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Traxxas XO-1 Hot Wheels Hypercar by Marcus White [Readers Ride]

What caught our attention first about Marcus White’s Traxxas XO-1 was its hot paint job–which we discovered upon reading his letter is not paint at all, but a custom vinyl wrap–that decorates this hottest of all on-road cars with the logo of that most beloved of miniature car brands: Hot Wheels. While not officially a Hot [...]

May 05, 2015 Comments by
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Axial SCX10-based CJ Willys Crawler by Warren Fisher [Readers Ride]

Warren Fisher documents this impressive Jeep project on the Scale Builders Guide forum, giving us all a great look into what went into this amazing build. Starting with an Axial SCX10 1.9, he added a host of custom details, including scratchbuilt body panels and handmade safety harnesses for the driver figure. There is a custom-built [...]

Apr 27, 2015 Comments by
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Axial SCX10 C/R Edition by Richard Derry [Reader's Ride]

Richard Derry sent us pix of his modified Axial SCX10 C/R Edition Jeep, which has been treated to a host of RC4WD goodies, including hex axle extenders, their Warn 9.5cti winch mounted to a JK Rampage Recovery front bumper, and 1.9 Onyx wheels wrapped with 1.9 Interco IROK tires. Other styling improvements include a Knight [...]

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Ultra-Scale Custom Chevy Silverado by Geoff Docherty [Reader's Ride]

Geoff Docherty’s mindbendingly scale Chevy Silverado custom build is so detailed that it earned its own build thread on the rccrawler.com forums. Geoff started with Scale Shop flat steel frame rails, then welded lips on them to create scale C-channel rails. He installed a Generis Custom Metalworks transfer case and dropped in the RC4WD dummy [...]

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Custom Works Outlaw 3 by Joseph Torrez [ Reader's Ride]

Joseph Torrez of Weatherford, Texas sent us these pics of his Custom Works Outlaw 3 Sprint car. It’s a serious 1/10 competition machine, built and tuned for loose dirt racing at his home track: Wild Bill’s Raceway in Irving, Texas. Wraps from Lance Built Hobbies protect that pretty-in-pink paint by  Sippel Speed Shop. DE Racing wheels [...]

Mar 30, 2015 Comments by
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Custom-built Cherokee Chief by Anthony Rivas [Reader's Ride]

Look quick and this Jeep Cherokee Chief could easily be mistaken for a full-size rig. But Anthony Rivas—of Rivas Concepts in Las Vegas, NV— custom-welded his own tube chassis to fit ProLine’s Cherokee body, then decked it out to replicate the ultimate trail-rated Jeep! He did his own stripes and Cherokee Chief logos and installed [...]

Mar 25, 2015 Comments by
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Dean Evans’ RC10 Time Machine Returns to St. Ives – Readers Ride

This fantastic submission from down under by RC enthusiast turned full-scale racer and automotive journalist Dean Evans illustrates how the passion for competition and the technical skills it develops can take you far—in his case all the way to Bathurst where his amazing run from 16th place to 1st in a single lap has become [...]

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Tonka-Tough Bronco Vaterra Ascender Reader’s Ride [VIDEO]

This project has been 30 years in the making for Aaron Bailey. As a kid Aaron loved his 1979 Tonka Bronco with Big Duke Roughneck driver figure. He treasured them so much that he kept them in excellent condition–good enough to pass on to his son who is now 10. But as cool as the [...]

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