South Jersey Region-Sports Car Club of America, Inc.

July 2005

The July 2005 meeting of the Board of Directors for the South Jersey Region of the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. was held at the home of David Hess on Wednesday evening, July 6, 2005. The meeting was called to order by R.E., J.D. King at 8:25 PM.

Treasury - In the absence of John Borden who had faxed the balance sheet as of June 30, 2005, J.D. reported that we have a balance of $1,814.03 in the operating account. Discussion centered on how best to increase our revenues as our current programs appear to be running in the red.

Membership - In the absence of Meg, J.D. reported for her from her email that we have a paid membership to date of 211 members.

Solo II - David and Jim Tornetta reported on our last event. We had 72 cars each having six runs and we were finished by 4 PM. It was a good event and ran quite smoothly. Good course. If decisions had to be made they were made within seconds. Jim stated that there was nothing but good comments from the competitors. David said that we had a lot of spectators from the event being held on the other side. The seats between the drag strip and our lot were pretty well filled up. David said it was nice to see the Teal's come out and participate. David did not know that David Teal was such a good Solo II driver. J.D. stated that he is quite the competitor.

J.D. reported on the DC region's old radios. They want $500.00 for the lot. There are 18 Wilson two channels and 18 Motorola two channels; headsets; gang chargers, etc. J.D. said that the first thing that came to his mind was that we could use these for our Solo II program. We usually man five stations, so we would have more than enough radios to cover. Also, with the headsets, they would cancel out a lot of the noise from the track next door. If we purchase them, Gayle volunteered to go over them to see if they need any repairs. J.D. will do a little more homework on this and get back with additional information. A question was raised as to whether we need FCC license/approval to use these radios. Jim Wakeman will check into this.

Vintage Grand Prix - Sue reported that we had a good turnout from our region to help these folk put on a display for the media. Our region was only mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sue will bring this point up at the next meeting which will be held on Tuesday, July 26th.

PDE - David reported that, once he figured out what was going on, he really got into the event. He had two students on the first day and on the second day he instructed both novices and intermediate students. He felt that the leadership could have been a little more informed and informative. Discussion by the Board as to what the intent of SCCA national should be for this type of event. Apparently national wants PDE to be a stepping stone from solo to road racing. We had one incident where one driver lost it going into turn one and turn two and proceeded to put his car into a metal barrier-both air bags went off and he did quite a bit of damage to the front end. J.D. reported that he has not gotten the final numbers as to the number of entrants and the cost overall. Sue reported that she had received some very positive feedback from a lot of the competitors and many asked when we were going to do the next PDE event. If and when we do this again, we should really do a lot of publicity.

Tri-region - J.D. reported that Judy will be handling registration for the National race in August. Discussion centered on the timing equipment and worker perks.

Old Business - None.

New Business - There will be a BMC autocross event in Newark, DE on August 6th & 7th. Check out our website and At Speed for more information.

There being no further business, meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue King