Throwback Thursday, April 1991: Bullhead, Blackfoot, JR-XT, and More

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This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us to 1991, when Terminator 2 ruled theaters (awesome) and Marky Mark owned the charts (less awesome). As for RC Car Action, our April issue was getting down monster-style, with Tamiya’s big Bullhead getting its grille all up in your grille.

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Chevron treads, lots of chrome, and semi-truck styling make the Bullhead an iconic monster. You can still get one.

Bullhead

Basically a re-skinned Clod Buster, the Bull Head remains one of RC’s most unique-looking monsters.

 

Blackfoot

The Bullhead wasn’t the issue’s only Tamiya machine. The popular Blackfoot was also in the mix, with a custom project version featuring parts from CCP, CRC, and JG–remember them?

 

TOY

The Blackfoot project was cool and all, but the Losi JR-XT made the ‘Foot obsolete as a truck-class contender. As the industry’s first purpose-built big-tire racer, the JR-XT made it official: truck competition was here to stay. In response to the exploding popularity of trucks, we named our first-ever “Truck of the Year” in ’91, and the JR-XT was the hands-down choice for top truck.

 

tool tips

The great Jim Newman illustrated Pit Tips for years, and we collected some of his best stuff here–and many of them are still useful today.

 

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