Kelly - some thoughts from a guy who's only been around this scene for a year or so...
I sat on the sidelines, watching what was going on. I saw the good, the bad, with differing degrees and perspectives from ISSCA members.
When I saw that the Nationals were going to be on the east coast, I figured I would join ISSCA at some point. I joined my local club (POSSI), and have already met some really nice folks that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to meet.
I dedided to join ISSCA after the fallout from the 'infamous' board meeting.
I've been relatively quiet so far, and will gradually start to voice my opinions on ISSCA matters as time goes on...I feel I need to get more familiar with the players, the politics, and the inner workings of the club for now.
I've read many of your posts, and can say this - not only do you know these B-body cars very well, but you have very strong opinions. Your opinions would be heard by more ears and given more validity as a member of ISSCA than as a non-member.
You could take this membership, and make your opinions work for the good of the club. This is what all members should do - the club will always be changing, always evolving - the more members that are involved, and share their opinions - the stronger and more focused the club will be.
I feel that this club will continue to grow stronger, not fade away as NAISSO did. Why do I feel this way? Too many of us are passionate about our cars. When I say that I'll be buried in my SS in some circles, people look at me like I'm half nuts. If I say that here, not only does it sound reasonable, but I know I'm not alone in saying it [img]smile.gif[/img] .
ISSCA, and it's members, have the opportunity and ability to learn from others past mistakes. You can be a part of making the club better - as I plan to do myself.