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Old 03-07-2003, 08:08 AM   #16
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some ppl dont see it like that so every body has thier own opinion as you have but not everybody wants that, more events the better it is.
Yeah, the main people that see it like this are those that have only entered the hobby in the past few years. They dont appreciate what was involved in setting up the hobby as we know it today. My dad was among the first men in R/C before any of the associations where set up (BRCA, EFRA, IFMAR, FEMCA, FAMAR, ROAR). He invested lots of money in the hobby here in Ireland growing the hobby just for people like you and your stupid one-make classes to come along and destoy it all again.

If this trend continues you wont have to worry about your Schumacher series either as it wont have enough drivers to make it viable either.
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Old 03-07-2003, 08:33 AM   #17
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never mind its just a chance to show what they have done, i understand how u feel but perhaps its just a good op to make things grow its getting bigger & i cant see the problem but like i said people have thier own opinions so understand it gets up your back but never mind.
well does your father still have much to do with the events?
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Old 03-07-2003, 08:42 AM   #18
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Thats cool. I do see it from your point also. He stopped having anything to do with running things here in 1993 when 1:8th started to die. He has just been concentrating on working on my engines now. He cant be bothered with all the fighting that goes on over rules and legallity of different things.

You are right about the hobby growing again. Some of the classes are starting to pick up (1:8th slowly and 235mm is on the rise again) but these are killing other classes such as 1:8th off-road and stockcar oval racing.

This hobby is just one vicious circle
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Old 03-07-2003, 08:53 AM   #19
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i get what you mean but i have noticed though that the 1:8th alot of the guys i know are just been buying them just for fun, mean i have never really had any interest in this but it just depends on people choice. i know at our track they have been racing the 235mm just lately thier is quite a few in the class i know thier is only about 10-15 but they are also racing the 300mm but i also like to see this class more.
i think the reason for the turn out in the 1/10th is thier is so much on the market new beginners like me still shopping around trying to find the right to suit myself. i had a hpi for my first just got so bored with the performance. at the moment im just waiting abit longer just to see how the new goochy kits run as thier is so much to choose from. i know they should show more of the 1/8th but i dont know how many interest people have in this ive seen the protech, landmax but thats it they are the only on road kits ive really seen.
But i dont know how long schumacher are running this for all i know it sjust for this year.
its nice to see a mfr getting involved aswell instead of like IFMR etc etc.
Do you travel alot then due to being in Ireland or is their pretty good tracks over their?
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Up until around '93 we only had really 1 purpose built track here. My dad and uncle and a few other guys chipped in and built it from their own pocket. But recently we have had quite a few new proper tracks popping up.

The first purpose built track here is only 300m from my house. But it is needing resurfaced badly and hasnt been used in a few years now.

I will be doing a lot of travelling this year (Portugal for the Euros, 5 or 6 BRCA IC Foam Rounds, Vegas for the Paris Memorial and our own 2 Championships here).
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Looks like the Fusion R12 is proving itself once again. Way to go Paul
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=13600
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Thanks spooky....The car was awesome. BTW, great job by jarrod on the race coverage
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Paul, do you guys have an estimated date for the R12 ?
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I just got word that cars should ship either Friday or Monday from England. Of course this is if everything goes as planned
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Thanks for the compliment Paul!

We have also updated the FORGAS site http://www.forgas.org

Our next race is back in Lakeland 3/29-3/30. you should come again..

no, wait, you shouldn't. I wanna go for TQ j/k
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