RCX–The Ultimate RC Show–Takes Over Chicago RIGHT NOW!!!

Jul 25, 2011 2 Comments by

RCX is the country’s largest and most dynamic event featuring RC cars, boats, planes, helicopters and die cast. Come check us out August 6, 2011 at the Odeum Expo Center in Chicago, IL. For more info about the upcoming show go to www.RCX.com

With over 13 attractions already planned and more in the works, RCX Chicago is going to be an event like no other!

Attractions include:

  • Off-Road Dirt Track
  • Extreme Outdoor Fly Arena
  • Traxxas Off-Road “Try Me” Track
  • Indoor Fly Arena
  • Horizon Off-Road “Try Me” Track
  • Horizon “Fly Me” Arena
  • Rock Crawling Mountain
  • Kyosho Dnano Track
  • RC Drag Racing
  • RC Tractor Pull
  • Mini RC Car Racing & “Try Me” Track
  • Asphalt Assault Race
  • Bash-A-Palooza
  • Monster Truck Demo

Also, RCX is pulling out all the stops with a special collaboration with Drifting Champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr., for the upcoming Chicago show. An industry veteran with 10 years of tire-smoking, trophy-winning experience, Vaughn Gittin, Jr., is the 2010 Formula Drift World Champion. He will be on-site at RCX Chicago working with a variety of events to interact with the fans.

In addition to signing autographs, Gittin will host and judge the radio control (RC) drift competition while having some fun on the RC drift track with show attendees. His unmistakable Monster Energy Falken Tire Ford Mustang and full 53 foot transport trailer will also be on-site. For a few lucky fans, Gittin will provide the ultimate driving experience with one-on-one drift ride-alongs. This specialty thrill ride will only be available to a handful of randomly selected fans. Visit www.RCX.com for more information.

“We are thrilled to have Vaughn Gittin, Jr., joining us for RCX in Chicago. He is always a huge hit with fans and we’ve got him lined up for a full schedule of events at the show,” said Louis DeFrancesco, RCX CEO. “RCX has always hosted interactive features, but with Gittin getting in on the action, we know fans will want to be right beside him.”

Currently racing the 2011 Monster Energy Falken Tire Ford Mustang, Gittin boasts impressive street and track credibility. He is known best by his aggressive, foot-to-the-floor, big smoke driving style. In 2010, Vaughn earned his first Formula Drift Championship, becoming the second-ever Champion with a strictly-drifting background. Overall, he has earned multiple top finishes throughout his Formula Drift career. Being such a fierce competitor, Gittin is known as the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event, not once, but twice. In 2005, Gittin stunned the world when he won the D1GP USA vs. Japan. In 2007, he brought America home the gold once more by winning the D1GP World Championship.

For an action-packed day full of excitement and an opportunity to meet Vaughn Gittin, Jr., RCX Chicago will be at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park, Ill., on Saturday, August 6, 2011. Featuring high-flying radio control helicopters and planes, squealing race cars, interactive “try me” stations and an assortment of the radio control industry’s latest and greatest in technology and products, RCX Chicago is an event you don’t want to miss!

With more exciting news on the horizon, RCX Chicago is poised to make an industry-wide announcement about a vast expansion in show sponsorships for the RCX program that will travel the country for 2011-2012 with featured stops planned in Long Beach, California and Orlando, Florida. For more information on Radio Control Expo and upcoming RCX events, visit www.RCX.com.

For more information on Vaughn Gittin, Jr., visit him at www.vaughngittin.com, “Like” him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OfficialVaughnGittinJr, follow him on Twitter @VaughnGittinJr or check out video footage of him in action at www.YouTube.com/vgittin.

We are also excited to announce the full sponsorship line-up for the upcoming RCX Chicago. As the biggest RC show in the country, the show’s silver sponsors are well-known industry favorites, including Horizon Hobby, Traxxas, Axial Racing, HPI Racing and NOS Energy Drinks, and guarantee to get everyone pumped up and ready to enjoy the show! With an extensive presence at RCX Chicago, attendees will be seeing everything these sponsors have to offer with exhilarating stunt demonstrations and high-flying aerobatic tricks. Joining RCX Chicago as bronze category sponsors, Team Tekin, Baja Modifiers and locally owned Al’s Hobby Shop will also host a variety of can’t miss RC events. To be held at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Ill., on Saturday, August 6, 2011, the new sponsors are both locally and nationally known radio control experts. These RC aficionados will be among many exhibitors to showcase their extensive product lines, host personalized demonstrations and encourage hands-on interaction for the thousands of expected RC fans attending. With hundreds of RC cars, trucks, planes, helicopters and more on-site, RCX Chicago is a RC fan’s paradise!

“RCX is the prime location for everything RC and to have these companies with as much passion as we have for RC sponsoring this event, it’s sure to be full of excitement and RC fun,” said Louis DeFrancesco, RCX CEO. “They are going to have exclusive opportunities to take full advantage of the venue and products. We are grateful to have their support for RCX Chicago and are excited to see how they will trill and excite RC fans!”

RCX Chicago has brought in some top names in the radio control world to host an epic show. Illinois-based Horizon Hobby will offer a large showcase of attractions with a full size cage for RC helicopter trials, interactive “try me” racetracks, flight simulators and professional demonstrations. Traxxas will surprise and excite attendees with a dirt “try me” track, offering another interactive element for the show and Axial Racing will be presenting the Rock Crawl Mountain for the fans to enjoy.

Bronze Sponsor Team Tekin, known as RC industry pioneers to the electronic speed controller, will be hosting demo tracks for an assortment of races throughout the entire show. Baja Modifiers will be showcasing a massive HPI 5B and radio control aftermarket mobile-style hobby shop. They will also be debuting on-site live product demonstrations featuring their micro sprint car conversions for baja-to-sprint cars alterations. Local favorite and family-owned Al’s Hobby Shop will have an extensive showcase of their RC products on display and available for purchase both on-site at RCX and at their local store, less than three miles away, for those exclusive and limited edition RC favorites.

To be entered into the RCX Special Giveaway occurring at RCX Chicago on August 6th simply make a financial donation the World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation. This can be done Live at the Show at the Foundations booth or through the Air Age Media Store http://www.airagestore.com/rcx-donation.html.

For Every $5 you donate RCX will give you 1 entry into the Special Drawing. Donate $20 get 4 chances!!!

Check back often for more updates and prizes!!!!

Drawing to occur around 6:30pm August 6th at the RCX EXPO.

Gallery > RCX Comes To Chicago August 6th, 2011

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2 Responses to “RCX–The Ultimate RC Show–Takes Over Chicago RIGHT NOW!!!”

  1. bill mossor says:

    Do you think RCX will ever come to pittsburgh ?

  2. bill mossor says:

    If we win the chicago RCX action Item’s would you give it to the chicago area make-a-wish foundation for us ?

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