Readers Rides

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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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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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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Jorge Valenzuela’s Axial SCX10 Dingo

In addition to the pixels you’re eyeballing right now, you’ll find Jorge’s SCX10 Dingo in the Readers’ Rides section of RC Car Action’s November issue. Jorge scores points with the door-mounted rifles and roof-mounted cargo complete with scale bungee cords, and a custom LED setup outfits the RPM light bar. The zebra-striped machine moves out with motivation [...]

Sep 09, 2013 Comments
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James Knight’s Incredible 1/10 Beach Buggy with 3D-Printed Parts

This outstanding machine is the work of James Knight (you can find him on Facebook as Knight Customs), and we’ve never seen a prettier RC version of the classic dune buggy design. While the suspension and drivetrain are from the Tamiya SRB (the platform shared by the Rough Rider/Buggy Champ and Sand Scorcher) everything else [...]

Sep 08, 2013 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Judd Stauber’s Traxxas Stampede

More like “Rally Stampede!’ This highly-modified machine is totally unique and looks ready to get wild in the woods. Wondering what’s under that Subie shell? Judd was good enough to share all the details with us on Facebook: – HPI 98′ Subaru WRC Impreza body – Integy steering linkage, piggyback shocks, wheelie bar, front bumper, [...]

Aug 26, 2013 Comments
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