Archive for The President’s Corner
Well this year was an exciting year for the 12 Days of Christmas Big Give!
Pro-Line gave away over $30,000 in prizes and donations.
The donations (*so far) have been:
Teen Challenge: $10,000
The Sheepfold: $7,000
Both Hands: $5,000
Casa Hogar Belen: $1,000
*One donation is still pending winner notification.
Congratulations to all the winners! We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s participation and support! We are looking forward to doing it again next year!
For over 30 years Pro-Line has been Made in America. We have committed, invested and developed a world class manufacturing facility with a team of Americans dedicated to delivering Quality Products. We take great pride in being Innovative, by designing and developing our products in house but we don’t stop there! We also prototype, tool up our molds in our own tool room and test raw materials in our manufacturing facility. We do all this to provide you with the Best, the most trusted and highest quality RC performance products that improve our consumer’s RC experience!
To demonstrate how important this is to us we would like to ask you to please watch this video and share it with your friends.
This week I had an opportunity to spend some time with my son on his visit to our nation’s capital, Washington DC. I had a great time and wanted to share my experience and pictures with you.
You may remember back in December Pro-Line did the Big Give promotion where we took half of our web sales and donated it to 4 charities. We wanted to post an update to let you know what we were able to accomplish with your help.
With your help we were able to raise over $4,000 for each of these charities!
If you would like more information about how you can make a difference with these charities please feel free to visit them on-line.
Casa Hogar Belen
Casa Hogar Belen is located in the Otay Mesa area of Tijuana, Mexico, and is home to 60+ orphaned children in need.
One Egg is a company that helps create jobs, empowers people and helps to provide protein to malnourished children all across the globe.
A 6 month program that helps homeless and abused women with children to find shelter, a safe refuge and a new beginning in life. At The Sheepfold women learn to recognize their value and self-worth, get help finding employment and improved living situations. They are provided with home cooked meals, new clothes, hygiene supplies, supplies for their infants and children, childcare, transportation, support and much more.
Free Wheelchair Mission
The Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations. Founded in 2001, the Free Wheelchair Mission works around the world in partnership with a vast network of humanitarian, faith-based and government organizations, sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, providing not only the gift of mobility, but dignity, independence, and hope.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I know that you’re busy. I want to share what your support over the years has allowed us to do in our local community… at Thanksgiving!
Pro-Line employees put together a Thanksgiving basket drive for needy families in our town. Last Friday, we were able to supply and distribute over 200 Thanksgiving baskets to families in our area with a turkey meal for eight. Our local community partner H.E.L.P. estimated that over 1,000 children will be fed with our Thanksgiving basket efforts.
Your support combined with our team at Pro-Line, made it happen and we greatly appreciate your partnership. THANK YOU!
“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”
Recently our friends from www.neobuggy.net came to visit Pro-Line headquarters in Southern California. Here’s an excerpt from Chief Editor, Philip Mortstedt.
“On the Friday of the Sidewinder race hosted by Thunder Alley I headed down the freeway to Pro-Line’s HQ; a fairly innocous looking building with only one obvious sign who the occupiers were; the distinctive support truck proudly parked outside. I had the pleasure and fortune of spending a couple of hours meeting various employees at PL. Todd Mattson; owner, pioneer and great host, Tim Clark; part of Pro-Line since the late 80’s and Gerardo and Matt – the R&D guys – pushing the envelopes in various classes.
A long breakfast doubled as introductions and some storytelling; as much about how Pro-Line started and grew to how Neo Buggy came to be followed by some first-looks at some of the products PL will be releasing in the near future ‘lips are zipped!’. I was lucky enough to be given an in-depth tour of the 20,000 sqft building; Tim explaining the various processes of R&D, design, prototyping, tooling and production. I was impressed how many things were done ‘in house’ – you may forget the less ‘glamourous’ jobs, but equally important; accounting, customer support, stock control, packaging etc – reinforcing the concept of ‘Made in USA’.”
Jay Halsey, our first World Champion back in 1985. Jay won the 2WD class in this IFMAR World Championship in Pomona, California on Pro-Line’s 109-R Champions 1.5” rear tires (part #1010). Pro-Line’s first World Championship, Pro-Line was started two years earlier in 1983.
Brian Kinwald, our second World Champion, eight years later in 1993 in Basildon, England. Brian “the Dirtinator” Kinwald used a set of Pro-Line flat Stubbies 2.15” in the rear of his 2WD car combined with M2 compound to win the class. (Part # 8086-01)
Masami Hirosaka went on to win the 4WD class in Basildon with flat Stubbies M2 in the rear and 4WD front Stubbies in M2 (part # 8135-01) on the front. This was Pro-Line’s third World Championship.
Masami then went on to win Pro-Line’s sixth World Championship in 1999 in Rauma, Finland. Masami took the 2WD class with the Hole Shot 2.2” rear tire in M2 and wide 4-rib 2.2” on the front.
In 1995, Pro-Line headed over to Tsukuba City, Japan to the home of Yokomo and Yatabe Arena with a box of Square Fuzzies 2.15” rear tires in M2 and ended up winning both the 2WD and 4WD classes with this tire (part number 8089-01) Matt Francis won the 2WD class with his Associated RC10 B2. That was Pro-Line’s fourth IFMAR World Championship.
Thanks to all the team Pro-Line guys that have made it happen over the years! May there be many more World Championships to race for!
Todd Mattson, President
The RCX show took place at the Pomona Fairplex here in California on March 20th and 21st. Record crowds witnessed two amazing days of insane RC Action. Pro-Line had tons of new and exciting products on display for attendees to check out.
Check out the Pro-Line show coverage video on our website at http://www.prolineracing.com/pages/video.html
Thank you to everyone who attended the show and stopped by the Pro-Line booth.