Snowbird Nationals 2008

Steel City Hobbies sponsors the 2008 Snowbird Nationals again this year, but with a twist. Owner of SCH, Michael Rooney, has been producing the video portion of the Snowbirds for the last four years. Last year as well as this year have been production shoots for a documentary on R/C Car Carpet racing called “Carpet Racers”. The film is slated to be released sometime later this year or early next. More information on that later.

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This year the Snowbird Nationals moved closer to Disney World (within 3 miles) to a much more conducive facility. This new venue has more space, higher ceilings and brighter lights.

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Every year you see the usual faces such as Jilles Groskamp, Ray Darroch, Barry Baker, Paul Lemiuex, Jeff Dager, Mike Dumas, Chris Tosolini, Andy Moore, Frank Ulbreck and Greg Honeycutt.
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Pittsburgh local Ray Darroch makes the Snowbirds every year. Ray now works for SMC/JACO in Virgina – but once a Pittsburgher, always a Pittsburgher. Dave Fox (right) is one of the race directors who makes the race announcing exciting to listen to! For more information on the Snowbirds, check back daily, and check out the Snowbird Nationals site.

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