Archive for December, 2007

In the R/C Car Racing Spotlight: Joe Martinez

Date: 12.29.07
Name: Joe Martinez
AKA: Joe
From: Aliquippa, PA

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Type of car(s) Joe Races: X-RAY 1/10th Scale for Road Course is his weapon of choice.
12L3 and 12L4 is his ammo for 1/12th Scale Road Course.

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Joe has been racing R/C cars for over 17 years! That is a start date of 1990! Do you remember what you were doing in 1990?

One of Joe’s most memorable races was the Mini-Cooper series where Joe won a REAL Mini Cooper thanks to Mini of Pittsburgh! Joe has won a lot of 2nd and 3rd place races over the years.

Other Interests: Home Repair and Automobiles as well as model sail planes.

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Comments: The best thing I like about R/C racing is the friendships you build through the years.

Flashback: 2006 World of Wheels

George Barris and Michael Rooney enjoy the custom cars.
George’s video below has a nice tribute to the Pittsburgh Steelers!

Direct Link to George’s website. Flashback pictures from the 2006 World Of Wheels and Steel City Hobbies.
The World of Wheels is Pittsburgh’s largest custom car show held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center located downtown.
Steel City Hobbies had a great time with providing the R/C Car racing at the show which helped raise money for Race for the Cure / St. Jude CHildren’s Research Hospital.

R/C Race Time moved back to 1:00 PM

R/C Racing starts every Saturday at 1:00 PM until further notice.
Times subject to change – always check the website before every race.
Happy New Year!

Pittsburgh Steelers win the AFC North

The Pittsburgh Steelers win the AFC North Title in 2007.
Steel City Hobbies, the official hobby shop of the Pittsburgh Steelers has all the latest AFC Champs merchandise!


AFC Champs merchandise on sale now at Steel City Hobbies located in Bridgeville Great Southern Shopping Center – just miles south of downtown Pittsburgh!

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Steelers KidsZone

This years KidsZone was a huge success. Again, the Steelers and Steel City Hobbies team up to put on a great competition show for the local kids in Pittsburgh.

Every year SCH and the Steelers KidsZone team up for some fun and games with the kids at the North Side’s KidsZone – adjacent from Heinz Field.

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The main event was an R/C race between two teams which was comprised of a few Steelers rookie players and a few kids per side.

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The SCH crew was a great team in itself all pitching in to help out with the R/C racing during the show.

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Allen Stephens shows off his gas Raptor R/C Helicopter while Robert mingles with Steely McBeam.

SCH’s Tony Palmerine has become an icon with flying at Steel City Hobbies. John Price and Tony headed up the flying while the others keep the ground stuff working to a T – a Mini-T that is. Thanks to everyone who made this a successful night! 237 more Pictures