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.
Chevron treads, lots of chrome, and semi-truck styling make the Bullhead an iconic monster. You can still get one.
Basically a re-skinned Clod Buster, the Bull Head remains one of RC’s most unique-looking monsters.
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?
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.
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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