This is why we cant have nice things!

This is why we cant have nice things!

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DoctorJ

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6 posts

78 months

Thursday 2nd August
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Another car meet bites the dust (Hopefully not for good)

A real decent local meet has had to cancel its future meets due to the minority ruining it for the majority.

This meet had a real good vibe about it and a real good variety of cars.

I get it, Wheel spinning, burns outs etc. in front of a crowd is hugely tempting! But on a public road near houses is always going to be frowned upon.

Just a bit gutted, anyone have any ideas of how to have a meet and control s**te like this? Location with private tarmac for people to light up? The organizers of the above meet have suggested a private/paid only members meet?


hoodedreeper

371 posts

67 months

Friday 3rd August
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We talking about the Appreciating Classics meets in Thurton?

Red Devil

10,818 posts

140 months

Saturday 4th August
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hoodedreeper said:
We talking about the Appreciating Classics meets in Thurton?
If so, there's always one... rolleyes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG8lnuJB5CI

It's the same old every time. What starts out fine expands via social media and it gets ruined by idiots.
The only way to control it is for the organisers to police it themselves before the real police get involved.
It just needs the organisers to accept responsibility and get a grip. It's not easy but it can be done.

If they don't, it can lead to the local authority imposing a Public Space Protection Order.
There is an increasing trend in that direction. Scarborough for example is seeking such powers.
Because of censored like these - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iYQUtv5r6E
One guy took it to such an extreme level that he copped a two year suspended jail sentence.
https://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/video-sc...

DoctorJ said:
The organizers of the above meet have suggested a private/paid only members meet?
That would probably work. Anyone new wanting to join would have to be vouched for by an existing member.
Any indiscipline = instant expulsion. No second chance. Introducing member gets a yellow card..
A second yellow and they are out as well.

B'stard Child

15,001 posts

178 months

Saturday 11th August
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hoodedreeper said:
We talking about the Appreciating Classics meets in Thurton?
I'm guessing the answer is yes



I've been planning on getting to one of these meets this years but work and other commitments have never worked out right

Hopefully they will find a way forward