Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

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Should We Reinstate the May 12 Autocross?

Yes
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No
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Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby ScandinavianFlick on Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:20 am

Please fill out the poll in this thread and/or comment if you'd like to have the cancelled May 12 autocross reinstated. This is our last year at Qualcomm, let's make the most of it.
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Re: Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby JERRY B on Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:28 am

Mothers Day Weekend & Something else on that day
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Re: Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby Ryan McClune on Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:09 am

Day before Mother's Day as a reason to cancel?

I get the 4/14 cancellation, particularly in regard to CFOS and PDS timing.

Those events take Herculean efforts to make happen by a ton of volunteers. It's exhausting.

5/12 cancellation seems pretty soft by comparison.
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Re: Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby Gary Burch on Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:04 am

who would vote no?
just don't go
or somebody who really does hate corner working
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Re: Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby sf.in.sd on Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:46 am

Thanks for starting this, Andrew!

We will really be missing this pot-hole laden parking lot when its gone. Let's drive! :burnout:

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Re: Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby Steve Grosekemper on Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:08 pm

I think something that is getting overlooked is the financial viability of back to back events.
5 of the last 6 events were barely over break even attendance and we cant afford to lose money on these events.
Also these events take 35-40 volunteers to run not including corner working/instructing.
In tech I average 3-4 members who show up at 6 and leave at 9 to support the club and not even drive!
When we only have 65 drivers getting 40 volunteers is very difficult and puts a huge strain of all chairs involved.
Plus when we have multiple TT', a PDS and CFoS all in the first third of the year volunteers are going to choose.
Would you use your weekend pass for an AX or two or CFOS?

A dropped event will increase demand and hopefully get our numbers back up.
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Re: Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby ScandinavianFlick on Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:48 pm

Steve,

Those are all good and valid points. I'm particularly in awe of (and grateful to) the people who show up every month to help with setup and tech even when they don't have a full day free to stick around and drive.

I was hoping that we'd get a sufficient groundswell of support to at least do a smaller, non-points event with a higher fee and more runs, but the rate of response so far doesn't seem to support that.
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Re: Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby Tim Comeau on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:28 pm

Not everybody who AX's reads the forum.
I voted for my brother, Tony, who will be out here at that time.
I'll be at Gator by the Bay fest all weekend.
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Re: Reinstate the May 12 Autox!

Postby Dan Chambers on Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:44 am

Steve Grosekemper wrote:I think something that is getting overlooked is the financial viability of back to back events.
5 of the last 6 events were barely over break even attendance and we cant afford to lose money on these events.
Also these events take 35-40 volunteers to run not including corner working/instructing.
In tech I average 3-4 members who show up at 6 and leave at 9 to support the club and not even drive!
When we only have 65 drivers getting 40 volunteers is very difficult and puts a huge strain of all chairs involved.
Plus when we have multiple TT', a PDS and CFoS all in the first third of the year volunteers are going to choose.
Would you use your weekend pass for an AX or two or CFOS?

A dropped event will increase demand and hopefully get our numbers back up.


+1. Familiarity breeds contempt ... especially for volunteers .... who don't actually drive at the events they volunteer at.

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