1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Attention all AUTOCROSSERS

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pcupo12, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. pcupo12

    pcupo12 New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    This comes from a local forum here in Jersey.

    This is a warning to everyone.
    I just got off the phone with my insurance company (Geico) and they informed me that as of the end of the month my insurance policy is being cancelled. Why might you ask I haven't had an accident. No moving violations in several years.
    The answer:
    "We have found out that you have participated in time trial events."
    I tried to reason with the lady, and explain to her that I haven't even autocrossed with my Subaru (the car I have insured with them) and that the SCCA has their own liability insurance for their events. She told me it didn't matter there was nothing she could do and that it was final as of 12:01 AM Jan. 28 2008 I would no longer be covered.
    I guess they searched results on the internet and found my name. I have heard of this being a problem with warranties in the past but after 4 years of autocrossing with my other company (Liberty Mutual) I had never had a problem.
    So I am writing here to warn all of you that if you have Geico, cancel your policy now. They do not respect us for what we do, and therefore I believe do not deserve a single dime from anyone.
    I can see why they might hesitate with this issue as some people can't leave it on the track, but the vast majority of autocrossers are responsible enough to not do this. If anything we are lowering the accident rate through improving our driving skills.
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    which is why we autocross.... because it is a legal sanctioned event. geico is bull anyways. one accident and your insurance skyrockets. what do i know though, i live in massachusetts and 3rd party e-surance companies are not allowed to compete.
     
  3. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Wow. I was thinking about switch to Geico, but I guess not. I'll just stick with State Farm, hopefully they don't do anything like that.
     
  4. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    All insurance companies will do this. Don't tell them.

    They "found out"... Find out how they "found out".
     
  5. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

    Messages:
    21,448
    Likes Received:
    2,110
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Location:
    CT
    take off your plate.
     
  6. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

    Messages:
    12,927
    Likes Received:
    729
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Maryland
    This is weird since most insurance companies will have in the fine print that they WILL NOT cover any damaged caused by racing events.

    So even if you do crash it, they're not at risk.

    something sounds weird...
     
  7. Team_Asterisk

    Team_Asterisk R0T0R WH0R3

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Wow, hope that does not happen to me!:ph34r:
     
  8. Citizen_Insane

    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,698
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    That's why you don't drive a car with a warranty :)
     
  9. goldHB94

    goldHB94 New Member

    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Location:
    CT
  10. philyphreak2127

    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

    Messages:
    1,643
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Location:
    Littleton, co
    I would go with B if you can... take off your plate. That might a little bit in the process of keeping your car insured also...when you do autocross events do you need to have your car insured?
     
  11. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    no, car does not need to be registered/insured to compete.
     
  12. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    21,703
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    661 BK CA
    i have Geico .. but i dont think i'll be auto-xing my Yota pick up anytime soon.. ahha..
     
  13. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,017
    Likes Received:
    3,947
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    if allstate didnt drop me for driving without a license for the better part of 5 years, i doubt they will give a fuck about me autocrossing :)
     
  14. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

    Messages:
    21,056
    Likes Received:
    1,180
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Location:
    NY
    use your middle name when you autocross
    that way when results are posted online the insurance company can't match your name
     
  15. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    And today's FTD goes to .. S. Skywalker Earl.
     
  16. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    ... 2nd place Rupert Fuhrmann.
     
  17. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA

    funny guy too bad that will never happen, and its Michael ;)
     
  18. Z6CRX

    Z6CRX übber ɐɾuıu etarip

    Messages:
    1,560
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Jack Me Hoffman
    1st place!:ph34r:
     
  19. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    jack me off man? geebus christ :lol:
     
  20. Z6CRX

    Z6CRX übber ɐɾuıu etarip

    Messages:
    1,560
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I was trying not to be too obvious
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page