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Old 05-17-2004, 06:02 PM   #31
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but there are NO tracks here AT ALL

SF is really sad right now plz come here
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Old 05-17-2004, 07:41 PM   #32
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Sorry I haven't responded lately. Finally took the wife on that honeymoon I never gave her.
been doing some checking and it seems that most of you have plenty of shops around but no tracks. That makes it tough for me because the track alone probably wouldn't make enough to live on. And if you already have shops, I'd be taking a much greater risk. I was hoping to find a place that needed a track AND a shop.

Which brings up an interesting question.........
If you guy's had someone to purchase all the equipment needed to set up a track, do you think you could ::
1. set up a functioning club ??
2. have enough racers to pay the "lease" on the equipment ??
3. agree to run a specific class structure that would be the same for all these clubs around the country ( kind of like the Tamiya Challenge Series or HPI challenge).
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the answer to all of your questions is YES
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Old 05-18-2004, 01:24 PM   #34
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I'm with brooklynrc on this it could be done in NYC. I'm one of the nut's he mentioned earlier running my nitro's in 20deg weather just to burn some nitro. And the scariest thing is that I run with about 20 other nuts that would love to have someplace permanent to run weither it be on or off road.
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there are no major hobby shops in central jersey and the ones that seem to be are more interested in planes or trains and not rc cars or trucks

CENTRAL JERSEY INDOOR RC!!!

nice grey ozite good borders and a stoked hobby shop . . . wouldnt know what to do with all your $$$

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Old 05-18-2004, 03:22 PM   #36
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You're right about Hobby shops, but at a track, people always need stuff. A good example is at SoCal. In Orange County there are tons of Hobby shops, but when you're racing and practicing, you tend to deal with what's on hand. In San Diego there are shops, but they are pretty spread out. North San Diego to South San diego is about an hour and that's without traffic. Depending on where you'd choose your location, but LHS aren't really an issue for a new track down here. We need a permanent track bad.
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Old 05-18-2004, 06:39 PM   #37
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here in sf YES!
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Sorry I haven't responded lately. Finally took the wife on that honeymoon I never gave her.
been doing some checking and it seems that most of you have plenty of shops around but no tracks. That makes it tough for me because the track alone probably wouldn't make enough to live on. And if you already have shops, I'd be taking a much greater risk. I was hoping to find a place that needed a track AND a shop.

Which brings up an interesting question.........
If you guy's had someone to purchase all the equipment needed to set up a track, do you think you could ::
1. set up a functioning club ??
2. have enough racers to pay the "lease" on the equipment ??
3. agree to run a specific class structure that would be the same for all these clubs around the country ( kind of like the Tamiya Challenge Series or HPI challenge).
Speaking strictly of Northern Virginia:
1. Depends on Indoor/outdoor? onroad/offroad?
We do have snow sometimes so... A nitro indoor onroad would draw a very big and loyal crowd. Onroad has a lot of tracks around here BUT only 2 within 150 miles that are not parking lot set-ups.
2. Darn good question, the problem we have is the land to build it on or buy is $$$$$$. But I beleive it would be supported.
3. THat's a given... We have 2 yearly Tamiya racers that draw well over 125 racers each year and this one in Laurel will draw close to 200 this year...
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Old 05-19-2004, 08:20 AM   #39
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but there are NO tracks here AT ALL
Pretty much the same here

1 or 2 little non-permanent tracks....60 miles to the 1st permanent electric TC track

If you build it in SF...try making it real close to the CalTrain so people can make it there

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see places like sf are always warm. you guys can run your cars year round. in ny u can run ur car from like aril-sept may be oct. indoor nitro track will do some justice n new york. we dont even have good indoor electric tracks around here. thers like 2 in long island and the rest are upstate. there is nothing in the boroughs of new york city.
what are you talking about....there's three in brooklyn and the bronx, and two out on long island.....
let someone else more needy of it get a track dude......
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see places like sf are always warm. you guys can run your cars year round. in ny u can run ur car from like aril-sept may be oct. indoor nitro track will do some justice n new york. we dont even have good indoor electric tracks around here. thers like 2 in long island and the rest are upstate. there is nothing in the boroughs of new york city.
Have you ever lived in SF Bay Area? Its not ALWAYS warm. There are only several hot weeks during the year. Even in the summer, there is plenty of fog.

The warm places are in Sacramento and there. There are several tracks there. But that is like 80+ miles away from the SF Bay Area.
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yes yes lik they say sf is very needy for a track
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what are you talking about....there's three in brooklyn and the bronx, and two out on long island.....
let someone else more needy of it get a track dude......
OK maybe i'm outta the loop but what 3 tracks in brooklyn?? only one i'm aware of is Floyd Bennet Field and thats not anywhere near being a permanent track, The track over by whitestone in the bronx is in a movie theater parking lot no other that i'm aware of and the 2 tracks I know of in LI are mainly electric since willis stoped running the races out at the colledge parking lot and the track at farmingdale only runs nitro in the summer.
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Old 05-29-2004, 02:49 PM   #44
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How about Charleston, SC? We need a good nitro road course and a good hobby shop. We have a couple of hobby shops already but one is a hobbytown usa and one is for planes and boats. If there was a good car hobbyshop in town, I would shop there.

Plus we are by the beach.
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Thanks all for your continued comments. I do appreciate it and please don't stop !!!

After a few long discussions and a bunch of research checking out the areas you guy's have suggested.....we've pretty much decided we're going to stay on the East Coast or Central part of the country.
I've posted another question regarding indoor micro track or outdoor 1/10...I hope you give me some good feedback. It's just a thought as I continue to look at commercial property areas and decide what type of racing will be able to pay the bills.

Ideally, If we stay with an outdoor track , I think we'd like to stay in areas where winter doesn't shut down the racing BUT...if we go with an indoor track, the choice is more open but we have to consider the costs for the scale of the cars. Not so surprisingly....it's a whole lot harder and more expensive to provide space for 1/10 scale than it would be for micros/miniz.

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks again.
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