View Poll Results: What prohibits you from attending an Event

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  • Cost to attend (gas/food/hotel/entry fees)

    2 3.70%
  • Cars not road Worthy

    2 3.70%
  • Distance to event too far away

    25 46.30%
  • Not a Show Car / Not a Race Car

    1 1.85%
  • Combination of all the above

    14 25.93%
  • New - Didn't know events exsisted

    1 1.85%
  • None - Attend events annually

    9 16.67%
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Thread: What prohibits you from attending an Event?

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  1. #1
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    What prohibits you from attending an Event?

    Just trying to get an understanding of what obsticals prevent others from attending an SCCoA event or meet - Primarily referring to Carlisle and the SC Shootout.

    Perhaps if we know - then we can work towards a solution to these hurdles.
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    Broken down cars?
    School work interference.
    And possible divorce.

    Do I get a pass Tim
    Don't be too sad I wish I was there doing Keg stands.
    1994 Supercoupe 5spd Custom, first to buy a 2.1L Big Bore Kenne Bell Twin Screw for an SC
    Old numbers on 1.7l AR SC: 415WHP off the bottle-12.2535 @112.18 off the bottle. Best TQ to date 516ft/lbs, New numbers 480whp on dream crusher.
    1990 35th 5spd 2011 Carlisle 1st place class winner. 12.9@108MPH 1.9
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    Each event has a different answer. I always plan on the Shootout. This year I also did the Power Tour. Guess what, I'm almost out of vacation days. Any additional events that require travel wouldn't happen. Most of the time, available free-time is my biggest problem. I have 3 kids in various sporting events, scheduling around them is difficult. Plus there are other family commitments.

    Compared to some, my car is not show worthy and that has never stopped me. Sometimes money has been an issue, but not as much as it was 20+ years ago when I started attending events.

    So really my final answer would have to be:

    Free / Vacation time.
    Kurt K (e-mail)
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    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardoa1 View Post
    Broken down cars?
    School work interference.
    And possible divorce.

    Do I get a pass Tim
    Don't be too sad I wish I was there doing Keg stands.
    Well given the struggles I have seen you overcome while at an event or in route too, you get a pass. Certainly the above take priority over a hobby, not the purpose of the poll - I didn't even party this year for it honestly wasn't the same...maybe I am getting old?

    At the end of every event I hear "start planing now, for next year"...just courious more or less what's needed to help more attend. By no means am I twisting arms would just like to see more SCs.

    -Tim
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    1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto converted to 5spd

    1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto

    1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
    1989 Thunderbird SC - 5spd - Daily Driver
    1990 Thunder/Cougar XR7 - 5spd
    1994 Thunderbird SC - 3v Project

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    I think the 1st and 3rd choices overlap, so it might be misleading if one outscores the other?

    That said, if this were ten years ago, there might be a chance of seeing more SCs at a given event, but these days I'd guess that number is at or near a peak.

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    I went in 2010 would like to go again. but car still isn't done plus the distance thing. if it where in st.Louis then would be a whole lot easyer. but doesn't mean I would have my car there.

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    For me, the primary obstacle is lack of time, or other commitments on the same day/weekend. Hopefully next year will be a bit better in that respect, and hopefully I can make it to at least Carlisle, if not both of them.

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