2012 Scion FR-S Cup: Small Cars, Big Event
Quick question… How do you fit over 100 Scion FR-Ss into just one small area of a parking lot? Easy, have Scion in collaboration with HPI Racing host a remote control (RC) event exclusive to the FR-S called the Scion FR-S Cup!
Imagine controlling an FR-S zooming down a straightaway – the ground is a little wet and a turn is coming up, so you ease off the throttle. The FR-S clears the turn, but you can’t get stable.The FR-S jumps a small barrier on the track and does a couple flips. Normally this would be a major tragedy, but not when the FR-S is at 1/10th scale; it’s all part of the fun and excitement of an RC race.
This event brought RC fans, FR-S fans, and everyone in between together for an entertaining day. In addition to the races, vendors such as Five:AD, HPI Racing, OEM Audio+, MV Designz, Beat Sonic, Scion Optomize, and DaYUUM were in attendance to show their support.
A lunch experience by the SeoulSausage food truck was also on hand, followed by the B Sweet Dessert Truck.
There were some real life celebrities of the auto industry at the FR-S Cup, which included Scion Racing’s own Michele Abbate and Stephan Papadakis competing in the races as well as Troy Sumitomo of Five:AD, Mike Vu of MV Designz, and Janet Fujimoto of Toyota Motor Sales as judges of the Concours Trophy.
Speaking of the Concours Trophy, there was a nice showing from all the participants, demonstrating a lot of their creativity in the paint/sticker jobs they did on their FR-S bodies. Here are few of the unique ones, including some ridiculously customized FR-Ss by Five:AD:
The winner was this red, white, and black TRD-themed FR-S.
The event was all in the spirit of fun, but once the track was ready and races got started, you could tell that some of these racers were very serious about competing.
All in all, it resulted in some very exciting competition all day, from each and every class.
For a bunch of mini FR-S RC Cars, it was a big event, with a very successful turnout. Hopefully that is enough to bring back such an event again next year![Word By: Justin Pagtalunan |Photo Credit: Edwin Camanag]