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2017 Top 5 Posts! 1st Place – To Win at Any Cost – Try Traction

Well, you probably guessed it! The nr 1 most popular post of 2017 was indeed, the divine intervention that happened at NEO17, where Ty Tessmann introduced the world to Pro Concepts! It didn’t go very well, unlike this blog post.

1st Place – Try Traction Scandal

Happy New Year to you all. Stay tuned for 2018, the year of THE JQ.

2017 TOP 5 POSTS! 2nd PLACE – Who gets canned first?

One day, these guys called Cody.

Cody looked at his phone, and he knew. JQ was right again….

2nd Place: Who Gets Canned 1st – Poll

This one was surprisingly popular. I actually didn’t think that much of it, I thought it was an interesting one to do. I got some hate for this, how dare I. I dare because I was right. That’s why. So all you haters can piss off.

2017 TOP 5 POSTS! 3rd Place – The RC Racing Market is Broken and it’s my Fault

This one was a bit surprising. The post was originally made in August of 2016, but somehow it was still relevant and on the surface, enough to become the 3rd most popular post on the blog in 2017!

3rd Place – The RC Racing Market is Broken and it’s my Fault

 

2017, Top 5 Posts! 4th Place – #Watergate

Well, we all knew this one would make the list! WATERGATE! The biggest news in RC in 2017 right? Oh my lord was this a big one. Weeks of FB fights thanks to Degani’s water fuel. People seemed to get really passionate about this debacle.

5th Place: #Watergate

This blog post was also when the fued between #spamadamdrake and yours truly began. A couple of blog posts about “Operation Richard Saxton”, a couple of others making fun of the fact that  I beat him with a borrowed AE, and egos got hurt. Well now it’s just the gift that keeps on giving.

2017, TOP 5 POSTS! 5th Place – EOS Commentary

THE BLOG IS BACK! With only 5 days left of 2017, I want to share with you THE most popular blog posts of 2017. Here goes!

5th Place: EOS Slovakia Rd3 – 4wd Main 2 Commentary by JQ

This may actually be my personal favourite of the year. I made myself have a minor seizure due to laughing too hard at this silly race. This blog post also ignited passionate Facebook posting for DAYS after. It was an epic time. I want to personally thank the entire Xray team for this absolute blast we had back in February.
This blog post also introduced to the world the term “CTO” which has been adopted by racers worldwide. Much like the more recent “Maifielding”, I am proud to have contributed some linguistic genius to the world of RC.

Unreasonable Blog Post

So you want to know how I really feel? Ever since I started racing RC Cars my goal was always to win. I started late, I was 16 already, so I had some catching up to do. I practiced as much as I could. When I first went to America I entered the Pro class, because I wanted to see how far off I was from the best. Anything less than the best didn’t interest me.

Just before I started my company I was getting fast, I qualified 2nd at the Euros, I had the best lap in a Euros A main, I checked out in a Worlds semi final by 7 seconds (yes worlds) before flaming out. I was a paid driver traveling the world, and I was about to have a breakthrough race. That’s when I had the brilliant idea of making my own car.

6 years into my super idea, and things just were not going to plan. An insane amount of dedication and work, and no financial success, quite the opposite, and no good results at the races either. I spent the next 2-3 years or so rather depressed and mad. Life wasn’t fun at all because I gave up my dream of winning for this brilliant idea I had of making my own car.

And then things began falling in place. I realised that the best thing about what I am doing, is the journey, I need to enjoy it. Regardless of if I achieve my goals or not, the journey is what matters. At the same time I figured out my car and I began enjoying driving and racing. You remember the “Japanese Magic”? Well the BLACK Edition has “Finnish Magic”, I look forward to going to the track, because the car isn’t limiting me, I run out of talent first. I could start working on my driving. I kissed my girlfriend good bye, and began re-virginising myself. It took me 9 years, but for the 10th year anniversary of my fabulous idea, I’m back where I was, only not as fast as before, in relation to the others.

But now I am happy again, because I have an awesome car, and my company is at a point where I can focus more on my driving and my racing, and one day I will kick everyone’s ass. At some race, some day. That’s why I am writing this at 1:30am, and I am going to get up at 8am tomorrow, drive 1h20min to the track and practice.

What I want is unreasonable, and for me to achieve it, I need to be unreasonable too.

BLACK EDITION EXPLAINED

REPOST – Talent vs Skill

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An old post re-posted, as it’s relevant right now.

A day in my life – This video still makes me laugh

I was reminded of this video today because I saw that same (homeless?) guy I gave money to in the video. He rode by on his bike and I recognised him!

RC For Everyone

Since it’s Christmas, I thought I would share what I think is still our best video to date!

So Easy Even a Village Idiot Can Do It

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You may remember this guy, Fajar from Indonesia, 13 years old at the time, and a marshal at the RC track in Medan. I wrote a blog post about him back then, which you can read here if you like. I realised I never did write about the fact that some time after the visit, he dropped out of school as his parents couldn’t afford to send him, so I had my local distributor find out if he wanted to keep going to school, and if his parents were OK with me paying for it. They were, so I did.

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On the left, when I first met Fajar. On the right when he got his new school uniform, and went back to school.

I just had the good news that 5th grade has begun, as a new school uniform was needed. Cool to see, and it made me think…oh boy here we go again!

My point of today’s post isn’t to say look how awesome I am, (although please feel free to do so also), it is to say that it’s really easy to make a positive difference in someone’s world. It doesn’t take much at all, even a village idiot from Finland can manage it. I don’t know if Fajar’s life will change due to my help, but what I do know is that I am providing him with an opportunity. Sometimes all a person needs is an opportunity.

Still loving the marshalling duties

Still loving the marshaling duties at the Medan track!

it’s really easy to make a positive difference in someone’s world. It doesn’t take much at all, even a village idiot from Finland can manage it.

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