KpopRC Fisheye Photo of the Inaugural Invitational 1/8 Scale eBuggy Race at RC Acres Hamilton
The Inaugural Invitational 1/8 Scale eBuggy Race was held inside the Thunderdome at RC Acres in Hamilton, Ontario, on November 23rd, 2013.
25 Drivers from as far as Peterborough, Kingston and Ottawa in addition to surrounding Hamilton and Burford (and all points in between) battled it out over the 650 meter dirt track, through an hour of open practice, 2 rounds of heated practice, 3 qualifiers and the mains. Some veteran racers were in attendance to lay some fast laps down while some rookies were there to break in their rides on the newly created technical track.
The original post dated December 13th, 2009 was a short opinion piece on a $200,000 donation by Carrie Underwood to the Humane Society of the United States. My thoughts on it at the time were: "Miss Underwood just handed over a ton of coin to help the largest Animal Rights Activist organization on Earth fight Farmers and Ranchers and anyone else that has an interest in animals."
September 6th through 8th Rawhide Rodeo presented Ontario High School Rodeo and International Professional Rodeo sponsored by Med-On-Site inside the Case IH Agriplex at the 138th Western Fair inside the Western Fair District in London, Ontario, Canada.
It was a weekend of celebrations... Case IH celebrating their 25th Anniversary of the Magnum Tractor, Barney the Purple Dinosaur celebrating his 25th Year, and my birthday as well.
As a rodeo professional, I conduct business like any other entity: Pitch, Negotiate, Agree, Perform, Recap. Over the 10 years of doing this, a majority of these agreements have been a-la-Code of the West… on a Handshake. If an event is simple, I was ok with that. But if there are intricacies, I use a 4-page detailed contract (complete with cancellation agreements on both parties, etc.)
This posting isn't a sob story, or a whoa-is-me… but it is more of a setting of the record.
Rodeo started from the West, and many people in the business call themselves "Cowboy" and feel that they are privileged to abide by this code:
"The Code of the West was a gentleman's agreement to certain rules of conduct. It was never written into the statutes, but it was respected everywhere on the range. " ~ Ramon F. Adams
From the code:A Cowboy’s word is his sacred bond, a handshake is more binding than a contract.