The LiveRC weekly column schedule is making a few changes! Each Monday morning you are probably accustomed to seeing the weekly column "A Moment With Mike" written by LiveRC's Mike Garrison. The "Moment with Mike" weekly editorial column will now be
After taking on a job at his local hobby shop, Mike realizes first hand how small the racing community actually is within the realm of R/C cars. Mike challenges experienced racers to take the "Friendly Racer Challenge" during the next race day at you
After a weekend of freezing weather and stuck inside watching movies. Mike realizes that much like the movie "Neighbors", he was once the young "cool kid" at the track, but has quickly become the old man he thought he'd never be.
This week the "Moment with Mike - Operation R/C Rebuild" discussion continues, with the focus on the amount of time spent at the race track vs. the amount of time actually spent driving on the track. While in search for a more efficient race format,
Following up from last week's "A Moment with Mike" article and discussion, Mike discusses the cost of tires as one the major re-occurring topics found in the feedback he received. Continuing the discussion, he shares his opinions and reaches out aski
Many off-road R/C tracks across the nation have seen a steady decline in entries over the past year, primarily for local club racing. In this edition of A Moment With Mike, Mike expresses his concern and turns to you (the viewers) to begin an open di
On any race weekend more time is usually spent in the pits than actually racing on the track, and this week Mike shares his opinion on the importance of having a fun atmosphere for racers and spectators both on and off the race track.
Mike's Monday morning has started out bright with an email from a supportive viewer, or so he thought. Mike responds to his new fan, their careful attention to detail, and kind words in this edition of A Moment with Mike.
In this week's edition of "A Moment with Mike", Mike points out that there is 30+ years worth of rear motor buggies floating around, with little to no use on the race track anymore. That is, unless someone were to create a rear motor revival race to
There is an old saying, "A family that races together, stays together." Mike reminisces on his childhood growing up in a racing family, and hopes to encourage other parents and families to get involved and support their youngsters in the world of R/C
After hosting his annual "Off-Road JAM" 1/10-scale off-road race this past weekend, Mike has shared the highlight of his weekend, and what he feels is a good sign for the R/C industry - the Novice class.
After an unexpected turn for the worse, Mike spent a week hospitalized with a stomach virus. During that time he learned that being in the hospital resembles a bad day at the R/C track in more ways than one.
After a "rookie mistake" setting up his car, Mike has shared a valuable lesson that he has learned with the help of his wife Britani - who is also an avid R/C racer, and more importantly less of an over thinker than he is.
After spending a full weekend browsing social media, various sites, blogs, and forums, Mike noticed a re-occurrence of people who seem to be more miserable in R/C than they are happy. He has put together the first ever "A Moment with Mike" video blog
After being banned from working on R/C cars in the house, Mike's wife helped him to build an R/C man cave garage to work instead. Despite it being more than he had hoped for, there is one thing missing, and Mike has used his R/C racing mindset to dev
After a Thanksgiving break spent over eating and scrolling through social media, Mike has chosen to discuss the topic of "calendar clashing" between competing tracks and events. He has shared his opinion on nearby tracks scheduling their bigger event
Mike spent his Monday morning reflecting on the 2017 IFMAR 1/10-scale Off-Road World Championships, congratulating the newly crowned champion Ryan Maifield, and saying thank you to everyone involved for provided what he considered to be one of the mo
This week Mike has discussed the topic of race format for 1/10-scale off-road racing, and has his opinion as to whether or not events such as the ROAR Nationals and IFMAR Worlds should allow bump-ups into the triple A-Mains.
We are exactly one week away from the start of 2wd buggy qualifying for the 2017 IFMAR 1/10-scale Off-Road World Championships, held in Xiamen, China. As with any World Championship event, there is a long list of things to keep an eye on, however, Mi
Mike is an avid fan of anything 4wd, and personally he welcomes the growing 13.5 4wd buggy class in 1/10-scale off-road racing. In this week's Moment with Mike, he wants to hear your opinion of the class, and offered up a poll of his own as to whethe
To kick off the week, Mike has questioned the way R/C car manufacturers title, release, and present their new car kits in a comparison to the full-size automotive and motocross industry.
Read Mike's opinions of new car releases, comment, and shar
After jumping in head first to take on his first complete off-road R/C track rebuild, Mike has a message to share with R/C racers and track builders around the globe. One week later, and Mike still feels the pain of "moving a little dirt" at his loca
In this week's Moment with Mike, the topic is the pattern of changes and trends that seem to follow the IFMAR Worlds. With this year's 1/10-scale World Championships scheduled to be held back outside on dirt, Mike predicts a new wave is on the horizo
It is no secret that off-road R/C truck racing classes have declined over the years. Mike has gone in search of why, and whether or not they can become as popular again as they once were. He sat down with multi-time truck class national champion Adam
With the help of his wife, Mike has taken the time to clean out, organize, and re-stock his R/C toolbox. After doing so, he felt so good that he has shared a step-by-step guide to help you clean out your overflowing box of tools, organize, and re-sto
Without eliminating trophies for the existing classes at local and regional R/C races, would adding an additional "Money Class" which pays back cash to it's top finishers be the incentive that racers need to continue racing and supporting nearby trac
Outside of R/C cars, Mike is still very involved in the sport of motocross where his roots in racing began. Often times at the motocross track, Mike is asked what the best way is to start R/C racing.
In this edition of "A Moment with Mike", he an
In this week's edition of "A Moment with Mike", Mike shared his opinion towards sponsors continuing to support drivers that have shown bad behavior on multiple accounts. Mike questions whether race wins alone is worth the support, despite the unfavor
In this edition of A Moment With Mike, Mike shares a story with a bit of R/C karma and his views as to why no matter how fast or famous you may become as an R/C racer, it's important to remember where you started and to take time helping others.
Following a weekend watching some aggressive racing, Mike has decided that it's not being taken out that makes him mad, but rather the "Sorry bro" that follows it. In this week's Moment with Mike he shares is opinions on why he prefers that you save
After a viewer during the live broadcast of the recent ROAR Fuel Off-road Nationals asked if he was too old to become a professional R/C racer, Mike shares his opinions of age, experience, and what he believes is necessary to chase the dream in R/C.
During a recent discussion with a friend, Mike's brain began to focus on the idea of R/C rallycross racing. In this edition of "A Moment With Mike", he discusses the idea of the new class, the benefits it could bring by combining both off-road and on
This past weekend Mike and his wife hosted their annual Summer Off-Road Riot race at Fastlane Raceway in Blue Springs, Missouri. While at the event, Mike spotted three vehicles unknown to him. He received an up close look and shares his thoughts on t
After receiving an earful from racers bragging at one race to another, Mike shares his feelings on racers who are constantly reminding everyone that they are great. Raised in the "Show-Me" state, Mike challenges racers to zip the lip and show him wha
After "stepping down" to the ultra-competitive ranks of 17.5-class racing, Mike wonders why we bother trying to protect stock divisions for entry-level racers - and limit ourselves from watching the industry's best battle it out.