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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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Remembering RC Cars

RC Cars Massilon OH 08-25-2014While strolling past a store in Massillon, Ohio, earlier this summer, my eye was drawn to a window display of used radio-controlled (RC) cars. This guy was going for $200. There was another one that was priced at $575.

My first real car (used, of course) was only $1200.

Kid Adam was into these

rccar2When Kid Adam was about 12, he was into RC stuff big-time. I know he built and raced several models of RC cars, including this one running on a track between Cape and Jackson.

I wonder where they are now?

rccar1I think he sold his cars when he got older, but if he didn’t, it’s time for me to go rooting in the attic.

2 comments to Remembering RC Cars

  • Terry Hopkins

    Cool stuff!…some of us still play with toys…I have my Drones which I enjoy. These are like RC cars in the air…
    BIG fun.

  • Mark Wissmann

    I remember the hobby horse in the town plaza had a huge track built inime side of the store that used to have races. I spent many hours facinated by the care. Later got a slot car track for Christmas spent many hours racing against my dad in the living room floor. Good memories.

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