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Baja Bug, Texas Style: Jeff Vitale’s Tamiya Sand Scorcher

A year in the making, this beautiful Sand Scorcher comes to us from Jeff Vitale of Lubbock, TX. Highlights include a custom fabbed interior roll cage, ball stick shifter, complete dash, and NOS tanks–the driver even sports a seatbelt (safety first, even if you’re made of plastic). Custom-lettered tires are mounted on aluminum hubs and [...]

Apr 29, 2014 Comments
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Jeff LaPorte’s Classic Clod

Jeff LaPorte of Liverpool, NY submitted this shot of his Tamiya Super Clod Buster, and it’s one of our Readers’ Rides selections for the June issue. The truck is mostly stock except for a few choice Traxxas bits including an XL-5 speed control and Ultra shocks. Bonus points for the smooth paint job (no easy feat, [...]

Apr 22, 2014 Comments
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“King” of the Trail: Tyler Puterbaugh’s Axial Wraith

If you’re an RCCA subscriber or you snagged our May issue off the newsstand, you’ve already seen this Reader’s Ride between the pages (or, you may have seen it tearing up the trails in Benton, PA). Tyler Puterbaugh’s Axial Wraith is the pride of his RC fleet and looks great in this nicely-snapped shot. The [...]

Mar 31, 2014 Comments
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The Beginnings of Short Course and Two Worlds Winners: Throwing Back With RC Car Action January 1996

The mid-90s were a time of change in RC, drastic change. A new segment crept its way in, nearly overnight, as touring cars set the stage for the “next big thing” in the hobby and while our January 1996 issue kicked off a new year and featured some of this new segments newest rides, there [...]

Jan 30, 2014 Comments
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John Edge’s RJ Speed Classic Sprinter

This week’s Reader’s Ride comers to us from John Edge of Pensacola, FL. John built this RJ Speed Classic Sprint Car in honor of his dad, Jack Edge, and finished it like the Midget racing car Jack drove 55 years ago. Special care was spent getting the helmet, goggles, and bandana detailed just like they [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Joe Mergel’s Amazing 6X6 Semi

This wild ride comes from Joe Mergel and is featured in the February issue of RC Car Action: Yo, Joe! Cobra better watch out! Okay, sorry for the throwback humor but anyone from the 80s might take one look at this military beast and rekindle memories of great G.I. Joe vehicles. This custom 6×6 semi-truck [...]

Dec 16, 2013 Comments
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We Got A Situation!

You may recognize this guy as “The Situation” from MTV’s Jersey Shore, but to the guys who hang out at Unreal RC in Toms River, NJ, he’s known simply as Michael Sorrentino. Michael received his first RC vehicle from his family for his birthday and it was a landslide from there. He loved the hobby [...]

Nov 04, 2013 Comments
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Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg found this Traxxas Revo on eBay in need of a little loving care and it was soon restored back to mint condition. He swapped the original 2.5 nitro engine for a more robust TRX3.3 Racing Engine, but the real handiwork here is Greg’s careful construction of the wood paneling he added to the bed [...]

Sep 23, 2013 Comments
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