View Full Version : Vote for R/C on ESPN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-17-2000, 05:10 PM
Someone has posted a question on the ESPN website on whether you think ESPN should cover RC cars like the ones in this hobby. Go to http://boards.go.com/cgi/espn/request.dll?MESSAGE&room=espn_fbk&id=7927

Go vote. Wouldnt it be cool to watch RC on ESPN. This woulb really help the hobby and could help it get bigger!!!!!!!!!!

07-17-2000, 07:14 PM
Administrators and Moderators and members!!!!
Wouldnt it be cool to catch all the latest RC action on ESPN!!!!!! GO vote!!!!!!! This would really get word out on the Hobby.

07-17-2000, 07:26 PM
i voted! every one vote there are as of when i posted this message 49 yeses. and 6 nos and 0 possiblys. every one needs to vote!!!!

Hey if you can't run with the big doggs STAY ON THE PORCH!!!

What Did you say you think R/C is stupid wait till you arent looking and let me bash you in the leg with my nitro rustler!!!!

07-17-2000, 08:11 PM
Everyone Vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Registration is free. Let your voice be heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-17-2000, 11:29 PM
The Official Tally Now Is 55 yes, 6 no, and 0 possibly. http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Oh Yea, I Voted, Everyone do the same. http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/cool.gif

[This message has been edited by Conman (edited 07-17-2000).]

07-18-2000, 01:10 AM
Yesterday I saw miniture golf tourniment!How silly is that?

07-18-2000, 05:23 AM
update>>Y=57 N=6 P=0

07-18-2000, 03:09 PM
Everyone vote!!!!

07-18-2000, 06:58 PM


07-18-2000, 07:27 PM
update-101 yes
7 no
0 possibly

07-18-2000, 08:02 PM
Update>110-yes, 7-no, and 0-possibly

07-18-2000, 08:55 PM
i hope i had alot to do with the great number of yeses. cause i went to the novak baord and posted the link and message, th hg board, hpi, and a few yahoo! clubs. post every where you can and write call and e-mail espn till we win!!!

Hey if you can't run with the big doggs STAY ON THE PORCH!!!

What Did you say you think R/C is stupid wait till you arent looking and let me bash you in the leg with my nitro rustler!!!!

07-18-2000, 10:03 PM
YES: 123
NO: 7
Possibly: 0

" If it aint broke , I havn ' t driven it ."

07-18-2000, 10:18 PM
i e-mailed espn this e-mail:

Hi i woukd like to beg and pleed with you that you please start televising radio Controled Car (and or planes and boats) races. These 1/10 and 1/8th scale machinces are very fun to watch and are very fun to drive. the electric ones can reach speeds up to 30 or above. and the Nitro machines ( nitro may sound farmilier cause Dragsters use nitromethane (nitro) as its fuel)
and the on-roads and reach up to 50 mph and above!!!

the nitro off-road class is the best to watch cause they are in the air most of the time during a race!!! this arent toys. you can spend hours tuning and adjusting these cars to get dialed. these are just like 1/10 scale nascar race cars!!

if you go to to this site www.maxxtraxx.com (http://www.maxxtraxx.com) and click the video section when you have time and just watch some of the videos (this is a monster truck r/c the race trucks are faster and sleeker than the on on this site) you'll get hooked!!! please watch look show the people in charge of the shows!!

im not jst the only one wanting r/cs on here many of my r/c friends have called and wrote to you!!!! check this http://boards.go.com/cgi/espn/request.dll?MESSAGE&room=espn_fbk&id=7927 these are how many people want r/c races on espn. i have watched this poll for about 10 hours today and about 90 people as of today voted yes they wanted to see r/c car races!!!

please do a segment for rc car races!!! i mean if you can put stupid Pokeman trading card tournaments and spelling bees on espn you can put rc car races on espn!!!! please make a segament for r/c cars and races!!!! please!!!

if you want to e-mail espn heres the addy:

Hey if you can't run with the big doggs STAY ON THE PORCH!!!

What Did you say you think R/C is stupid wait till you arent looking and let me bash you in the leg with my nitro rustler!!!!

07-19-2000, 12:22 AM

Keep it up guys. We need all the support. I have been on ESPN since it was introduce here in Malaysia. The only exciting and adrenalin pump show is the X-Games. R/C is even better. It should be broadcast. It's now or Never.

RC RuuuulllllllleeeeeeeeeesssSSSSSS!!! http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/wink.gif http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/cool.gif

07-19-2000, 11:38 AM

07-19-2000, 04:09 PM
I just posted a yes and the count right now iz 159 yes 7 no and i didnt get the possibly.
well just keepin you updated.

