R/C Car Documentary – Carpet Racers (2009) – Updated 3/3/2012

Posted: January 19, 2012 in general interest, product review

I enjoy watching documentaries and there are so few about the R/C hobby.  I haven’t seen this one yet but it looks interesting.

Update –  3/3/2012:  I received my DVD today and promptly hit the play button.  First off, this is a very well done documentary.  Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging.  Jay Thames, the director, did a good job telling his story through the personalities of the professional indoor R/C car racer.  You won’t be disappointed that the majority of the film is commentary and interviews (it is a documentary) and not lap by lap racing (go to YouTube to watch that) because the film never felt stale. I liked the way the interviews were done and the commentary at race side is fun.

I also enjoyed the throw back in time with the inclusion of commentary from Joel Johnson.  I was into R/C cars in the early 80’s and Joel’s name was everywhere. Brought back some fond memories.

Storyline

A funny, yet dramatic, in-depth look inside the subculture of professional, competitive radio control race car drivers. Carpet Racers explores the lives of the men (and women) who’s love affair with RC is timeless.

http://www.carpetracers.com/

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Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for mentioning “Carpet Racers” on your blog!
    Just FYI — The “Carpet Racers” documentary will air on the Documentary Channel which is carried on both “Direct TV” and “The Dish Network” (on Satellite TV) on Sunday, March 4th at 8PM & 11PM (est).

  2. Anonymous says:

    We don’t really have any info about Netflicks yet……but you can go to the website at http://www.Carpetracers.com and purchase the DVD. If you click on the “Buy” tab it will show you the various shops & on-line sites that carry it, or you can buy it directly from the website. There are also some pictures & videos on the site, as well as the articles that have been written about the film.
    You can also follow the “Carpet Racers” news on Facebook!

  3. Anonymous says:

    That’s great! We’ll be looking forward to your review, and we will post it on the “Carpet Racers” website! Thanks!!!

    • electricdan says:

      I received my DVD today and promptly hit the play button. First off, this is a very well done documentary. Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging. Jay Thames, the director, did a good job telling his story through the personalities of the professional indoor R/C car racer. You won’t be disappointed that the majority of the film is commentary and interviews (it is a documentary) and not lap by lap racing (go to YouTube to watch that) because the film never felt stale. I liked the way the interviews were done and the commentary at race side is fun.

      I also enjoyed the throw back in time with the inclusion of commentary from Joel Johnson. I was into R/C cars in the early 80’s and Joel’s name was everywhere. Brought back some fond memories.

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