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Matthew Higgins

Why I Love Kits

Why I Love Kits

I have been a very vocal proponent of ready-to-runs or RTRs. Not only do I believe they are essential for the hobby to grow, but I also believe they don’t hurt the hobby in any way, shape, form or fashion. The haters out there, however, think quite differently. It doesn’t take long for some loudmouth to […]
426 MPH Car. Now That’s FAST!

426 MPH Car. Now That’s FAST!

I know it’s not RC, but it’s totally cool. Plus, all RC’ers are obsessed with speed. Check out this video of a car going 426 mph! Of course, it’s built for only one thing and looks a lot more like a rocket than a car, but it’s still amazing.  
Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz Radio Tip

Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz Radio Tip

Traxxas’ line of TQ 2.4 GHz radios offer numerous adjustments, but you may need to return to the default settings if you get confused or are not liking the results of the changes you’ve made to the setting. Sometimes just starting over makes the most sense. Please note that we always advice making one change […]
Traxxas TORC Racer Rob MacCachren Explains Tire Grooving

Traxxas TORC Racer Rob MacCachren Explains Tire Grooving

This video explains the art of tire grooving. This has been done for years in dirt oval racing and in off-road racing. It is also practiced in RC. Check out the video as it’s pretty informative. It includes some nice background info on Rob MacCachren too.
Is This RC?

Is This RC?

We all know Hot Wheels, and it probably goes without saying that we all love us some Hot Wheels. Heck, one of the best things about having a 4-year old son is that I can buy bushels of these cool 1/64-scale cars without anyone thinking anything of it. Just like dad, he has an affinity […]
Everybody’s Cheating

Everybody’s Cheating

RC racing is full of cheaters. OK, is everybody really cheating? No, of course not. Are enough people cheating to make the average Joe a little skeptical or suspicious? Maybe. It’s hard to tell how many people might really be bending the rules. I’m not one to hang around the tech table to see what’s going […]
Scale Crawling is for Everyone

Scale Crawling is for Everyone

While thousands of you in the greater Chicago area were rocking the house at RCX on Saturday, I got the chance to slow things down and get together with some RC enthusiasts here in Connecticut to do some scale rock crawling. One of the aspects that was cool about this little soiree was that this […]
The RC Bucket List

The RC Bucket List

I keep hearing about bucket lists and there was even a movie on the subject that I have yet to see. I get the concept. Bucket lists are fun and worthwhile for sure. I made and lost my own bucket list when I was in college. Mine had some of the staples I hear all the […]
Don’t Forget The Basher

Don’t Forget The Basher

I love RC racing, but it simply isn’t for everyone. Competitive rock crawling is the same. Not everyone is going to be attracted to higher level competition and the commitment it takes to really perform at a satisfactory level at either a race or a rock crawling event. That’s why I wish more hobby shops […]
Models, Models & More Models–Photos & Video

Models, Models & More Models–Photos & Video

At RC Car Action we get to do a good number of model shoots. When you add in the shoots for our other publications and we get to see a whole lot of models. Well, why should we have all the fun? Check out this galley of some hot models and the included behind-the-scenes video too.   HOT STUFF […]
The History of RC

The History of RC

While I’m sure many of us who have been around the hobby a while could do an adequate job of putting the pen to paper so to speak and come up with a decent account of the history of RC. But, adequate is just, well, just another word for mediocre. As a community we could […]
RC Racing Is All Wrong!

RC Racing Is All Wrong!

I know that’s a bold and intentionally provocative statement, but come on, it can’t really be all that much of a shocker. I have raced RC cars on and off for over two decades, and in those 20 plus years the basic format has essentially stayed exactly the same. I’m talking about club racing here. Weekend warrior […]
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