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Old 11-08-2010, 01:28 PM   #21
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Thank you to Tamiya for making this race possible. I'm sure that Tom Wright was instrumental in convincing the powers that be at Tamiya that they should support it.

I heard that JB designed the layout and I think he did a fantastic job. One of the best temporary layouts I have ever driven and a great use of the space that was provided. It was manageable by all skill levels and had a great flow. Also a big thanks to those who built and tore down the track for their hard work before and after the show.

If it wasn't for Martin Palenik I would not have had a chance to participate since I sold my 10th scale cars. That RB5 works GREAT on carpet!

The racing that took place during my main between Martin Petre, Ron Prinzen and I was some VERY close racing! I look forward to wheeling it with them again as soon as possible! :GRIN:

Hmmmm, great idea to do this once a month! Hopefully someone will run with that idea!
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:04 PM   #22
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Yes thanks to the Tamiya crew and everyone who helped out, definetly a race to remember.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:18 PM   #23
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Smile Re: Thank-you!

A BIG thank-you to Tom Wright, Tamyia-Borgfeldt Canada Team, Fastcats and MuchHobby for making the 2010 RC Hobby show happen! Great to see so many out again for some fun and racing!!!

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Old 11-08-2010, 06:56 PM   #24
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A race at auto show would be a great idea, great way to introduce new people to the hobby, as is racing once a month!

Steve, that was some close racing, you caught up to me so fast, you seemed to come from nowhere! Can't wait to do it again!

Martin and I have had many classic battles like that in the past.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #25
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Thanks to everyone for making my first trophy race a great and memorable one. I had a blast. Here's to all the great guys on and off the track.
I would love to do this again (hopefully at the Auto show).
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:46 PM   #26
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A great big thank you goes out to Tom and the rest of the crew who made this race happen. I had an absolute blast, it was great to run the car and see guys I haven't seen in ages, like a great big RC family..LOL I so hope the AutoShow race will happen. Again thanks to everyone who made this a race to remember.

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Oh BTW I would suport a once a month or every other month racing for sure, build it and they will come.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:55 PM   #27
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I have to say that while I did enjoy watching a few minutes of racing with my kids, this was the most disappointing hobby show that I can recal. What happened to the manufacturers? If Tamiya sponsored this race why did they not have any product on hand for people to touch and look at? This was the smallest show yet. Besides Hobby Hobby, where were all the local retailers? To build this hobby people need to be able to see and touch readily available products. Except for cheap helicopters, radio control was the smallest represented hobby there. Makes me sad when i think back to what it used to be. While I'm sure the racing was great fun I can't help but wish I could get my $20 admission back.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:06 AM   #28
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Re hobby show

I have to agree with you there. The rc race is pretty much the only reason to attend the hobby show
If you goto a hobby show in the USA rc items make up the majority of the booths with most of the big names in rc in attendance

It's sad to say that the big rc companies can't be bothered with a small market like canada and it's not worth their while for Tamiya , losi or associated to feature their products at a Canadian hobby show
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:59 AM   #29
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It does suck that Show's in general at way down. I walked the largest Hobby Show in the US a few weeks back and it wasnít good. AE, Tamiya, HPI, XRAY, MUGEN, Kyosho, didnít attend just to name a few. The only major show in the hobby business left is in Germany.

Meetings that I have attended have data that shows like magazines, Consumer / trade shows are being replaced by Internet presence. I donít really agree cause I like to see and touch the latest stuff myself, but that isnít the majority. I am sure many of you remember being a kid waiting to see the newest latest thing at a show or store. Now you will see the latest thing on the net months before it even goes into production.

For Tamiya Canada, it was strictly a manpower issue. We had to decide and we chose the track instead of a display booth.

Thanks for all the kind responces! Glad to hear you guys had a good time racing.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:38 AM   #30
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the internet and webboards are the new hobby show. In the past trade shows were a great way to get you product out there. Now with the net and webboards, youtube and other things the whole alure of showing new products is gone, because people have already seen it online.
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