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