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2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by RCveteran » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:24 pm

Sounds cool, I'm just happy not to be the back marker and usually am not but I haven't won a race since 1991. And that was a B main with four cars two of which broke :lol: It was a YZ-10, my batteries dumped and I could probably walk faster than the car but that darn trophy said 1st place nonetheless! :lol:

How many people typically show up for VONATS? Hard to tell from videos online.

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by scr8p » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:24 pm

2015 had like 90 entries I think.

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by RCveteran » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:03 pm

Well now I am sure after my sheer dominance at the local track yesterday with the old 5 link X2, I will win :D OK, maybe sheer dominance was more like respectable lap times and not embarrassing myself but I'll take it.

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by soniccj5 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:48 pm

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I keep wanting to make the long journey there one day. Is there a place for a club level hack, seems most of you guys that show up are top level drivers past or present. I guess the classic and wheelie class would be a good equalizer. I am no fool though and Cliff Lett would be aggravated by me being in the way if he was driving a Wild Willy and I had a wonder buggy.
Don't be worried about being in the way, everyone is there to have a good time. I raced at the VONATs three years in a row. In 2009 it was my first race since the early 90's, I felt like I was just a moving obstacle for the fast guys. I don't remember how I placed, but I had an absolute blast running an RC-10 around a track again. In my experience the VONATS has a very relaxed atmosphere with a bunch of folks playing with toy cars.

That race back in 2009 reminded how much fun racing was.

Today I try to get to my local track, which happens to be RCE, 1-2 times a month for club racing. I am still mostly a moving obstacle, but it always brings a smile to my face to be on the track.

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by lmw94002 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:24 pm

Yeah, the RCE guys for the regular racing were super nice. I just tried to make clean laps and stay out of the way. Several of the regulars came up to thank me and chat for driving clean, being aware on the track and giving them a good lane to get by. Also gave me a few good pointers to help get my car more dialed in. Of course, they change the layout often enough I never get to run on the same track twice. :o

They just posted video the other day of the new track layout with some club racing...
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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by soniccj5 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:52 pm

I am almost ready for the race this weekend. Just need to check a couple more things and pack up my gear.

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by lmw94002 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:55 pm

I have so much crap I want to bring, I ended up going to HomeDepot on the way to work to buy a rolling/stackable set of toolboxes. LOL.

Does this ever turn into a swap-meet type thing? Should I bring my boxes of torn down RC10s, vintage parts, and electronics?
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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by jwscab » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:07 pm

got my entries about 99% now.
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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by soniccj5 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:21 pm

lmw94002 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:55 pm
I have so much crap I want to bring, I ended up going to HomeDepot on the way to work to buy a rolling/stackable set of toolboxes. LOL.

Does this ever turn into a swap-meet type thing? Should I bring my boxes of torn down RC10s, vintage parts, and electronics?
I bought a toolbox like that at Homedepot a couple weeks ago. Really helps with three buggies.

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by lmw94002 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:37 pm

jwscab wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:07 pm
got my entries about 99% now.
Like those paint jobs... no 10T? I just realized yesterday, I didn't have a body for my 10T but luckily I had a single unpainted one in the pile of bodies. Glad I suck at painting... so it only takes a couple days to do one. :)
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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by jwscab » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:54 pm

Well technically I have a nice one to run but no drivetrain. These guys were budget builds just to have something to run. Infact the classic was a last minute decision.

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by lmw94002 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:17 pm

do you just need a Stealth? I got about 5 in different stages of rebuild. And have a 10T that is supposed to arrive tomorrow from Ebay. You'd more than welcome to borrow some stuff to race the weekend. :)

Ironically I don't really collect the classic short-arm RC10s although I do have two 6gear CEs. I sold what I had for those so I have nothing for classic.
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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by GoMachV » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:25 pm

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by jwscab » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:26 pm

No, it's complete, a T2. What I meant was electronics. I bought a trackstar combo for the 2wd buggy but that's the only new sensored Blinky setup I have .

I might bring the truck along for show n tell though. Maybe a couple others.

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Re: 2017 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement, Inc. Fitchburg, MA - September 15-17

Post by jwscab » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:30 pm

GoMachV wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:25 pm
:mrgreen:
SCHWAG!!!!!

Is that what took out your router brushes? Hah

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