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Nature vs Nurture

Posted 13-08-2008 at 11:52 PM by RCVoice


Nature vs Nurture


I’d had an easy couple of blog entries over the past month or so, with the timing of the European Championships providing blogs that wrote themselves. But last week I began pondering what the next instalment might be, and which area of RC car racing could be covered next- fortunately the answer came via that most valuable educational and entertainment resource, the TV.

On one of the nights last week, I forget which day it actually was, a fascinating (well I thought it was anyway and for this blogs sake I hope you do too!) programme dedicated to the extremely talented and gorgeous Vanessa Mae was shown on the BBC. Now for those of you who may not know Miss Mae, she is a violinist, perhaps the world’s most famous, who has performed on all the biggest stages and TV shows,...
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You did us proud!

Posted 30-07-2008 at 09:52 PM by RCVoice
You did us proud!
So I set the scene a couple of weeks ago. I made statements such as team GB were admired around Europe for their depth of racing talent, that the team were almost always the best represented in terms of numbers at such events and ultimately one of the most successful nations at such international events.
After submitting my last blog entry for a few short moments I had doubts about what I had written, and they weren’t just doubts about how my international readers may view me after delivering such a partisan and sycophantic assessment of the UK drivers- I do apologise once more. No, my doubts stemmed more around whether I had built our boys and girls up too much ahead of the 2008 Euros. What if GB put up a poor showing? What if they get sent home with their thrashed tales between their legs? What if they go out there and cause massive controversy? What if they...
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GREAT Britain

Posted 01-07-2008 at 11:52 PM by RCVoice
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GREAT Britain
It’s that time of year, pack your suntan lotion, shades, grab a beach towel, board that plane and top up that tan! Right? Not necessarily... for many of you reading this blog, maybe it’s more a time to condense all of your racing gear into as small a packages as possible and do your best to convince customs that despite the variety of wires and radio controlled devices you really do mean no harm; get your EFRA license ready, and go and take on the continent!



Yes, the home nations will be represented at a European sporting event this summer, move over Gerrard and Rooney as this week’s blog is dedicated to all the British drivers competing at this year’s European Championships in both 1/8th off road and 1/10th electric off road in Greece and Italy respectively, occurring just...
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Ebay Calling?

Posted 16-06-2008 at 11:46 PM by RCVoice
This week’s blog is derived from a question asked by woOdy. Sorry for the late response to this question, please in future could all questions be sent to Mrs Oople to ensure a quicker response.

woOdy asks: Need help! I am at the point of my career where I have been racing for many years at the top half of the leader board and now I am at a cross road. Do I carry on and not really getting anywhere, or do I quit! Do I try something new? Please help.

It’s interesting how over the space of a few weeks, the blog has gone from each end of the racing career spectrum - from gaining new racers and encouraging beginners, to now the potentially more depressing subject of when it is time to hang up that transmitter and pay a visit to your good friend, Mr E. Bay.

Yours is an interesting predicament woOdy. From the sounds of it, it seems as though you have been...
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A big Re-sponsor-bility!

Posted 02-06-2008 at 11:32 PM by RCVoice
Updated 06-06-2008 at 07:55 PM by Mrs oOple
A big Re-sponsor-bility!

Signing your name on a contract, strategically placing your sponsors logos/decals onto your cars, receiving heavily discounted or even free products... ah, the joys of being a sponsored driver. Sounds great doesn’t it?

Sponsorship is a privilege, it’s something to be proud of if you get the honour bestowed upon you, but to define the role in the way I have previously is rather inaccurate, it carries with it great responsibility and becomes a more complex role the higher up the sponsor ladder you become.

In this week’s blog, I’d like to cover the topic of sponsorship in 3 stages. Firstly, I would like to cover some of the myths attached to sponsorship in RC racing or some of the common misconceptions that those hoping to be sponsored, and those that are already, have about it.
Then I will offer you some tips...
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