R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-30-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
DerekB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,421
Default Reedy Race Video

Check it.

www.rc411.com and click on the X-Stream Link to watch.
__________________
Velocity RC Magazine
www.vrcmag.com
DerekB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2004, 12:09 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
jc510's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Posts: 1,185
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default Good Stuff

Hey DerekB

I like the babes, and your writing. Keep it up
jc510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
R/C Tech Founder
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Del Mar, CA, USA
Posts: 7,063
Default

Props to us for a cool video. haha

I had the honor of shooting a lot of that footage.
__________________
Visit my store: www.ampdraw.com
futureal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2004, 07:59 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
DavidAlford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 4,151
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to DavidAlford
Default

Thats some nice shots.
__________________
Hot Bodies/HPI | Jconcepts | Viper RC | Xpert | Sippel Speed Shop | Lawton RC Raceway | SXT
DavidAlford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 12:13 AM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Hodapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: U S A
Posts: 497
Send a message via AIM to Hodapp Send a message via Yahoo to Hodapp
Default

That is such a dialed clip! Wish you guys would put out an entire video that covers the whole event.

Last edited by Hodapp; 07-01-2004 at 06:47 PM.
Hodapp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 11:34 AM   #6
Tech Master
 
DerekB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,421
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Hodapp
Um..that is a pretty short video...am I not seeing a link or something?????

Greg, welcome to the internet! Since video takes up a lot of space it's hard to post 2 days of racing without shutting down the internet. You'll notice to get full videos on "adult sites" they tend to charge about $20/month. You in?
__________________
Velocity RC Magazine
www.vrcmag.com
DerekB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 11:50 AM   #7
Tech Regular
 
mwcet8k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 266
Default

THAT is a great video! Very well done. I like the way it explains the basics of the race for noobies that don't know anything about it.

Is the Tamiya track as nice in person as it looks in all the pics? Wonder what they spent to build it??
mwcet8k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 12:00 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
DerekB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,421
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by mwcet8k
THAT is a great video! Very well done. I like the way it explains the basics of the race for noobies that don't know anything about it.

Is the Tamiya track as nice in person as it looks in all the pics? Wonder what they spent to build it??
The Tamiya track is nothing short of World-Class and what racing needs. More tracks should put that much pride into their tracks.
__________________
Velocity RC Magazine
www.vrcmag.com
DerekB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 12:03 PM   #9
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: California
Posts: 828
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

i also wonder how much it cost them to build the track
HEWITT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 12:19 PM   #10
Tech Champion
 
AdrianM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,914
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Derek - This is not a "if you build it they will come" situation unfortunately. Most (with very few exceptions) big money tracks thats I have seen open in the last 18 years have closed within one year of their openings.

Tamiya is a international multi-million dollar corporation. They have the $$ to build a top notch track and do not need to generate revenue from the track to keep it open.

Tracks never pay for themselves. By the time you pay for land, paving and curbs, pits, electrical service, shelters, drivers stand, AMB system, PA system,etc, you would have to charge $100 per entry to make ends meet.

This is why tracks that go on year after year are always in the hood or the middle of nowhere, are put together as frugally as possible and have no frills.
__________________
Adrian Martinez
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series
AdrianM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 12:34 PM   #11
Tech Master
 
DerekB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,421
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by AdrianM
Derek - This is not a "if you build it they will come" situation unfortunately. Most (with very few exceptions) big money tracks thats I have seen open in the last 18 years have closed within one year of their openings.

Tamiya is a international multi-million dollar corporation. They have the $$ to build a top notch track and do not need to generate revenue from the track to keep it open.

Tracks never pay for themselves. By the time you pay for land, paving and curbs, pits, electrical service, shelters, drivers stand, AMB system, PA system,etc, you would have to charge $100 per entry to make ends meet.

This is why tracks that go on year after year are always in the hood or the middle of nowhere, are put together as frugally as possible and have no frills.
I tend to disagree. If you want to be viewed as a real race track it costs some cash. There are some other factors for a track to shut down in a year. If you had a track like that with the right hobby shop and support it would pay for itself...of course it takes the right area.
__________________
Velocity RC Magazine
www.vrcmag.com
DerekB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 12:39 PM   #12
Regional Moderator
 
Darkseid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: At my computer, duh...
Posts: 9,033
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by DerekB
...of course it takes the right area.


thats probably the biggest factor right there. If there is no one to race, or people are too lazy to drive to the track, then it wont matter how 'world class' your track is, it will fold.

Like they say...Location....Location...Location!
__________________
TLR 22...Tamiya F104...
Darkseid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 01:02 PM   #13
Tech Master
 
DerekB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,421
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Darkseid


thats probably the biggest factor right there. If there is no one to race, or people are too lazy to drive to the track, then it wont matter how 'world class' your track is, it will fold.

Like they say...Location....Location...Location!

Exactly,unless you have a following before opening a track in the middle of no-where it's going to take a long time to attract a following. So I can't help people selecting a track location, but hving a track that looks good will do nothing but help the cause.

Does it cost more to design an ugly car than a good looking one? No. So if you're taking the time to build a track to attract people make it look good.
__________________
Velocity RC Magazine
www.vrcmag.com
DerekB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 01:04 PM   #14
Tech Regular
 
Hodapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: U S A
Posts: 497
Send a message via AIM to Hodapp Send a message via Yahoo to Hodapp
Default

Yeeeeaaaahhhh!

Last edited by Hodapp; 07-01-2004 at 06:48 PM.
Hodapp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2004, 01:07 PM   #15
Tech Master
 
DerekB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,421
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Hodapp
Derek B - Uh yeah! I know, it just does not give any info on how to get the whole video. Thanks for the info though. How are things at Air Age? Duh!

They stink! Hey sometime you have to swing by the office for a little A Very Special Hodapp, article.
__________________
Velocity RC Magazine
www.vrcmag.com
DerekB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S.D.M.C.C Race Video GenReaper Nitro Off-Road 1 03-24-2008 12:38 PM
Reedy 2006 video? halayli Electric On-Road 8 08-13-2006 02:59 PM
Who would be the best person to call a FAIR race at the REEDY RACE... TeamHomies Electric On-Road 77 03-12-2006 09:30 AM
Reedy Race r Roar Race Dvd? crACkeD ChaSsiS Electric On-Road 5 08-11-2004 04:17 AM
r/c car race vcd or video prawntoe Singapore R/C Racers 1 01-25-2002 05:44 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:15 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net