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Online Coverage Of The 2012 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout (VIDEOS ADDED)

Online Coverage Of The 2012 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout (VIDEOS ADDED)

This past weekend I attended the Hobby Haven 2012 Off-Road Shootout in Urbandale, IA.  Over the years this race has grown from a simple local trophy race to an annual event that draws in several racers from around the region and beyond.  This year was no different as they saw a record 281 entries from […]
RC Car Action Summer RC Video Contest [Win An Axial EXO Terra Buggy]

RC Car Action Summer RC Video Contest [Win An Axial EXO Terra Buggy]

                We’re having another Facebook contest, and this time it requires you to grab your video camera.  For a chance to win the Axial EXO Terra Buggy, submit a video that you filmed and edited of your RC car racing through terrains or bashing with other vehicles or […]

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Test Bench: TrakPower Infrared Temperature Gauge With Stopwatch

Test Bench: TrakPower Infrared Temperature Gauge With Stopwatch

When heading to the track on race day anytime you can eliminate one thing that you need to bring along is a win in my book.  More and more devices are being combined today which makes life easier for all of us.  For example, look at smartphones, remember when you actually had a phone and […]
Test Bench: Outerwears Shockwears Evolution Shock Covers

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 […]

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EXCLUSIVE! Pro-Line’s New ION SC & Buggy Tire

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 […]
Old Is the New “New”

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 […]

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When is the last time you asked yourself “why?”

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 […]
Online Coverage Of The 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour #5

Online Coverage Of The 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour #5

[kaltura-playlist-widget entryid=0_gxp3eryu size=regular sort=date /] 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 […]

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Online Coverage Of The Mid-America Modified Tour Round #5

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 […]
Foose Lets Loose

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

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Class Explosion—10 classes in 10-years

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 […]
How to be a Better Turn Marshal

How to be a Better Turn Marshal

Often overlooked and frequently dreaded, turn marshalling is a very important part of racing. Although in a perfect world nobody would ever crash during a race, the reality is that crashing, flipping your car and getting pinned into the wall can happen numerous times during a race, and it is every turn marshal’s responsibility to […]
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