If you’re scratching around for something to do this weekend then how about coming along to the Shearwater Spring Hobby Show on Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th April (this coming weekend). We’ll be there with lots of cars and trucks to see, along with a few smaller ones to try for yourself. A few more details on our post from a few weeks back.
March is National Engineering Month and RC car’s are all about science and engineering. On Saturday 25th March, the Halifax Central Library is hosting a Engineering Month Public Display from 9:30am until 2pm. The event is free to attend and we’ll be there with a selection of radio controlled cars among the other stands of science and engineering themes. Come out and learn more about the hobby of RC cars, or just to say hi.
If you can’t make it to this show, then we’ll also be at the 19th Annual Shearwater Aviation Museum Spring Hobby Show on April 8th and 9th. Keep an eye on http://www.halifaxrcpark.com for more details in the coming week.
As usual, the events calendar, has these coming shows listed, along with other local RC events, races and trail runs. If you have an RC event you’d like to publicize then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few local RCers got together for a late-evening throw-down onroad touring-car race session at MicMac Mall over the weekend. This is the second outdoor event put on by some of the guys from Halifax RC On-road Racing (on FaceBook) and a great time was had by all. Ten to twenty 5-lap races were held on a short and tight track for 1/10 scale touring cars. If you’re interested in attending or spectating this sort of event then keep an eye on the Halifax RC On-road Racing group.
Here’s a short video of some of the action and some close up action.
Just a quick note of thanks to those of you that foregoed the amazing weather yesterday to stop by the Keshen Goodman Public Library to say hi to us. The guys from the Tamiya Crew had fun and we hope those of you that did visit managed to take a good and detailed look at all sorts of RC cars we had on display, or managed to see the drift cars running outside. We know we’ve got some of you thinking about a new RC car! Those of you that didn’t make it out we hope at least had some RC fun outside, and we ourselves were itching to hit the trails and tracks afterwards.
Don’t forget to bring dad (or the kids – if you’re a dad) to our free event on Saturday 18th June at the Keshen Goodman Public Library. Come and see modern and vintage RC vehicles from all disciplines and chat to some experience hobbyists about this fun, educational, and all-inclusive hobby!
RC and Fathers Day weekend go hand in hand. Why not bring Dad and/or the children along to a free RC event at the Keshen Goodman Library on Saturday June 18th (map here). We’ll be there along with others from the RC community from noon until 4pm with lots of different sorts of RC cars on display including:
Lets hope the weather holds this weekend as there’s a lot of local RC groups with fun events planned. Spectators and newcomers are welcome at all of them but contact the organizers if you have any questions.
Friday 27th May – 6pm. The Halifax RC Drifters will be out at the parking lot behind H&R Block on Joseph Howe Drive. The parking lot is nice and flat, open with very few obstacles to hit which makes it a great location for those who’ve never RC drifted before. As the sun sets in the sky, the relistic headlights really make for a good spectacle. All the details here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/533188603550630/
Saturday 28th May – 11am. The Vintage RC Halifax group are running the first event for vintage RCs expertly called “Brittle Plastic”. Those of us with older R cars know all about what that means. Vintage typically means something over 15 years old – but most slower RC vehicles are welcome as the track is nice and cosy at the Full Gospel Church on Larry Utek/Hammonds Plains Road. More details here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765266160374390/
Sunday 29th May – 2pm. The Tamiya Crew are hosting “RC Aces High” typically for Tamiya cars but open to everyone. Again play-racing will take place at the small off-road track at the Full Gospel Church on Larry Utek/Hammonds Plains Road so no need for high voltage high powered RC machines. More info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1754594664821619/. These guys are also growing a great beginner race series using box-stock self-build Tamiya TT02B 4WD buggies. If anyone is even remotely considering getting into off-road RC racing, this is a great starting point. More information about Formula TT02B here: https://www.facebook.com/FormulaTT02BInfo/
The Halifax RC Park Committee is in the process of adjusting its responsibilities and aims for the hobby in the region. We will continue to maintain and improve the Halifax RC Park in Beaver Bank, but will also endeavour to grow our hobby by becoming a hub for local RC information, and by engaging with the public at all types of events and shows.
To achieve those goals the committee needs more people. We’re seeking passionate members of the community who can provide a fresh input to our challenges and aims. We’re looking for people to sit permanently on the committee to help with the generation, organisation and execution of our plans. A new committee member would be expected to attend a handful of meetings throughout the year and to plan and assist with events at HRCP or other local shows – it’s not a huge commitment and any time you can give is welcome. We’re also looking for volunteers, who might not want to be on a committee, but who have the energy to help out at HRCP work parties, or that are keen to man stands and perform RC demonstrations at local shows and events.
If you are looking for a low stress way to give back to the Local RC Community, then becoming a committee member or volunteering for HRCP may be for you. If you are interested or have any questions, please email us at HalifaxRCPark@gmail.com and we can bring you up to speed.
Volunteer work with a registered not-for profit society looks great on a résumé.