Time capsules and time machines
Mark Tucker last edited by Mark Tucker
Vondon302 last edited by
@mark-tucker Nice write up! I actually still have my early 80s Grasshopper hanging up in the garage.
flatisflat last edited by
@mark-tucker Great read!
f86sabre last edited by
@vondon302 had one as well. Found it last summer at my folks. It was rough. Lots of good play.
Eric last edited by
It's hard to believe that I bought mine all of mine 7-10 years ago and haven't run any of them since about 2015, when the tracks up here that I ran them on all closed (and I'm not up for a trip to Tacoma, plus I don't really have the disposable income to maintain a racing hobby anymore). If there was a track nearby, I'd definitely at least go there for practice days just to run around the track dodging n00bs and seeing what my lap times are...
Mark Tucker last edited by
@eric There was a track here in Portland that I kept meaning to drop by on a practice day, just to see their reaction to the 30 year old cars. But it seems to be closed now, another victim of covid, I imagine.
BicycleBuck last edited by
My cousin had a Grasshopper, so I bought and RC10CE so we could race. We learned on the first day that the Grasshopper wasn’t competitive. In a bid to improve his odds, he bought a modified motor and slapped it in. When it could get traction and he could keep it in a traitor line, it was ridiculously fast. But all it took was a tiny bump to get it bouncing all over the place again. It was so much fun to bash them around.