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Old 09-29-2006, 05:55 PM   #46
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Fishing, Poker, Chess, Spelling bees? The more advertising the better this hobby/sport is promoted. Two words......... HECK YES!
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:59 PM   #47
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Larry, what's up man??? see you in a couple of weeks..
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:04 PM   #48
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Speed Channel actually had a small segment during their coverage of the (one and only) JGTC race at California Speedway in December '04. Coverage was simple, some intervies and some racing. Helped that a couple of actual JGTC drivers ran the cars. In this world of 30 second attention spans, Hi-lite clips, short interviews, a small piece on the technical side of the cars (I used to race Mazda's in SCCA myself and when I was showing my old engine builder all the suspension sdjustments, he was shocked they were just like 1:1 scale cars. Now he is hooked on R/C) and of course hot biking girls (look at most sports programs today and they have at least one female reporter and they don't look like Rosie O'Donnel). A channel like Speed where gearheads flock to is an obvious choice. You will catch the attention of the full size car nuts with the similarities our smaller versions have to there's.
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Anyway... I could watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9WRRT8jUNE but it was hard for me to sit through the whole 5 minute IIC A-main. And I'm even an R/C racer. I only watched the whole thing because I know Blackstock, Bobby Flack and some of the others in the top 10.
I'm exactly the same. I find it very hard to what RC racing on TV, DVD or the net. Would much prefer full scale racing.
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Here's an idea I had. Get a company like Fox Racing, Thor, Troy Lee Designs, etc... to sponsor a huge 1/8th scale event. Make it a demo class as part of the X-Games during the Freestyle Moto-X or Super Moto event. Many of the guys who race 1/8 scale are also into dirt bikes, desert riding, etc... We're seeing a few "mainstream" sponsors getting involved with 1/8 scale racing. You get a big off road race in front of the people that are at the X-Games, there some huge exposure.

I was one of those involved in taking RC to the XGames this past year, along with Theo Captanis of Pacific Coast Hobbies. I ran a thread about it on the off road forums for a few weeks and nobody seemed to care. I approached several maunfacturers about coming on board to promote and sponsor the event and everyone passed. Now, it wasn't a full on 8th scale demonstration, but rather an interactive booth focusing on environmental awareness and alternative fules, using RC as the teaching tool. (XRC ran a one page blurb about it in their current issue. Thanks Derek!) My point it that perhaps this is a good START, but without more encouragement from RC fanatics, and without proper industry support, a larger scope event at such a venue won't happen.
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you need good commentary, good characterisation of the drivers (to make them identifyable and humanised) and very good camera work
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:53 PM   #52
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I had a VERY long winded reply going, and saved it for later. You guys that have seen some of my threads, know I type fast.

Let me ask you this. And by "You", I mean generally anybody here.

First), Not as manufacturer, shop, or any company that hopes to make a living in this industry, why do you want to see RC on TV?

Secondly), What would you personally hope to gain from it?

Just to put some different perspective on this. Is it fair to say that in a reaonable majority of threads here on RCtech that you will find at least one person gripe about the cost of racing, "the car of the week", the "battery of the week", "I can't compete because...".

Now, because of the enormous popularity of the RC TV shows, we've doubled or tripled the racers, we've doubled the manufacturers too. Good thing? Who is it a good thing for? Who doesn't benefit?

What are the positives, to you, based on the HUGE increase in people at your track.
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:14 PM   #53
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I had a VERY long winded reply going, and saved it for later. You guys that have seen some of my threads, know I type fast.

Let me ask you this. And by "You", I mean generally anybody here.

First), Not as manufacturer, shop, or any company that hopes to make a living in this industry, why do you want to see RC on TV?

Secondly), What would you personally hope to gain from it?

Just to put some different perspective on this. Is it fair to say that in a reaonable majority of threads here on RCtech that you will find at least one person gripe about the cost of racing, "the car of the week", the "battery of the week", "I can't compete because...".

Now, because of the enormous popularity of the RC TV shows, we've doubled or tripled the racers, we've doubled the manufacturers too. Good thing? Who is it a good thing for? Who doesn't benefit?

What are the positives, to you, based on the HUGE increase in people at your track.

