My name is Mike Garrison. I am your average Midwest American kid (28 to be exact) who grew up in a small town with my mom, dad, sister, and crazy grandma. Do you remember the kid in school who struck out playing tee-ball or got tangled in the soccer net? That was me. Traditional sports were never my strong point, and my parents recognized that an early age. I began racing motocross at the age of 5, and for the next 13 years of my life my entire family and I traveled the country racing week after week. Like any kid, I had a dream of someday being a professional rider, making the big money, swarmed by hot chicks, and signing autographs at the local McDonalds.
On August 27, 2006, at the age of 18, I attended a local race in preparation for my pro class debut in 2007. While trying to make a pass on my best friend for the lead, we collided in mid-air over a jump. We both came crashing to the ground. As best friends we competed to be the better than one another at everything…including crashing. I won this battle as he was un-injured in the crash, whereas I had shattered my spine, collapsed both lungs, suffered severe internal bleeding, and was paralyzed from the chest down.
To many people this sounds like a terribly tragic situation, however, if given the opportunity to travel back in time I wouldn’t change anything about that day or what has happened to me. To this day we are still best friends competing at everything, and often laugh about who technically won the race that day. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason, and with that being said, I believe when there is no longer a reason for me to be rolling the streets in a wheelchair is the day I will simply stand up and walk away.
In the meantime, the journey that crash put me on has been truly amazing. I found my love for graphic design, writing, speaking, of course…R/C cars.
My passion for R/C cars started as a racer. After several years of eating, sleeping, and breathing R/C car racing…I was fortunate enough to find myself on the driver’s stand as part of Team USA for the 2008 IFMAR 1/8 World Championships.
Shortly after I found my passion for announcing races, which has traveled me around the country announcing events such as The NEO Race, RC Pro Finals, and becoming the in-game voice and announcer of the Virtual RC Simulator.
While substitute announcing at the 2011 Cactus Classic, I was approached for a position as editor for an R/C media site. After spending nearly 5 years working for various media outlets as online editor and graphic designer, I have decided to compile all of the lessons learned to create the ultimate place for racers, bashers, crawlers, and industry brands to find the latest news, entertainment, knowledge, and products in R/C.
With that being said…InsideLineRC was born!
At InsidelineRC.com we’ve put together a talented team of people that are passionate about R/C. We’re dedicated to bringing the absolute best in information and entertainment to the R/C industry. We are teaming up a list of contributors of all genres to provide the latest in offroad racing, onroad racing, rock crawling, backyard bashing, drone racing, and more!
Thank you for visiting, and we hope you enjoy the site!