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What would make you go to a club?

1067 Views 7 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  compound_goose
Lotus03 has asked a very good question elsewhere. I have said that I catagorise myself as a home racer as I do not go to clubs on a regular basis.

Now a question for all the home racers out there.

Do you ever see a time when you would visit a club on a regular basis or are you content with your home racing lifestyle?

What would it take to encourage you to go to a club on a regular basis?

Is it that clubs are too far away and open at the wrong time?

What if there was a club less than 10 minutes drive away? Would you go each week then?

Or does it need to be within walking distance?

Are club rules the thing that put you off, and all the fiddling that you have to do to prepare a club race car?

Or is it the regular costs of club membership?

Or is it the basic environment that many clubs appear to have with little in the way of fascilities? (bar, lounge, TV, birds, that sort of thing)

Or is it that you hate being forced to take your turn at marshalling?

Or all the waiting and hanging around for your go on the track?

Basically, if you do not go to a club now, what is the criteria that you would set from your perspective to have a positive attitude to joining and visiting a club regularly?

Distance, cost, time, right rules, environment, hanging around....

...what is it?

Unless we know things are not going to change!

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HA hA!! I am a home racer at the moment.

I love cars and the model car racing hobby but have only visited a twice in my entire life.

Strangely enough, I do not thrill at the 1/24 wing thingies and doubt if I would be interested in even watching. I visited a club in Washington and looked in through the window as it was closed. I saw dirty, old carpet, pink tires, Flexi-this and flexi-that, very dark decor with old wood paneling from the 70s...Again it was closed.

I visited another track in Oregon. Again peering through the windows as the place was just about to close. And you guessed it: 1/24 winged wizzy things. Decor was decent, though.

I am confused by what fits on what out there as there are so many components.

I would imagine waiting your turn would be terrible.

If some spot was open for lunch with regular rounds lasting Xminutes with like vehicles that would be great...kind of like my going to the go cart track to rent the buggies at $14 for 12 minutes.

I don't want to HAVE to join a particular club to have fun. I'd like to be able to sign up for stuff and pay as I go as long as I met the entry requirements. I don't want somebody calling me necessarily.

Also, if there were others whom I knew well who had the same interest (like a bunch of guys getting together for a basketball pickup game vs. your buddies) that would be good.

If the place was neat and clean (clean bathroom) and I didn't have to drive more than 15 minutes to get there that would be cool.

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