Monster Truck Madness – Happy Thanksgiving, Turkeys
Hey everyone, it’s Thanksgiving here in the States so I want to give a hearty “Happy Thanksgiving” to everyone out there!
I just hit my 9 year anniversary writing weekly for Big Squid, and I wanted to say thanks to all of you for reading, many of whom I’ve become friends with. It never stops being wild to me that you folks take time out of your day to read the nonsense posted here and then send me e-mails sharing stories or giving build advice. Ya’ll are great!
It may be Thanksgiving, but the Black Friday deals have already started. Horizon Hobby,RC4WD, FMS, and Tower Hobbies are just a few that I know of, but most online shops are offering deals in some fashion.
There’s a good chance your local brick and mortar is having some kind of deal so I’d strongly recommend taking a stroll in there to grab something, even if it’s just a hobby knife or can of paint or something. I know they would greatly appreciate it!
I was talking to the manager of my LHS last week, Mark Twain Hobby Center which is one of the biggest shops in the midwest (living down the street from that shop over the years hasn’t been the best thing for me financially), and he said that business has been fantastic and it looks to be another ravenous holiday season, which now marks several in a row that have been this way. It would seem that many folks who tried out the hobby during the pandemic have stuck around!
While it’s not going to help all you Black Friday shoppers out there, next week I’m going to put together a list of fantastic tools that no r/c monster trucker should be living without. I’ve polled a bunch of my racing and building buddies and there are some great ideas. Most are relatively inexpensive as well, so these will make for great stocking stuffer asks from your significant other. Look for that gift guide next Thursday.
Until then, keep it on all 4’s! Happy Thanksgiving!