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Old 08-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #16
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I have a few pics of the RAMS races from 1975 in my 70's album here

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Just a heads up guys, we plan on running 1/5 next year. Rick Wang plans on getting some guys from across the pond to come over. I'll keep you posted

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We need to get rams back.....I'm down for buying .a new 1/8 scale an run if they bring it back....fellas sound off....who wants to run a big boy race???
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We need to get rams back.....I'm down for buying .a new 1/8 scale an run if they bring it back....fellas sound off....who wants to run a big boy race???
that would b nice
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Ok Mike....lets take a count of all the fellas that would run at rams...?maybe just maybe we can get all the guys together again??
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I cant believe all the guys that run 1/8 scale down in l.a. that come for up north....if u will go down south...at least run once a month at rams??? Its sad to say but we have at least 9 guys from swr that have 1/8 scale cars...
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OMG! I can't believe I accidentally ran across this thread after coming here for the first time in years (just found out about Chris Chan dying). You guys are pulling on my heart strings when you talk about trying to revitalize the RAMS activity with the 1/8 scale car because I was one of the 6 original founding members of the RAMS waaaaay back in 1968. I would love to try and get out there with some 1/8 on road activity, only problem is I moved to Austin, TX a year ago.

I'm actually shocked that the RAMS are now running 1/5 scale, since it was just a few years ago that I checked them out online and I thought it said they were still running 1/8 at Evergreen, where they've been running for several years now. Well anyway, I do have a ton of old photos, Super8 films, and even old club newsletters from the late 60's all the way into the 80's when I was last competing with the RAMS. I was thinking of starting up a Facebook page dedicated to all the early years and complete history of this great R/C club. It was without a doubt the fondest memories of my early years... back then, R/C cars and racing a competitive R/C car with the RAMS was practically all I could think about I was so obsessed with it all.

I was going to go ahead and post some really early photos here, but apparently this forum has a rule where you can only post links after you've posted comments here a certain number of times... so how many posts do I need to make before I can do that? Let me know and perhaps I can figure out a way to post some here this next week, if you're at all interested that is...

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Great photos Scott! That brought back some really great memories of my days racing with the RAMS! In the 3rd photo of the car you first thought was a Thorp car, you're correct that its not. It was actually a semi-scratchbuilt car that was owned by Dave Richardson. I say semi-scratchbuilt because Dave was a talented machinist and designer who had started a small business called RPM, and I think that car was all made from parts Dave had designed and was wanting to sell to other racers... not too sure whether he sold many though. Through the early years, the RAMS actually had a number of guys attempt to start up their own little companies by designing and manufacturing their own cars... Len Taranatola and his "Taran car", Jim Belfiore and his "Belfiore Special", come to mind... and there were a couple others I know as well, just can't remember their names at the moment.
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Thanks Jack. I only visited the RAMS club the one time. Along with Lou Grossenbacher, Gary Grossenbacher, Jerry "Dale" Snow, Bruce Fields, Bruce Enderle and a couple others. I believe Lou, Gary and Dale had been once or twice before. Gary had won the ROAR Nats Sportsman class the year prior and Bruce had created his own company and manufactured cars as well. I remember his advertising in "Racing Circuits" for his Scorpion car. It was pricey compared to the Associated but the chassis was anodized gold and used a Kydex preformed radio tray in black - a really handsome car.

As you said there were a LOT of folks either making their own scratch built cars or trying to start up a small company. Chuck Halum for example. The pan cars allowed for that kind of entrepreneurship as they were relatively simple.
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Already looked through Scotts great picks. Lets see some of yours Norseman!!!
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