More musings from the Hobby Shop:
I had a customer in the other day, hadn’t seen him for a year or two. He’s an awesome guy, who comes and goes in the hobby of RC Cars. He’s back into the hobby and on his last visit he mentioned he’d been coming here since he was eight years old. And, up in his attic, he still has almost every car he’s gotten at the shop.
Both of those facts make me smile. He’s got a lot of cool cars and trucks up in the attic. And, while I’m not exactly sure how old he is now, he’s been coming in for a long time. Most of his life in fact. He doesn’t consider going anywhere else when rc cars are involved.
We’ve been doing hobbies, mostly radio controlled, for a long time. 30+ years now. We’ve seen a lot come and go over the years. We’ve held true to our main mission, treating customers fairly and helping them enjoy their hobbies.
We offer products at discounted prices. We always have. The current trend is to raise prices and offer a “loyalty” card. We never agree with this train of thought, as it benefits the owners but not the customers. Our idea is that everyone gets the best deal we can offer every day. No jumping through hoops, no waiting for money back, just a great price and saving money right now. Prices on many items are at, or below, the web prices of places like amazon.
We strive to offer excellent customer service. Helping with advice, repairs, upgrades and the like. We’re here with smiles and welcome everyone into the shop. We’re a politically free zone. Come on in and enjoy some hobby time. Leave life’s complications outside the door. Unwind, shoot the bull, enjoy a friendly face, a smile and a kind word.
The supply chain woes have not affected the hobbies too much yet. Things will possibly be more challenging during the holidays, but we’re already warehousing inventory and preparing to have a great holiday season. Let your family know now, we’re here for them. We’re here for you. While gift cards are always a great, easy idea, if you’ve got something special in mind please have your family let us know early so we can help to make your dreams come true.
We’re currently holding a raffle in the shop. It’s free and you can win an Arrma BigRock RC truck, battery and charger. Stop in and check it out, grab a ticket. One per customer, per day, free. Signing up for our e-mail list is the only catch.
Well, that’s about it for this round. Thanks for reading and thank you for your continued support. We’re happy to be here for you!
Fall is here and the weather seems to be changing daily. Personally, it’s my favorite time of the year in Sonoma County. Perfect for enjoying your hobby, no matter what it is! Aside from hobby adventures, I enjoy gardening and it’s the time of year to clear and clean things up. Vegetables are finishing, trees are losing leaves and getting ready for winter. Cool mornings and warm afternoons make for the perfect weather to be outside ….
At the shop, we’re actually prepping for the holidays already. Clearing space to store inventory, cleaning, rearranging, organizing, etc … We’re also retrofitting our ceiling lights to LED's, replacing the older fluorescent lighting. Stop in and let us know if you can tell/see the difference!
As for hobbies, let’s see ….
The No Prep racing is still going strong. The third Sunday of the month is when it happens locally. You can find info on the group on this facebook page: Sonoma County RC Drag Racing Changes are in the works for 2022, including allowing tire prep and a timing tree. Around Nor-Cal, there’s drag racing every weekend, plenty of cash races as well …
For Rock Crawling, the 2nd Sunday is when you’ll find the group out at Flat Rock in Santa Rosa. Frank has been organizing fun runs on this day, different formats are used. Guys and gals are always welcome out there, any day. Perhaps, with the time change coming, night crawlers will start up again? Check out the facebook page here: Sonoma County Scalers
Flying? Yes, it’s the perfect time of the year for flying anything RC. The cool mornings and warm afternoons are perfect. The wind is also more mellow this time of year. Both of our local clubs, Liberty Fliers and the Wine Country Flyers have new runways and field improvements. You can find more info at each or their websites: WCFlyers and Liberty Fliers
Ever thought of working in the hobby industry?
It’s no doubt, driving in water is a lot of fun. And with the winter we had, plenty of people got to experience the joy of splashing in puddles …
My how time flies ... Seems like only yesterday I was working on this website, but truthfully it's been awhile. I've been surfing around here, deleting things, cleaning house so to speak, and adding current inventory items.
The old saying "what have you done for me lately?" is popping up as the City of SR is wondering what's going on with the Park Track ....
Sonoma County’s leading Radio Controlled Hobby Shop is seeking applicants for retail sales of radio controlled hobby supplies.
Looks like RC Boating is making a comeback in Sonoma County, with Roberts Lake in Rohnert Park again seeing RC Boating action.
Park Track Update #1: After almost a year and quite a few meetings, the City of Santa Rosa Park and Rec. Dept has amended the master plan for A Place to Play park
Held as part of the 2015 State Fair, the US Drone Racing Nationals was a major event in Quad racing. Everyone who is someone in the Quad racing world was on hand, including internet/youtube/rc forum stars, drone MFG's, and many tv stations and film crews.
The fact that the Council Members didn’t have much of an idea of Radio Controlled Car basics. Things like who drives them, who enjoys the hobby, this almost shot down the RC Track.