I had a long run on the committee, probably too long...
Just to correct you on one thing: I was on Steve's original committee, not added later. And yes, I did feel a little out of place at first with all those past national champions. What I quickly found out was that they were all really good guys with the best interests of the class foremost in their minds. Competitive as all get out, especially on the track, but very dedicated to their class and it's survival. It was a pleasure getting to know them and working with them.
That said, the committee did grow and get more "balanced" over time, including the addition of younger, up and coming drivers (they all grow up and become "National" drivers don't they
). This was intentional and driven from within the committee itself, trying to get more representation from throughout the class as a whole and to bring in some new blood. It's good to see that some of that new blood made it onto the new committee and very glad to see the FV community finally get real representation within the SCCA system.
RIP the old committee.
Did we all agree on everything? Definitely not. Did we all agree on anything? Probably not. Did we, for the most part, come to a consensus and move forward? Yes.
As a bonus, I made some great friends! The hard part for me was losing a few as well as a result of all the politics going on outside the committee.