To answer a few of the questions and statements brought up:
three mags, three ads, in three months....for the next race, Advised Losi is in Tampa end of Jan. Do you have updated intel?
Bill: What can I say that I have not already clearly stated in the past.
"do some more homework and find a date and place that is original...than they will come! like I said money is not a huge motivator in the r/c world right now. the pro's get paid now to race...the non pro's can't beat the pro's so they won't win any money....keep the costs down and the fun level way up.... peace bill"
Original for who the drivers or the next generation of drivers? Bill, this is it! Orlando is the Mecca of new talent...damm the faces at the parks change daily, 40 million of them in a year...EXPOSURE is what RC's need. You look at a big race like the Birds, Cleveland and Vegas
I see them as showcases for drivers and teams only. Teams and manufacturers want the Pics in the Mags and wins on their sites. I get that but WHO see's that..other already committed drivers. This is it Bill the entertainment Capitol of the World. I told you all this on this board must we rehash it? Here it is in a nut shell. I see what this Sport can be...you want it to remain the same. I want to see it grow as other sports have. I am not sure what you want to happen. The Sportsmen don't compete with the big guys for $$$$ they are in their own division. Money is not a hugh motivation?????? Why do you think that is? BECAUSE NO ONE GIVES IT OUT!
Run 5 races that give out over 50 to a 100k each and you will see the motivation. Split it up so Team and Factory drivers don't compete with sportsman...kinda like major league and minor league teams..and it will explode. Keep the cost down and the fun up...ok thatís called club racing is it not? We are looking to go beyond that. Clubs are the backbone of it all, the genesis so to speak. What we want is to grow them. Our plan does not please you I get that but can I get yours? How do you propose to get 400 to 700 spectators to get a controller in their hands? I have been to Vegas and several Snowbirds never saw a group of potential new drivers test the waters. You? Here is the final Jeopardy Question Bill. Can't all three happen or is the Universe and Rc'ers against Cash - Large non racing crowds - and Great Drivers in good numbers having a great series of races? Will the planet explode? We donít believe so. Finally Bill did we send you a check back for your registration? You didn't have to fly the 60 miles did you. I just hope Coke or Pepsi never reads this board.
Jimbo ahh what can I say OUTDOOR CARPET
in front of large crowds...Technology my good man, technology is changing everything. Research new materials to build on...it is costly but if they are the Sponsor then life is good and the flooring is free.
I am sure the blast will follow this post but we will carry on.