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echoshill
2004.09.16, 11:56 AM
Thought I would start a new Thumb Thread since we ran out of room on the last.

Nothing to add at this time.

Twenty-Se7en
2004.09.16, 12:15 PM
Thought I would start a new Thumb Thread since we ran out of room on the last.

Nothing to add at this time.

ran out of room?? That can happen? I've seen 1000+ posts, were there that many?

Twenty-Se7en
2004.09.16, 12:17 PM
Oops, couldn't edit. I meant to let you know, because you didn't post there... that in the TRACKS section of the forums there is a whole section dedicated to the Tom Thumb Hobbies... this thread should probably be moved there or removed.

edit: oh yeah, now I can edit :rolleyes:

echoshill
2004.09.20, 03:03 PM
No, not a thousand posts. Just felt like (6) pages was getting to be a bit much.

I started the last one to discuss F1 at the Thumb. We can move this if it is buggin people.

My bad

mini-z
2004.09.22, 09:53 AM
FYI, you have your own Tom Thumb section here:

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=48

;) :)

BatesJM
2004.09.22, 01:44 PM
still runnin on wed or did you guys finally switch to sat?

Tom Thumb Hobby
2004.09.22, 11:04 PM
Still Wednesday. We might throw in a Saturday or 2. Next Wednesday (9/29) is the trophy presentation for the Summer Series '04. There will also be a race. Time permitting we will also have some discusssion on scheduling and rules. Hope you can make it. BTW - we just received some of the McClarens. THEY ARE SWEET !!

arch2b
2004.09.23, 05:42 AM
Still Wednesday. We might throw in a Saturday or 2. Next Wednesday (9/29) is the trophy presentation for the Summer Series '04. There will also be a race. Time permitting we will also have some discusssion on scheduling and rules. Hope you can make it. BTW - we just received some of the McClarens. THEY ARE SWEET !!
i have to say it's nice to see shop owners takign advantage of the forum to reach member's. do you have any thoughts for encouraging other shops to join and use the section as well?

it would be nice i think to have a section for jsut shop owners chat especially around cup time as i'm sure there are alot of shared experiences :p

echoshill
2004.09.23, 06:19 AM
Thumb,

Are you going to post the final results for the summer session? I am curious where I ended up.

E

The Holy Bull
2004.09.23, 11:13 AM
just the ready sets or did you get some bodies also. I want to switch my lambo to the mclaren.

Twenty-Se7en
2004.09.23, 12:30 PM
I think that the problem with promoting the forums at a shop that is personally owned is that there is no way to complete with the prices here on at the shop. Now, if you know that there are people in your area that already are online here then I can see a real advantage to drag people to your store, and I know myself that walking into a hobby store there is that real impulse to buy yourself something shiny :)

arch2b
2004.09.23, 12:33 PM
i was referring more to the use of the forums, not promoting either shop.... for instance, they could post website updates, race schedules, gallery space, etc. etc.

Twenty-Se7en
2004.09.23, 12:37 PM
i was referring more to the use of the forums, not promoting either shop.... for instance, they could post website updates, race schedules, gallery space, etc. etc.

Yeah, that is a good idea.
What I don't understand is how you can run a hobby shop with races and such these days without a website. It makes things so much more difficult.

West.F1
2004.09.28, 07:07 AM
Are you going to post the final results for the summer session? I am curious where I ended up

good question. It was a very close points battle between john and latency in the mr02 class. i'd like to know how that turned out.

Mike, what's the story?

Tom Thumb Hobby
2004.09.28, 09:37 AM
good question. It was a very close points battle between john and latency in the mr02 class. i'd like to know how that turned out.

Mike, what's the story?

Most of the podium spots were hotly contested. There was at least one tie. My intention was to post the results last week but I was side tracked with family duties (ie my daughters Marching Band competitions). So, I have decided to let the suspence build until Weds. night :D :D For those who couldn't attend, I will email the final results after the awards presentation.

The Holy Bull
2004.09.28, 05:45 PM
I would love to make it down there tomorrow but I just dont think Its gonna happen. I had my wisdom teeth yanked out today and am hopped up in vicatim(sp). I want to make it down there the 13th. Im sorry I havnt made it down there in a while, but life happens you know.

echoshill
2004.09.29, 07:12 AM
Missed having you around Bull....oh yeah, and that other guy too...I will simply call him Mr. 1/10th scale...You know who you are :D

Could I get a show of hands for the F1 class tonight?

M

latency
2004.09.29, 07:43 AM
Missed having you around Bull....oh yeah, and that other guy too...I will simply call him Mr. 1/10th scale...You know who you are :D

Could I get a show of hands for the F1 class tonight?

