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Gavin from Ideal Hobbies

Gavin Bach

As far back as I can remember, I was always intrigued by anything Radio Controlled from my first R/C Car when I was 5 to my first control line Aircraft when I was 8.

When I was 14, in the fall of 1984, I was introduced to Radio Controlled Aircraft and soon had developed a passion for the R/C Hobby and had quickly expanded my knowledge into Radio Controlled Boats, Cars, and then later into Helicopters.

In the summer of 1986 I got a part time job at the local Hobby store while going to school. After graduation, I continued my career at the local Hobby store full time for 13 more years until purchasing Ideal Hobbies in December of 2001 turning it into the successful business that it is today.

   

Dave of Ideal Hobbies

Dave Lawlor
I was born in London Ontario and grew up in the small town of Byron nearby. Having graduated from York University and the University of Western Ontario, I moved up to Barrie in 1979. For the next 17 years I managed a Leisure World Hobby Store. This closed in 1996. I then became the Manager of Ideal Hobbies in 2000 until the present time.
I am lucky enough to have worked all these years in a business where every day the most enthusiastic and entertaining people in the world come in through our front door to share their interests and ideas.

Marcus of Ideal Hobbies

Marcus Keeler
I was born & raised in England until the age of 24 when I then moved to Germany for work. While I was there I became friends with some guys who ran 1/10th scale cars just for fun. I got involved and have been occupied with the hobby, to varying degrees, since that time. As I moved around Europe for work I would hunt down clubs in which I’d race cars, trucks, boats, Nitro, Gas, Electric, anything I could; this gave me wide exposure to different types of R/C.
I have written for some UK R/C Magazines and have scratch built many custom R/C vehicles many of which have been published online and in print.
As Technology has improved I now enjoy flying electric multicopters, both outdoors & indoors, and I have also returned to indoor car racing.


Peter of Ideal Hobbies Peter Klebert
I was born in Germany and came to Canada in 1958 with my parents at the age of 1. I grew up in Hamilton and went to school in the area. I started R/C racing in 1978 and have enjoyed a lifetime of racing both in Canada and the USA. I moved to Orillia in 2011 and started work at Ideal Hobbies. I’m looking forward to many more years of Competitive racing in the future.
Eric of Ideal Hobbies Eric Bell
I was born in Ajax, Ontario and moved to Barrie when I was 1 and I have lived here ever since.
I am a student at Bear Creek Secondary School where I am involved in the athletics department where I play on many of their teams, I also have had leading roles in are yearly musical. I also run my own entertainment company that provides tech support for local bands.
I have been around R/C aircraft since the age of 10 and have been a part of the Ideal Hobbies Saturday night racing for the last 5 years. I have interests in rocks as well as R/C boats
   
 


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