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What's gonna happen in 2014?

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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
January 08, 2014 04:29PM
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you've got to remember that there is a long term goal at stake... training the next generation to do your job when you're gone.

And if growing a goatee like yours is on the requirement list, the sooner they start the better! winking smiley

As for succession planning, PFT! Who does that? tongue sticking out smiley
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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
January 08, 2014 09:17PM
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You've got to remember that there is a long term goal at stake... training the next generation to do your job when you're gone.

More often than not, it doesn't work that way in the volunteer world. When I see a reasonable chance to grow someone into a role, I do it.



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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
January 10, 2014 10:41AM
Antoine will be back to prove he is a top contender. I hope he does MT.WHC as well!
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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
January 10, 2014 11:16AM
Ken Block won't make the rescheduled STPR



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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
January 10, 2014 05:23PM
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Matt,
The real problem is that we regularly hear people call for relaxed safety standards without actually bringing a proposal forward. Additionally, being a leader in cutting back on safety equipment means the sanctioning body would need to have reasonable data that supports doing so.

Here is a better question then Keith: why were the newer safety standards implemented in the first place?

I don't think anybody reasonably thinks that we can ever go backwards, but I think that people feel it is of value to think costs through before pushing ahead. Unfortunately, we don't have a time machine.

Also unfortunately, the seat rules being revised at the last minute has already cost some competitors $1k plus in buying new seats that they don't actually need. And the market for used FIA seats (even in "like new" condition) is pretty dismal.
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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
February 06, 2014 10:32AM
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Lay it on me people! On the eve of 2014, what do you think will happen in the sport over the next 365 days?!?!


The dumb ass requirements for HANS devices, fire suits, etc will be dropped. Stage rallies will require at least 150 miles of stages, and a minimum running time of 20 hours of which at least 4 must be in darkness. No one will blow TV network people. Subaru factory teams will be run out of the country.

<yawn> <stretch>.....

Oh shit! I was dreaming.
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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
February 19, 2014 08:38PM
at what point do we lose our right to choose our own level of safety?



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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
February 20, 2014 10:56AM
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at what point do we lose our "right" to choose our own level of safety?

Without conceding that you actually have a right to choose your own level of safety in the first place...

You freely give up that right the instant you enter an event that is sanctioned by a third party.



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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
February 26, 2014 02:46AM
I don't know, I just hope I can run more events /year now in rally. The rest... I have no idea.
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Re: What's gonna happen in 2014?
April 17, 2014 02:34PM
  • Anders for president!
  • stage rallies go back to being 1000km+
  • the town around here will actually let us organize a rallycross/sprint/anything instead of stoning us to death for suggesting the idea
  • Group B cars return
  • Black Box rally goes open class

Oh wait, this was supposed to be predictions not wish list?... damn...
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