Editors Blogs

When Will NASCAR Really Go RC?

RC oval racing has been around for decades, but because the cars used for RC oval racing are pan cars that can only be used on smooth and clean paved surfaces or carpet, the segment has never really taken off. It isn’t because NASCAR fans aren’t do’ers or real gearheads. I’ve heard that argument and [...]

Jan 15, 2011 Comments
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For Your Entertainment: RC In The Movies

One of the coolest movies to ever feature RC was The Dead Pool which came out in 1988 and starred Clint Eastwood. The antagonist (AKA the bad guy) uses an RC car to do his dirty work. Check it out. Post up what you know about the car, the scene, the RC driver, etc. There’s [...]

Jan 14, 2011 Comments
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Ken Block likes RC Zone

I’m a big fan of Ken Block and am friends with him on Facebook. Today I was surprised to see that he posted our RC Zone magazine on his page. The photos show the cover and his Traxxas car on the inside. I think that it’s great that he’s getting us and RC out to the [...]

Jan 13, 2011 Comments
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My Thoughts On…

Short Course Racing: I think there are big changes happening in the RC industry, and at the top of the board is the short course class. There is still some people out there that don’t think it is a real class and think it’s a waste of time. Well, you are wrong. It’s the best [...]

Jan 13, 2011 Comments
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How I Got Started In Racing

I started racing when I was six years old with my father at S.R.S. (Scottsdale RC Speedway). We raced all kinds of cars such as dirt oval sprint car, 1/10-scale pan on-road, and of course, 1/10-scale off-road. My parents basically spent every dime they made on my racing. They obviously wanted me to do well [...]

Jan 13, 2011 Comments
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We need scale snow plows!

As I write this, there are a lot of people in my neighborhood digging out from one of the biggest snow storms that we have had in a long time. As I was breaking my back shoveling snow I starting thinking about how cool it would be to have a scale snow plow for my [...]

Jan 12, 2011 Comments
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Is Short Course Here To Stay?

Let’s face it. Trends come and go in RC. Well, to be more specific, the “in thing” changes. The first “in” category was 1/10-scale electric off-road. Oval had a healthy run. Then came touring cars. Nothing dominated the hobby for a few years after the on-road craze and then came rock crawling. Rock crawling’s rise [...]

Jan 12, 2011 Comments
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Reunited With An Old Flame

The other day a friend/racing buddy/RC Car Action contributor was over my house and commented on how he was surprised that I didn’t have a big collection of all my favorite cars from throughout my years in RC. I explained that before I became a spoiled editor I had to sell the old to be [...]

Jan 11, 2011 Comments
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