Give yourself a RDC history lesson... I DID!

GunnSlinger

Captain Backpack
As some of you might know, I have read EVERY SINGLE post of EVERY SINGLE thread! No.. it's not because i dont have a job or a life, the honest answer is because i have a passion for off-road racing and want to learn everything about our great sport. Although my "join date" says 2007 ive been lurking on this site since 2003. RDC has not only gave me some great insight about our sport but it has also brought me some great friends along the way....

so what ive done is compiled some of the treads here that are a) good reading b)useful information that sometimes gets passed by c) threads that helped develope where RDC is today.


HOPE YOU ENJOY!!

(i know some of these threads are long reads, but PLEASE just take the time and read the entire thread and really think about what your reading)

One of the First threads on RDC 2.0 .. with quite a powerful post that we ALL forget!

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10

A great read, and the poll still works :)

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=664

Where have these days gone?... hopefully we will see something like this again!

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1058

The OG "where are they now"

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1573

A great thread started by Andy McMillin about nobody being safe in baja (2007)

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36312

One very sad day for the entire off-road community

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15915

From kidnapped to back home safe

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43288

MO gets called out!

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48965

3 days of racing with 3 different drivers .. IM IN!!

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36768

Suspension seats?... you be the judge

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58050

How "the family" changed one of many persons life

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32366

Here are a couple started by yours truly :D (they are actually good reads though)

downfall of mdr?

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45248

most under rated driver?

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43646

A story that ALL who go to baja should read about the Hall family

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36297

Just a couple of friends doing what they love to do, and making it happen!

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16917

The END to the mig/tig debate??.... nahhhhh!!!

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10166

THIS IS HOW YOU GET SPONSORED!! .. (keep this one in your back pocket)

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39188&highlight=sponsored

...... and last but not least


the WTAR thread!!... many of you who have never been in that thread might think that it is just a bunch of RDC mess-offs, or just a bunch of people who have nothing better to do than to rack up a bunch of posts. I will be the first to admit that I was one of those people who thought that... I WAS WRONG!.. this thread is ABSOLUTELY epic and has done a lot of great things for RDC ... If you have the patients and open mindedness to read the ENTIRE thread (or even just from post 1,000 and on) you will realize that the WTAR thread is a big chapter of many peoples lives, and what it's done for RDC and the racing community is pretty special in its own right. Not only was i one of the ones that shuned the WTAR guys/gals i was also one of the ones that took the quest to read EVERY SINGLE POST!... and i still do... and i am now VERY proud to call each and every one of them my friends....

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43039


... i know there are MANY MANY threads that i have forgotten, these were just a few that came to mind when i thought about putting this together. so please forgive me if you find that this thread should include one that i have forgotten ... but in the same token, FEEL FREE TO POST A THREAD THAT HAS CHANGED RDC OR "THE FAMILY"!!

... lets try to keep this thread on topic(s) and leave the jibba jabba out so that people later on can take the same history lesson....


thanks in advance
adam

ps... there are about 95% desert section threads in this post ... but there we just too many to choose from ..
 

Mary Kay

PRINCESS
THANK YOU Adam, what a great thread. I also think WTAR is the best.
Evie Baldwin's post made me cry, such a huge loss:(
To the Hall Family, I hope things are getting better as time passes.
MO:mad:
I picked off-road.
 

EMS702

Rescue 1
Great thread. Thanks for the history lesson.
 

DSRacing

Mini Metal MOD
We need to bring back the ability to comment in the classifieds section.;)
 

dezertgirl

"RDC's Social Butterfly"
Wow Adam-that is a LOT of GREAT information-I'm really glad you took the time to point out some awesome threads!!
 

DEZERTSUB

Straw Man
Every single post of every single thread???

Wow. That's dedication. And I thought I really liked RDC.

Klaus owes you a beer:D
 

GunnSlinger

Captain Backpack
Every single post of every single thread???

Wow. That's dedication. And I thought I really liked RDC.

Klaus owes you a beer:D
yes sir... it took quite a long time to do, but i am very thankful that i did it!....



.... honestly i think I OWE Klaus a beer, without him and he help of many others RDC wouldn't be possible... (<---- sappy, but true)
 

dislocated1

Well-Known Member
Absolutely love RDC, been around a long time...... but...... I think the WTAR and all the internet diarrhea it spews out makes RDC seem like a high school clique.... flame away, but it's just my opinion
 

GunnSlinger

Captain Backpack
Absolutely love RDC, been around a long time...... but...... I think the WTAR and all the internet diarrhea it spews out makes RDC seem like a high school clique.... flame away, but it's just my opinion
... i do agree, it does spew out at times and can give the WTAR thread a bad name....




....but......



... if you were around for the "digital bonfire" days with some of our mutual friends (if you dont know what im talking about, ask john, he'll explain) you would totally understand how big a part the WTAR thread is in these people's lives...... its more of a chapter in these peoples lives where anything can be said, you dont have to hold anything back and everybody is always wiling to listen ... even if its gay! ....



... give it a read ... i dare ya ... you read the ENTIRE thing... ill take you to dinner at ANY restaurant you want!!! ... WEATHER YOU LIKE THE THREAD OR NOT!!! ... just give it a chance
 

Mike @ pit b

#Mike@PlanB
Completely harmless good stuff in there. Hell, I got half of my pit crew because of that thread.
And it's JUST 1 THREAD!!!! If you really think that just one thread was the cause of internet diarrhea and name calling, I give you the Purple section. Full of political spam and name calling that knows no bounds, but no one complains about that. Sure there's trash talking in WTAR but that is because we are all friends and we all know we are kidding.

Just think of it as a RDC fast track to getting to know people. It's just one thread. All are welcome. And it's not like you are forced to read it anyways.
 

dislocated1

Well-Known Member
If you really think that just one thread was the cause of internet diarrhea and name calling, I give you the Purple section.

Oh man I forgot about that section..... I am so tuned outta that I forgot it even existed..... But as I said in my OG post... to each his own..... I just happen to think it is lame
 
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