Skip Barber Racing School Looses All Computers Due to Y2K : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Here in the Northwest Corner of CT is a famous racing school called Skip Barber Racing School. My husband informed me yesterday that an employee of the school told him that all their computers had crashed due to Y2K and they would have to buy new ones. Luckily for Skip Barber they are lucrative enough to be able to afford to do that, but what about all the other small businesses that will not be able to afford to upgrade or replace their computers? This is the first major crash in my area that I have personally heard of. Diane

-- Diane (, January 24, 2000


Interesting, thank you for the post, and welcome, Diane :-)

It's really wonderful that things are up so much that these businesses can go out and buy new equipment, or upgrade. It's a business competitiveness issue now. FOF seems to be workable for those who saved up some money and waited it out.

Certainly not what we did :-) and not what we'd recommend for future looming disruption possibilities, but ... in this case the procrastinators got away with it.

We like the proactive feeling of being as ready as possible.
To each his own in this surprising world ... ain't never boring ;^)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, January 24, 2000.

They may have cash to buy new systems, but if their client data base goes with the crash ,for most that is irreplacable.

-- James (, January 24, 2000.

Skip Barber doesn't NEED a client database. Their "clients" are folks who have typically, more money than sense, but phenomenal reflexes. They get to charge for the School, and charge the successful students who want to run in their "class/series" around the country, and they get to charge folks to put their names on the cars. Course the successful students in their series make money, and most of them get SOME contingency money from the stickers on the cars.....

BTW the advertising archives are running around on 4 wheels. they just read the stickers on their cars.

Chuck who has worked a few Barber Saab/Dodge races

-- Chuck, a night driver (, January 24, 2000.

Diane, my recollection in the local paper (Kent, Ct) was that the Skip Barber racing school had repeated ads late years looking for a full-time bookkeeper. With this wrinkle, it makes one wonder how the new hire may be adapting?

-- d (, January 24, 2000.

Gee???? Seems to me you would need a client database to keep track of all that cash flow.

-- James (, January 24, 2000.

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