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Old 12-09-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
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Why do we put up with racing the too-expensive, over engineered, ill-handling exuse of a race car? Why do we race touring?

The money situation is nuts. Everyone is buying better stuff every 2 months, better cars, parts, batteries and tires. It is now impossible to be competative on a low budget in my area because everyone decided to make racing more "elite" by not making it any more competative, just a hell of a lot more expensive.

Why can't we go back to pan cars. Its a dream! Parts don't break, cars handle the same day-in and day-out (while touring cars seem to suffer from "shelf demons" and never handle as good as they once did at one point in time) equipment is much cheaper and they handle much better.

Touring cars on the other hand I noticed don't have to feel "dialed" in order to be fast. What I'm trying to say is that in 12th scale generally if a car handles really well then it will be faster than a car that doesn't handle as well. In TC, some of the fastest cars I've ever driven handle like @$$! What kinda crap is that?


Why do you guys like touring car so much? I'm going to RACE 12th SCALE and HAVE FUN

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Old 12-09-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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Hmmmm; I wonder!
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So drive 12th scale ...no one is forcing you to drive touring cars, or anything else for that matter.
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Nice troll there dude.
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b/c I'm gonna beat your fantasy team this week
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:09 PM   #6
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So drive 12th scale ...no one is forcing you to drive touring cars, or anything else for that matter.
I'm asking you guys why put up with the TC BS and why isn't anyone running 12th scale? I want you guys to see things my way. I think running TC is stupid, running pan cars is smarter.

Chad: Thats only because Westbrook is out...LOL
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if YOU can't afford it then YOU shouldn't race it


there's ALOT more expensive hobbies out there then racing toy cars

why complain about it?...if you want a cheap and fun hobby try....frisbee golf or something

there's always that ONE guy that pi$$e$ and moans about something

you can be a budget racer and do well....just learn how to drive
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:14 PM   #8
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He! let us spend our money to those manfucaturers so they can excist to develop better and faster cars for us. We pay their living! Suppose we all drove that perfect 1/12 scale car there were no manufacturers needed for us, only for newbies
Besides of the above: it is a bigger market with much nicer stuff than ugly 1/12 pan cars
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hey Complainer err I mean Black Kitty the past 2 Fridays there have been more 12th scale than ony other class, I run what I want if you dont want to or cant afford it then stick with 12th scale ....... simple as that
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I'm asking you guys why put up with the TC BS and why isn't anyone running 12th scale? I want you guys to see things my way. I think running TC is stupid, running pan cars is smarter.

Chad: Thats only because Westbrook is out...LOL
12th is fine as long as you have a carpet track to race it on. Here in southern cali we dont have a carpet track.All we have is parking lot tracks and socal. Running 12th scale on asphalt is ..... well lets just say stupid. Running pan cars is smarter in your eyes not mine
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if YOU can't afford it then YOU shouldn't race it


there's ALOT more expensive hobbies out there then racing toy cars

why complain about it?...if you want a cheap and fun hobby try....frisbee golf or something

This is EXACTLY the attitude that is going to lead our hobby to the level of popularity that frisbee golf is at (non-existant)

My point of view: I want to race-not blow massive amounts of money on a-toy car. Why do you guys see it fit to spend so much more money on something when it can be done with more talent involved. Maybe you guys don't have the talent and want to mask it by spending money?
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This is EXACTLY the attitude that is going to lead our hobby to the level of popularity that frisbee golf is at (non-existant)

My point of view: I want to race-not blow massive amounts of money on a-toy car. Why do you guys see it fit to spend so much more money on something when it can be done with more talent involved. Maybe you guys don't have the talent and want to mask it by spending money?
if you cant afford it then dont do it...no ones taking the money out of your pocket and spending it on your hobbies but you... i feel my attitude is fine...im just sick of crybabies
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12th is fine as long as you have a carpet track to race it on. Here in southern cali we dont have a carpet track.All we have is parking lot tracks and socal. Running 12th scale on asphalt is ..... well lets just say stupid. Running pan cars is smarter in your eyes not mine
Shoot, I guess I own an appology to the parking lot racers. I've never really seen 12th scale happen on asphalt...I guess it can be done but it'd be harder

I'm talking in general about the amount of people complaining about touring prices/releases and battery prices/releases. If you don't like it, STOP IT....Race 12th scale if you want to race toy cars and don't want to pay top dollar every month for everything!
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if you cant afford it then dont do it...no ones taking the money out of your pocket and spending it on your hobbies but you... i feel my attitude is fine...im just sick of crybabies
I choose not to spend the amount of money required for TC racing. I see others are disliking it as well, I am pointing out that touring cars seen to be rather counterproductive in general. Why does that offend you? Because I'm right?

I'm just saying if we really think about it, it'd be smarter for us to all run pan cars than touring cars. Everyone wants to go faster (hence the amount of money you guys dump into TC's and batteries...etc) and it can be done much more efficiently by running a pan car.
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why would it offend me? i spend my money on other MORE EXPENSIVE hobbies and racing is just a winter pastime to get together with local racers and have a good time...for the small budget i race on i do rather well

it seems your the one thats offended by the technology that is coming out not myself since you are the thread starter right?
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