ANNDD...yet again alumni and exhibition heats are cut short or cancelled. The well publicized "Grudge Match" gets cut last minute by the Sweeps chair who has been probably threatened within an inch of her life that races MUST END AT NOON or else THE WORLD WILL END. I have told my guys that we ought to call our alumni pushers Team Disappointment, as we never race. I understand this is for the students, but damn, it was a beautiful day and we have been doing this ninety-freakin'-four years. We had the MAYOR there. The Pittsburgh Vintage Gran Prix (only 31 years old) shuts down the WHOLE of Schenley Park for 3 days straight! An extra HOUR and we could do all sorts of things.
These races are perceived as the the Bald Headed Stepchild event of the city. They keep expecting this will all go away. Just imagine if we were not the bearers of Bubonic Plague and we got to race ALL DAY on Friday and Saturday. Then we could have Miss Budweiser- and Limo-type buggies roll, because we would have the time to do it and know that we could get it all in regardless. We could have fun AND competition.
We have the power now to change this, if we want to.
how the mighty have fallen