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Old Is the New “New”

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m also a big vintage RC collector. When my son was being born, I took some time off from racing and starting collecting and restoring old cars I’d wanted since I was a kid. Over the years I’ve built up quite a collection of shelf queens but also enough [...]

Aug 08, 2012 Comments
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When is the last time you asked yourself “why?”

How recently have you taken the time to reflect on what got you, and what keeps you, involved in RC? It’s one of my favorite questions to ask a fellow RC enthusiast because of the myriad different answers I’ve received over the years; if you surveyed a group of hobbyists you’re bound to receive a [...]

Aug 07, 2012 Comments
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Online Coverage Of The 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour #5

Sunday I headed over to the HobbyTown USA HobbyPlex in Omaha, NE for the final day of tour stop #5 of the 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour.  This is the second year of this unique series which features traditional stock and modified classes, plus three spec classes.  Traxxas sponsored a 2WD Slash and 4×4 [...]

Aug 06, 2012 Comments
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Online Coverage Of The Mid-America Modified Tour Round #5

Saturday night I made my way over to Blairsburg, IA to check out round #5 of the Mid-America Modified Tour (MAMT). This new points series has 8 tour stops at 2 participating tracks, Thunder Hill Raceway in Lincoln, NE and Deadend Raceway in Blairsburg, IA. All drivers are competing for the HPI 1/5 Dirt Modifieds [...]

Jul 23, 2012 Comments
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Foose Lets Loose

Chip Foose is literally a chip off the old block—the block being Chip’s dad, Sam Foose, whose custom cars were frequently scaled down to model size in the heyday of plastic kits and rattle can paint. Chip first got his hands dirty at a tender age, working alongside Sam at Project Designs in Santa Barbara

May 14, 2012 Comments
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Class Explosion—10 classes in 10-years

Throughout most of RC history, the complexion of the industry had been relatively slow to change. Along the way, niche classes like came to fruition, but the inception of these niche classes occurred sporadically. As the New Year dawns, it always invites a time for reflection. In retrospect, more niche classes have sprung out of [...]

Apr 05, 2012 Comments
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How to be a Better Turn Marshal

Often overlooked and frequently dreaded, turn marshalling is a very important part of racing. Although in a perfect world nobody would ever crash during a race, the reality is that crashing, flipping your car and getting pinned into the wall can happen numerous times during a race, and it is every turn marshal’s responsibility to [...]

Mar 12, 2012 Comments
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Know your glue

I know what you’re thinking.  What in the world could I possibly tell you about glue that you don’t already know?  Yes, it comes in tubes and makes things stick together, but it’s not quite that simple.  There are many different types of adhesives out there, and each has its place in the world of [...]

Mar 09, 2012 Comments
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