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Mail From: marty sukey <(email redacted)>

We just got back from the summer party and are still grinning. Had a wonderful
time as usual. Participated in drag racing, poker run, LeMans start contest,
winery tour, car show, autox, big dinner, and all for around $100 and there
was more stuff we could have done but the days did not have enough hours in
them. We have been attending this event for about 20 years now and the
general format and the fun level is still the same. What has changed is the
amount of people attending. There is only about a third of the people
attending now as there was in the old days. The drag race and autox events
have a fraction of participants from the early 90's. I pondered this on the
drive back thinking to myself man, there should be a waiting list to get in
this thing for as much fun as we have every year. What has changed over the
years? Is it the economy? Is there just not that many of these old cars
running any more? Has the age of the participants shifted to the point where
doing these types of things with the cars is of no interest any more? Have the
cars become too valuable to drive? What are your thoughts?

Marty
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Marty,

I can't speak for others, but in my case it's a case of having three kids and
a variety of activities that keep us tied up. On the other hand, it hasn't
helped that Charles keeps jiggling the dates from year to year in addition to
whether or not it will happen. This year's dates conflicted with our Canadian
trip.

Hope to see y'all next year.


Ashford Little
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On Aug 1, 2010, at 8:06 PM, marty sukey wrote:

> We just got back from the summer party and are still grinning. Had a
wonderful
> time as usual. Participated in drag racing, poker run, LeMans start
contest,
> winery tour, car show, autox, big dinner, and all for around $100 and there
> was more stuff we could have done but the days did not have enough hours in
> them. We have been attending this event for about 20 years now and the
> general format and the fun level is still the same. What has changed is the
> amount of people attending. There is only about a third of the people
> attending now as there was in the old days. The drag race and autox events
> have a fraction of participants from the early 90's. I pondered this on the
> drive back thinking to myself man, there should be a waiting list to get in
> this thing for as much fun as we have every year. What has changed over the
> years? Is it the economy? Is there just not that many of these old cars
> running any more? Has the age of the participants shifted to the point
where
> doing these types of things with the cars is of no interest any more? Have
the
> cars become too valuable to drive? What are your thoughts?
>
> Marty
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Mail From: Andrew Packard <(email redacted)>

I attended with the VTR convention in 2002 and would have repeated,
but there were always the last minute (for and event of that size)
decisions on whether or not it would take place. Now I live near San
Francisco and East coast events aren't quite an option. (Wanna buy
some beach property in Indiana, PA?) We're planning to go to
Breckenridge, CO next year, though!

I do think there is quite a bit of hesitation with our owners with
fewer daily drivers out there that reliably can be trusted with more
aggressive events. Consistently at Triumphest, about 20% of
registrants participate in the autocross.

Andy
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On Aug 1, 2010, at 5:41 PM, Ashford Little wrote:

