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Old 06-30-2004, 10:08 AM
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Check it.

www.rc411.com and click on the X-Stream Link to watch.
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Old 06-30-2004, 11:09 AM
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I like the babes, and your writing. Keep it up
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Old 06-30-2004, 04:45 PM
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Props to us for a cool video. haha

I had the honor of shooting a lot of that footage.
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:59 PM
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Thats some nice shots.
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Old 06-30-2004, 11:13 PM
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That is such a dialed clip! Wish you guys would put out an entire video that covers the whole event.

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Old 07-01-2004, 10:34 AM
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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?
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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??
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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.
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i also wonder how much it cost them to build the track
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Yeeeeaaaahhhh!

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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.
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