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Is there an official MV Owners Club of America yet? If not, it seems to me that that are enough MV owners that are active on the internet forum and that go to track days that it wouldn't take to much effort on several people's part to make it a reality.
-- Brian Ogle (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 24, 2004
-- Bill (email@example.com), June 24, 2004.
I'm thinking one of you enterprising guys out there needs to take the bull by the horns and get this club started. You'd think MV would encourage this kind of thing and get the ball rolling.
-- Tom Solimine (Tsolimine@austin.rr.com), June 25, 2004.
If anyone is interested in starting one, I'd be willing to help.
-- martin (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 25, 2004.
Some of us had started talking about forming some kind of MV Owners of AMerica club, but then it just seemed like people couldn't agree what the purpose of a club would be. Obviously the bikes are sold in enough numbers to warrent a serious group buy discount like other bike clubs.
Also the issue came up about locations and agendas for get togethers... and then the talk just died. Again I think the biggest problem is that numbers of bikes sold. I personally didn't purchase my MV as a collection piece and use it mainly as a trackbike. Others just like to crusie while even more seem to just like to have it as a conversation piece (not that there is anything wrong with that). The biggest problem has been trying to find some kind of common ground to do something with as group. Last year we had a get together at PAhrump near Vegas that was a lot of fun. We are doing it again this year (details can be found here http://www.mvagustaf4.com/MVegas04.html) We figured it would offer enough for everyone in that there could be track riding, and plus Vegas isn't exactly boring. But people have to decide it's something that they want to do or not.
I wouldn't mind trying to put something together but I don't want to waste my time if people aren't really interested.
-- TP (email@example.com), June 26, 2004.
Based on what TP said, what would be the purpose and objectives of the MVOCA?
I like the idea and I would certainly join, but what would we do, especially since many of us are scattered throughout the US?
-- Allan Gibbs (Phoenix, Az) (Agibbs996@aol.com), June 26, 2004.
Well, I used to belong to the Porsche Club of America. PCA has been around and very strong for about 40 years or more, I think. Driver's education (track days), parades, concours, club races, and driving tours are some of the main activities of the club. It seems that you guys out west are already somewhat organized with the gathering at Pahrump and everyone parking together at Laguna Seca. Reminds me of all the Porsche's parking together at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Here in the east (NC), perhaps we could have ride weekends where we ride the Blue Ridge Moutains, or for those that are taken in by the folklore "The Dragon" at Deal's Gap. I have also heard that it is fairly reasonable to rent some tracks for the weekend, such as Roebling Road. Also, if it got big enough the club could publish a newsletter/magazine. One of the most important thing's in Porsche Panorama is the tech q & a section about maintenance, equally important for an MV. Anyways, I guess we shouldn't talk about it, we should be about it.
-- Brian Ogle (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 2004.
Haaah!! Thats funny.. A club for MV owners? I can't even get them to congregate at a single chat site.. One of the most exotic bikes in the world and for some reason nobody CHOOSES any ONE F4 chat site to pool the resources.. Instead, they/we are spread out over FOUR including this one.
This is a constant source of mystery to me... There is strength in numbers, but the MV crowd simply does not get it.. For this very reason I have been reluctant to try to plan a "REAL" F4 gathering...and I'm not talking about the few who do the track sessions... I mean a large contingent. O, well..I live.. therefore I ride.
-- Pirate (Pirate@acelink.net), July 24, 2004.