Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
I can never log in to the DOC site, there is load of very outdated information on there that needs updating. I belong to another forum that runs great, however, the administration is very relaxed and good rumoured. I agree with a huge amount said beforehand on this post, sad times maybe.
Whilst I understand what you are trying to do Rob you can't force people to use only the club site nor extort them into being a club member in order to be part of the community. People, being social animals, will simply go somewhere else which is what they have already done. The club needs to understand that this idea of using the club only,sanctioned resources, are the outdated 20th century approach that is not providing what people want. Yeh sure there are a few luddites who still hanker after the old days but the dwindling membership is due to disaffection bourne out of the club and its past committee's inaction. Its not the dwindling number of Duttons around thats the problem so much as the membership that has dwindled away - I am a member of two other car clubs where the number of members exceeds the number of cars!
If the club offers nothing it cannot be surprised that people decide not to renew their membership.
I fear that due to the ever decreasing amount of Duttons actually on the road and used enthusiastally, that this situation with the club is beyond rectification. Sad but true, there just isnt enough people to generate the required amount of interest.
The only saving hope is if Rob can reinvent the marque and breed a new lease of life into the name......... No pressure mate!
'92 was shortly after I was deported from Stevenage to Bristol. I am now being paid 4 times what I was back then.
92? I was working overseas, first time I hit the big tax bracket, 40p in the pound for going over 20K, happy days