Topper, great to see another F3 car out there ofcourse. I hope this forum section can spur more of us to come forward to discuss their Formula 3 cars and how they perform.
Allof, if anything I think the landscape is even more crowded and worse than during those times 12 years ago. I counted on this forum alone 15+ open wheel junior formulas all running cars today. Seems like everyone out there wants their own Series and build their own bespoke cars to sell.
And, I don't know of any major event formula to give money to a lower, non-associated formula. Yes, Indy and Indy Lights have a happy marriage and some funding may be passed around in there, but would a Grand Am or ALMS pay money to have an Atlantic or Formula 3 Series run during their race weekends? If so, where do I sign up!...
Mark, perhaps a bit of background would be of benefit. I used to be president of CRDA and a member of CASC's Presidents Council. I know a lot of the "old folks" in CASC from the past 30 years or so. I am sure we know some of the same people?
Give us a little background, please.
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Lotus7...when did you contact me directly via my Contact Page off of my website; www.formula3.ca it is automatically sent to my Entourage via email@example.com address but I never did receive any email or correspondence from you? I surely would have responded though.
Wrote you last week.
Having spent the best part of 30 years in Brossard before moving here, I figured I might of at least heard of you.
And again curious you didn't take the opportunity of your post a few minutes ago to actually answer.....?
the site is going through a re-vamp, with all the browser updates and with so many of them out there, parts of the site weren't looking good visually. Even with cross-browser capability some pieces still looked broken. So probably another week it should be back up and running.
Who is this Florida bumpkin that you guys are talking about? No, I'm not this mystery man, I'm a newbie that you haven't met yet, but some people on this site already have. Thanks for the grammar comment and liking my website Wren
You don't HAVE to do anything. However, people are understandably gun shy about individuals who come seemingly out of nowhere and start up a series. Especially now, due to the recent F1000 debacle. If you choose not to provide some background info about yourself, people are going to be reluctant to trust you or take anything you say at face value. Those of us who have looked up public domain registrations and phone listings are especially skeptical.
...sure, I understand your reservations, I've had some scammers call me up to try and prey on my motorsports passion by trying to pull a fast one on me which is impossible to do since I've been a salesman for 20+ years and have seen it all.
I think the one person you are mentioning is a Clay Malooley in Florida? If it isn't then watch out for him cause' he's a scammer as well. Also just recently I had another guy call me, the boisterous KC Webb out of Utah which is a Crazy Man scammer.
But as I said, anyone can call me or email me directly, meet me at races around Quebec, or talk with people in the racing circles that I know, you have my Linked In profile already. Now let's get back to business and talk about the motorsports arena.
If you want to talk about scammers, I've had this guy KC Webb from Utah call me out of the blue last week saying he's going to buy Miller Motorsports Park for $90 mill, and he's got all the casinos in Las Vegas in his backpocket because he's "good friends" with Steve Wynn and all the other casino owners and he wants to buy the IndyCar Series or reap revenge on them with another form of formula racing and blah, blah, blah and even more blahs! believe me!
But I knew it was a big scam from the very beginning, as well as Floridian Clay Malooley's previous efforts. I said to KC, "step up and buy my Formula 3 car for $92,000 and I'll ship you more cars" then ofcourse I never heard back from him again. So as I've already seen, you guys are very apprehensive in trusting new people to this site or to motorsports in general, heed my warning of these 2 others that you may not know of yet, because they may call 1 day.
Your linkedin listing was the first thing I found (and it provides little), hence my questions.
Others are chiming in, you can see you're battling a deep-rooted suspicion of new promoters, as almost anyone thats been around a while has dealt with one or more of them in a losing manner at some point. Suit yourself :-)