Topic: The unofficial Suggestions box:

How about t-shirts with registration? I get 2 t-shirts when I register for Bonneville, plus patches and stickers and like 5 pit passes for $550. Plus a week of waiting in line for 3 minute attempts at fame, limited only by the mass of humanity trying to attempt the same.

Just a thought. I expect it to be ignored.

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

There used to be t-shirts. They were replaced with patches. 1 size fits all for patches. T-shirts are logistical issues with nothing to gain on their bottom line.

Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

For the record, I'll take the patches over t-shirts any day.

My suggestion, "Good 'Nuff" stickers that are purpose made and weatherproof.  I like scotch taping the inspection stickers that are printed with an ink jet printer on Office Depot address labels to the inside of my windshield and all but I feel like I have 1,000 other things that I could do during a race weekend.

Another sticker suggestion, just leave a pile of the standard issue stickers out for people to grab as needed vs. sticking them in the registration envelopes.  9 years and 30 entries later I have quite a collection of stickers.  I do like the black background and the die cut ones though, so pack them in there..

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

$30 all-weekend passes are a bit steep for some folks.  I've had friends who wanted to come watch for a few hours one day, and then decide not to because they didn't want to drop $60 for the couple just for the day to watch the race. 

It's also a little annoying when your team has paid $1600 in entree fees, licenses, etc, and your spouse wants to come watch...and you get charged $30 for them to come along. 

It might encourage more people to come and become involved and start forming more teams, if it weren't so expensive just to come and watch. 

As a point of reference, this past weekend there was an SCCA race at Summit Point, and it was free to come spectate and camp for the weekend. 

Perhaps keep the $30 all-event rate, including camping, but offer a $5 or $10 day pass for folks who just want to come check it out and not stay for the whole weekend.  And maybe include one free 'spouse/ partner/ lover/ emotional support guru' pass per driver.

I do miss the free t-shirt, but realize that can get expensive for no real tangible benefit to the organizers.  Perhaps offer 1 half-price t-shirt per driver, per season?

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

How about a year long tech on your safety gear?  Having it to go through tech every single event seems silly to me.

Another vote here for weather-proof "Good 'Nuff" tech stickers.

Delete the rule about taping over mirrors, plastic headlight and taillight lenses.  Of all that sh*t that can fall off/be knocked off these cars, neither of these is likely to cause any harm.  Being able to actually "see" out of a mirror should be a safety concern, and don't tell me putting clear tape over it has no ill effects.

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

VKZ24 wrote:

How about a year long tech on your safety gear?  Having it to go through tech every single event seems silly to me.

Another vote here for weather-proof "Good 'Nuff" tech stickers.

Delete the rule about taping over mirrors, plastic headlight and taillight lenses.  Of all that sh*t that can fall off/be knocked off these cars, neither of these is likely to cause any harm.  Being able to actually "see" out of a mirror should be a safety concern, and don't tell me putting clear tape over it has no ill effects.

Mirrors don't need to be taped over.

Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

rlchv70 wrote:
VKZ24 wrote:

How about a year long tech on your safety gear?  Having it to go through tech every single event seems silly to me.

Another vote here for weather-proof "Good 'Nuff" tech stickers.

Delete the rule about taping over mirrors, plastic headlight and taillight lenses.  Of all that sh*t that can fall off/be knocked off these cars, neither of these is likely to cause any harm.  Being able to actually "see" out of a mirror should be a safety concern, and don't tell me putting clear tape over it has no ill effects.

Mirrors don't need to be taped over.

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2010-present:  1975 Ford LTD Landau...doesn't have a name?

Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

VKZ24 wrote:

How about a year long tech on your safety gear?  Having it to go through tech every single event seems silly to me.

They started doing this last year. The gear tech sticker now has the year printed on it.

Prior to that, well, many of us had....ahem...stopped going to gear tech all together after the 15th or so identical sticker.

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

They may have changed the wording at some point, but I can tell you we have failed tech in the past due to not taping the mirrors.

Captain
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'93 Acura Integra - No VTEC Yo!

Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

^ IIRC, taping the mirrors/glass may be a track rule

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

I was told that taping the mirrors was an old rule and was actually told in tech that I should take the tape off my mirrors so that I could see better. This was a couple years ago and I haven't had taped mirrors since.

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

piper.gras wrote:
VKZ24 wrote:

How about a year long tech on your safety gear?  Having it to go through tech every single event seems silly to me.

They started doing this last year. The gear tech sticker now has the year printed on it.

Prior to that, well, many of us had....ahem...stopped going to gear tech all together after the 15th or so identical sticker.

I still got a sticker at both races this year. Nobody told me I didn't need a new one. We should look for official confirmation of this.

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

Restore the pageantry of the BS inspections and penalty box operations. It's gotten kind of bland, practical even.

Sell the "How On Fire Are We?" book though their web site! wink

Provide a fan guide of some kind for visitors and spectators. Such as:

Link: http://teamtinyvette.kstreetstudio.com/ … g-2018.pdf

but only with more pages and stuff.

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Re: The unofficial Suggestions box:

cabinboy wrote:

I was told that taping the mirrors was an old rule and was actually told in tech that I should take the tape off my mirrors so that I could see better. This was a couple years ago and I haven't had taped mirrors since.

I'm pretty sure i have tape on the mirrors, when I replaced it cause it was old too a lot of goo begone to get rid of the last of the tape, and it was clearer with old tape on that the glue.  So not sure I would say to remove the tape at the race

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