Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 13:47:05 EST
Subject: New SCCA VP of Marketing
I just read that the SCCA has appointed a new VP of Marketing: I would just
like to make a comment to all as to my experience with Mr. Mudd. As I belong
to the Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club which is a satellite club of the SCCA ,
we have rented Lime Rock Park for approximately 25 years and have always had
a good professional relationship with that racing facility. Last year as in
the past we rented the racetrack for a time trial during the month of March.
This small club paid 1/2 of the rental fee upfront as required by the
contract. The remainder of the monies is paid on the day of the event. As
luck would have it, it snowed about 5 days prior to our schedule date. On
the day of our Time Trial the weather was sunny and warm, but the track was
not safe for time trialing due to the run off areas still having remains of
the prior snow storm. The officials of the track deemed the track to be
unsafe . The Time trial was called off before a car ever placed a wheel on
Wen the officials of the club contacted Mr. Mudd, he immedialtey advised us
that the deposit that my club had made of 1/2 the track fee would be
Non-Refundable. My small club was now out a couple of thousand dollars. All
subsequent contacts with Mr. Mudd went on deaf ears.
This is just a little information on the new V.P. of marketing, I do
certainly hope that the SCCA has done their homework ...
Bruce Bellom .
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 14:05:45 -0500
From: Matt Murray <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: New SCCA VP of Marketing
Was there any wording in the contract about non-refundability or
cancellations due to weather? Not that I'm defending him but I
just want to have the facts straight when I go out and warm the
tar and get the feathers. :^)
There is wording in the contract about loss of money due to inclimate weather
if You ( the club) decide not to use the track on that day.
If however LIMEROCK deams the track unsafe and says you can not use
it.....there is nothing for that.....
In this case LIMEROCK had 5 days to prepare the track and did not. The day of
the event was beautiful and sunny.......Too bad LIMEROCK and Mr. Mudd just
wanted to almost put a small SCCA club under.....
This year will tell the story. If we can not make money on some autocrosses
and our time trial....Our days of putting on events may be over......
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