On 4/13/01 10:51 AM, "Lawrie Alexander" <Lawrie@britcars.com> wrote:
> You did not mention whether your club has activities other than these shows
> twice a year. I certainly hope that was an oversight!
> IMNSHO, after twenty five years of club involvement, the secret of success
> for any car club is for the events to include lots of opportunities to drive
> the darned things! Sunday morning tours for brunch, all-day drives that end
> up at a restaurant or member's home for a barbecue, even weekend drives
> which include an overnight stay at somewhere interesting. Competitive
> rallies, from treasure hunts to complex TSD events; funkhana driving skill
> tests; hill-climbs or sprints; all are other things the well-organized club
> puts on to keep members happy and attract new ones.
> If the focus is purely on organizing events that are static displays of
> cars, you'll end up with a club whose members are overly concerned with
> making their cars pretty rather than driving and enjoying them, the
> perpetual losers in the car shows will lose interest in the club, and any
> spectators (and potential customers for those vendors you are trying to
> attract) will soon get tired of seeing the same of few cars on display.
Keep your top down and your chin up.
Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 10 Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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