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Tonka-Tough Bronco Vaterra Ascender Reader’s Ride [VIDEO]

This project has been 30 years in the making for Aaron Bailey. As a kid Aaron loved his 1979 Tonka Bronco with Big Duke Roughneck driver figure. He treasured them so much that he kept them in excellent condition–good enough to pass on to his son who is now 10. But as cool as the [...]

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Chillax In This Japanese Drift Lounge [VIDEO]

Kicking back on the couch for some Tokyo Drift action (for reals, these guys and gals are in Japan) sure looks a lot more comfy than teetering on a rickety drivers’ stand. Not sure if this is some rich guy’s sweet basement, a hobby store’s extra space, or what, but it sure looks like a [...]

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Cactus Classic: Tessman Wins 2WD With HB Prototype; Cavalieri Takes 4WD Title With Associated; Maifield Sweeps Truck Classes With TLR

The 2015 Cactus Classic is in the books and with it a ton of close racing and fast action. In the premier classes HPI/ Hot Bodies’ factory driver Ty Tessmann TQ’d, but a bobble in the first main opened the door for Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri to come out on top after a very exciting [...]

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Cactus Classic: Tessmann TQ’s 2WD Buggy, Cavalieri TQ’s Truck

With one round of qualifying to go, the Cactus Classic’s heavy hitters are scrabbling to find the points to move up in qualifying in the premier classes. A points- based system determines qualifying positions instead of the “rocket round” format. In 2WD Buggy, HPI/Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessmann has wrapped up the TQ position by taking [...]

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Cactus Classic: “No Tire Sauce” Rule Weakly Enforced

With qualifying well under way at the Cactus Classic, it seems that there is some big drama swirling among the drivers. Tires are always a hot topic at any event since they are probably the single most important item that affects the way a car handles. The officially posted rule is for “no saucing” allowed. [...]

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Adam Drake Now Drives With Hitec Lynx 4S

We don’t make a habit of blasting news of every driver sponsorship shake-up, but this one’s important on two fronts: one, it’s Adam Drake, who is sorting out new sponsors after a long stint with Horizon Hobby brands, and two, it’s Hitec, who has long been known for making great servos but not for having [...]

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RC Star Wars Speeder Bike: Too Cool Not to Post

We’re RC Car Action and this is not a car, but c’mon, it’s awesome. You either like this, or you’re wrong. Amazing Return of the Jedi speeder bike that flies (’cause it’s actually a quad copter). Built by Adam Woodworth, details at Makezine.com. For movie machines converted to RC, click here. Photos: Adam Woodworth

Mar 13, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: Under the Hood of TLR’s Dakotah Phend’s New 22T 2.0

The TLR factory drivers are all piloting the new 22T 2.o at the Cactus Classic and the stadium trucks are looking impressive with good corner speed and stable handling. I was able to get a sneak peak under the hood of TLR’s Dakotah Phend’s new 22T 2.0 that should be available for sale very soon. [...]

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