monday August 1, so my guess is a 1.5 or 2 hour episode. Therefore there may be 2 options:

1. The Sri Lankan leg is another NEL.
2. There is an elimination in Sri Lanka and Singapore is an excuse to do a quick task before Perth as you mentioned.

There is still a possible 1 more NEL according to the press kit. To have 2 in a row this close to the end would be silly but not impossible. Either that or they think a continuation leg is classed as a NEL?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Aussie on July 19, 2011, 07:59:09 PM
Some thoughts founded on nothing in particular.

As per the promo that flashed all the country names, we know Singapore and Sri Lanka are left. We've already had the final 4 NEL, so where does Singapore fit in?

My theory is that Singapore is an interim final leg destination, like Hawaii in TAR 6. Teams will go here and do something, then fly to Perth to run the rest of the leg.

But what about Egypt? Was channel 7 just making it up or what?  :duno:
Not sure where you got Egypt from apart from the non-specific title credits?

Coutzy: The finale will be Monday August 1, so my guess is a 1.5 or 2 hour episode. Therefore there may be 2 options:

1. The Sri Lankan leg is another NEL.
2. There is an elimination in Sri Lanka and Singapore is an excuse to do a quick task before Perth as you mentioned.

There is still a possible 1 more NEL according to the press kit. To have 2 in a row this close to the end would be silly but not impossible. Either that or they think a continuation leg is classed as a NEL?

I got Egypt from one of channel 7's ads. It mentioned all the countries visited, and Egypt was there  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on July 20, 2011, 12:04:27 AM
AGAINST a Sri Lanka NEL:

The Road Block limit. Since they're limited to six each, that means there are twelve Road Blocks in total, and only two left -- with both the sewing in Sri Lanka and the tightrope in Singapore confirmed as Road Blocks. This leaves no Road Block in Perth.

On the two previous occasions an ActiveTV race has had back-to-back NELs, the first one has involved money-stripping rather than an MFE penalty. If Sri Lanka was a NEL, then in theory Sam/Renae would have been mugged.

FOR a Sri Lanka NEL:

News report that mentions Renae doing a tightrope task in Singapore says that IF she makes it through, they'll be racing in their hometown -- there's no IF about it if there's no elimination in Singapore.

Presskit mentions three non-eliminations, "each" with the MFE penalty -- Kutna Hora had no penalty, therefore is probably not one of the three NELs.

Seven's love of two-hour finales -- while the US didn't have one from TAR9 to TAR18, Australian viewers have had two hour finales in every season since TAR12 (although most seasons in that range had episodes burnt off in chunks of double episodes).

It's been tradition in final legs since TAR10 to either have no Detour or no Road Block, with only TAR12 deviating, which would mean the lack of one in Perth is irrelevant. (They could also be reinventing the two-RoadBlocks-in-one-leg twist from TAR16 by having two Detours in the same leg?

The presskit mentions a Yield appearing at some point in the race. It cannot be in the final leg, and I'm almost certain not even ActiveTV would put one in the F4 elimination.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: redskevin88 on July 20, 2011, 01:29:36 AM
Can I ask a question

How do we know Singapore-Perth are two seperate legs, and not say one finale leg.

The final leg could be

Fly to Singapore from Colombo
Tightrope task
Any other possible task from TARA4 finale
Fly to Perth
Task there
Finish Line.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: tarflyonthewall on July 20, 2011, 01:38:57 AM
Yes, that's what we're trying to figure out. It depends on whether the TBC counts as one leg or two. If it's one leg, Sri Lanka is a NEL and Singapore and Perth are Leg 11 and Leg 12 repsectively. If it's two, Sri Lanka is an elimination and Singapore and Perth are both part of Leg 12. Grant said at the start there were 12 legs in the race, and it's the first time the number has been mentioned in a season with a TBC, so we're not sure how they're counting it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: kiki on July 20, 2011, 02:35:23 AM
I'm confused. How can Sri Lanka be a NEL? Sam and Rene are marked for elimination, what would be the point for that if the Leg is a NEL?
IMO in Sri Lanka the last team is eliminated and the F3 go on to Singapore for a task or two before continuing to the Perth.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: BayBay on July 20, 2011, 03:43:18 AM
I still maintain that the so called 'double-length' leg was in fact TWO legs with a penalty-less NEL in the middle. So scenario one is:

Leg 1: Lombok NEL
Leg 2: Ho Chi Minh and Hue
Leg 3: Hong Kong and Macau
Leg 4: Cape Town
Leg 5: Cape Town
Leg 6: Amsterdam, Prague and Kutna Hora (via Berlin) NEL - From the OFFICIAL App
Leg 7: Prague and Plzen
Leg 8: Poland
Leg 9: Israel
Leg 10: Israel NEL
Leg 11: Sri Lanka
Leg 12: Singapore and Perth

This satisfies 12 countries, 3 NELS and 12 legs stated by Richard in his Elimination Station video.

OR Scenario two:

Is Leg 7/8 was ONE leg and Leg 11 is Singapore followed by Leg 12 in Perth both airing on 1st August and the next leg also being a NEL
Title: Re: Amazing Race Australia - Speculation
Post by: Jobby on July 20, 2011, 03:47:29 AM
Next leg has to be elimination. Leg 12 is Singapore and Perth combined into a finale episode.. 90 minutes long. :lol: :)