Seriously though; I sure hope nothing trickles down. I like the ClubRally scene - especially here in the Northwest. Great events this year and rumors of more events next, great organizers and great competitors.
Seriously though, after talking to George Plesk last weekend there is going to be a change in Club next year and that is increased insurance costs. Seems as though they have been giving us a break this year but can no longer afford to do that next year. Look for a substantial increase in entry fees for club rallies in 2003.
It's not as if rallyists in this country don't have free will to abstain from SCCA events or form their own organization. Am I wrong?
Much like the Boeing machinists here in the NW whining about their compensation package, I say "if it's so bad, why not leave your obviously horrible condition to go elsewhere instead of belly-aching".
Please keep in mind nobody's holding a gun to anyone's head here, forcing them to do something against their will.
Pardon my ignorance....again, am I missing something here?
I wonder if the users have to pay for a bog-roll (you know the facial quality bum-wipe*) printed with all those important sponsors logos in all the critical places?
Soft Charmin' for $2.95,
SCCA required VIP (Very Icky Poo) paper $79.95?
Maybe the SCCA Pro Rally Chief Scrutineer will send out a theatening Memo about how if we don't fold it right and have the logos in the right place we will not be allowed to er...pass.
We had better stop before we give then new ideas of where we can be required to place stickers.
With WILD WEST looming,and John Lane with new wheel bearings and his normal enthusiasm for going fast intact might we expect to see some stickers shining by the Moon?
*don't you wonder when they say facial quality if somewhere out there in the Consumer-Paradice if there is bum quality face wipe?
Thanks Daphne, I didn't know how to photo-shop this.
>Seriously though, after talking to George Plesk last weekend
>there is going to be a change in Club next year and that is
>increased insurance costs. Seems as though they have been
>giving us a break this year but can no longer afford to do
>that next year. Look for a substantial increase in entry
>fees for club rallies in 2003.
A "substantial increase in entry fees"??
How much freakin insurance do they (ok, we) need?
A million? More? Couldn't we self-insure?
Who says how much insurance we need? Does it vary by state,
or do the paid employees of the SCCA just arbitrarily decide
an amount of insurance and then call up Lloyds of London?
Why does an event need insurance when all of the competitors are individually insured?