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Here’s the REAL “Behind the Scenes” on the NOT Fake Qualcomm RC vs. Formula-E Video

When we last shared Qualcomm’s RC vs. full-size Formula-E video, we had some fun pointing out what appeared to be fakery that went into it based on the “Behind the Scenes” clip that accompanied the video. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than that clip, which definitely didn’t do the production team any [...]

Jul 01, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Aqroshot & Neo Fighter XB Review

You’ve already seen this if you’re a subscriber–why not pull the trigger on a sub right now? Get yours here! Tamiya’s DT-03 is the rugged platform beneath the Aqroshot and Neo Fighter truck and buggy looks. Build your own with the kit versions of both, or go RTR with the Neo Fighter in “XB” trim. We [...]

Jun 29, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds One-Piece Option to Jeep Comanche Line

Pro-Line has had a pair of two-piece Comanche shells for a while, and now you can get the same look from a single piece of Lexan. Like the previous versions, the new one-piece shell is designed specifically for 12.3″ wheelbase rigs. As usual for Pro-Line, it’s made of genuine GE Lexan (as opposed to McGillicuddy’s [...]

Jun 27, 2015 Comments
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Vaterra Adds ’68 Ford F-100 to V100-S RTR Lineup

We’re fans of Vaterra’s V100-S models, which include a variety of Chevy, Ford and Nissan models ranging from cop-car Camaros and the latest Mustang GT to vintage and modern Corvettes and two takes on the “Godzilla” GT-R. The latest look for the shaft-drive street runner is Ford’s classic ’68 Ford F100, which gets a resto-mode [...]

Jun 25, 2015 Comments
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1/5 Scale Trucks Racing & Wrecking In Slow-Mo [VIDEO]

Large-scale trucks seem even bigger and weightier when filmed in slow-mo, as this clip will attest. Some of the angles could be full-scale race footage! Click for all the Lexan-wrinkling fun, but you may want to supply your own soundtrack–the current track is pretty snoozy.

Jun 25, 2015 Comments
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Could Ty Tessmann Beat You With a Grasshopper?

Answer: probably not. That’s not meant to besmirch Ty’s driving skills (they’re un-besmirchable) or the Tamiya Grasshopper (it’s fun, but hardly a race car). But it does serve as an object lesson for how a driver’s success is dependent not only on his or her skills, but also the capabilities of their car. At the [...]

Jun 24, 2015 Comments
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Tom Meents Double Backflips Maximum Destruction, Front End Receives Maximum Destruction [VIDEO]

Five tons of monster truck flipping twice in the air? That is nuts. You gotta give it up to Tom Meents for having the guts to basically drive head on into a wall for this stunt. I’ll just watch from the stands, thank you. Fast-forward to 0:15 if you can’t wait fifteen seconds for the [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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Got Monster Truck? Send Us Your Pics!

We’re revving up another Monster Trucks special issue, and we want to see your machine in the mag. Send your best shots to, and be sure to include the details about your build. Need photo tips? Just  click here. Here are the trucks that made the cut for our last issue–click to enlarge.

Jun 20, 2015 Comments
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