ZCCQ could do to be a bit more progressive with their marketing however I am not privy to their risk posture with regard to member funds and making a loss.
By the same token, forum users and ZCCQ members all have one thing in common - we all like old dattos! And in light of that everyone would be a little better off if we could dispense with the trolling and politics and work together to cross-promote without publicly bagging each other.
I don't know about the history of this back and forward bickering but I know all involved would prefer the day was successful than not.
Maybe I should'nt have bothered to spread the word about the Happy Laps component, and the pister, for this day, to the many other Datsun related forums/social media outlets.
The Happy Laps component was recoeved quite favourably.
That's the crux of the day, as far as these guys were concerned.
They do not want to do Sprints, and that is understandable, when you know who and what you are helping promote to.
Ultimately, it would be very beneficial to those guys, first and foremost, and then secondly, to ZCCQ, for them to experience a big Nationals, next Easter.
The great majority are simply not Car Club Membership card waving types, and this is something that the clubbie types dont "get".
They dont want to join up, they want the "looseness" that the whole social media scene seems to be.
Its the new way. The numbers out there are from 300 to 800 Dato ( various) loving enthusiasts.
Would you rather encourage to participate, even in something minor, or alienate them.
I see too many blinkered straight down the line club card waving types, that are blind to this.