Chris Nealeigh one of the good guys and our Big Hero
Jan13

Chris Nealeigh one of the good guys and our Big Hero

With the B5 coming out, Team Associated Chris Nealeigh pulled his electronics out of his B4.2 and decided to put it to better use. Rather then selling it, he chose to give it to local racer Dylan Cochell. Dylan’s current B4 has seen a lot of novice racing and was ready to be replaced. Chris went through and rebuilt his B4.2, handing Dylan a clean, hooked up competitive car. More of this needs to be done in this hobby, it just...

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The Big Hero – Chris Nealeigh
Aug19

The Big Hero – Chris Nealeigh

  Chris Nealeigh is one of those quiet racers that doesn’t have a chassis sponsor. He should because he is always at the front of the pack, and is one of the nicest guys at the track. I have known Chris for a long time now, I even shot his senior pictures last year. I might add, that I rocked them out. What Chris did at the Willamette Valley Truck Classis this weekend, is what is missing in this hobby now. He tried to make...

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Alert : No racing at Top Gear Tonight

Top Gear Hobbies WILL NOT be racing tonight. Tractor issues, stay tuned.

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Special thanks to Tom Davies of Top Gear Hobbies
Dec23

Special thanks to Tom Davies of Top Gear Hobbies

I just want to give a special thanks to Tom Davies of Top Gear Hobbies. Tom has created a world class facility and a friendly environment for the rc racers in the Portland area to race at. Tom is one of the good guys, and always has a smile on his face. This is a tough industry to make any money in, and he has put his career as a pilot on hold to give us a place to race. I know there must be times where he is wondering why he did it,...

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Sometimes the little things make this hobby great!
Jan08

Sometimes the little things make this hobby great!

Today was one of those special days at our local track. There is a couple that has been around rc as long as I have been racing, and that is a long time. Don and Diane MacDonald have always been around helping people. We don’t get to see them quite so much anymore, for various reasons, but when they come out we are all happy to see them. Don and Diane are that couple that just love RC. They race older gear because they just love...

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In memory of Ted Longshaw

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The Big Hero – Shaun Dunlap
Aug24

The Big Hero – Shaun Dunlap

The latest big hero is a friend of mine, Shaun Dunlap. Shaun is a quiet guy, and I think he is sometimes misunderstood. Some people take his shyness as something other than what it is. Tonight, Shaun showed me what he is really about. Let’s just say that he has a big heart and is my personal hero, as well as my sons. Let me give a little background story here. Last month was ROAR region 11 championships and I took my son to race...

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The Big Hero – Todd Mathews
Aug02

The Big Hero – Todd Mathews

We are starting a new feature here at The Big RC called The Big Hero. The big hero is all about the guy at the track that always seems to be there to help. You know the guy. He’s the quiet one that is there for fun, but whenever something goes wrong he is always the first one there to help. Our first big hero is Todd Mathews. Let me tell you a little bit about Todd. He pits in the back corner, he has this aura about him that...

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