Was up at Knockhill on the Sunday and boy was it busy, good racing and plenty to see so all in all a great day and the rain even stayed off
I was a bit shocked that the smrc and knockhill never done very much to advertise our racing, I'm not sure of the exact figures of spectators on the Sunday but it was many many thousand and with the tickets being 25 squid each I felt they could have put a special offer on the reverse of the tickets and maybe offered 6 squid entry for adults and free entry for kids for the next smrc meeting and even if only 15% use the ticket then you could have another couple of thousand people at our meetings, there was no smrc stall with xr2s, minis, ffs etc which was a real shame I thought, we are always saying how hard it is to bring the paying punter in off the street but I feel not enough is made of massive events like this to promote us, if I had not gone looking I would never have seen any smrc cars or stuff on the racing at all, the only thing I did see was all the ICR cars parked up behind the skid pan
Henry, KH and the SMRC are not linked, the club to pay for its use, they are not obliged to advertise for us and the club don't have the adiquate funding to do a big advert campain. Its odd really because most of the people that work for KH have raced in the SMRC at least once. Of course Derek is a stalwart member and has been since the early 80s.
Post by grahambrunton66 on Aug 21, 2008 7:08:58 GMT
Henry,you need to start paying a bit more attention to your surrounds!We recognised a chance to promote Scottish Formula Ford at BTCC weekend.We set up 3 FFords outside my workshop in the paddock and were overwhelmed with the interest we recieved.Serious interest from a couple of Mini drivers and probably more important was 3 different guys who have never raced before.Sorry for ranting but some of you guys dont see a lot of what goes on behind the scenes and when you spend almost every day at the track theres a lot of us spend a lot of time trying to encourage new blood to take part. Graham