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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux by Brian Pratt [READERS’ RIDE]

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux by Brian Pratt [READERS’ RIDE]

Brian has owned his TF2 Toyota for a couple of years, and in that time he has competed with it several times, including a 2nd place at the Team KNK Hardware G6. The TF2 sports a Holmes Hobbies 45T brushed motor controlled but a Holmes waterproof BRXL. It now has Junfac drive shafts and Motoworx […]
Axial SCX-10 Beater Farm Truck by Deon Person [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX-10 Beater Farm Truck by Deon Person [READER’S RIDE]

Deon Person sent in this well-weathered Axial SCX-10 wearing a Pro-Line ’50s Chevy pickup body. His concept was to create a truck that been living the hard life on the farm for years. He gave it a rusty finish and dented and distressed the body underneath. The winshield is cracked and…are those bullet holes? There’s […]

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Axial Wraith Custom Bronco by Dan Boyle [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith Custom Bronco by Dan Boyle [READER’S RIDE]

Our friend Dan is back at it with another custom project—this time a Bronco with a bit of a mud-bogger feel to it, based off an Axial Wraith platform. He replaced all the chassis supports with aluminum pieces, and installed axles SCX style axles from Integy because they have a more scale look. Also adding […]
Axial SCX10 Honcho by Mike Dulian [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Honcho by Mike Dulian [READER’S RIDE]

Mike tells us he’s been an avid RC’er and RC Car Action reader since the late ‘80s. We always love to hear from long-time loyal fans, but it’s the quality of Mike’s truck—and his killer photos—that got him a spot in this month’s Readers’ Rides. His Trail Honcho is the kit version, and he upgraded […]

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Axial SCX10 Volvo XC90 by Micheal Matthews [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Volvo XC90 by Micheal Matthews [READER’S RIDE]

A Volvo RC vehicle is just about as rare a thing as a Big Foot sighting. With Micheal’s Axial-based rig, you get both—because he has installed a Sasquatch driver figure behind the wheel of his SCX10-XC90. But don’t let the whimsical wheelman fool you—this is a serious scale project. It uses the SCX10 chassis and […]
Custom Chevy S10 Crawler by Travis Johnson [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Chevy S10 Crawler by Travis Johnson [READER’S RIDE]

Travis tells us his priorities were “low and stable” for his custom project, so he began with a set of Brazin Scale RC high/low chassis rails. He then hung a Brazin custom-fabricated tube truggy back half in place of the rear frame rail sections. Then he added JT Hobbies high clearance suspension and steering links. […]

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Fast Laps: Rising Supercross Star Malcolm Stewart Hits the RC Track

Fast Laps: Rising Supercross Star Malcolm Stewart Hits the RC Track

Any discussion of the modern Supercross era must include James “Bubba” Stewart, the second- winningest SX rider in AMA history (Jeremy McGrath is still number one). But he’s not the only Stewart in the spotlight; James’ younger brother Malcolm is a rising star in Supercross himself, and for radio control fans, he’s the Stewart to […]
Tamiya Jimny Crawler by Daniel Siegl [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya Jimny Crawler by Daniel Siegl [READER’S RIDE]

Daniel Siegl likes a challenge. When Daniel realized that his trip to the US from his native Austria would perfectly coincide with the 5th Annual Recon G6 Birthday Bash, held at Moon Rocks in Reno, NV, he decided to put a truck together to compete. But rather than go with a conventional crawler, he decided […]

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Axial Racing Exo Terra Trophy Truck by Richard Derry [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Racing Exo Terra Trophy Truck by Richard Derry [READER’S RIDE]

Richard Derry liked the nimble speed and scale character of the Axial Racing Exo Terra buggy, but he wanted something more unique so he converted his into a lookalike Trophy Truck inspired by the Toyota driven by Ivan “Iron Man” Stewart. As you can see from the body-off shot, Richard added a bunch of aluminum […]
Axial Snow Wraith by Aaron Bailey [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Snow Wraith by Aaron Bailey [READER’S RIDE]

Now that we’re well into the winter months and much of the country has just received its first major snow storm, Aaron Bailey’s Snow Wraith seems a particularly appropriate machine to feature this week. We’ve admired Aaron’s Axial-based customs in past issues of RC Car Action, and this one is starts with a custom PigSnot chassis. […]

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Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Adam’s truck has a certain gritty, home-brewed scale look to it that really appeals to us. It looks like the kind of real truck we would build in our garage at home. He custom-welded the eco-cage and rear section himself, and added a RC4WD Mojave cab which he custom-painted to give it a home-built beater […]
Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Demitree has taken his electric touring cars in a thoroughly original direction with a little help from classic Chevy bodies from Pegasus and Parma. He has converted three cars into lowriders that look and drive the part thanks to controllable, articulating suspension. The Pegasus ’64 Impala rides on a Tamiya TT-02 chassis. There’s a Parma […]
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