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HIGH COST OF RACING
John Bentley
September 06, 1954
The impecunious amateur in the home-tuned MG needs a subsidy
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September 06, 1954

High Cost Of Racing

The impecunious amateur in the home-tuned MG needs a subsidy

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He says further that it is his "belief....that promoters would do exactly what they do in other forms of racing, which is to pick out those cars and drivers who have had the most publicity and made the fastest time...."

NO PLACE TO GO

Actually, no profit-minded promoter could hope to stage a successful event without featuring every kind of sports car. A single race between a few costly machines would never draw a crowd. And since, in principle, the club has no objection to reputable promoters making a profit on the drivers, such promoters would be happy to accept any entry list approved by the S.C.C.A. and to return a small part of their gain in the form of a driver subsidy.

Unless the S.C.C.A. takes a more realistic attitude in the matter of driver subsidies, its members who can afford speedy and expensive cars may soon find themselves with no races to drive.

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