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  • Member since January, 2009
  • From Ventura California
  • 25 contributed posts
About ModelsByMas

Hello Race Fans of All Shapes and Sizes!

  My name is Tom Douglas, I am a partially disabled 58-year-old retired Computer Repair & Quality Control Technician.
  I have been happily married since 1972. I have two kids, my son is 39 and my daughter is, well I think she'd want me to say she is 29. 
  My hobbies are, repairing computers, computer graphics & Web Site Publication, Model Building, Air Brushing; I also love Auto Racing, Large and Small scales but I love the NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car Classes the most.
  I bought my first real car, a 1957, Ford Wagon at 15. Since then, besides the newest car, Special vehicles I've owned are, a 1947, Chevrolet Fleet-master, a 1942 Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle, a 30 foot 1957, Mashtare Hueneme Six Pack Fishing Vessel, a 1959 Chrysler Saratga Lowrider, a 1961 & 1965 Chevrolet Pickup trucks, a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair, & a 1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Lowrider. Now I have a Dodge Neon. (Duh) LOL
  In the mid 1990's I had the pleasure of graduating from the Jim Hall School of Racing, and then went on to become a member of the International Karting Federation, while racing in the Yamaha KT100 Class driving a ProLine Racing Kart. I raced in the Karts until a friend I raced with in both, Radio Control & Kart Racing had a heart attack on the long straight at the Riverside Kart track and lost his life; from then on, Kart Racing just didn't seem the same so I then went on to race my final years of Radio Control Auto Racing with my 1:5th Scale Expert Super Touring Car until winning the "C Main" at the 2004 ROAR 1:5th Scale National Championships when I found out that my transmitter hand would go numb in the longer races and decided to retire.
  I first started Radio Control Auto Racing with a couple of toy store 1/12th scale cars in 1977 and it was when I bought my first 'real" Radio Control Race Car that I found out I had nitch for driving and could control the car well enough to race in the Professional ranks  starting with a Titan RC100 1/8th Scale Can-Am car, then I went on to race in the Expert 4wheel drive classes around the western United states when I was in my twenties. Since that first race car, I have won numerous RC Championship's and Notable other National Races in both the Expert 1/8th Scale Can-Am Classes, and Expert 1/5th Scale Super Touring Car Class. Now that I have retired from professional RC Racing, I spend hours upon hours helping Test Racing Simulator Software Programs as a Beta Tester & Affiliate Partner for Virtual Racing Industries of the Netherlands and are located at Virtual RC Racing Community at They have just released to the public on September 1, 2011 the NEW Version the Radio Control Simulator that is called, "Virtual RC Professional" or otherwise called VRC-Pro. This NEW Online Community is called "VRC World" and can be accessed at >
  As for music, I like listening to a good guitar player, folk or rock; I like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Iron Butterfly, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath. As for personal music, when I was grade school I was chosen to sing a duet at Disneyland in California with actor & movie director Kevin Costner as a member of the "Ventura Blue Barret Boys Choir". A photo of Kevin an me can be viewed in "My Personal Photos" at the bottom right corner of this page
   Things I love are my wife and kids. I love Sunset's on the Pacific Ocean with my wife. I love my Mother and my family, and I especially love, and miss the friends and Loved one's that are no longer with us. Rest with God.
Thank you for visiting and have good day. :O)


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