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Were The Good Old Days Really All That Good?

The quick and dirty answer is–drum roll, please–yes and no. For me, there are a few segments that qualify as the good old days of RC. The first segment is the mid eighties when I discovered hobby-grade RC and almost immediately started racing. These were the good old days because everything was new and exciting. I [...]

Jan 26, 2011 Comments
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New Team Associated Vehicle Rumors

We’ve heard numerous rumors regarding Team Associated’s famed Area 51 design area and an all-new vehicle. Speculation has been all over the proverbial map on this one with talk of everything from a 1/5-scale desert truck to a dirt bike to a dirt oval car to a NASTRUCK style racer. Regardless of the wild predictions, [...]

Jan 21, 2011 Comments
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*10 Racing & Setup Tips

Ask anyone at the track why they race and you’ll hear comments regarding having fun or enjoying the competition or the social element of hanging out at the track with some buddies. The inherent competitive aspect of racing will most likely get down played and the fun will be emphasized, but let’s face it, we all want to [...]

Jan 21, 2011 Comments
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Is Short Course On The Right Track?

Let me be clear: I am a proponent of short course racing. I fully embrace RC’s return to scale realism and short course is my primary racing class of choice. That said, I have my concerns. More specifically, I have one important question. The question is simple. Is the short course racing class on the [...]

Jan 20, 2011 Comments
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ROAR Places Six Pro Drivers On 1-year Probation Warning Status

The primary RC racing sanctioning body in the U.S., ROAR, has placed six pro-level members on a “one-year suspension warning status of membership.” This is said to be as a result of conduct and violations of published rules at racing events that ttok place in 2010. ROAR states that this warning status will be reviewed by the Executive Committee [...]

Jan 20, 2011 Comments
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World Exclusive Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL

A classic monster is reborn with four-wheel drive For as long as the wildly popular Traxxas Stampede has been around (which is a long time), there has been an almost constant clamor for a 4WD version of this classic 2WD monster truck. Many resourceful hobbyists have even resorted to making their own using a mix [...]

Jan 17, 2011 Comments
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10 Things You Need To Know About Short Course Racing

Short course racing continues to be the fastest growing segment in RC as it draws in huge numbers of newcomers and has even gained the attention of the hobby’s top pros. As with any new segment, there’s a lot to learn. So, whether you’re new to all things RC or just new to short course, [...]

Jan 17, 2011 Comments
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Chicago Bears Are Bullish About RC

Chicago might be looking to become the new hot spot of RC. We recently received word that Chicago Bears professional football player Devin Hester went to the AdVenture Hobbies store in Chicago and bought everything he could get his hands on. Why? He did it to reward teammates for helping him be selected to go [...]

Jan 16, 2011 Comments
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