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The RC Industry: We Are Family

I had the privilege to meet Mike Reedy for the first time many years ago at an IFMAR Worlds event, and although I didn’t know Mr. Reedy as well as many in our industry, I knew immediately that Mr. Reedy was a kind hearted man of character.  In the RC racing industry, Mr. Reedy was [...]

Jun 13, 2011 Comments
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It’s Memorial Day! Drive An RC Car!

I’ve made up my mind: I’m driving an RC car today.  It’s Memorial Day, and most people think of BBQ’s, pools, the start of summer, and (I hope) honoring the courageous service men and women who’ve died for our freedoms.  Being the RC addict I am, I’m going to burn a few packs through my [...]

May 30, 2011 Comments
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RC Car Wrecks: The Bad & The Ugly

I witnessed one of the most exciting and dangerous nitro buggy runaways at my local track last week I’ve seen in ages.  Thankfully, no one was injured, though this runaway made a large crowd of onlookers scatter like a flock of pigeons after a gunshot.  It got me thinking about some of the more spectacular RC [...]

May 28, 2011 Comments
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I Like Turtles!

It’s Monday, and I’m just sayin’, I like turtles.

May 23, 2011 Comments
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It’s A Rainy Day…Time To Clean

It rarely rains in Southern California.  This area is known for its blue, sunny skies nearly year ’round.  We get to play with our RC cars whenever we feel like it.  And sometimes, like today, I actually need to run an RC car for testing…but it’s raining. So, what do I do when it’s raining?  [...]

May 17, 2011 Comments
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3 Nitro No-No’s

If I’ve learned anything over the years racing nitro vehicles, it’s that there’s no replacement for lots of expendable cash experience. Over time, nitro guys develop a sixth-sense, knowing when an engine is too lean or rich just by the feel of the trigger in their hands.  On the other side of the coin, there [...]

May 12, 2011 Comments
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Monster Energy Supercross Was INCREDIBLE

Monster Energy Supercross Finals in Vegas this past weekend–EPIC!   Here are a few things I’d like to share with those who have never attended. 1.  We are spoiled on the West Coast with our weather.  It was bright, sunny (and windy) and perfect summer weather for supercross.  I even got a little sunburned. 2. [...]

May 09, 2011 Comments
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Going To Las Vegas! SX Finals!

Some perks of my job include always having an influx of new RC cars to play with, traveling to interesting destinations, and living on the other side of the country from Kevin Hetmanski.  This weekend, I’m on the road again, traveling to the Fabulous Las Vegas to check out the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Finals [...]

May 06, 2011 Comments
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About the author

Executive Editor I jumped into R/C back in 1987, when mechanical speed controllers and hard rubber tires were all the rage. Since then, I’ve experienced R/C in almost every state in the USA. I've built and raced every type of RC vehicle created, and traveled throughout the country (and world) to attend and cover more R/C events than I can remember. But what a fun ride it's been! I'm fortunate to live in Southern California, and I take advantage of my location by enjoying R/C outdoors year ‘round. Club racing is the future for R/C growth, and I’m always looking to bring new people into the hobby, whether it’s through backyard bashing or organized racing.

5 Responses to “Going To Las Vegas! SX Finals!”

  1. luke says:

    i watch it and live it i went to st louis back in April it was a blast and saw the traxxas booth and losi rockstar energy booth.

  2. Aaron Waldron says:

    Really, you’re going? :)

    This will be my third race of the year – went to the first round in Anaheim, the race in Oakland, and now Vegas. I was into motocross before RC, though the latter is definitely safer than the former.

  3. Big Juice says:

    Where can we follow your on-site overage…Twitter, Facebook?

  4. rutbuster1 says:

    Love both SX and MX and have been to quiet a few races. Raced MX and AX for quiet a few years before I started racing hare scrambles. Had to give up racing bikes due to back injuries, now I race rc buggies any spare weekend I have. Same adrenalin rush as racing dirtbikes only a lot safer. LOL

  5. David Bowman/ Turtle Dave says:

    I grew up racing MX/SX, I am so glad to see the cross promotion of my 2 favorite hobbies!

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