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There's no question Liza and her assistant(s) are nice people but the ball for Canadian memberships was dropped. If there was a shipping issue with postal codes they should have A)indentified the issue 6 months ago and B) found a way to get you them at their own expense be it courier or not rather then be afraid to not save employers money. I mean people did pay $34.95 for them and deserve better treatment. After 3-4 months and constant bitching Randy finally got on their case and I believe that's why they suddenly got mailed out post mail strike. They should have bent over backwards to help members but didn't until about a week ago.
These guys wanted us to come to a Canadian race and wander the track looking for them if you please to get the kits initially. While the kits have been mailed it's doubtful with our postal system they'll show up today for Toronto or next week for Edmonton. Really awful how they dealt with this. I'm not a complainer at all and actually loathe having to e-mail anyone with a concern but when people have paid for something they ought to have it in a timely fashion. How would they feel if it were their money? You won't need the card but need a print out showing your account details from Indycar Nation that proves you are a Champion so they told me for Toronto and Edmonton. Wish I knew that a long time ago or I wouldn't have complained. I have lots of hats anyway but wouldn't mind another if entitled.
I have pace car access for today but they never e-mailed how to get the credentials so I'm not going to waste time. I was interested in the Ferrari but that cost extra than the safety car. I have pre-race access too but so fed up with Indycar Nation that I don't know if I will use it even. I notice they've advertised Steph's tweetup as official. While they may be involved Steph planned it and I know will do a great job of things. That's why I'm going to meet her and other rabid individuals from here. Be sure to RSVP.
I don't want to cause myself or her any difficulty. I've only ever spoke in e-mail to try and get the fanclub people to do what members paid them for months ago. It doesn't seem right nothing was done for months. That's all. It's poor public relations and business practice. It should make anyone weary of renewing or paying for Champion status. As far as I can see you really don't get much special or different than people who haven't paid or worth having. A lanyard, hat and access to a few blogs and Trackside Online is pretty much the bonus. Member experiences typically only have to do with each race or so I see.
I really think IndyCar needs to hire an outside advertising firm who are competent, know what the fans want, and can design, build and execute fan club duties efficently and timely. That would have the club working like a well oiled machine and avoid any issues like this.
Last edited by Back On Track; 07-07-2011 at 02:28 PM.
Last edited by open wheeler; 07-07-2011 at 03:07 PM.
I have heard that when they are trackside and doing events that Liza and assistants do quite well. It's the off track stuff that needs improvement. I'm quite happy former members aren't involved in the direction and design of the club but that's another story for another day. I think Randy really needs to talk to the fans and continue to re-organize this club until it runs without major hiccups.
Last edited by GrafixMatt; 07-07-2011 at 08:32 PM.
Is there any Canadians out there that has their kit now? Just curious. The thing is they should value all members foreign and domestic the same. It doesn't matter where you come from, curtousy, respect and costumer service needs to be top-noch. That's extremely important as IndyCar Nation and Liza to a smaller extent are the face of IndyCar's fan club. What happened here was totally unacceptable from an internationally known racing series.
Canadians are also some of the most knowledgeable and loyal open-wheel racing fans that you will find on the planet. We know our stuff, we buy your product, support your series and drivers. That should have been taken into account. Just look at the crowds in Edmonton and Toronto. None of those people will have their membership kit on time at Toronto and doubtful Edmonton but they do have a 2 week gap. It's only fair if people are at IndyCar Nation this weekend to mention the difficulty with the kits and why you won't renew. Being nice about it but strong will get it across to them that they dropped the ball.
They should actually do something special or kind for everyone who has waited so long at these events. I really haven't seen an apology for how long it got dragged out. Like I said I don't want to cause Liza or anyone else any problem but doing something and going the extra mile to show IndyCar Nation does care about us Canucks is warrented. I can only bet they'll have a lot of people casually asking "where's my membership kit?" who don't know why.
Anyways, that's the last I will say on the subject because I'm not interested in the fan club any longer. I hope people receive what they paid for though and keep them honest. With it being mailed out it will be coming but perhaps not in time for the Canadian events. I'd rather discuss the Toronto race itself than this any further as I find the whole thing futile.
i posted above, mine came yesterday.
$34.95!!! Any of you dudes or dudettes interested in an Arizona bridge perhaps? Key point to remember ... you are the ones supporting their product with your hard earned Benjamins. Sheesh ... you'd think they were, like, doing you a favour ... or something.