As a racer, my main interest would be to get more exposure to this hobby and generate or multiply the customer base to the point where prices go down even further. Another benifit would probably better and bigger racing venues.
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:52 AM   #54
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I think that touches on one of my points, regarding numbers at the track. We're not seeing huge increases in numbers of participants. The 'sport' of R/C racing is not being marketed, except to the people already involved.
I'd like to see more poeple becoming aware of the fact that we have a sophisticated legitimate and competitive form of motorsport. Rather than a fun toy to chase your pet around with, with plenty of parts to replace if you're not already bored with it.
The racetrack comes and goes and nobody cares. Even the racers can be apathetic. We have a good dedicated base of regular racers, but they alone cannot ultimately keep our doors open.
I've been in this sport since roughly '89, and this is the first legitimate indoor off-road track in my city (the racing capitol of the world). Why doesn't the industry support racing and venues? I'm not talking about sponsorship of events, I'm talking about promotion and support.
If I loved soccer as much as I love this sport, I could open a multi-million dollar facility. It wouldn't even cost me because the industries involved would be falling over themselves to get their names associated with it. Not to mention the corporate sponsorship that would come in.
I know that it's my job to market my business. It sure would be more effective if people understood what we offer. When I hear people say "I got one of those at ToysR'Us, you race those?", I know I'm already done.
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Originally Posted by Bob-Stormer
I had a VERY long winded reply going, and saved it for later. You guys that have seen some of my threads, know I type fast.

Let me ask you this. And by "You", I mean generally anybody here.

First), Not as manufacturer, shop, or any company that hopes to make a living in this industry, why do you want to see RC on TV?

Secondly), What would you personally hope to gain from it?

Just to put some different perspective on this. Is it fair to say that in a reaonable majority of threads here on RCtech that you will find at least one person gripe about the cost of racing, "the car of the week", the "battery of the week", "I can't compete because...".

Now, because of the enormous popularity of the RC TV shows, we've doubled or tripled the racers, we've doubled the manufacturers too. Good thing? Who is it a good thing for? Who doesn't benefit?

What are the positives, to you, based on the HUGE increase in people at your track.
increased popularity of the sport is the hope of tv spots, and with increased popularity comes improved technology for less, if you think that the majority of racing products are manufactured by normal people and they have studied the market and the cars but a lot of technology comes from "i think this will work better" when you double or triple the number of people thinking this way you advance technology greatly. Secondly when you manufactuer a part and your market is double or triple its current size you can make money in quantity, something that is very hard to do now, most people who start up order things in small quantity which means their cost is more and the final product is more expensive. The jammin Buggy is a perfect example, when it first came out everyone thought it was junk, But now they are outselling kyosho or mugen, because of the price. As popularity increases prices should fall, not immediately but when the competition is producing something that works for less then prices fall.
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:27 PM   #56
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i am not a big fan of getting into these discussions but here goes

1. would i like to see a rc tv show . . YES
2.do i think it should be on NBC 8pm thur nights no

but i do think it has a place, ESPN 2am, i would watch it, that is how poker started on TV

but i think when they have WORLDS,IIC,BIRDS,REDDY they should put on the A mains with Latif giving the play by play and me as the color guy . . .LOL

this is my arguement always about this debate . . .i live in central new jersey and go to atlantic city pretty often, it used to be you could sit in any poker room in the city whenever you wanted . . .and not many casinos had poker rooms maybe 2 big rooms plus one or two more for a total of about 4-5 rooms

now almost EVERY one has a poker room and they run two daily tournaments and am and pm prob get about 100-250 players a day in just the tournamnets not counting all the live table games going on everyday and the only reason for this was TV!!!

the newest casino open about 2 years ago with a 35 table room, now they just opened a 85 table room and on friday/saturday nite you cant get a seat that is 850 people playing poker in a casino (within driving distance AC is not like vegas it is a day trip city), not counting the 65,000 i am playing with now on-line!!!

3.why would i want to see it??? to promote the sport/hobby, so there would be slower guys that i could actually beat . . .LOL j/k
i think everyone would benefit, the racers the tracks and the shops . . .

just my 2 cents . . .

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Old 09-30-2006, 03:30 PM   #57
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ALSO . . .sorry . . .i know i know

if anyone told you 10 yrs ago you would be watching BMX, Skateboarding on TV with real mainstrem sponsors people called them nuts too . . .

over and out good buddies . . .
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Why sit at home and watch it on TV?

Get out there and "Just Do It". Go Race! and have fun.

Use your RC remote not your TV remote.
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One thing that could help launch this into television, is when the car companies are at some of the Nascar races, try to get NBC, TNT, Speed, whoever is there, to show a couple minute segment of this with the "behind the scenes" stuff that goes on during a race week. When fans start seeing their favorite driver racing and having a good time, then it could help generate future sales and possibly more TV time (a point series for the at Nascar races???)
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When you can put a rock/paper/scissors tournament on tv and pay out 50k to the winner, I believe anything is possible.
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