Thread: Autumn Drive
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:18 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by 8Complex View Post
If you'd ever been out at an event like this, you'd understand the need to keep the locks on things. The typical happening of underregulated events is that the frontrunners disrupt things (because they're the fastest/most aggressive) and everyone else gets pulled over, ticketed, etc because of it.

I applaud the regulations and think they definitely have their place, especially when you open up the invites to a much more diverse crowd, much more likely to have the young and stupid interested (ok... old and stupid is possible, too).
Thank you for your approval.

Regulations have their place, even when dealing with a small and homogeneous crowd. Such "drives" have to be tightly regulated from within in order to avoid "outside" regulation. That is why I announced that I will take the liberty of appointing several key people to assist running this and have listed rules. I have a few other things in mind - not sure how aggressive I want to be in regulating this right now. I respect everyone's individual wishes and certainly recognize a need - among the sports car crowd of showing off your ride and skills - BUT this is precisely what I will work hard to avoid: being a danger to ourselves and to others on the road and off the road. What you do outside of this event is your choice, but I know if given a choice, all of us would rather take part in a well organized, regulated event rather than some ad-hoc meet and drive.

Do I micromanage much ? It is a professional flaw. But striving for a professional "meet", I have to do it - espec. as I opened up the invite to people that I may know more by "face" than by personality.
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