Consider that Viagra is a product of a corporate sponsor, Pfizer. Who was their spokes person, Bob Dole. Never saw the TV ads? Why not Ron Jermey or some other porn star? Because integrity is important to their "corporate" image. Although Viagra can be considered a recreational drug, Pfizer would never lower their corporate image to market it in a sleazy manner.Originally posted by Fever Mike
I understand what Mr. V was saying about family style events and boats but consider this... In NASCAR there is a Viagra sponser car, fans have the little guy flipin' the bird to the #24 car on there car window, t-shirt, basball cap and have you been to a race??? They throw chicken wings at Charlotte (Lowes) Motor Speedway, fights break out and lots of cusing in the stands.
It doesn't matter what the fans do at a race, it does matter what image the teams project. Look at the big corporate sponsored teams and look at the image they project. Tommy Bahama is a first class act. We raced for a corporate sponsor and made sure that we projected a first class clean cut image. Sometimes we needed a little reminding, but we were always aware of who was paying the bills and what they expected from us.
Supercat you can run any engine, still that group doesn't grow. Until the sport becomes real and people can make money at it, it will just be a hobby for those that can afford to have fun running in circles, to the left.
Face it, there have been many many attempts by many different sanctioning bodies to grow the sport. None worked. None have taken the sport to the level of professionalism that corporate America demands in order to be involved. APBA almost did it, in the first few year it was amazing to see how many boats were at the races. Then it just puttered out. Blame the economy and you have my point, less people have the money to play. You need to make this a business for the teams and keep the money flowing from the sponsors.