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Old 08-15-2005, 01:44 PM
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I put a NIB MF2 on eBay....opening bid is $5000. It's a collector's item now! Don't miss out!

Just kidding! Good luck in whatever you do, Matt! Thanks for making the sport better through your involvement.
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:04 PM
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is Losi going to keep the MF2 moniker on the truck still or what...?

maybe it will be the TA2.5 or something
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:52 PM
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i would like to get his cars
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:02 PM
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I think it was about time. To old and to slow
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:05 PM
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i think he prolly just got sick of it. the type of pressure a full sponsored driver is under takes most of the fun out of it
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:07 PM
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btw marshal. you dont have 5 grand. just kidding
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:52 PM
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At least he is leaving while he is still on top.

Good luck bro.
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:53 PM
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He did sound devastated in that sound bite. Kind of like he wanted to go out with more of a bang than that. I'm sure that wasn't the finale he was looking for. He probably wanted something more like a Troy Aikman finale!
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Platinum_Racing
He did sound devastated in that sound bite. Kind of like he wanted to go out with more of a bang than that. I'm sure that wasn't the finale he was looking for. He probably wanted something more like a Troy Aikman finale!


getting knocked out of the game by Lavar Arrington??? i'm a cowboys fan and believe me Troy didnt go out on top and at the time he wanted to....
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:02 AM
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Yes, maybe Troy didn't go out the right way but the Redskins still can't fuigure out a way to beat the Boys!


With regards to Matt, I wish him all the Best! I got to meet him at Capital City R/C Center (his home track over in Sacramento back in the day) and he was always very attentive and helpful to every racer asking set-up questions, etc. Matt is a True Pro in every sense of the word!
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:00 AM
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I can see a reason why hes quitting tho. LOOK at the price of gas these dayz....and R/C racing aint filling the gas tank on his SUV(Stupid Use of a Vehicle)... hope he finds a great new occupation.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:14 AM
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Matt is a real estate agent in the Sacramento area.

Goes by "Matthew" on his business card which also includes a picture of him...in a suit.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:28 AM
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Well, if this sticks, Matt will be sorely missed by everyone!

No matter what brand of toy car we/you/I race someone who did what they loved and would also help and answer questions the way Matt did is exceptional and rare. More R/C Pro racers should try an emulate him, young AND old!

I always get a kick out of seeing guys change teams and all of a sudden they are different. This applies to the old team AND the new team. When a driver changes brands, they still like the same jokes, have the same drive to win, eat the same food, etc., yet they are treated differently by both sides, going from saint to sinner or sinner to saint in a single bound.

Maybe we should appreciate someone like Matt because of Matt, not because of his toy car choices?

Good luck Matt!......................Jim
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:17 PM
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Good Luck Matt!!!

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Old 08-19-2005, 05:29 PM
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hey dont feel bad because you wont ever accomplish half as much as matt, it might be a toy car but its a billion dollar industry. So he's one of the best in the world at doing something are you and tossing your monkey dosnt count. thanks for telling us matt you made this hobby better for people that are true racers and r/c ers. so blah to you......
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