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Action RC S1E16 - Tony Gray

Action RC S1E16 - Tony Gray

August 21, 2020

Welcome to Ep 16 of this podcast series reflecting on 80’s & 90’s R/C racing in Australia. In this episode we’re back in Victoria for a conversation with one of the true characters of Australian R/C. Racer, innovator, journalist, character.  He knew how to drive, but more than that, how to enjoy R/C for all it's worth. A man who steered Dirt and Track magazine through two separate stints and was at the heart of all sorts of new racing classes over the years.  I’m delighted to chat today with the man, the myth, the legend…Mr Tony Gray. Enjoy!

Action RC S1E15 - Chris Marshall

Action RC S1E15 - Chris Marshall

August 7, 2020

Welcome to Ep 15 of this podcast series reflecting on 80’s & 90’s R/C racing in Australia. Today we dive deeply into the realm of stock or spec class racing with a man who would not only become a four-time National Champ over a 20 year period, but bring a host of creativity and engineering smarts to these power-limited classes. Along the way we'll find the origins of the Knox track, meet a bunch more legends and hear the inside stories of race wins across the country. Joining me today is Chris Marshall. I hope you enjoy the chat.

Action RC S1E14 - David and Scott Guyatt

Action RC S1E14 - David and Scott Guyatt

July 25, 2020

Welcome to Ep 14 of this podcast series reflecting on 80’s & 90’s R/C racing in Australia. Today we hand over the reigns of the podcast to Sydney's Chris Lander, as he hosts a father/son duo who featured heavily in the Qld and National scene both on and off the track since the mid-1980s, known for their involvement with Schumacher, contributing to Racing Lines magazine and helping to shape the sport. Against my better judgement....this weeks' guests are David "Heavy" Guyatt and Scott Guyatt. 

Action RC S1E13 - Ray Wood

Action RC S1E13 - Ray Wood

July 14, 2020

Welcome to Ep 13 of this podcast series reflecting on 80’s & 90’s R/C racing in Australia. Today we meet the man of a thousand stories; a guy who is a racer, a retailer, a long association with Tamiya, writer, photographer and eventually global R/C filmmaker covering the biggest races in the world pre-YouTube era (and delightfully now uploading those fantastic videos to his channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/raywoodrcvideos).  It's a very warm welcome to Sydney's Ray Wood.

Action RC S1E12 - Andrew Bolton

Action RC S1E12 - Andrew Bolton

July 5, 2020

Welcome to Ep 12 of this podcast series reflecting on 80’s & 90’s R/C racing in Australia. Today we start with a kid who has a Tamiya Sand Scorcher and a dream, and journey through a couple of national champs wins, some remarkable stories from World Champs and racing around the globe, and a business that grew from the boot of a Holden Torana to a global company. There are a few audio glitches here (apologies), but this is is a great chat with Sydney's Andrew Bolton. Enjoy!

Action RC S1E11 - Andrew and Chris Reade

Action RC S1E11 - Andrew and Chris Reade

June 30, 2020

Welcome to Ep 11 of this podcast series reflecting on 80’s & 90’s R/C racing in Australia. Today we’re spending some time with a family that are essentially R/C royalty in Australia.In a conversation that spans the 70's to the 2000's, we cover racing a 2wd version of a PB Mini Mustang at a World Champs, brotherly rivalries and a couple of decades at the sharp end of nitro on-road racing including multiple National Championship wins. I'm delighted to welcome Andrew and Chris Reade to chat through their family R/C history and heritage. Enjoy!

Action RC S1E10 - Matt Griffin

Action RC S1E10 - Matt Griffin

June 23, 2020

Welcome to Ep 10 of this podcast series reflecting on 80’s & 90’s R/C racing in Australia. Today we’re escaping the bounds of the 90's a little, to explore the story of Australia's winning-est EP off-road racer - a man who picked up 9 modified National Champs, and a couple of Nitro off-road titles in a career spanning three decades. One of only three drivers to sweep all three Mod classes at an EP off-road Nationals and the only guest so far to admit to owning a Taiyo Jet Hopper, it's Victorian legend Matt Griffin. Enjoy!

Action RC S1E9 - Andrew Abbott

Action RC S1E9 - Andrew Abbott

June 16, 2020

Welcome to Ep 9 of this podcast series reflecting on 80’s & 90’s R/C racing in Australia. Today we’re moving forward to the mid-90’s and actually into the 2000’s a little to a really interesting time in the development of R/C in Australia – the rise of EP touring car racing, a form of the sport that in competition terms was incredibly strong from the mid 90’s through the next ten years or more. And what better guy to join us for this chat than a man who made his name in this form of racing, picking up one national and many state championships along the way? He’s one of the true gentleman of the sport, but no less a fierce competitor: Victorian & Team Associated driver Andrew Abbott. 

Action RC S1E8 - Darryn Johnson

Action RC S1E8 - Darryn Johnson

June 9, 2020

Welcome to this Action RC podcast series reflecting on 80’s and 90’s R/C racing in Australia. Today we go back, way back, to the halcyon days of the mid-80's and the extraordinary development of 4wd off-road chassis here in Australia. We talk through three of the best cars, and on the way pick out some of the genuine legends of the sport over that period with names like Bartolozzi, Grenenger, Bolton and Wood crossing our radar. My guest and guide today is long time racer and vintage writer/builder/mechanic Darryn Johnson of Retro R/C Racer fame. Enjoy the chat. 

Action RC S1E7 - Ari Bakla

Action RC S1E7 - Ari Bakla

June 2, 2020

Welcome to this Action RC podcast series reflecting on 80’s and 90’s R/C racing in Australia. There are few drivers in Australia more accomplished, or more versatile than today's guest. Starting in the late 80's and rising through the ranks to eventually win 10 national championships, Ari Bakla has raced and won in EP and GP off-road, and EP on-road over many years. We talk cars, people, stock motor racing, learning the ropes and how to win a national Champs on used tyres. Enjoy the chat.  

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