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RC Car Action April 1992: RC Superstar Masami Hirosaka and the Most Top Secret RC Car Ever!

RC has its icons but when it comes to people in this hobby it’s hard to find anyone more beloved than Masami Hirosaka. We sat down with Master Masami for the very first time in our April 1992 issue and talked about where it all began for the most famous driver of all time. We [...]

Feb 27, 2014 Comments
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RC Car Action November 1989: An Epic Rivalry Begins!

In RC there are something things that have just always seemed to be.  Whether its the way we do things, the type of cars we drive or even just something simple like a rivalry. For the average RC enthusiast these things just seem to have always been there. Looking back through the historic issues of [...]

Feb 20, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Announces New TRF503 4WD Buggy

Tamiya has just announced their newest 4WD buggy, the TRF503. The belt drive buggy is built off of the successful TRF511 and is the result of countless hours of research and development by Tamiya’s international racing team to produce a car with more overall traction and improved cornering stabiliy. We think the buggy looks great [...]

Feb 07, 2014 Comments
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The Beginnings of Short Course and Two Worlds Winners: Throwing Back With RC Car Action January 1996

The mid-90s were a time of change in RC, drastic change. A new segment crept its way in, nearly overnight, as touring cars set the stage for the “next big thing” in the hobby and while our January 1996 issue kicked off a new year and featured some of this new segments newest rides, there [...]

Jan 30, 2014 Comments
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Losi Announces New 5IVE Mini WRC RTR

It seems our friends over at Losi have been busy lately in the large scale department with recent release of the 1/5 Desert Buggy Xl and now the newest addition to the 5IVE moniker, the 5IVE Mini WRC. This 1/5 Ready to Run is officially licensed after the John Cooper Works Mini Countryman that competes [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Releases New 1967 Ford Mustang

Along with their new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, Vaterra also launched another exciting new edition to their V100-S platform, the 1967 Ford Mustang. This same chassis brought us the 1969 Camaro (RS and SS), 2012 Camaro (ZL-1 and CHP ZL-1) and of course the Nissan GTR and GT-R Nismo GT3 that we featured in our December [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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Monster Beetles and Little Lancias: Looking Back At RC Car Action’s August 1987 Issue

As I counted the final days of summer vacation and thrashed to read Johnny Tremain for my 6th grade summer reading which I’d been putting off all summer, the world at large was doing odd things. Most people were off on vacation listening to the Fat Boys rap to their version of Wipe Out or Los [...]

Jan 16, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Racing 1/10 Buggy Blockade Tires

We got a sneak peak at Pro-Line’s newest tire before anyone else. The famous Blockade tread is finally coming to a buggy near you! Designed with a block type pattern that provides massive forward bite for loose, dusty and hard-parked conditions, the tire will likely find its way onto 2WD and 4WD buggies on outdoor [...]

Jan 10, 2014 Comments
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