Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Greetings to you all and thank you for spending your work time viewing this. Your employer really appreciates it.

This serves to record all the time wasted over at the Frazer Razor Dome for a bit of a laugh for those in far flung lands. Generally this involves RC cars, but age and money have contributed to other worthy pursuits.

But let me set a scene for you...

4 young lads, 2 pairs of brothers are joined in giddyness one Christmas season when they all enter the world of proper radio control cars.

At this point i must point out that RC at this age didn't necessarily mean radio control; remote control was all too common.

"OH WOW, A REmote control car....oh.....great...i can take it for a walk"

Proper Radio Control meant to us Tamiya kits. Beautiful, complete, shiny, build them yourself
1/10 Tamiya Buggy kits. 3 Tamiya Madcaps and 1 Bearhawk for myself were birthed and many a happy day were spent charging, driving, fixing etc.

Several years later the Bearhawk was given a brother and a legend was born. A Bush Devil came along. A big chevy ute thing with silly sized tyres. Suddenly buggy driving seemed...tame. Particularly when driving surfaces were limited for flat fanging, but the Bush Devil was up for it on any surface. It didn't break. It toppled a lot but it didn't break.

It broke other cars. Several times. Sorry guys.

But the toppling got a bit weary, so a hybrid Bearhawk / Devil was trialled, with big wheels and shocks on the buggy. A shame the offset steering meant it could steer really well. To the right.

Time moved on. Unis were attended, jobs came and went, like-minded people were met.

Then one day Lad A mentioned to Lad P about those madcaps and it went from there.

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