Action RC S1E16 - Tony Gray
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!
20 Aug 2020
Action RC S1E14 - David and Scott Guyatt
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.
24 Jul 2020
Action RC S1E13 - Ray Wood
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.
13 Jul 2020
Action RC S1E10 - Matt Griffin
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!
22 Jun 2020
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Action RC S1E8 - Darryn Johnson
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.
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Action RC S1E7 - Ari Bakla
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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Action RC S1E4 - Andrew Gillott
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.
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Action RC S1E3 - Darren and Steve Perry
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.
10 May 2020
Action RC S1E2 - Ray Munday
Series 1 of the Action R/C podcast explores the history of R/C racing in Australia through the late 80's and 90's. In this episode we head west to explore the R/C scene in WA in the early '90s as Scott chats with Ray Munday about races, cars, mentoring, technical skills, and when to pull full throttle on a race car. Ray is widely respected in Australian R/C and remains a front runner today, nearly 30 years on. Enjoy the chat.
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Action RC S1E1 - Luis Sola
Series one of the Action R/C podcast explores the history of R/C racing in Australia - particularly through the late 1980's and 1990's. In this episode host Scott Guyatt chats with one of the true characters of Australian R/C, Victoria's Luis Sola. We talk tracks, cars, race meetings, Luis's creative tendencies, and the famed Performance Hobby Supplies jackets. Enjoy the chat.
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