Originally Posted by DraftDriver
I have read several times in different issues of RC Car Action Magazine people complaining about there is too little coverage or racing where others state there is too much coverage. What does everyone think about this?
Also, if RC Car Action Magazine had a ROAR section to give updates on what ROAR is working on, up coming ROAR events around the US, and list top drivers besides factory drivers would you care?
Well it seems that every magazine I pick up has about 75-90% geared towards off-road, and about 60%+ of that towards 1/8 scale Nitro. The problem with Race Coverage and a magazine, is that the magazine's are 1-2 months ahead of print, so you have a big race, ROAR or not, and the results are already known. ROAR cannot impact this, as they are not a publisher. Is there enough coverage, not really, as we have large events all over the USA just about every 2-3 weeks, if not more, but as stated lots of these events are not ROAR events, just follow ROAR rules, as most of the tracks have an easier time running a non-ROAR event and getting a few sponsors to do it themselves w/o ROAR.
I know the magazines feel they need to cover what the market is buying, but I also feel that if they geared 50% of every magazine towards On-Road and 50% towards Off-Road, we could see more growth in the On-Road area. People want to buy and race what they see in the magazine.
I also understand that ROAR cannot spend much money towards advertising, but to be honest, thats where the interest needs to come from. In real world car racing, NASCAR for example, does all the advertising for the races and such, and then the manufacturers hype their drivers, equipment, and sponsors.
Don't know where I'm going with this, just pointing out how I view it from a magazine perspective, and how ROAR doesn't really have the impact it should in the RC market they should. It seems ROAR has its hand full doing mostly rule creation/enforcement with all the different classes and constantly changing technology.