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Old 24-10-10, 16:20
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Liverpool Motor Club budget for each class to have a minimum of a 1st place trophy. We only determine how many 2nd & 3rd place trophies we need once the Entry List for an event is closed.

I personally think that the clubs who do not award at least one trophy per class are being penny-pinching!
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The other point is this - Do we really expect clubs who, these days, may not be getting a full entry to supply all these trophies when a more sensible approach would help to keep costs in check?
Obviously you didn't read my earlier comment.

Sensible clubs budget for trophies on the basis I laid down. However some clubs with FULL entry lists still do not give an award for first in class where there is just the one runner. If clubs are unable to fill their entry list maybe there are other ways to cut the costs?
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Old 24-10-10, 18:14
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a little too strong a reaction perhaps.. I read everyones comments.

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Sensible clubs budget for trophies on the basis I laid down
and thats it is it - no other way to do it?
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Old 24-10-10, 18:20
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We've dealt with this by stating the winner of any Class with less than 3 entrants will receive a 'souvenir' award. This means a 'smaller' version of the other awards, rather than a not very complimentary keyring or such like. A Second in Class is awarded for five or more in Class and third place for ten or more. . . .
This seems sensible - I assume you are talking about championship class awards. The recent HSA Curborough event gave full awards for small classes which I thought unnecessary. Just trying to be helpful here rather than critical.
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Old 24-10-10, 18:49
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Personally, and as a 'racer' who has spent this year alone on my class, to get a class award is v important.
At Prescott i won the class (big deal) and it was a pb for me, first ime to the 49's in the Lola.
Got nothing, not even a mention. Andy Russell suffered the same but got an award as he did a class record! So he should get one too!

At Loton we do a first in class for every class and I think this well accepted.
After 20 year at this lark i am very pleased to say I have quite a few tankards...but 5 trophies are v specail to me for various reasons.

None of them are as important to me as when I got one point in the Midland Championship all those years ago!
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Old 24-10-10, 19:57
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As James has said above, some trophies mean much more than others. Having had many years of happy motorsport, I have two large cabinets full of trophies. However the two that have the best memories and that I cherish the most are both for 2nd in class. In fact one is so small you could hardly use it as an egg cup, but it has pride of place 'cos it was the first I ever won!
Me too, my first award was for 3rd at Cadwell in my first ever event as a sidecar racer, a bit of plastic and base metal and it means so much to me. However, the one I worked the hardest for which stands out as my best ever result, regardless of the few wins that I had, is the award I recieved at the Southern 100 in the I.O.M. We started in number order, I started 27th out of 32 and finished 6th. I recieved a total of £28 for the 2 events I entered that week and I was only being paid £10 a week working for the family business. Happy days.......
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Old 25-10-10, 09:24
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Well I do hope that should the day ever arrive when I do win a class on the day, that I do get something for my efforts. If i'm in a class of one or a class of twenty i always try as hard as I can.

What does frustrate me is when i see amalgamated classes. I've seen plenty of examples of small up to 1.4 hatches lumped in with over 2 litre cars or worse still with Caterfields.

If you aren't going to award a trophy because of only one in the class, then rather than making that driver feel like it is a wasted journey a souvenier award is a far nicer option. And they don't need to cost the earth.

I was surprised when I went to the L&CCC & MGCC event at Anglesey to be given a nice enamel badge as a souvenier just for going to the event.
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Old 26-10-10, 12:59
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I think if an award is offered, then it is up to the driver to decide to take it.

I've a few tankards and spark plugs on marble stands for firsts in class, when I was the only entry. It matters not to me. I pay as much for an entry fee as everyone else. So no one else decided to enter. So what? I didn't know that when I posted my entry off.

And besides, my kids would be so disappointed if I returned home empty handed.
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I think if an award is offered, then it is up to the driver to decide to take it.

I've a few tankards and spark plugs on marble stands for firsts in class, when I was the only entry. It matters not to me. I pay as much for an entry fee as everyone else. So no one else decided to enter. So what? I didn't know that when I posted my entry off.

And besides, my kids would be so disappointed if I returned home empty handed.
Here, here, Graham - precisely my sentiments. Also in these times of reduced entries, drivers who make the effort to compete and stump up the entry fees should benefit whether there is a small entry or not.
I've had 3 second and 1 third in class this season. Each time there were less than six entries, but never less than 3 in my class so I got nothing. I then had a class win when there were 8 entries and got my one and only trophy! The driver who finished second in class got an award yet his times were no better than mine for all the times I finished second with no award!


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Old 26-10-10, 13:21
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I turned up at Loton to find I was in a 2 car class. I was up against a tasty mark 2 Escort.
Struggled to keep up with him in practise and after lunch I found out he'd been moved class as he was on 1b's.
It was a bit disappointing being on my own but after my second run I checked my times and was pretty happy, then I checked the Escorts times and found that I beat him anyway so I was happy to accept the award.
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Old 26-10-10, 14:28
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