Throwback Thursday, June 1994: Race Truck Guide, Traxxas Goes Gas, and More…

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1994 was a pretty wild year. Michael Bolton AND Snoop Dog both made the Billboard Hot 100. At the movies, there was The MaskAce Ventura Pet Detective, and Dumb and Dumber (clearly, it was Jim Carrey’s breakout year). It was also the 15th anniversary of the Happy Meal, so yeah, pretty awesome. As for RC Car Action, we were in the middle of The Great Stadium Truck Racing Explosion, and our June cover featured four top trucks: the Losi LX-T, Team Associated RC10T, Traxxas LS-II, and Schumacher Storm 2000. Yep, Schumacher.

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There’s no way you’d mix up any of these trucks–each has its own unique look. Especially the Schumacher!

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Many an hour was spent pouring over these pages and specs. Ah, memories.

 

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Now that’s a big buggy. Call it the HPI Baja 5B of its day. There are still guys keeping the big TRX machines alive, and they’re pretty fun to wheel with that short wheelbase.

 

PitTips

Jim Newman’s Pit Tips include advice on strengthening side-by-side NiCad packs, soldering motor capacitors, and fixing Bolink body mounts. How times have changed. Can’t beat the art though–that’s ink on paper, no Adobe Illustrator here.

 

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Electric starting was a brand-new thing in 1994, and KO Propo was on the case with the EG Starter. Today, Traxxas is the electric-start king.

 

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