I believe what MTGTS is saying is that there should be an "owner" status and with that they should be able to
post in the regional section. These "owners" then might make it to an event and possibly join.
Seriously if you have such great ideas, you can start your own forum............what's stopping you. Really what do you mean a third forum wouldn't succeed? Is it that your real intentions are to make money on other enthusiasts, you did mention that you were a sponsor?
What happens on these forums, is a guy makes some coin and gets a Viper. He is the richest on his block, has the fastest car on the block and knows more about cars than all the Camry owners on the block. He then comes on the forums with ego from that, and finds it's a much bigger block.
He is used to being treated as special, and here is is just one of many, so he wants some exclusivity.