At the end of the day we have always put this event on for all the Rotary community regardless of club or even if people were not in a club, those who know us properly will know it\'s never been for any personal reasons other than stated in the first post on this thread.
Leading up to this year (and last year) there had been very little interest in Rotorstock, no the weather did not help but I am certain this actually made very little difference because if people are really enthusiasm for something they will go regardless of weather predictions also taking into account previous Rotorstocks where weather has mostly been bad anyway.
Another big factor is the numbers of older Rotarys is dwindling, indeed somebody said there are only 200 and something FD\'s on the road now, but when Rotorstock started I put the figure at 1,000 plus easily,
Yes, there\'s lots of RX-8\'s but as said above proportionately very few of the RX-8 guys actually have a full blown interest in what powers there RX-8 down the road and even fewer actually attend events, especially when you consider there are currently 17,000 RX-8\'s currently on the road!
Regardless of what people think, as said above we have always put this event on for the Rotary community, not for Lisa and myself personally and now with apathy for two years running the general Rotary community clearly has no interest in a collective celebration for our Rotarys each year any more so it\'s now time to end the event and consign it to history.
Over the years despite the rubbish people have thrown at the event and us personally, we know many many people have enjoyed Rotorstock in the the past and to us that\'s all that\'s ever mattered, indeed to us on a brighter note the constant nasty Rotorstock detractors who have always tried to kick this event to bits will now have to find something else to throw stones at :rollin
To me Rotorstock has served its purpose because 11 years ago very few took the Rotary seriously ---------many do now, in fact it was quite fitting that James Wildays 8 second car was there for the last one because from memory at Rotorstock one I think the fastest Rotary only managed 11\'s, like I said now the Rotary is taken seriously :3gears-lh