M

There is a good chance I may acquire an F1 if Mike has them tonight, so I may dabble...

Fische
2004.09.29, 10:26 AM
I'd love to bless you guys with my presence tonight but as life happens I've awaken to find myself in a different region of the U.S.

latency
2004.09.29, 11:53 AM
I'd love to bless you guys with my presence tonight but as life happens I've awaken to find myself in a different region of the U.S.

THE MAN, the MYTH, the LEGEND. Fische, how goes life?!?! In talking to Chris and Taz I found out ya moved on us! Hope things are well, I miss the free pinstripping you so gratefully offered! :) And, no one, and I mean NO ONE, talks the smack like ya'. :) Don't be a stranger...and go race or something.

Fische
2004.09.30, 10:33 AM
Well I'm going to start racing again whenI settle in Maine. I'm in school now in Norfolk, VA until December. I'm buying a house less than 25 miles away from Crotty's r/c track. So I'll get into that when I get there. I didn't see you pics on the website for the nationals? whats up with that? I plan on going next year if I qualify. I just haven't decided where to qualify. I might make the trip home that weekend and qualify in Columbus. Just cause I know you guys. I did though buy an F-1 for the challenge. Still looking for a cheap MR-02 if you hear of one.

West.F1
2004.09.30, 11:53 AM
hey fische. long time. i hear maine is nice in the fall. keep us up on the racing scene over there. Pics of the nationals can be viewed in my album.

'that other guy'.. 'mr 1/10th'... ha. nice terms i'm acquring lately. glad to know i'm being thought of at least. So far plans to race the larger scale keeps getting disrupted to the point where my car has yet to see a track. Hate it when that happens.

i understand the winter season at TTs will be starting in 2-3 weeks. i can't deny i miss racing the F1. We'll see how things go come start of the new season. i may just race both the Zs and 1/10th. If so, i'll need a new label :D


latency- word has it you bought an F1 but for cup racing reasons. You're twice a traitor!! j/k. be interesting to see how that class goes. I'll gladly take your body set if you don't want it ;)

echo- did you see the chinese gp? good race. nice to have an unpredictable podium for a change. sorry ms fans, he'll be back next race i'm sure :rolleyes:

echoshill
2004.09.30, 11:54 AM
Great race last night...Latency espicially with your first run in F1. Looking forward to the season.

mini-z
2004.10.01, 11:32 AM
'that other guy'.. 'mr 1/10th'... ha. nice terms i'm acquring lately. glad to know i'm being thought of at least. So far plans to race the larger scale keeps getting disrupted to the point where my car has yet to see a track. Hate it when that happens.

Maybe it's a sign that you need to drop the 1/10th and get back into the Z scene already! :D :p

latency
2004.10.01, 02:36 PM
Maybe it's a sign that you need to drop the 1/10th and get back into the Z scene already! :D :p

Vallo and I have attempted to haze West into coming back, sadly with no luck as of yet. <sniff>

West, sure did. Bought the 2003 Ferrari, ran it almost box stock except tires and xspeed....was a fun night. I look forward to cup racing, it will an interesting class, and something that will certainly be a challenge to tune. :D :D

latency
2004.10.01, 02:38 PM
Great race last night...Latency espicially with your first run in F1. Looking forward to the season.

Thanks chief! Suppose I got a bit lucky, but I had a blast running, the F1 is a fun class for sure. :)

Fische
2004.10.02, 05:26 PM
Any words yet as to the cup in '05? I know it really just ended but I'm itching. So do you want updates on the race scene or do you want me to keep an eye on Crotty for the nats? J/K If I dont qualify at TTH tehn I will see you guys at that race. Any word on where that is going to be held this year? hopefully Vegas or Chicago.

latency
2004.10.02, 07:22 PM
Any words yet as to the cup in '05? I know it really just ended but I'm itching. So do you want updates on the race scene or do you want me to keep an eye on Crotty for the nats? J/K If I dont qualify at TTH tehn I will see you guys at that race. Any word on where that is going to be held this year? hopefully Vegas or Chicago.

There have been a ton of dicussions about the cup, but Mike received a call from the folks putting on the Cup, and they said it was cancelled. Mike was slated to host, and they called to let him know.

I think that this year, the cup is on, but shops are on their own to come up with a timing system, and Alex will not be making the rounds, and I think he said the following year is going way of the do-do bird, and gone completely. Not sure why that decision, not like they were giving away prizes on the level of Radioshack. :eek:

He will be planning on hosting a large race at the Thumb, more details on that to come...will not be Kyosho part only limitations, etc...

Also, having gone to last years finals, while I had fun, I would not make the trip again. For the $ spent, many concessions had to be made because they held it at the RCX show. Shortened races, no practice etc...

:cool: