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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Special Club Race to benefit Tim Hanson's daughters!

Attention all racers and friends of Tim Hanson! Hot Rod Hobbies will be hosting a benefit off-road club race for Tim, coming up on Saturday June 16, 2018 starting at 1:00pm. 100% of the proceeds will go to Tim's daughters. Proceeds will consist of entry fees, raffle money and food sales. This will be a regular club race with our normal club race fees, but we encourage everyone to give a little more to help the girls out. Even if you can't race or don't have a R/C car, we encourage you to come hang out and share some stories about Tim! Let's come together as a R/C community and celebrate the life of a great man!
Here is the info!
Saturday June 16, 2018 (SAVE THE DATE!)
Hot Rod Hobbies
25845 Railroad Ave. Unit #21
Saugus, CA 91350
(661) 255-2404
Entry fee:
$20 or more for the first entry
$10 or more for each additional
All money will go to the Hanson girls!
Regular club race format - 2 quals and single mains
Hot Rod Hobbies will be donating two (2) cars kits and several other items to the raffle. Please contact us if you would like to donate items to the raffle!!!
*We need a few people to help with barbecuing and raffle tickets sales!
*Anyone who would like to donate product to the raffle or donate money to the Hanson girls please email or call the shop at (661) 255-2404.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Today, we honor the memory of Tim Hanson

It's with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to a great friend, father, brother and employee. Tim Hanson passed away yesterday morning May 29, 2018 from cancer, he was 48 years old. Tim has been a fixture here at Hot Rod Hobbies for the past 7 plus years as a employee and for over 20 plus years as a racer. He was our club race announcer and worked a few days a week in the hobby store as well. He had a wealth of R/C knowledge and a passion for our hobby that was second to none. I've enjoyed countless hours upon hours of conversation with him in our time together in the shop talking about racing, people, religion, politics and life in general. He had a great view about life and I learned a lot from our time together. He was a great friend to all here at Hot Rod Hobbies and many many more away from the shop in his personal life. He loved his girls very much and that was abundantly clear as I listened to him talk about them on numerous occasions. They were his life and he was very proud of them. He enjoyed this hobby like most of us do and dedicated a good portion of his life to racing, making friends, helping out other racers and promoting the hobby in general. He was a true ambassador to this hobby and his presence will truly be missed by all of us here at Hot Rod Hobbies and everyone else he came across within our industry. God bless you Tim as you look down upon your girls and the rest of us. I encourage everyone to take a moment and say a prayer for Tim, his girls and his entire family.

Race in peace Tim.

Jimmy Babcock
Hot Rod Hobbies

Friday, February 23, 2018

Saturday Start Time Change, March 3rd

Just a heads-up to our Saturday club racers! As of March 3rd, we will be moving our Saturday start time back to 6:00pm.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy New Year From Hot Rod Hobbies!

From all of us at Hot Rod Hobbies, to all of wishes for a safe, healthy and prosperous 2018! We look forward to having you out at the track, for the coming off-road season. We expect this one to be one of the best, yet!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Holidays are here!

It's that time of the year, when Santa and his elves prepare to deliver the hottest new radio control gear to eager hobbyists, the world over. Hot Rod Hobbies is doing our part, too...we're fully stocked with the latest kits and equipment, ready to help you find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for R/C enthusiast. Visit the shop and let us help you. Don't forget - what we don't have, we can get for you quickly...and if you just can't decide, we also have gift certificates in all denominations. Happy Holidays from all of us at Hot Rod Hobbies!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Track Rebuild Sunday, October 15

It's that time again, and we need your help! Come out on Sunday, October 15th to help Joey from The Dirt Racing and the rest of the Hot Rod Hobbies crew install what is likely the final layout of 2017. Contact the hobby shop for details on how you can help out!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

20th Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Results!

The Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout is in the books! Thanks for everyone who attended this great event, and congratulations to all of our newly-crowned champions!

2wd Rookie (17.5 No ESC timing): Trenton Ashmore
2wd 17.5 Buggy (17.5 No ESC timing): Dreighton Stoub
2wd 13.5 Buggy (13.5 No ESC timing): Mason Templeman
2wd Open Buggy: Ryan Cavalieri
2wd 17.5 Stadium Truck (17.5 No ESC timing): Zachary Gilmore
2wd 13.5 Stadium Truck (13.5 No ESC timing): Chris Van Air
2wd Open Stadium Truck: Ryan Cavalieri
4wd 13.5 Buggy (13.5 No ESC timing): Dreighton Stoub
4wd Open Buggy: Ty Tessman
2wd 17.5 Short Course (17.5 No ESC timing): Dro Mousheghian
2wd Open Short Course: Spencer Rivkin
Electric 1/8 (No weight limit): David Jenson