Throwback Thursday, June 1992: RC10 Team Car, Kyosho 4Runner, Tamiya Skyline, more…

Oct 03, 2013 1 Comment by

June, 1992. Most of you will recall that this was the year Denmark rejected the Maastricht Treaty by a thin margin in a national referendum, but some of you will also remember this action-packed issue of RC Car Action. Also, Kriss Kross was ruling the charts with Jump–please put your pants on backwards out of respect or else we’ll be forced to label you wiggeda-wiggeda-wack.

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June_92_Cover

Associated’s RC10 was killin’ it in ’92, and the Team Car version was named Car of the Year in this issue. Looks like it’s on snow, but that’s a beach folks. That Kyosho 4Runner looks pretty sweet, let’s have a look at that article!

 

Kyosho_4R_1

Aw man, this is a truck we need to see again. Big K, if you’re thinking about any re-releases, we’re putting our vote in. Love the stance, the wheels, the brush guard…

 

Kyosho_4R-2

Scale tech under the hood. Check out the solid rear axle, transfer case, and realistic front suspension. And it’s dual-motor ready!

 

ProRaceKit

Lots of RC10 in this issue. Associated’s world-beating buggy got some hefty mods courtesy of Andy’s, which offered up a molded-graphite chassis, sliding-rack steering system, a narrower front bulkhead and longer arms, and a trailing-arm rear suspension setup all in one package as the Pro Race Kit. Anybody ever see one at the track?

 

RC10_COY

Few RC machines have won as many awards and races as the Associated RC10.  The ’92 Car of the Year trophy went to the then-new Team Car remix, which saw the debut of the Stealth transmission. The Stealth tranny set the template for racing gearboxes with its diff on the bottom/idler in the middle/top shaft with spur gear layout, and it’s hard to name any modern 2WD buggy or truck on or off that track that doesn’t use a version of Associated’s 3-gear design.

 

Skyline

Touring cars hadn’t yet exploded in June of ’92, but their day was coming. Sigh…drifting in the driveway with TA-01s before “drifting” was even a “thing.” Those were the days…

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I've been involved in RC for over 25 years, and first joined Air Age Media in 1997. I served as Executive Editor until 2008, when I went to work on the manufacturing side of the RC biz. Now back at RC Car Action, I'm thrilled to be doing what I love most--not just enjoying RC, but sharing it with all of you. In addition to RC, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife Kathleen and our wonderful daughter Audrey.

One Response to “Throwback Thursday, June 1992: RC10 Team Car, Kyosho 4Runner, Tamiya Skyline, more…”

  1. Alex R says:

    i have those issues in the attic i really like how much detail was put into your articles back then .. what a great time in RC the beginning of high frequency speed control by novak and tekin …

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