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Test Bench: Outerwears Shockwears Evolution Shock Covers

I’ll have to admit that as much as I love RC cars I’m not a big fan of constant maintenance. I’m sure others can agree that wrenching on your ride to keep it in top running condition comes with the territory, but if you can save yourself some routine maintenance then that equals more time [...]

Aug 13, 2012 Comments
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EXCLUSIVE! Pro-Line’s New ION SC & Buggy Tire

While filtering through the 2012 ROAR Supernationals at West Coast RC, I spied a brand new tire in the Pro-Line booth…a tire so new, Pro-Line hasn’t released any info on it yet, or even labeled the sidewalls!  As of now, the Ion will be available in both SC truck and 1/8-scale buggy configurations. This is [...]

Aug 12, 2012 Comments
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Old Is the New “New”

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m also a big vintage RC collector. When my son was being born, I took some time off from racing and starting collecting and restoring old cars I’d wanted since I was a kid. Over the years I’ve built up quite a collection of shelf queens but also enough [...]

Aug 08, 2012 Comments
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When is the last time you asked yourself “why?”

How recently have you taken the time to reflect on what got you, and what keeps you, involved in RC? It’s one of my favorite questions to ask a fellow RC enthusiast because of the myriad different answers I’ve received over the years; if you surveyed a group of hobbyists you’re bound to receive a [...]

Aug 07, 2012 Comments
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Online Coverage Of The 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour #5

Sunday I headed over to the HobbyTown USA HobbyPlex in Omaha, NE for the final day of tour stop #5 of the 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour.  This is the second year of this unique series which features traditional stock and modified classes, plus three spec classes.  Traxxas sponsored a 2WD Slash and 4×4 [...]

Aug 06, 2012 Comments
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Online Coverage Of The Mid-America Modified Tour Round #5

Saturday night I made my way over to Blairsburg, IA to check out round #5 of the Mid-America Modified Tour (MAMT). This new points series has 8 tour stops at 2 participating tracks, Thunder Hill Raceway in Lincoln, NE and Deadend Raceway in Blairsburg, IA. All drivers are competing for the HPI 1/5 Dirt Modifieds [...]

Jul 23, 2012 Comments
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Foose Lets Loose

Chip Foose is literally a chip off the old block—the block being Chip’s dad, Sam Foose, whose custom cars were frequently scaled down to model size in the heyday of plastic kits and rattle can paint. Chip first got his hands dirty at a tender age, working alongside Sam at Project Designs in Santa Barbara

May 14, 2012 Comments
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Class Explosion—10 classes in 10-years

Throughout most of RC history, the complexion of the industry had been relatively slow to change. Along the way, niche classes like came to fruition, but the inception of these niche classes occurred sporadically. As the New Year dawns, it always invites a time for reflection. In retrospect, more niche classes have sprung out of [...]

Apr 05, 2012 Comments
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