Kevin - I totally feel for you and you have taught me much. The best
compliment anyone made to me was you, saying that I really knew how to
handle the brakes on the Viper - a big car with no ABS. One of the
funniest pictures in my mind is when I was brand new and this goofy guy
was walking around and starting cars - with his helmet on!
I sincerely hope to see you at many events.
--- Kevin Stevens <email@example.com> wrote:
> >We were supposed to have our new sound meter at 3 Com Park this past
> >Sunday as a help in persuading our louder cars to quiet down. The
> >Steering Committee authorized its purchase. I hope it shows up on
> >March 11.
> The new meter was there, as was the old meter, being handed off by
> Mottaz. I am the new Sound Chief, as you know quite well, and was
> "supposed" to investigate new equipment. I took it on my own
> initiative to
> make the purchase.
> I was doing readings on Sunday because:
> a) I didn't know if the old meter would be available to do
> comparative measurements. The new one does have a calibration
> adjustment, but no calibration procedure or equipment comes
> with it.
> b) The wind and rain did not make for good sound measurement
> conditions, and I was concerned about getting either/both of
> the meters soaked. (I was already soaked after working the
> third run group, so that wasn't a problem.)
> c) Don McKenna wasn't able to be at that event, and I was hoping
> to discuss some of the measurement issues with him.
> That's the story on sound last Sunday.
> Here's the story on sound for next Sunday. I'll show up, and hand
> the old
> and new equipment to Charlie Davis if he's there, or put it in the
> motorhome if not, and leave. My personal suggestion to you, John, is
> take the new meter from the motorhome and shove it up your ass.
> Charlie, and other SC members who are reading this, my apologies.
> I'm done with hiding the damage that John is causing our region
> behind the
> scenes. Personally, this is the third position his slander and
> criticism has caused me to relinquish.
> I left the Steering Committee after listening to John rant for a year
> the PA system about my coercive manipulations to institute a
> two-second cone
> penalty. (A lie.)
> I resigned the event chair coordinator position after John twice
> to cancel events because he didn't feel confident that I would supply
> I'm resigning the sound chief position now, because I haven't even
> turnover on the position and John Kelly is ALREADY sniping about my
> Yes, I'm thin-skinned on this issue; but I didn't start out that way.
> I'm aware of quite a number of others who have left the SFR program,
> simply decline to take on responsibilities, because of the
> aggravation of
> dealing with John.
> John, fine, enjoy your position. Enjoy taking the shots at everyone.
> your conspiracy theories and passive-aggressive slander - after all,
> you own
> the printing press. But I wish you a very long life, John, because
> you're gone you're leaving this region in a shambles with the people
> drive away and the enemies you make.
> I'm out.
> >What is at risk is our ability to continue our favorite game at
> >"in-town" sites. Some people may call that a "threat." I think it
> is. It's
> >a threat all of us will have to drive well out into the
> >Central Valley to play autocross if we can't get the louder cars to
> >--John Kelly, SFR autocross scheduler
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