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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Made the big full page add in the Ottawa Sun

The local track operator featured our car in the full page in the Ottawa Sun Newpaper on July 27 2009. What a shame there is no sponsor on the side of the car. The Ottawa Sun has a daily readership of over 140,000.


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Damn fine lookin ride there Brock. Maybe could lead to some sponsors????

Good job, good luck at the race!!

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Thats cool, and good luck

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We spent the time to put together a really nice promotion package and went to several local businesses with our proposal which is about as reasonable as we can get. We were surprised than we didn't have a single serious bite.

I know the times are not the best for sponsors and advertisers but NOW is the time for these business people to do MORE to promote their business not LESS. We were clear in our material that we would work to come up with a promotion package to suit the businesses needs.

We just can't continue to fund this out of our pockets so in a last ditch attempt we are going to hire a professional promoter and see if he can do a better job at securing some sponsorship money for us. If he can't do it the Bantam will probably go up for sale before next season.

I certainly don't plan to quit racing, I'll just move into something cheaper to run and move down to semi-pro.

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I ran across this quote:
"A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time"

- Henry Ford

Some food for thought....
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great pic Brock I will see you there on the weekend
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any of you ontario guys make it up north to Elliot Lake for the races.. THey were a couple of weeks ago...

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great pic Brock I will see you there on the weekend
Larry are you going to the Luskville race this weekend as well as the Shannonville race Aug. 15-16? If so that's great we'll see you there!

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I ran across this quote:
"A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time"

- Henry Ford

Some food for thought....
Bill
So true! It seems Canadian businessmen just hate to take any risk at all, I think it really limits their success.

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any of you ontario guys make it up north to Elliot Lake for the races.. THey were a couple of weeks ago...
We would have liked to race at both North Bay and Elliott Lake but our budget will JUST get us though the season if we stick close to home. Even at that we will be just under 10k. by the time things are done for the year, and that doesn't include the rockers we just replaced. or tires etc. The engine will need to be freshened at the end of the year as well. If we manage to pick up decent sponsors, we'll do our best to get to those races next year.

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So true! It seems Canadian businessmen just hate to take any risk at all, I think it really limits their success.
That is for sure!! Now if you though in a free canoe and a toque (ski hat for the yankees!!), they might think about it!!

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