An anti-sports complex campaigner has ridiculously suggested Sir Jack Brabham Park be renamed Bloomfield because "he only drove around there once or twice..."
What ill-informed rubbish.
It's annoying such a stupid suggestion has to be answered.
A young Sir Jack started his road racing career at Gnoo Blas at the opening meeting in 1953 in a small Cooper 1100 and after that was a regular competitor in Orange for six years, winning a string of titles.
His last race in Orange before going back overseas for his assault on Formula One was the South Pacific Championship in January 1959, an event he won for the second time, setting a lap record of 102mph (163kph) in his Cooper Climax.
Later that year, he won his first world championship after pushing his car over the line in the United States' Grand Prix at Sebring after running out of fuel with only several hundred metres to go in the final race of the series.
Sir Jack was the first Australian to win a Formula One world title - the first of three.
He is still the only driver to win a world championship in a car that he built himself.
Sir Jack was the first racing driver to be knighted, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1966, was Australian of the Year in 1966, was appointed a Knight Bachelor in 1978 and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2008.
He was also inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990 and was named an Australian National Living Treasure in 2012.
The late Sir Stirling Moss told the BBC Sir Jack was one of the best-known Australians in the world.
He said: "we had Don Bradman and a few other guys but very few people in the world have achieved what he had in his sport...".
Sir Jack and Lady Margaret were special guests here for the Gnoo Blas Classic car show in 2010.
He also visited here in September 1985 when Orange Sportsground was renamed Sir Jack Brabham Park.
After his death in May 2014, a tribute in Brabham Park was attended by more than 200 people, including Ron Tauranac who designed Sir Jack's cars.
Rename the park Bloomfield? Grrrrrrrrrr.
NEW WORLD AWAITS
NASA scientists believe colonising Mars is essential to ensure our future survival.
The scientists are developing the capabilities necessary to get there, land there and live there.
Space exploration technology company SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk also wants to set up a self-sustaining population there.
So, it's all happening and now that NASA has landed its latest rover Perseverance on Mars, people should get in the queue for a flight to set up a new Cosmos Colony way up there among the stars.
That's an option for all the Orange people whinging about the council and new developments and trees and mountain bike tracks and everything else.
They could set up a new celestial state and lead stress-free lives with the little green people who might live there.
Buck Rogers, Speed Gordon and Brick Bradford are no doubt still out there somewhere in their spaceships ever since cartoonists created them in 1929 and they would be able to offer some very good advice.