Earlier on, me and KF were listening to the radio in between races, when all of a sudden Rob Johnston mentioned a website he'd come across, where several of the drivers were involved, including Alan Kirkaldy "waxing lyrical" about something (probably the corner-cutting ).
He couldn't remember the name, but it sounded very familiar to us, anyway... Unless anyone here knows of any other website it might've been?
It was 100% this site they were talking about but couldnt remember the name! What a plug that would have been and all the new members, they did remember the smart-timing site and gave that address out! He said he has been on here and said it was very interesing with a lot of discussion.
I told you guys, posters round the paddock stuck to the lamposts! Thats all it would take!
Hmm... could probably come up with some basic sheets with a bit of information, anyway - sadly my wonderful expensive printer doesn't work half so well as it ought to, so it would definitely be *basic*, but I guess it could get the idea across, anyway, if it'll be ok to put some in the ICR area - thanks!
The real difficulty will be making them weatherproof, though - ink has the nasty habit of running when it gets wet, and I can't see us getting such good weather two races in a row
GR - when you've got some ideas together, E-Mail them directly to me and I'll see what I can do - I have access to good quality printers.
I was thinking about have a box of flyers with a "please take one - they're free!" sign on it.
I could also laminate some for you to put up in various locations. A good place to start would be to get some o fthe drivers to pop a laminated copy under the wipers when the cars are in the paddock - just a thought...
Yup if they are laminated they wont get wet! I like your car ideas but for most publicity I would say a few lamposts about the place and above or below the various signs on the main road into knockhill! They wont get moved!
Lampposts and the like would get publicity, yeah, but it'd also look like we were trying too hard, if you get my drift... dunno about anyone else, but I tend to think things are a bit overdone when people take advertising that far, especially for a small and rather amateur website...
Nick - thanks for the offer of printing, I'll see what I can come up with, then. I already did a basic text-only thing, but getting a photo or two in would bring it more to life, for sure.
The tricky bit then would be thinking of enough to say to make it into a decent-sized advert... I'm guessing you're thinking of the good old A4 sheet folded into thirds thing, yeah? That's what I'd like to do, anyway, but I've only got enough text to fill half of one side of a bit of A4 paper so far...
For all this site seems popular among the people who are regulars here, it's main strength is the forum, really... we haven't got a lot else to advertise!
I see your point about appearing too "pushy" GR..it's very valid - although it would surely be fine as long as there wasn't one on every lampost!
There are some good suggestions here and it'd be grand if people would agree to them
GR - the solution is I wouldn't say much at all to be honest - people's curiosity would make them visit the site surely?? A short catchy slogan like: "ScottishClubRacing.co.uk - Scottish Motorsport on the web"
Why not ask the SMRC to allow you to put in a small slip of paper with the web address on it into the Programmes? After all your promoting SMRC as much if not more than yourselves. ( and to quote some naf comedian... I mean that most sincerely folks!)
It may mean co-ordinating with Chris Edwards because he usually brings things up to Knockhill on the Saturday Night so with a few volunteers you could easily manage to get the slips into..... oh about oh... say 2000 copies by... oh.... first light or maybe driver signing on at 8 am!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Failing that just put a large sheet into the drivers programmes they get at signing on. If its big enough and flourescent enough they may notice at that time in the morning. Head it up... Read all about yourself... No driver will miss that ego trip! They will then tell all their pals, work mates, relations etc. about their mention on this brilliant web site.
Racemania - that's a very good idea. I'll speak to John Findlay and Chris Edwards about putting a slip in the programmes. I'll probably be at the circuit from the Friday at the next meeting so I could help put the slips in the programmes when I get bored helping out with the Fiestas! Nick www.ns-r.co.uk
Write an small article about the website and the forum, submit it to the SMRC and ask if the would include it in the program. With JF's help and possibly Chris Edwards' as well they may give us a page or half page article.
They may even leave it in for all future programs as well