Rob wrote:There've been news crews out there before so I don't see that this sets any sort of precedent or problem.
Tailored media is more appropriate.
Everyone here scoffed at Top Gear magazines coverage and simplistic commentary, and they're a motoring magazine.
Street Machine has done excellent coverage the last few meets,some of the smaller publications have done well too. The newspapers usually do a photo or maybe two and a VERY brief explanation/summary.
If the idea is to attract competitors/members/spectators then the kind of coverage that SM , Cruzin, ASR do is the way.....not Sixty Minutes, Current Affair....or any other 20 second news grab. It gives people the wrong idea,makes us look like hoons and attracts dickheads.
We have a 100 mile Fool Filter and this year it did it's best on the way home to convince plenty of the half committed to not go back......If the the meet is to stay well organised it needs repeat attendees committed to volunteering ...not an endless stream of annoying one timers.
My vote says stuff the news crews.
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..