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Re: [FOT] Reply to Ted Schumacher- RE: Performance Racing

Subject: Re: [FOT] Reply to Ted Schumacher- RE: Performance Racing
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 19:42:16 EST
If there's going to be a big fight in front of my booth, I am switching from
selling subscriptions to popcorn.

Tim Suddard
Publisher; Classic Motorsports
and Grassroots Motorsports magazines
Phone: (386) 673-4148 Fax: (386) 673-6040

 Ted Schumacher,

Since you addressed me specifically, I wish to reply.

There are several of us that DO what we do in racing, for a living.

If it wasnt for our businesses (that we work very hard at) we would not be
unable to participate in this expensive sport.

Additionally, we also provide products and services that have elevated the
value of the sport, in terms of performance and safety for our customers. The
value is supreme to us, also, for the friendships and camaraderie that we
receive in return.

I am planning to release a significant product in 2007. I dont plan to make
any money at this particular venture, but it is my passion & it is my
However, part of my mission at PRI is to meet with various folks, including
media folks that will be covering the story.

Finally, I am also attending PRI as a Manufacturer's Representative.  One
large company I represent is able to provide low cost high quality products
can be produced in low volumes to the benefit of all forms of racing.  I
expect to be very busy while there.

I wish you well at the show.


Joe Alexander
British Motor Trade Association

> Joe and all getting itno PRI Trade Show.  .Please remember the
> manufacturer's are there to sell products to dealers and shops.  This is
their big event.
> I was speaking with a friend of mine a couple weeks ago about PRI.  He
> reminded me of the time he received a major, read this really big $$$
> from a car maker to run a race program.  He spent $1 million dollars in 3
> at PRI.  On several occasions he had to wait to speak with a supplier
> someone with passes was buying 4 cams. 1 for himself and 3 for his buddies
> (or a similar situation).  .20 appointments over the three days with some
> starting on Wednesday before the show opens are on my schedule.  Granted, I
> spend $1M but will make a major dent in 10% of that.  Point is, please have
> courtesy and respect for those who are doing this for a living, both
> suppliers and buyers.  Ted.. 

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