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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.  

Action RC S1E6 - Nick Drygalla

Action RC S1E6 - Nick Drygalla

May 26, 2020

Welcome to this Action RC podcast series reflecting on 80’s and 90’s R/C racing in Australia. For years the name Drygalla was synonymous with nitro off-road racing in Australia, with countless race wins and many national titles falling to members of the family.  My guest today is Nick Drygalla, six-time Australian champion between his first win in 1996 and 2002. We talk the origins of nitro offroad in Australia, development of the class and stories from across that era in our first nitro-powered visit to the dirt. Enjoy the chat.  

Action RC S1E5 - Steve Burgess

Action RC S1E5 - Steve Burgess

May 19, 2020

Series 1 of the Action R/C podcast explores the history and personalities of R/C racing in Australia in the 80's & 90's. In this episode we explore nitro on-road racing with a man who battled it out with luminaries such as Stewart Grant, Ric Bartolozzi and Tony Warren to win 3 Nationals in the 88-91 period before a move to large scale on-road netted another. This is a fascinating insight into this category of our sport. I was delighted to chat with Steve Burgess and hope you enjoy the chat.

Action RC S1E4 - Andrew Gillott

Action RC S1E4 - Andrew Gillott

May 15, 2020

Series 1 of the Action R/C podcast explores the history and personalities of R/C racing in Australia through the late 80's & 90's. In this episode we make it to NSW and talk to a guy who started the 90's as an emerging young talent, and ended it as one of the most accomplished of his generation. We talk races, tracks, team tactics, race-weekend nightlife and more with Illawarra's Andrew Gillot. Enjoy the chat.

Action RC S1E3 - Darren and Steve Perry

Action RC S1E3 - Darren and Steve Perry

May 11, 2020

Series 1 of the Action R/C podcast explores the history and personalities of R/C racing in Australia through the late 80's & 90's. In this episode we dive into the details of racing with Queensland's Darren and Steve Perry. Both the gents have some great stories to tell - from the early days of Ozcharge Electronics and the Purge project, race wins, brotherly rivalry, and one very disturbing story about a Mitsubishi L300. Enjoy this chat through the R/C lives of Darren and Steve Perry.