Back in 2012, I discovered the world of radio-controlled cars. As a longtime fan of anything with wheels, the R/C hobby was one that I always wanted to explore, but the timing was never right. In late 2011, I decided that I needed to find a new hobby, and the first things that came to mind were R/C cars. I’ve shared my hobby “origin story” on more than one occasion, but from the moment I powered up my first hobby-grade radio-controlled truck, I was hooked.
This hobby quickly became a passion and an opportunity to dive into a whole new world of car-related fanaticism. The world needed to know how fantastic this hobby could be, and as a result, RC Newb was born. It became a place where I could share what little knowledge I had (at the time) about these machines, and more importantly, showcase the work and skills of the amazing hobbyists I was discovering along the way.
Over the past ten years, I’ve had the great fortune to speak with folks in and around the R/C industry, record podcasts and write articles for other online hobby publications, and so much more. While that’s been phenomenal in its own right, I hold a deeper appreciation for the people I’ve met and the friendships I’ve made; all because of these little cars and trucks. The folks that make up this fun “fantasy” world are some of the most creative, driven, and innovative people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
It’s also been an opportunity to share my love for automobiles and everything R/C with my children. While they’re not as enthralled with this hobby as I am, it’s allowed us to create long-lasting memories along the way. As a matter of fact, my oldest child came up with the concept for RC Newb’s 10th-anniversary logo.
Ten years in, and this hobby is still as fun as it’s always been. It’s a major creative outlet, a networking tool, and offers an escape from life’s daily challenges. With ten years logged on this journey, I feel like we’re only getting started. Thank you for making this hobby as great as it is!