So the Big Squid RC Bash and Swap Meet is TOMORROW!! We have been getting emails from people asking all sorts of questions, and we figure many more people probably have the same questions, so why not answer them all right here!
Q: What sort of prizes are there going to be?
A: All sorts! We have a new HPI Blitz, some stuff from Pro-Line, swag from a few different companies and a few surprises! Don’t forget the Helion Invictus and Animus Contest!!
Q: Do I need to bring a table?
A: Yes, if you want to use a table. This is an outdoor event in a parking lot. Some people just pit out of their cars, but if you want to sit down at a table to work on your rc stuff, you’ll need to bring a table and chair.
Q: Where exactly is the bash at?
A: The bash will be held in the parking lot of the Orland Park Hobby Town.
Q: Is there power?
A: Yes, sort of. We will have a few extension cords running out of the Hobby Town. So we are not guaranteeing power, there are some outlets available. If you bring one or two batteries you should be good for the day till the free-for-all starts.
Q: Are there bathrooms there?
A: Yes, inside the hobby shop. Just go inside and ask a friendly employee for them to unlock it for you.
Q: Will there be food and drink?
A: There is a pop machine inside. There are a few close fast food restaurants in the area.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: It’s FREE! We just want people to come out and have a good time!
Q: Does it cost for a swap space?
A: Nope! That’s free also! Come clean out your garage. We ask that you try and limit your stuff to 1 table. We don’t need other hobby shops showing up to sell their stuff.
Q: How do I sell my stuff?
A: You are 100% responsible for your stuff. So keep a eye on it! We recommend putting a price on everything you bring to sell with masking tape or a sticker or something. That way if you are walking around or bashing, and someone is looking at your table they can get an idea if they want to buy it or not.
Q: What if I buy something from the swap meet that does not work?
A: Buyer BEWARE! If you are worried, ask to see it run before you pull out the cash. People are bringing dusty stuff from their garages and basements, we would guess there will be some GREAT deals on things that may not be 100% in working order. And you are right outside a hobby shop! Go inside and order the rest of the parts you need to get it working.
Q: What’s the Schedule for the day?
A: Depends on the turnout. We will have a minimum of four events planned to run. Guaranteed events are: Obstacle Course, SUMO, Shopping Cart Slam, Demolition Derby. All rules will be explained before each event. Registration for those events starts at 10am. Events start at 11am! We will take a short break after the first 2 events for people to do some swap/shopping, or food, etc. The day is usually done by 6pm, but ya never know.
Q: Can I run a different vehicle in each event?
A: Sure! If you want to run your monster truck in the SUMO event and short course in obstacle, or whatever, that’s fine. The more vehicles the merrier!
Any other last minute questions? Drop us an email, and well try and answer it as fast as we can. See you this Saturday!