Originally Posted by AdrianM
I wish I knew where the budjet racers in Florida are. I have a Mini and a buddy has an F103GT collecting dust because no one around here runs anything but sedan and 1/12th.
I think my Black lives in a very unusual pocket of consumers around Tamiya USA.
Wrong Adrian, The racer at the track even Tamiya wants new, new, new the Tamiya "racing" crowd is not a budget racer look how expensive it is to run competative TCS these days. I am speaking for the guy who doesn't have a corner of his garage sectioned off for his R/C bench but still loves to show his neighbor the new hop-ups he just got and run with said neghbor on the weekends during practice days at the local track.
Tamiya sales do not go up by what is bought and sold at their track they sell a lot of both of those cars you mentioned regardless of their track.
Based on your mode of thought then monster trucks are dead because nobody in my area seems to race them? And we all know that monster trucks are definately being raced around our country just not "our way".
Our industry is short sighted and we fail to take in the big picture as we also fail to think long term, problem #1
Look at the F-103 GT and Mini threads on this forum and you will many places they are popular and embrassed by budget racers. Many budget racing clubs do not feel the need to promote themselves beyond their club, they are happy racing with their buddies why ruin it. Many of the people runing these classes don't want industry people like you or myself racing with them because we spoil the show and I understand why they feel that way.