Amarillo really does have something for everyone. We have everything from axe throwing to the ballet. No matter your interests or hobbies, we have a place for you.

That's why it should have been no surprise that this weekend Amarillo will be hosting the 2021 TeknoRC RC Pro West R2 races. If you're looking for Amarillo RC Motocross, or West Texas RC, they're on S. Coulter. Think SkatePlex.

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Curious, I went to YouTube to see if I could find anything for Amarillo RC Motocross. Luckily, the search provided plenty of results.

At first, I have to admit I scoffed at the idea of standing out in the elements racing remote control cars. There was nothing about it that sounded fun to me. But I kept watching.

I came across a video of a World Finals race in 2010. That's what got me hooked. Also, it's RADIO controlled. Not "remote", which somehow made it seem so much cooler.

By the end of watching the race, I found myself emotionally invested in watching the underdog win a world title and taking it from the crowd favorite.

It looks like the community surrounding RC racing is still doing well. I found several message boards and websites that are regularly updated, and there are several events scheduled locally that are coming up.

If you're looking for a new hobby, or have someone who might be interested in RC (I'm thinking of one of my boys right now), this weekend might be something worth checking out with them.

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.

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