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Old 03-03-2003, 08:23 AM   #11
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Well it figures my comments would rile someone who drives a girl's car (Z3) anyway.
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Old 03-03-2003, 08:24 AM   #12
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Didja hear Greg White begging on last week's "Two-Wheel Tuesday"? He said that MC fans are probably the most vocal fans out there, but there just aren't that many of us. Their highest-rated MC show gets lower ratings than their lowest-rated NASCAR show. Even though I think his new "Greg's Garage" segments are lame, I still watch 'em, just to do my part to keep any kind of MC coverage on the air (er, cable).
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Old 03-03-2003, 08:38 AM   #13
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Yes we love our motorcycles. Unfortunately, unless you have a ratings diary on your kitchen counter or a Nielson decoder attached to your TV, your viewing habits aren't being monitored by anyone.



So no need to suffer through Greg's garage if you don't want to. Keep the easy leaker in the box and feel free to get up and use the restroom proper-like.
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Old 03-03-2003, 09:12 AM   #14
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You sure you don't drive a Z3 coupe?
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Old 03-03-2003, 10:45 AM   #15
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Personally I'm an ex-nascar fan, grew up following it, untill I found out there where more interesting, and better forms of racing out there. The thing I would love to see is the France family take over control and promotion of AMA roadracing, These boys know how to build fan base, TV exposure, revinue, Everthing to make a racing series larger. They also have a good safety record. I doubt this could ever happen but I would like to see someone come in to make AMA roadracing bigeer and better. I still rememer when Nascar only race shown on TV was the Daytona 500. Look where they have taken the roundy round racing.
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Old 03-03-2003, 10:53 AM   #16
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I think one of the most difficult things from a sponsor standpoint is that motorcycles are so small no one can read your logo unless it's sitting still.



Those big ol' Winston Cup cars make awful nice flying billboards.
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Old 03-03-2003, 11:06 AM   #17
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Even if there were a seperate racing channel for non-NASCAR racing, the local cable companies in many rural areas would not carry it.



For example, I am fairly certain that I own the only sportbike in the entire county, and one of perhaps 3 sportscars (there is my Miata, a BWM Z3 and a Porsche 924). I did once see a Corvette pass through town, but it didn't stop. There are lots of Harleys and dirt bikes and a few old beater UJMs from early 80s.



A racing channel that did not mainly feature NASCAR would attract a local viewership of exactly 2 -- my daughter and me. Good luck getting the cable company to offer it!



BTW, a couple of years back, I interviewed for a CFO position with Richard Petty Enterprises, and I can tell you that these guys are hard-core motorheads who enjoy all forms of racing. That stuff is a lot more sophisticated than it looks. Just because these guys have southern accents don't mean that they have 2-digit IQs.



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Old 03-03-2003, 11:09 AM   #18
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I guess you have access to old SpeedVision financial statements? What was their ROI?
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Old 03-03-2003, 11:20 AM   #19
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Hey Buz



If his Z3 is a "girl's car" what the ***** would you call my Miata?



Not that I care, one way or the other. As you said the other day, the next time I worry about what someone else thinks will be the first time.



The Z3 coupe is sorta funny looking to my eyes but one of my old riding buddies had the M-coupe version and it rocked! Can't believe what they did with the new one (Z4?) -- FUGLY!



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Old 03-03-2003, 11:27 AM   #20
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Not to mention that some of those millions who tune in to watch NASCAR just might see a commercial for the Daytona motorcycle coverage and decide to tune in, or maybe they tune in to catch the latest NASCAR results and catch a motocross event instead, and figure it is worth watching! How will motorcycle racing ever become popular if only those who already are fans even know it exists?



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