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RC racing on TV petition!

Old 02-03-2004, 09:02 PM
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Default RC racing on TV petition!

Did you ever notice how you can watch just about any sport on TV but you never see any RC car racing? Well a few of us here got to talking and decided thats its time we did!

So what were gonna do here is have anyone who supports this sign their REAL NAME on this thread (You could put your initials and a comment if you want...) then we are gonna try to send it in to ESPN or the Speed Channel, and see if they could start covering our racing events such as the Cactus classic, the IFMAR worlds, the ROAR nats and all the major events whether its onroad, offroad, nitro or electric. Thanks!

Joel Crane

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By the way, if you have some ideas, please go [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/RC_car_racing_on_TV?/m_1489099/tm.htm]HERE[/link] to post them. Lets try to keep this thread for signing and short comments just to keep it organised and easy to count[8D]! Thanks again!
Old 02-03-2004, 09:23 PM
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chris alaur* theres mines but i wish this works
Old 02-03-2004, 10:57 PM
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Matthew Frank

it may be a shot in the dark but ya never know. good luck to us!
Old 02-03-2004, 11:25 PM
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Over the years I’ve only seen R/C car/truck/buggy racing a precious few times on television and even then it was only highlights or spot lights.

I recommend getting some R/C magazines in on this as well. The more support the better. Get network phone numbers too. Call until they refuse to talk to you anymore or finally agree to see what all the hub-bub is about.

I could see myself spending an hour or so watching some R/C action on the tube about once a week or so. Count me in.

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Old 02-03-2004, 11:35 PM
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Oh dang, and don't forget the other prized networks that this might be of interest. Most of these are alwayz looking for something to fill time slots with other than re-runs. They also aren't afraid of motorsports of any kind.

TLC (The learning Channel)

TDC (The Discovery Channel)

Tech TV

TNT (The Nashville Network)

TNN
Old 02-03-2004, 11:39 PM
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Old 02-03-2004, 11:50 PM
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I hope this works, someone should contact the magazines and ask them to get others to help support this, like the readers or even some companies, because if this happens more people will be exposed to R/C racing and become interested causing the industry to grow
Old 02-03-2004, 11:55 PM
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What the heck, we might as well give it a shot, and what have we got to loose? If we here on RCU, who have the biggest and best known site can't do something, then who's going to? If somebody important in the TV world sees this, maybe they'll at least think about it! Who's the guy in "The Clubhouse" that's related to the R/C show on the Outdoor Network? I know I've seen posts there by one of the people that runs the show...Tom Hemmes
Old 02-03-2004, 11:56 PM
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im all in for this fellows if i can remember i will pick up a few rc mags and talk to them and also i will get in touch with possibly some of the networks if i can


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Old 02-04-2004, 12:09 AM
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:15 AM
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Thanks for the support guys... Good ideas Billyman! But If you want to talk about this even more the go [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/RC_car_racing_on_TV?/m_1489099/tm.htm]Here.[/link] Lets keep this thread for signing and short comments. Ya know, just to keep it organised[8D]! Thanks again!
Old 02-04-2004, 05:56 AM
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that sounds great.


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Old 02-04-2004, 06:55 AM
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Hope speed channel goes for it!
Old 02-04-2004, 07:26 AM
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Jay Sensing, I hope it works as well, it would be nice to see the big races on tv that I am unable to attend.
Old 02-04-2004, 09:05 AM
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Mark Champoux (to this day I still don't know how to say my last name)

I like Billyman's idea of contacting a magazine so I got some addresses for some magazines if anyone wants to go for it.

Radio Control Nitro - [email protected]
R/C Car Action - [email protected]
Xtreme R/C Cars - [email protected]
R/C Driver Magazine - [email protected]
Old 02-04-2004, 11:07 AM
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Hey im all for this. My family loves rc and even my daughter and shes only 5. I will try to get in touch with magazines. I will et everyone know if i get answers. Jason DelSanto
Old 02-04-2004, 02:29 PM
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channing brandt

great idea.

i saw rc on tv once and it was only because it was a tc3 that went 96 mph

hope this works though
Old 02-04-2004, 04:22 PM
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Hope this works my dad saw a show on tv once but i would like to see more. Contact magazines and stuff and tell us when you get the info. hers my website join the forum: ) and sign the guestbook: ) www.geocities.com/caraddict11321
Old 02-04-2004, 04:35 PM
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fp <====== initials

hope dis wrks i live in the uk so i wont b able to c it anyway so its for u us peeps
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I also think this is a great Idea I bet the Speed channel would run some racing
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andy indelicato -- YAY i can't wait
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M.V.

I would watch. I currently watch 0 ESPN though
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AWsome idea got my name

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Other points to ponder (sometimes this stuff just hits you when you’re watching TV):

In order for a network or affiliate station to take enough interest in something, there has to be money it in for them. That’s the name of the game anywayz….money. The way a station makes money with “air time” is by selling “commercial time” for advertising.

Having said that, R/C magazines and R/C manufacturers will be key figures to target. Traxxas, HPI, Duratraxx, Losi, AE, Kyosho, CEN, ect, ect, blah, blah, blah and whatever magazines you could think of. Most of these guys want their advertising taken to a new level. They want more exposure. So what’s better than TV?

“If you build it they will come”.

With enough interest and since an initial presentation would be for feedback purposes and ratings, the cost would be low enough that a lot of the large manufacturers would capitalize.

Man, I’ve got a bunch of searching and emailing to do.

This could definitely be a “go” with enough support and the lot of us doing our part.

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