Social media has all but ruined the “open” web I once knew. And that includes the community of R/C fans, who once created an interesting network of websites about vintage R/C cars. The new Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, is an eye opener about how the Internet has changed in the last 5-10 years. Mostly for the worse.
It’s a curious fact that the tragic COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some tiny silver linings in unexpected areas of business. And one of those might be hobbies – and hobby stores.
A lot of Toyworld businesses are still going strong, but many of the stores in Sydney suburbs and towns have closed up over the years. Including where I grew up.
…and the day they went racing as slow Historics, against a friend’s Brushless Fantastic.
Remember when the Australian TV show “Collectors”, had a segment about vintage R/C car collecting? It was pretty great.
There aren’t many old hobby shops around anymore. And visiting those stores used to be fun, especially if you were lucky enough to find old stock.