07-19-2000, 04:21 PM
Hey rjb I didnt know there was an RC show on PBS. What time does it come on Eastern standard time. Tell everyone so we can get more people to vote.

07-19-2000, 07:13 PM
at least you get a r/c show on tv.

most all pbs arent shows nationaly televised. but if this one is what day and time? and what time zone?

Gas Truck Freak
07-19-2000, 07:54 PM


07-20-2000, 12:26 AM

http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/biggrin.gif YYYYYYeeeeessssssss http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

07-20-2000, 12:46 AM
wrong e-mail address for espn. i sent it to the wrong section. now im sending it directly to the espn networks that e-mail address is espn.com@espn.com e-mail till they break and put it on the air!!!!

07-20-2000, 12:59 AM
I just voted. The count is still in the 150's. I would also like to see more coverage on non-pay tv. I don't have cable - had it and couldn't afford it anymore.

I make it home just in time to see RCTV (www.rctv1.com) on PBS and the half hour just doesn't always fill me up with racing because there's only a half hour and they talk about planes and boats too.

I'd like there to be as much of a variety as the sport of fishing gets on regular TV. (I think about 5 shows a week on various stations)

07-20-2000, 11:45 AM
http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I think were wining

I'm the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.- T-Maxx

07-20-2000, 05:18 PM
Yes: 193

No: 7

Possibly: 0

7 AWAY FROM 200!!!!!

07-21-2000, 07:16 PM
yes- 243
no- 7
possibly- 0

Looks like it's going well http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/smile.gif

07-21-2000, 10:45 PM
It looks like the answer for YES is going up and surely more people will vote for it. I just wondering this ESPN people whether they noticed us or not. They should have known by now, this r/c thing is serious. Indirectly, ESPN will benefit from all these.


07-22-2000, 01:36 AM
I just wrote espn.com@espn.com saying this

Hi I'm dedicated and I watch ESPN everyday for hours on end on every subject. I'm not going to get into the mumbo jumbo about how you guys are the best stations on TV and junk like that. I'm not here to bribe you with my great comments about how awesome your coverage of racing and things like that and how other stations can imitate but never duplicate your programs and awesome broadcastings. I come from an open family that speaks out and I love my hobby.
Radio Controlled Cars and Trucks are fast and fun and have awesome entertainment for everyone including girls and guys alike to enjoy. My hobby is fast, they have monster trucks, drag racers, stadium trucks, touring cars, etc., etc., 1/4-1/12 scale cars really fly in speed and height. Electric cars can reach speeds of 70mph actual speed with only 6 batteries in them and for Nitro-you know, nitromethane dragsters-can reach speed well into the 100mph mark. I want to see a program for these Radio Controlled cars on your show. If you can show Magic The Gathering games and spelling bees on ESPN you can show "R/C" cars and trucks too. Pick up and issue of Radio Control Car Action Magazine (or R/C Car Action) and you will enjoy it a lot.
You need sponsors eh? Go to Team Associated, Team Losi, Traxxas, Tamiya, Bolink, HPI, Trinity, Kyosho etc and ask them to help sponsor the program, they should be happy to. (rc10.com, teamlosi.com, traxxas.com, tamiya.com, bolink.com, hpiracing.com, teamtrinity.com, kyosho.com) Please help us get this hobby to grow bigger. It's a family sport that everyone enjoys, and we need all the help we can get to get these cars more popular!!!

Thank you for reading this because there are many people that love this hobby and want it to grow especially the manufactures. James P. "JP"

"If it aint broke, 'fix' it till it is"

Normal People Worry Me 8(

[This message has been edited by JP (edited 07-23-2000).]

07-23-2000, 06:37 AM
I agree with JP. Thanks for supporting us JP. We couldn't say it better than you. Let all the world know us. We pay to watch ESPN and deserve our kind of sports. It's proven its not that teeny weeny kind of sports. It's worldwide thing and its real!!! http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/cool.gif

07-24-2000, 12:23 AM

8 away from 300

07-24-2000, 10:57 AM

07-24-2000, 01:38 PM

Show ESPN we want RC!

07-24-2000, 05:07 PM
Yes: 299
No: like 9

07-24-2000, 05:21 PM
Heres my letter i just sent.

Im sure you have recieved several emails concerning R/C car race coverage. Well they are right. This is a very fun hobby everytime i drive my Monster truck at about 30mph down the street i always attract a crowd. They want to know, o wow where can i get one? How much is it? Can i drive it? I usually let them and after they are done say "I think im going to buy me one of these". This hobby will give the person involved many hours of fun and fulfillment. Wither they buy one thats ready to run, or build it from a kit, This is entertainment in its purist form. This also teaches skills such as hand eye coordination, spatial reasoning (the building part), paitence, and the joy of doing somthing with your own hands and then playing with it. You cannot imagine the satisfaction one gets from building a car and then having it obey your every command. Trust me when i say you will make many people happy when this is put on tv for everyone to enjoy.