> Marty,
>
> I can't speak for others, but in my case it's a case of having three
> kids and
> a variety of activities that keep us tied up. On the other hand, it
> hasn't
> helped that Charles keeps jiggling the dates from year to year in
> addition to
> whether or not it will happen. This year's dates conflicted with
> our Canadian
> trip.
>
> Hope to see y'all next year.
>
>
> Ashford Little
> (email redacted)
>
>
>
> On Aug 1, 2010, at 8:06 PM, marty sukey wrote:
>
>> We just got back from the summer party and are still grinning. Had a
> wonderful
>> time as usual. Participated in drag racing, poker run, LeMans start
> contest,
>> winery tour, car show, autox, big dinner, and all for around $100
>> and there
>> was more stuff we could have done but the days did not have enough
>> hours in
>> them. We have been attending this event for about 20 years now and
>> the
>> general format and the fun level is still the same. What has
>> changed is the
>> amount of people attending. There is only about a third of the people
>> attending now as there was in the old days. The drag race and autox
>> events
>> have a fraction of participants from the early 90's. I pondered
>> this on the
>> drive back thinking to myself man, there should be a waiting list
>> to get in
>> this thing for as much fun as we have every year. What has changed
>> over the
>> years? Is it the economy? Is there just not that many of these old
>> cars
>> running any more? Has the age of the participants shifted to the
>> point
> where
>> doing these types of things with the cars is of no interest any
>> more? Have
> the
>> cars become too valuable to drive? What are your thoughts?
>>
>> Marty
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On Sunday, August 01, 2010 08:06:23 pm marty sukey wrote:
> We just got back from the summer party and are still grinning. Had a
> wonderful time as usual. Participated in drag racing, poker run, LeMans
> start contest, winery tour, car show, autox, big dinner, and all for
> around $100 and there was more stuff we could have done but the days did
> not have enough hours in them. We have been attending this event for
> about 20 years now and the general format and the fun level is still the
> same. What has changed is the amount of people attending. There is only
> about a third of the people attending now as there was in the old days.
> The drag race and autox events have a fraction of participants from the
> early 90's. I pondered this on the drive back thinking to myself man,
> there should be a waiting list to get in this thing for as much fun as we
> have every year. What has changed over the years? Is it the economy? Is
> there just not that many of these old cars running any more? Has the age
> of the participants shifted to the point where doing these types of things
> with the cars is of no interest any more? Have the cars become too
> valuable to drive? What are your thoughts?
>
> Marty
Marty,

I have been planning to attend for the past 3 or 4 years but something always
comes up.

The past 3 years it was weddings, moving the kids etc. But maybe next year?

The reliability of my 3 and 4 are not an issue. They run like a top and I
never worry about a breakdown when we are out on a drive. And I am sure the 6
will be the same (if I ever finish the restoration).

Another problem is my obsession with restoring these cars! I just can't seem
to stand still at home without a wrench in my hand!

But the 72 6 will be my last project and it looks like I will be retiring next
year about this time so maybe I can start planning now.

But I wont be doing any autox or dragging that is for sure. My cars are
drivers for sure but drivers only.

The main reason I really want to attend is to meet folks like you who have
helped me along the way with answers, ideas and tools.

It seems that after all these years exchanging emails that it would be nice to
put a face with a name for a change.

Bob
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> But I wont be doing any autox or dragging that is for sure. My cars are
> drivers for sure but drivers only.
>
> Bob


Bob and all. Reconsider this. Sure there are a group of diehards that go for
broke at these events but that does not mean all entrants have to do that.
Back in the day we used to get a bunch of show cars at these two events. The
owners drove at a reduced pace and at the end of the weekend the car was still
intact and they were glad they tried it. You wont be the fastest cars at the
drags but line up against a buddy who also does not want to beat on their car
and go down the quarter mile at your pace smiling all the way. Same at the
autox, there is no reason you cannot do your runs at the same pace you drive
on a fast mountain road tour. There are plenty of us who would be happy to
give the folks who have never autox'd some tips at the events. Give it some
consideration.

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In a message dated 8/1/2010 8:06:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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What are your thoughts?



Marty,
First Thought? Everyone who attended "Lucked Out Big Time" on the weather,
good job Dave or whomever ordered that up. The Mudster Factory never more
I hope. Second, shucks, some of us must work, especially during prime time
vacation season when many conflicts abound. Therefore early notice is
important. Then, I Like the Drive End Movie, and I really like the Pewter
Mugs that were once awarded. Honest Injun, I just put a second place ribbon
from 2002, second place in class autocross in my showcase. I have a few of
those thrown about. I believe the downgrade in awards took some wind out of
the sails of the Event.

All that being said I am pissed that I had to work. I think my 70 Spit,
1296 could have wiped Team Sukey out. Of course it would have required a
good driver which is not me at this time. Then I bet I could have put it in
the Show and won something. Charles is the Best, by far, I will not miss
another summer party ever!
Bummed Big Time.
Darrell
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