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Throwback Thursday: July 1994 and Project Big Truck

The best-known vehicle of 1994 was undoubtedly OJ Simpson’s Ford Bronco, but if you were an RCCA reader, a much different truck had your attention: the aptly named Project Big Truck. With the Clod Buster reigning supreme as RC’s biggest and baddest car crusher, aftermarket support for the mighty monster was at its peak. Editor [...]

May 08, 2014 Comments
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RCX Is Just Days Away!

10…9…8…RCX is almost here, so it’s time to get your plans into high gear! Hopefully that includes time in the SoCal sunshine with a visit to the Radio Control Expo at the OC Fair Event Center, but if you can’t be at RCX in person, be sure to follow along with the show here at RCCA.com. We’ll be [...]

May 07, 2014 Comments
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Gas-Burning HPI Savage XL Octane Set To Release This Month!

Yep, it’s really happening now: HPI’s long-anticipated gasoline-burning monster truck, the Savage XL Octane, is finally on its way. HPI last teased the truck during the Nurnberg Toy fair with the video below, and Hobbico just press-released the truck as “available now.”  The Octane isn’t up on the HPI site yet, but Tower Hobbies shows [...]

May 07, 2014 Comments
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See the Back to the Future DeLorean at RCX!

Along with the latest RC cars, trucks, and gear, the 2014 RCX show will also host a variety of full-size cars to keep your engines revving. Joining the fun is the world’s most famous Delorean, Marty McFly’s Flux-Capacitor-powered ride from Back to the Future. The BTTF DeLorean joins Knight Rider’s KITT and other Hollywood cars at RCX [...]

May 05, 2014 Comments
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July RC Car Action, On Sale Now!

The July issue is on sale now at your favorite newsstand or bookstore, or may already be in your hot little hands if you’re a subscriber (or on your screen, for you Digital Edition readers). Here are the highlights, be sure to get your copy today! Tamiya’s FJ Cruiser is our cover star. Nice looking [...]

May 05, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Team Associated ProRally In Action

Want to see Associated’s new ProRally throw it down WRC-style? Of course you do–there’s the player below, get to it. If you’re not hip to the ProRally yet, it’s  based on the Qualifier Series ProLite 4X4, which makes it a well-equipped RTR. Reedy brushless power is standard, a 7-cell NiMH Reedy Wolf Pack is included, and [...]

May 05, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Adds ’69 Corvette to V100-S Lineup

Vaterra’s ample on-road line has a new addition in the form of this nicely proportioned ’69 ‘Vette, officially dubbed the “1969 Chevy Custom Corvette.” The car is officially licensed from GM, and the “custom” is likely a nod to the wheel and tire combo, which is definitely not 1969 spec–but gives the ‘Vette a potent [...]

May 02, 2014 Comments
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Throwback Thursday, June 1994: Race Truck Guide, Traxxas Goes Gas, and More…

1994 was a pretty wild year. Michael Bolton AND Snoop Dog both made the Billboard Hot 100. At the movies, there was The Mask, Ace 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 [...]

May 01, 2014 Comments
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