1 (edited by Spank 2013-09-03 09:07 AM)

Topic: Driver's fees up 50%. Let's Unionize!

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Re: Driver's fees up 50%. Let's Unionize!

We went from 4 races in the Gulf Coast in 2012 to just 2 races in 2013.  Thats a 50% reduction. 
Our team loves Lemons but its kinda ridiculous to own two Lemons cars for just two weeks of racing a year....

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kind of shocked nothing has gone up in 7 years.

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Jackasic wrote:

kind of shocked nothing has gone up in 7 years.

Only goes to prove that we were probably being over-charged for the first 4 which was enough to cover the alleged losses for the following 3!

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I would unionize but then my $250 driver's fee would have union dues rolled into it.

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From what I understand bribes are also expected to go up in price.  They expect beer and sausages to be replaced with Champagne and Caviar.

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Hmmm... now that Jay will be rich beyond imagination, I NEED A RAISE!

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Eh, better than the hit we took when gas went up a buck a gallon.

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$200 for a team of 4? Budgetary rounding error.

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How dare they marginally raise prices to cover increased operating cost!

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TheEngineer wrote:

How dare they marginally raise prices to cover increased operating cost!

That's right!  You are supposed to operate at a loss until you eventually file for bankruptcy!

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12 (edited by Alfaholic 2013-09-03 10:36 AM)

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Reading through Jay's cited expense categories, maybe we can lobby to just eliminate the corner workers and the speedy dry instead...

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Alfaholic wrote:

Reading through Jay's cited expense categories, maybe we can lobby to just eliminate the corner workers and the speedy dry instead...

Seconded.

All in favor?

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I opened  Jay's  email and read, "Tires for a  Porsche are hella 'spensive!"

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He's trying to squirrel away enough to replace the stolen NSX.

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LowFlyin wrote:
TheEngineer wrote:

How dare they marginally raise prices to cover increased operating cost!

That's right!  You are supposed to operate at a loss until you eventually file for bankruptcy!

Make up for the loss by increasing quantity!

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mechimike wrote:

He's trying to squirrel away enough to replace the stolen NSX.

He did.  My comment regarding Porsche tires is related.

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18 (edited by Scotty 2013-09-03 12:33 PM)

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MERICA!  Great product, pay for it.

Oh wait... Jay didn't build that. After all, he didn't build the race tracks we race on.

I doubt a real liberal could make it this far.

Oh wait again... maybe he could apply for some Obama bucks to fund his renewable automobile racing series and have Obama stick it to NASCAR so they spread the wealth to us.

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Re: Driver's fees up 50%. Let's Unionize!

Scotty wrote:

MERICA!  Great product, pay for it.

Oh wait... Jay didn't build that. After all, he didn't build the race tracks we race on.

I doubt a real liberal could make it this far.

Oh wait again... maybe he could apply for some Obama bucks to fund his renewable automobile racing series and have Obama stick it to NASCAR so they spread the wealth to us.

Team Jets for everyone!

Only for teams that have American cars.

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BoB wrote:

Only for teams that have American cars.


Too bad Jay wasn't Dutch. He could get 500,000,000.00

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Jackasic wrote:

kind of shocked nothing has gone up in 7 years.

Old age will do that to you... or so I've heard.

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One Big Union, One Big Strike!

Jay needs to start writing for the Corvette Jihad again to subsidize our Lemons habit! Or even better, the Porsche Jihad!

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Judge Phil wrote:

Hmmm... now that Jay will be rich beyond imagination, I NEED A RAISE!

hmm, didn't he pay you to write a book? where is my copy slacker?

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89 VW Jettarosa - #337 (11 motors later) <> 67 Mercedes 200 - #200, winner "most with the least" MSR Feb 11, IOE at MSR June 11 <> 88 Mercedes 560 SEL <> 76 Mercedes SLC - IOE at ECR March 13 <> now pimping performance parts for 1970-1980's Mercedes SEL, SEC, SL, SLC's

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I didn't see this anywhere.  What are the price increase details?

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E-mail from Jay:
Oh yeah--I'm raising the driver's fee, from $100 to $150, starting at Sonoma. By all means, bitch away. I've been doing it myself since '08.

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