Gixxer.com did donate to the TT efforts, but it also costs money to run this site.Lui Kang said:
I have the utmost respect for The Viking and his team -- I really do. But you can't sit here and act all shocked that Gixxer.com members didn't raise more money for them. Gixxer.com alone should've given him the money for a full Gixxer.com paint scheme, and not it's members.
*** the following paragraph is a compelation of some of the replies I've had from fellow members regarding donations -- don't hate me***
Not to be a prick, but, what's in it for me? I give up cash and what do I get in return? I already have to pay money to be permitted to post items I'm trying to sell. This site also makes money off of sponsors. I would give Eric and his team cash, but for what? To promote a site that already makes money off me... to raise the amount of money Gixxer.com makes from advertising or to help promote a site that I don't own or have any real business interest in?
Again, not being a prick, just being the devil's advocate here. This is basically what I've heard from members I've asked about donating to this cause. I'm a huge fan of the TT, but I also share some of the views mentioned above.
Either way, I have already planned to attend next years race, and I wish you guys the best of luck preparing for the next TT -- I'll be there rooting for you and I will also donate to the cause next year just cause of the way you handled it this year.
Maybe if we charged a $100 a year for you to be a member we could fully finance the race team.
And many of the site sponsors (probably half of them paid no cash money at all) donate prizes that we in turn give away to you guys, so don't go thinking we get rich from banner ads!
Donating to the TT efforts is a feel good thing for the members to do, much like donating to a church or other cause - what is in it for you is to know that your small contribution helped in some way.