just a public little support for your position. Ed is being unreasonable.
You, like everyone else, is entitled to be "Joe Public" for the day without
being accused of being a cheat.
It is up to event organisers to persuade people that it is worthwhile for
folk to register (with or without a car to display). if Mike didn't think
it worthwhile, then not only is that his right, but perhaps any other
benefits of attendance at the entire event weren't communicated
effectively? I don't know because I never saw the blurb, but *clearly*,
Mike wasn't convinced that he should part with $95 for the privilege.
Ed should apologise for calling Mike a cheat. I have no problems with
Ed suggesting that people should attend events even if their cars aren't
ready, but perhaps the time for that suggestion was *before* the event,
If Ed wished to express his disappointment that Mike didn't
attend the entire event, the list was *NOT* the place to do it - private
email would have been the appropriate forum.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Maclean <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, 15 August 1999 4:35
Subject: Re: Event participation??
> Just what is your problem? Are you saying everyone with an
> restoration should stay away from an event that is held open to the public
> large? It's very admirable that you "donate" to these events when you
> car to show. What category should I have registered under? Half finished
> restoration? Do they come to my house to judge the tub?
> This was a 5 day meet. I told the Kitterer's that my car was not
> and so would not register for the meet. Bob suggested I show up on
> the popular judging event as all the cars would be in one place. I stayed
> two hours and took pictures along with many other non-participants from
> general public who had the same opportunity as I did to talk to anyone at
> meet. I would not have shown up if I thought I was not welcome under the
> There were also several big Healeys in the parking lot from local
> showed up for this one event, but did not register. I guess we should get
> names and send those other deadbeats a bill also for the privilege of
> public event. Or maybe everyone with a membership in a club that is
> of these meets should be forced to pay for registration, even if they will
> By the way Ed, I "saved" $95, not $75.
> Mike "Deadbeat" MacLean
> JustBrits@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 08/14/1999 1:47:53 AM Central Daylight Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org (from the spridgets list) writes:
> > Now what we have here is a full blown "CHEAT" !! I am coping to the
> > list because there are National Officers of both Clubs plus many Local
> > Officers.
> > << Because my Bugeye is not finished, >>
> > So what?? I've been to events in my Healey, wife's Honda, wife's
> > and my
> > '70 El Camino. NEVER been "unregistered".
> > <>
> > and the reason was ??????????????
> > <<and participation was very limited. >>
> > Sure doesn't sound like it. In fact, sounds the other way around.
> > << In fact, I was only a spectator on popular judging day last Tuesday.
> > So? Lots of cars and a boat to look at and learn about, huh??
> > << I was warmly greeted by Bob and Annice Kitterer, who along with their
> > IV in disguise Bugeye, had many great looking Healeys on display by
> > fellow club members. The Spridget connection was represented by two
> > bodies and four Bugeyes. The majority were of the larger Healeys. Bob
> > me around and introduced me to some very nice folks in the San Diego
> > some people from out of state and even someone with the last name
> > And for that privilege, you're not willing to pay??? Who do you think
> > for them to 'cross the pond' ?
> > << I had a nice conversation with Norman Nock about big Healeys. >>
> > Shoulda gone to his shop instead of "...not participating..."
> > << They even had a Healey speed boat on display. >>
> > And how many events canb you go to and see one of them (for "free")???
> > << I took many pictures >>
> > But still didn't "participate", huh?
> > Sounds to me like you got a He*l of a lot for "not participating" and
> > the lousy $75 registration. Mike!!!
> > Folks do not attempt to put on these types of events to make a fortune
> > their Club/Chapter but nor do they do the work to lose money.
> > Send them the money!!
> > Regards..........
> > Ed
> > '63 BJ-7 (Hortense THE Healey)
> > Founding Member & Delegate, ILLINI Chapter - AHCA (20 year
> > Member, AHCUSA