Have you ever thought of “adopting” a historic racing car?
1. Spectator levels vary greatly from race to race with historic racing having quite a following.
2. Then there is the TV exposure. Ignition TV 189. Of course the leading cars get more exposure, but cars needing “adopting” are spread wide through the field.
3. Classic car shows, Charity car shows, ……. pending the type of “adoption” this can be free exposure.
Some things to keep in consideration. There are rules with regards with advertising on these cars which vary. In the Pre66 series cars are required to “look off the period” which will require possible alteration of logo’s etc. the branding may have to be “aged” and colours limited to “period”. Quite a nice challenge with the end result of proudly displaying your company’s branding on a piece of living museum!
Idea’s around “adoption”
1> Limited “adoption”
a) You may decide to cover the race entry fees
b) You may want to cover fuel costs
c) Repairs, mechanical and / or body work.
2> Full “adoption”
This will vary greatly pending the car you decide on “adopting”
The nitty gritty.
Local race entries for the remainder of the 2013 season, 3 x Zwartkops Raceway and 3 x Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, estimated R6450.00. There are also two races out of town, one at Phakisa Freeway and one at East London. For many not an option due to the great distances, fuel prices and accommodation.
Fuel costs also vary greatly on the car with a thirsty V8 gobbling up more liters than the four pots and the fluctuating fuel prices. Fossa’s usage on a race weekend average thirty to forty liters pending if we are fortunate to attend practice or not.
Repairs, the biggest variable. Fossa has proven extremely reliable in the beginning, doing more than three hundred laps at Zwartkops Raceway and completing a race day at the Midvaal Raceway with nothing more than maintenance. And then suddenly munching resources! Obviously the aim is to get her reliable again asap!
An idea on the value attached to the sport.
Fossa cost us an initial price. The project now stands at borderline ten times that amount. Fossa is in no way unique in this matter.
Any “adoption” assistance can help. Whatever assistance is received makes available funding which assist us with maintenance, repairs and improvements.
Points to consider. 1. We want to race. 2. We are passionate about the sport. 3. We try to preserve our cars for various reasons, i.e. most of these cars are quite valuable, rarity of parts, with a car out of the next race even if it is covered by your assistance means we can not race and for the ones who are chasing points will lose that opportunity. 3. Once again, refer to 1. – We want to race!
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