Matthew Higgins's Blog

Matthew Higgins matth

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About Matt:I think it’s safe to say I’ve done a little bit of everything in RC. That said, I predominately race off-road and my current passion is short course. One of my all-time favorite classes is oval carpet racing. Besides racing, I can often be found working on one of my many never-complete projects, and it seems I have an ever growing collection of rock crawlers—specifically scale crawlers. Matt’s 5 Hot Topics: Short course, Racing, Scale Builds, Crawling and the General RC Hobby

Is This RC?

Aug 16, 2011 4 Comments

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 [...]

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Everybody’s Cheating

Aug 08, 2011 14 Comments

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 [...]

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Scale Crawling is for Everyone

Aug 08, 2011 2 Comments

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 [...]

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The RC Bucket List

Aug 05, 2011 14 Comments

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 [...]

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Don’t Forget The Basher

Aug 02, 2011 4 Comments

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 [...]

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Models, Models & More Models–Photos & Video

Jul 29, 2011 43 Comments

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 [...]

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The History of RC

Jul 26, 2011 30 Comments

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 [...]

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RC Racing Is All Wrong!

Jul 18, 2011 36 Comments

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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