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HotWheelsRacing Wednesday, 8/14/2019

Well that sucks...

Enough said.


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redlinederby 8/14/19
Site manager

You should start a diecast racing club. It's all science and physics anyway.

  • I've considered it... not a lot of interest in the hobby... mostly sports around these parts. — HotWheelsRacing
  • Yeah...it might be a small club but I promise you there are kids that love cars, toys, racing, model making...it's all in there — redlinederby
  • Fantasy leagues are big with sports folks, maybe do one of those along with it — redlinederby
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LeagueofSpeed 8/14/19
Event coordinator

Go learn up yourself...as we say down here in the South

  • Lol... I wouldn't be surprised if I heard someone here sayin' that. — HotWheelsRacing
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LeagueofSpeed 8/14/19
Event coordinator

We move Speedzilla into NC State on Friday...WOW 

  • She'll be rockin' the red & white just like we do here on RLD. GO IOWA HAWKEYES. BLACK & GOLD FOR THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP — HotWheelsRacing

By the way any suggestions for starting an HW club?

these are my classes

1st semester

2nd semester(not much... change ohhh well)

  • Civil engineering in high school? That sounds awesome. — redlinederby
  • Trig and calc...shit, you're a smart one :) — redlinederby
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redlinederby 8/14/19
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Hmmm...starting a high school racing club...are clubs after school? Back in my day, we had clubs that met after school and some that met during lunch. I had to do mostly lunch clubs because I worked after school.

But you'll needed a teacher to vouch for it or something, advise it, right?...so I'd start with a science teacher and pitch it as science-related. Get buy-in from a teacher first. Hell, I'd betcha some teachers would participate in your club. Racing is for everyone!

But there's also a lot Shop Class type stuff, since you have to take those cars apart. Not sure how that flies these days with tools and all, that could be tricky. But with the metalwork (of sorts) that might entice some folks to join as well. Heck, painting and model-building is in there too.

I guess recruiting classmates would be the chore, but I'd think that's just straight up "hey, you wanna join this club, we do this..." type of thing. Print up a flyer, get the school paper to write about it or something. And maybe to get things introdued to people, have a tournament where students pick a car and they get raced. Make it a $1 buy-in even to support the student council or whatever type of booster/charity your school does. That would go a long way for promotion too.

I've found the diecast racing is something that sounds silly on the surface (kinda is) but once people see how easy it is to get involved and the fun starts to show through, they hop on board. Whenever I talk to people, I get the look "are you serious" and then as I describe it more and show them the web site, they start to go, "hmmm...interesting..." once they see that it's more legit. Of course, I'm usually talking middle aged guys that have some nostalgia for it...that might not work on teenagers. BUT...what does work on everyone, is showing excitement. The best sales technique is being genuine. If you talk about racing in a positive and fun way, people will take the bait. 

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Dadvball 8/15/19

Jeremy sets up one of the club tracks for a week a few times a year for one of the science teachers at either the Middle or High School and they experiment with the cars and forces of gravity. The teachers love it and the student get to learn something. 

1st day in the books. Every class today, different variations of respect, no phones, listen, homework turned in on time, and EXTREME BOREDOM... LOL.

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