Good Afternoon all,
As most of you know I was supposed to have a meeting on Friday the 18th, with the Semper Ride/Safety Officer from Headquarters Marine Corps. That didn't happen. Instead, I talked to the head Traffic and Safety Officer from Headquarters Marine Corps. Our meeting was short and sweet and there is some good news and some bad news coming from this meeting.
I will start with the bad news, since it's always best to end on a good note. Right now, from the away everything is sounding, this event might be geared to only Marines aboard Camp Pendleton. I'm not 100% on this right now, however, that is what it is sounding like from the small meeting I had with him. I did mention that I have a ton of interest from the civilian side and surrounding areas of Camp Pendleton and from as far as Las Vegas. He had said that right now, they are looking at making it a safety event for Marines however, I do have his email and we will be talking back and forth in the upcoming future about this whole thing because he wants more ideas.
The good news is, they have already begun the brainstorming for this event and me bringing up the idea to have it done helped them further their thought process on the set up of the event. They are also thinking about adding an AutoX event and Car Show to it as well, with a coach, to learn about the limits of your car and to see what it can handle. The new goal is to make this not only an event for just Camp Pendleton but, an event for all Marine Corps bases. I believe that something good will come out of this and I am hoping that I can get more interest from them to make this happen. I want to be able to bring the public into this event, I want this to be something that everyone can have and be a part of. If MCAS Miramar can let on hundreds of thousands of people for an Air Show, why can't we bring a bunch of cars on to race?
I will have more updates as I email the Traffic and Safety Officer about the events and the interest that I am getting for it. As of now, we are at 75 people interested. That is much more than I expected right now and I'm sure once there is a for sure set date and everything for this event, the interest will skyrocket.
I appreciate your guys/gals' time and patience about this, I will continue working on this event for everyone and I hope that you continue your support for this event as well. I would not be able to continue if I didn't have the support from you. Thank you.
If anyone has any questions or comments, please email me and I will get back to you within 2-3 days of it being sent.