Looks like our favorite hobby is about to get another big boost into the mainstream media consciousness as Traxxas‘ Courtney Force is now the flat-out fastest driver in NHRA history, and just became the winningest lady driver to boot. With a top speed of 325.37mph, Courtney bested the previous record of 324.12mph set by dad [...]
Finally, I’m back at the bench to get my Tamiya Rock Socker “online build” rolling–here’s the unboxing in case you missed it. With most kits, it’s very easy to see where the build is going. You’ve got the chassis, suspension arms, shock towers, transmission halves…the usual stuff. Not so with the Rock socker, which goes [...]
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And you thought 1/5 scale RC cars were big–have a look at these 3/8 scale (a little over 1/3 scale) RC cars built by Ford back in the 1950s. Hat-tip to Mac’s Motor City Garage for posting the pics and video. The story behind these cars is fascinating: “…Tremulis and a studio staffer, Romeyne Hammond, constructed [...]
Now this is a good promotion. Mugen racer Lee Martin clears a pair of semis parked end-to-end in a bid to make you hungry for a chicken sandwich. It’s definitely a wild video, and looks legit–though it would be nice to see the jump as one continuous shot to confirm Lee actually nailed the landing. [...]
Since the B44′s debut, Team Associated’s four-wheeler has gone on to win three IFMAR World titles and four ROAR nats wins–so yeah, it works. Newly updated as the B44.3 Factory Team kit, the top-shelf buggy is now built on an aluminum chassis for an even lower CG, and the chassis’ specially machined design and new [...]
This well-weathered workhorse of a Reader’s Ride comes to us from Matthew Lane. Like many scale builds, there’s a modified Axial SCX10 chassis beneath the bodywork. The frame rails have been chromed to make them stand out, and an aluminum 4-link suspension helps the hammered hauler get around in the woods. The body is the [...]