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Old 28-11-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
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RB08 Sponsorship

I didnt realise how difficult sponsorship would be after paying so much to have a competiable boat built i dont have much for fuel and entry fee. i had a local casino sewn up for the fuel cost and now have pulled out leaving me in shit, You would have fought a mear 10k compared to advertising on tv radio and papers was next to nothing for a company that will be seen all over the world or atleast country.
Im stuck with the factors of not being able to race or get in debt over racing. Ive been offered money by certain people to take a ride, third seat on legs but am worried about that.
The whole annoying thing is every other sport gets backing look at formula 1 or even simple sports ie snooker golf etc.
I can see why the rb08 are in a prob with major sponsorship now

There doesnt appear to be any love or intreast in our sport race or what ever u want call it
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Old 28-11-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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Unfortunately thats the way it is mate.
the way i see it is no local company will sponser you because why would Joe Bloggs garage want publicity around the country and no national company will sponser you unless they know you or you are just really lucky!!!
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Old 28-11-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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I guess you just have to mail anyone who might have a small interest and hope. Good luck
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Old 28-11-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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Thats a real pisser Taz! Sounds like RB8 needs to drum up some media instrest and help it competiters to stand a chance of getting sponsors! You will have to keep at it mate!
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Old 28-11-2007, 11:06 PM   #5
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Sounds like RB8 needs to drum up some media instrest and help it competiters to stand a chance of getting sponsors! You will have to keep at it mate!


What a great idea! You should call Mike and suggest that, I doubt he's thought of it.

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Old 28-11-2007, 11:21 PM   #6
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TAz Sponsorship is allways a problem, My Rally car costs about £50K a season to run competitivly and its down to the 3 "F's" - Friends, Family and F..king Idiots to make your dreams come true... As I have few friends, No family its down to me the F..king Idiot to put my hand into my pocket.

The thing is, what are you are offering, and what do you want. A donation of Cash comes straight off the bottom line of a Companies Accounts so is not attractive to potential investors, However, gifts of parts etc comes off before tax therefore is more attractive.

A Sticker on your boat may possibly get noticed but I doubt it, so not a good selling point, but offering your boat as Corporate Entertainment following the Race gives investors something in return - Say 5 days in a year you would supply your boat liveried in the customers Logos to take their clients out for Some "Power Boat Race Experiance" I did this with my rally car and it went down very well got over £25K in one year, Then did a deal with Dunlop to supply my tires (We use about 12 Tyres per Rally at a cost of over £100 each) so there is another saving.

Think along those lines but think out of the box so to speak and you will find the money is out there. Have you tried an editorial in your Local Paper? Etc etc.

Good luck but keep trying it will happen for you
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Old 29-11-2007, 06:33 PM   #7
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If you send out 100 media packs etc to companies for sponsorship you will be lucky to get ten replies. Nine will say no thanks and the other will say sorry you've left it too late this year, we set our budgets in september. It isn't immposable, you just have to keep plugging away. Look at Pete Little and Britta. Good package.
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Old 30-11-2007, 12:46 AM   #8
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Yeh, but ain't brita man his next door neighbour?
And he's got a small amount of history behind him too.
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Old 30-11-2007, 08:15 PM   #9
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In this day of age seems to all come down to who you know not what. Havent given up yet. Maybe look towards getting a co driver navigator who like to put up a bit of dosh instead of i fronting all.
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In this day of age seems to all come down to who you know not what.
Its not a new phenomena Taz, its always been like that mate.

Dont get dis-heartened, keep at it & good luck.
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:37 PM   #11
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Sponsorship for such an event / racer in this eco age is/was always going to be difficult, more so as there are no alternate fuel classes for the event. IMHO it is pretty much eco suicide for any sponsor to jump in with any large support as the greens have a too powerful lobby and could well be turned to the negative rather than positive.

It has always been "If ya face fits" & Who you know but that is the same for so many things, All you can do is keep on the case.
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