To quote Duncan -
"Looking elsewhere, I feel the whole forum has lost something, life I think! "
I think I was nicely on topic.
At the bar is still here.... in members chat
Doesn't that miss the point that members/non members have been making Tom?
Well, what can I say. I joined the club a couple of years ago having moved over from the TSSC. I previously owned Vitesse’s since 1987, but joined when I bought a 6.
I’ve since had the privilege of support/advise/knowledge and expert advice from the likes of Ntc, Alec, Neil Ferguson etc (thanks to all who have assisted!) & yes I can now drive the car. Fantastic!
The forum was a great place, I would regularly check in and very much enjoyed At the Bar. It's removal is clearly a disappointment to many and a loss to the club in my opinion. The reasoning doesn’t stack up. Further to this, it beggars belief that Ntc was banned by the current board of directors. He was one of the most knowledgeable and prolific posters on the good old forum and had absolutely nothing to do with the vile comments made in the TR6 forum, just prior to the removal of Atb.
It’s quite obvious to many regular members that the forum isn’t what it used to be, in fact it’s become quite boring in comparison to what it was. Some members have either left or don’t post and maybe won’t renew their membership. If the club wishes to attract the next generation of enthusiasts then I think it has made a big mistake. If I was only now getting into the Triumph TR scene, then I don’t think I would bother with the TRR. I’m fortunate that I did when I did & now have some very good friends.
You may think you have acted for the good of the club, however, I believe that by the decisions made in the backrooms of a closed shop environment, you have shot yourselves and the club in the foot/head."to preserve the marque" Oh Boys, well done, congratulations!
It’s a damn shame, but I won’t be renewing my membership.
Atb to those that deserve it.