I just came from the RC Park and things are moving along great. The crew should be on lunch and they hope to start putting down lane dividers after lunch. Here are some pics of the progress so far today.
Two members of the Halifax RC Park Committee were on hand at the July 21, 2014 meeting of the North West Community Council. It was at this meeting that Halifax City Councillors Steve Craig, Brad Johns, Tim Outhit, Matt Whitman and Barry Dalrymple presented Todd Connolly and Adrian Parsons with a cheque for $5000 which was pooled together from the Councillors discretionary and district capital funds. The money will be used to gather the necessary supplies to complete the Halifax RC Park so that it is ready to welcome the community.
We want to thank these Councillors very much for the money, time and effort they have given us, to help make the Halifax RC Park a reality. If you are member of the RC community, or married to, or raising one, please remember theses Councillors at election time. They supported us when we needed it, please make sure you return the favor.
The 2014 Quebec Classic is underway this weekend at the Circuit RC International and I wanted to post this neat time lapse video of their track build which was done by Joey the Dirt
Here are a few things about the progress at the RC Park. This is basically a compilation of the last few updates and it should give you a better idea of what we are up against.
Normally, Saturday is the day we work on the RC Park because we all have Monday to Friday jobs. The recent rainfalls just prior to the weekends have been hampering our ability to get into the park with heavy machinery because of the soft ground. This results in a group of volunteers doing a lot of manual labour. We make steady progress, but we are slower than an excavator. We are at the point now where there is little manual labour remaining, until we can get in there with the needed machinery.
It has been awhile, but this weeks Featured Track is the Maryville R/C Raceway in Maryville, Illinois. This oval track which is built for 1/10 scale vehicles, features a 215ft center line, a light dirt surface and 23 to 25 degrees of banking, which surely only adds to the excitement of a “Short Track Saturday Night”. The track also features Multiple electrical outlets, picnic tables, A public address system and water. On site refreshments are also available.
If you happen to be in the area, July 5th, be sure to check out the “Dash for Cash”.
For more details check out Maryville R/C Raceway.
Donations for the Halifax RC Park continue. Tonight, Eavis Construction generously donated a load of clay that will be used to top the track surface. Thank you to Eavis Construction. Josh, Thank you for your patience as we got our act together.
I want to make sure we acknowledge as many donations as possible, it is important that the RC community know which companies helped to make the RC Park become a reality. This task would be so much more difficult without their support.
We have been very busy trying to get the Halifax RC Park up and running, which is why the post on this blog are down, but today, we took another step forward. We broke ground on the RC Track and everything went well. There is nothing like the use of heavy equipment to speed things up. Thank you so much to Jimmy for all your time and effort today. Here are a few pics of what went on today. Thanks to everybody that pitched in, you actually made work fun for me. There is still a long way to go, but we are off to a great start.