Readers Rides

Tamiya “Super Fly” Hornet Reader’s Ride by Alberto Massarotto

Alberto tells us he’s been a RC Car Action reader since 1991, and his Reader’s Ride submission started life that same year as the second RC car he ever owned. He drove it for a few years before parking it on the shelf. But it called to him, and after years as a shelf queen, [...]

Jan 28, 2015 Comments
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Traxxas “BackSlush” by Scott Oney [Reader's Ride]

Scott Oney is a Traxxas fan, and hailing from Spirit Lake, ID he knows a bit about snow. He decided to combine the two into the ground-up build you see before you, which Scott has dubbed the BackSlush! Originally (and, we assume, before he named it!) the project was started using a Traxxas Rustler chassis, [...]

Jan 13, 2015 Comments
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MattZilla Mantis Rock Crawler by Lee Briggs

The MattZilla RC Works Mantis that Lee Briggs sent us pix of is a rolling wishlist of rock crawler goodies! Axial Wraith axles with Beef Tubes, GripFab lockers, and Axial Racing HD gears put the power down from the Team Novak Havoc Pro ESC and Speed Passion 10.5t motor. For extra reliability Lee employs a [...]

Dec 30, 2014 Comments
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Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

This Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which Ben Gifford, of Rock Island, IL calls the “Budget Buildicon,” is proof that you don’t need to spend a ton of money in upgrades to make a great rock crawler. All you need is a solid platform, an eye for the right upgrades, and some great camera skills to make [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya HiLux HiLift byJared Blight [Readers' Ride]

Winter is upon us, and much of the country has already received its first snow. That’s no problem for  Jared Blight, who rigged his Tamiya Toyota HiLux HiLift with a set of RC4WD Predator tracks to handle the worst that winter can throw his way in his native Canada where deep snow is just part [...]

Dec 09, 2014 Comments
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Scott Lempert’s Vaterra Ascender

Scott Lempert, of Commerce Township, MI, was reluctant to cut-up a brand new Blazer body, but when he got the itch to make his Vaterra Ascender “topless and caged… like the old days,” he simply couldn’t resist. One look at this killer entry and it is immediately apparent that this customized body is a resounding [...]

Dec 03, 2014 Comments
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Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinch of Jacksonville, FL takes his scale crawler everywhere so he never misses an opportunity to tackle gnarly terrain, whether on the trails or at the beach. Charles customized the chassis to create an extended wheelbase and created a genuine wooden bed for the truck. Aftermarket mods include a slew of Integy parts like [...]

Nov 20, 2014 Comments
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Joe Kovach’s Custom Tamiya Bruiser

If you find yourself rolling through Trenton, NJ, you might come across this rad rig. Joe Kovach started out with a Tamiya Bruiser for his build, and as you can see it’s far from stock. He modded the body for flip-up action to reveal the custom roll cage and interior, and there’s no missing that [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments
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