OMG! I can't believe I accidentally ran across this thread after coming here for the first time in years (just found out about Chris Chan dying). You guys are pulling on my heart strings when you talk about trying to revitalize the RAMS activity with the 1/8 scale car because I was one of the 6 original founding members of the RAMS waaaaay back in 1968. I would love to try and get out there with some 1/8 on road activity, only problem is I moved to Austin, TX a year ago.
I'm actually shocked that the RAMS are now running 1/5 scale, since it was just a few years ago that I checked them out online and I thought it said they were still running 1/8 at Evergreen, where they've been running for several years now. Well anyway, I do have a ton of old photos, Super8 films, and even old club newsletters from the late 60's all the way into the 80's when I was last competing with the RAMS. I was thinking of starting up a Facebook page dedicated to all the early years and complete history of this great R/C club. It was without a doubt the fondest memories of my early years... back then, R/C cars and racing a competitive R/C car with the RAMS was practically all I could think about I was so obsessed with it all.
I was going to go ahead and post some really early photos here, but apparently this forum has a rule where you can only post links after you've posted comments here a certain number of times... so how many posts do I need to make before I can do that? Let me know and perhaps I can figure out a way to post some here this next week, if you're at all interested that is...
Jack Ulstad Jr.