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Old 02-03-2006, 06:15 AM   #16
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:58 AM   #17
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I stand corrected, I only get 2 crewmembers in free to NASA events here in TX. Since I don't run a track event I am not aware of all of the variables you have to deal with or try and balance out. I also can see your perspective about trying to keep costs down for the club members.

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Old 02-03-2006, 07:24 AM   #18
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Personally, I think this is kind of blown out of proportion as any SCMC club member only has to show his/her up to date membership card at the gate and they get in for free. If they have family, then all they have to do is come to the registration building and obtain a pass for "family members". No club family member will be left out. If you are a participant then you get 2 complimentary passes to go with your registration fees. If you have friends and they want to watch and you reached your maximum free passes, then they'll have to pay to get in....
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:18 AM   #19
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This is excellent information and will help all of use to understand what it take to do what we do as a club. We need to have more talks like this, it really does help. Thanks for the help and support. SCMC ROCKS.
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So as long as I only have 2 friends I'm good to go. Still don't agree with it...but it is what it is.

Relax John, there is nothing more than opinion sharing going on in here. It's ok if some people don't agree with Tony's decisions...it's all part of having a healthy club. When was the last time you saw any organization run with everyone agreeing with every decision that was ever made?

What suprise did you have for me Tony? Did you take driving lessions or something???
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:29 PM   #22
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I agree that we should share opinions as it will let us all grow as a club. I understand where you and Admiral are coming from and to a degree I agree with what you are saying. Gate fees are nothing new to us, we do them and have been doing them at Drag Day to make sure we have the track paid for in full.

Think about it though, family gets in free, participants get two free passes, and the amount of gate fees will be small but nevertheless, every little bit counts.
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My personal opinion has always been to not charge an admission fee.

Why?
-it will not generate enough revenue to offset the headache it causes; plus people would rather not come to the event at all rather than pay to get in.. they can just catch the event the following week that is free. I don't know how it is in other areas, but here, there is enough game in town for people to be picky, I know that one first hand.
-gives you that much more to keep up with... what about when an SCMC member shows up that doesn't have their member card... yeah you can be incensitive to the member and take the hard line "no card no entry", but I don't treat my fellow members that way.
-then you have to have an organized way to keep up with the participants free +2 entries
-it makes for a less of a friendly event..I like to give all those curious about the club every chance to see it shine and get hooked. If you charge for spectating.. that will be that much more of a turnoff.
-Every time it has been brought up, the people helping run the Texas event have unanimously felt it was not right to charge an entrance fee.

This is all just my personal opinion. I understand why people charge the fee, though. I like the idea of sponsors picking up the slack better, one extra sponsor can equal 50 spectators at $10 a pop.
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:15 PM   #24
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gives you that much more to keep up with... what about when an SCMC member shows up that doesn't have their member card... yeah you can be incensitive to the member and take the hard line "no card no entry", but I don't treat my fellow members that way.
Firme,

I know who are members and who isn't, believe me. If I don't then I go to the club records which I carry with me to verify. I don't think any member has ever been treated that way to my knowledge, do you? Again, I think this thing is getting way out of proportion.


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I know who are members and who isn't, believe me. If I don't then I go to the club records which I carry with me to verify. I don't think any member has ever been treated that way to my knowledge, do you? Again, I think this thing is getting way out of proportion.


oh, don't get me wrong, I am not saying anyone has every treated a club member that way... and I also know MOST of the club members here, but this year, I met some members for the first time at the MSRH event, whether it was because they were new members, or that they drove a good distance to see the event. My point was that you can't count on people having their cards, thats all. If they don't have the card.. then you can't turn them away, so you have to spend time 'verifying' if you don't know them personally. I would rather spend the time and people-power to help the event itself goes as smooth as possible.
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My personal opinion has always been to not charge an admission fee.

Why?
-it will not generate enough revenue to offset the headache it causes; plus people would rather not come to the event at all rather than pay to get in.. they can just catch the event the following week that is free. I don't know how it is in other areas, but here, there is enough game in town for people to be picky, I know that one first hand.
-gives you that much more to keep up with... what about when an SCMC member shows up that doesn't have their member card... yeah you can be incensitive to the member and take the hard line "no card no entry", but I don't treat my fellow members that way.
-then you have to have an organized way to keep up with the participants free +2 entries
-it makes for a less of a friendly event..I like to give all those curious about the club every chance to see it shine and get hooked. If you charge for spectating.. that will be that much more of a turnoff.
-Every time it has been brought up, the people helping run the Texas event have unanimously felt it was not right to charge an entrance fee.

This is all just my personal opinion. I understand why people charge the fee, though. I like the idea of sponsors picking up the slack better, one extra sponsor can equal 50 spectators at $10 a pop.
DITTO....................Now lets get off of Adams thread and go here.... http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/s...ewpost&t=11310
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DITTO....................Now lets get off of Adams thread and go here.... http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/s...ewpost&t=11310
Good idea.

Lets get this back to racing.

I showed up on Saturday and the racing was HOT. Turn one was the place to be, allot of action due to they tighten up the entry to the turn. AI/CMC can put on an awesome show of speed and sound. I just wish I could have been there on Sunday to see the final races of the weekend. I needed to hang out with my Mom; they need a little show of love now and then.
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