Joel Navarro’s Blog

CFX RC Paintworks & Parma/PSE @ The 7th Annual IIC!!

Charlie Barnes is the man behind CFX RC Paintworks and OC Circuit (A popular racing program in the SoCal area now in its 13th year, socal.rcracing.com/ ), and he is here at the IIC representing Parma/PSE ( parmapse.com ) with a booth. He is providing painted bodies for sale, and demo’s on his latest painting techniques. Charlie is truly the [...]

Oct 07, 2011 Comments
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IIC 2011 – Speed Merchant new releases

Speed Merchant            teamspeedmerchant.com  - 1/12th Scale Rev.7 Here’s the latest and greatest out of the SpeedMerchant camp. Introducing the Rev.7. With the changes in Lipo’s, traction compounds, bodies and even carpet construction, we’ve seen an on-going change is set-up philosophies over the past few seasons. After lots of testing starting at the Snowbirds, continuing with the [...]

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International Indoor Championships (IIC)

Hello from Sin City Las Vegas! I’m at the Riviera Hotel & Casino this weekend covering the 7th Annual International Indoor Championships, and what a great event this is! Who says on-road racing is dead? This years IIC event has 404 entries participating (2007 had 450 entries), which is the second biggest turn out they’ve ever [...]

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Video!! At the races with the TQ Racing SX10 4w!

  **Here’s the link.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5XivyYwHKI ** Copy & Paste it into your browser. If you caught my review on the TQ Racing SX10 4w (www.tqracing.net) in the November 2010 issue of RC Car Action, you would have read that I had nothing but positive reviews for this car. Well, it’s been months now since I threw [...]

Jul 13, 2011 Comments
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Indoor racing is back in San Diego!

  The racing scene here in SoCal is always plentiful and with a variety of world famous tracks to choose from, you’re guaranteed to get your RC fix. Indoor tracks are always popular, because rain or shine, you will race. In the San Diego area, where I live, there hasn’t been an indoor track for [...]

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About the author

Joel Navarro fell in love with RC since the age of 11 with the Tamiya Grasshopper being his first RC car. Little did he know that the his favorite RC magazine back in 1987, RC Car Action, would be the magazine he works for now. Joel received his AA in photography and in addition to being a West Coast Editor for RC Car Action magazine, he is a professional wedding and portrait photographer in the Southern California and San Diego area. During the winter, Joel is also a snowboard instructor in Big Bear, Ca. Joel is active in the RC community and regularly races all over the SoCal area. His home tracks are SDRC Raceway, West Coast RC Raceway, OCRC Raceway, and parking lot racing in San Diego.
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