Andrew the man
07-24-2000, 05:32 PM
well it is cool that rc will finally be on tv but what are they gonna do broadcast the races?or have small shows like rc model car tv. i dont really see how they would have it on tv unless it is races and i think watching racing is boring id rather drive my car but ne way i did vote yes

lifes a bitch first your born and go through one,then 1 causes your death

07-24-2000, 05:52 PM
300- YYYYYYYYeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss!!!!!!!!

08-07-2000, 01:59 PM
I just posted a message on the Other sports board BTW what is the linkl for the poll I want to vote on it.


very low budget racer
08-07-2000, 03:05 PM
who the **** would vote no on this topic they must be retards

tony b
08-07-2000, 03:19 PM
395 and counting...........

08-07-2000, 04:24 PM
They should have R/C cars on ESPN

very low budget racer
08-07-2000, 04:43 PM
i hope espn does put r/c on tv but 400 votes doesnt sound like much to the milions of people who watch.

08-07-2000, 04:44 PM
Hey guys Maybe if we get them to do it on Sportscenter as a Question of the night, maybe they will finally listen to the screaming masses.

BTW very low budget racer, you should just either back off or join the bandwagon promoting this http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/tongue.gif BTW What is the latest count anybody?

[This message has been edited by aspiringrcracer710 (edited 08-07-2000).]

08-07-2000, 10:14 PM
Well who the hell would watch pokemon card tournaments anyway? Howd that managed to get on the air. Same thing with the spelling bees. Who would it hurt anyway if r/c was on tv? Answer simple no one. Whats the latest count?

"I love the smell on nitro in the morning and the evening and uh well just about anytime."

[This message has been edited by T-MAXX (edited 08-07-2000).]

08-08-2000, 12:12 AM

08-08-2000, 02:02 PM
somebody post the latest count im in suspense here!!!! http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/mad.gif

Ok im better now. http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/redface.gif http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/cool.gif http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Gas Truck Freak
08-09-2000, 12:08 AM


08-09-2000, 12:24 AM
396 yes
11 no( oh boo hoo http://www.rccaraction.com/ubb/frown.gif )

08-09-2000, 12:25 AM
that would be 396 please...

Gas Truck Freak
08-09-2000, 10:26 AM

More, More!!!!!

TC3 Mclaren F1
08-10-2000, 03:37 AM
Originally posted by very low budget racer:
who the **** would vote no on this topic they must be retards
yeah really what kinda ****** ******* would vote no 400 yessssss and 11 retarts no

4 hour endurance race for nitro touring cars would be great to be aired on ESPN

[This message has been edited by TC3 Mclaren F1 (edited 08-10-2000).]

very low budget racer
08-10-2000, 07:47 PM
i didnt say that r/c shouldnt be on tv i said that 400 votes sounded like few, i bet there are more than 400 members in this forum i did vote and i plan to vote again under a new member name

08-10-2000, 11:28 PM
404 YESSSS!!!
I don't know adout the 11 losers who put no

08-12-2000, 12:18 AM
HEY miniature golf kicks... well you got my vote.

08-12-2000, 04:17 AM
hehe, I posted that a while ago, I told all the HPI guys about it. Im glad someone brought it over to this message board, last time i checked it was at like 46, and now its a 407, You guys kick butt!

Im starting to see R/C more on tv though, Like recently the news showed a 5min clip on a HPI race, and today I saw some go-kart racing on speedvision, were they did a best of 3 drag race against a tamiya R/C car vs a 125cc go kart! The Go-kart won both, but the R/C would have won if the driver kept it straight. it was still good publisity, the r/c still came close.

Lets keep this ESPN Poll going!

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08-13-2000, 02:22 AM
Sweet combine my favorite things. TV with R/C, now if only I could watch R/C on TV while a sleep. Any way I just voted and its at 410 yes votes still 11 no and 0 possiblys

WEEEEEEEEEEEE! What do you mean your not supposed to jump an on road car?

08-13-2000, 10:35 AM
If ESPN did put RC on tv, i would like to see a car show where they dont jsut show races the whole time, maybe show new products, some of hte big races (hpi challenge etc.) easy upgrades for cars, new engines, new engines running.lol, and pretty much anything else that you would wanna see. i bet lots of people would watch the show. it owould be great, you got my vote!