The bus rally season is nearly upon us again and talking to various vehicle owners, some certainly seem to be rather disillusioned with the rally scene in general. Scenarios that have rubbed them up the wrong ways include, rudely being told to move out of the way so that a picture of the bus can be taken, criticism of the choice / shade of colours and general presentation of the vehicle and certain so called enthusiasts tampering with vehicles (either gaining entry without permission or as at one local show, releasing handbrake through cab windows!).
Obviously with things like this happening you're kind of left wondering "why do I do this?" To take a bus to a show alone costs a fair bit in fuel (normally at least £50 for a local one!) and time. Before this of course the owner would've had to find insurance (around £112 per year ) road tax (£126.50 for 6 months) and has probably been paying at least £70 a month storage. To go to all this trouble only to be treated rather rudely doesn't really seem fair. After all, do you think those who criticise could afford these costs?
If you're at a show this year, please remember to enjoy yourself, stay safe but most of all be polite and thoughtful of other people's feelings. Not everyone wants to know your opinion, not every owner wants you climbing all over their (PRIVATE) vehicle and by fiddling around with things that don't concern you, you may harm others as well as yourself. Be respectful and play nice... after all, to most it is just a hobby.
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