Shake&Bake and Easley RC in South Carolina visited, next stop North Carolina! first I drove to Anderson RC which is a huge hobbyshop which seemed like in the middle of nowhere. Just a big stand alone building on the side of the old highway in Thomasville. See what I mean? Really nice owners, family run hobby shop. These sort of stores are the backbone of our hobby. The good news is they seem to have a good following of walk in customers. I was actually informed about this shop by a racer at AMS a couple of years back, and made a point of visiting it now. They already stocked JQ oils, and now they will be carrying JQ cars also! Woohoo!
Next I drove about 45min north to King RC, which is a HobbyTown, with an outdoor track right by the shop. Once again, family run, with 30 years of experience with RC Racing. The track was really nice, and it seems to groove up nicely providing high grip. HobbyTown is a franchise so we need to see what the big boys say about carrying the product, but the interest was clearly there. North and South Carolina have a ton of tracks, and hobby shops too. No wonder I have been selling more on the east coast. There are a number of tracks within a couple of hours radius it seems, where ever you go!
To end today’s road trip I drove an hour or so back south to nascar country where SpeedRC is located, amongst all the nascar race shops. Tomorrow I will race there on their new outdoor track. I cleaned my cars a bit and left my stuff there ready for tomorrow morning. Incredibly this is the 2nd night on my road trip, apart from the time at the PNB race that I am staying in a hotel! Southern hospitality is awesome! #rcgypsy. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!