Yep, you have embarked on a journey that inevitably leads to the loss of large amounts of cash and the need for sun and salt... there is no cure, sorry, it is terminal.
If you don't believe me, ask the hundreds of old guys on this site
I'm sure large amounts of cash means different things to different people, but I've wondered how little some of the entries cost.
I've seen several relatively inexpensive looking bike entries, and Evil Tweety comes to mind when talking cars. The safety equipment alone and travel expenses can sure add up quick, but how much are people really spending? There is a 150mph club car for sale for $6500 and you could sell the car when you're done if you're so inclined.
I figure I can't take it with me, so better enjoy life while I'm still able.
I noticed long ago that the upcoming birthdays all seemed to be "distinguished gentlemen" (is that the PC term) and that there is a lot of information to be gained from them.
John, just a "never have" hoping to be an old has been