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See It First: Pro-Line’s VW Baja Bug for the Axial Yeti, New Blockade MT Tires

Pro-Line is quick on the draw with a new look for the Axial Yeti. The VW Baja Bug is the latest in Pro-Line’s lineup of off-road vee-dubs, and fits directly over the Yeti’s stock cage. The body arrives clear with overspray film, window masks, and decals (as always). Lightbar sold separately, you know you want [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments
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Watch and Listen: We Drive the Traxxas Slash with On-Board Audio

We were the first to bring you news of Traxxas’ new On-Board Audio system, and now we’re the first to drive it. Watch the video below to see and hear the truck in action. All the audio is “live,” nothing was dubbed in later–and it sounds even better in person! Traxxas has tweaked the suspension [...]

Oct 22, 2014 Comments
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Watch NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski Wheel a Tamiya Freightliner

Check out this video of NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski and his race-hauler driver “Bama” as they go toe to toe with a couple of Tamiya Freightliner Cascadia Evolution tractor trucks. The racing action is obviously staged for the “Hauler Challenge” promo that the clip is supporting, but it’s still pretty cool to see the Tamiya rigs [...]

Oct 21, 2014 Comments
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Mike Monrad’s Traxxas Stampede VXL & Bolink Legends

This week’s Reader’s Ride (make that Rides) come to us from Mike Monrad of St. Petersburg, FL. The Traxxas Stampede VXL wears a bunch of RPM upgrades including a wide front bumper and “low-visibility” wheelie bar, while the body is a JConcepts Gatecrasher that Mike sprayed himself. Looks great, just like his Bolink Lengends. Bolink is [...]

Oct 21, 2014 Comments
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2014 IFMAR Touring and 1/12 Worlds: Naoto Matsukura and Marc Rheinard Take Titles with Yokomo & CRC

The 2014 IFMAR Electric On-Road World Championships wrapped up this weekend with 1/12 scale pan cars racing on carpet in the Minnreg R/C Club in Largo earlier in the week and then touring cars on the outdoor asphalt track of Full Throttle Raceway in Kissimmee later on. Naoto Matsukura showed his flexibility and talent by piloting [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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Axial Yeti XL: Tech Notes & Driving Impressions

The Axial Yeti was introduced only a few months ago and we were impressed with the new rock racer platform. Normally, when a completely new vehicle like the Yeti is released we don’t see another new release from the company for a while; but that’s not the case this time. Axial surprised all of us [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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Project Traxxas Trail Raptor

Ford fans, if you like Traxxas’ take on the blue oval’s baddest off-road brawler, then you’ll love what we’ve done with it as a “project” machine. Fully decked out with everything from a steel roll cage and working lights to Castle brushless power and Pro-Line rubber, this full-mod monster looks scale on the trail and [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Strakka 12 & Gen-3 C Oval Shells

PROTOform has a pair of new ways to help you cut up carpet. The Strakka 12 is PF’s latest 1/12 scale wedge, and can be had in “regular” .030″ lexan or thinner “lightweight” .020″ plastic. Either way, you’ll get the look below plus an optional Gurney flap you can install if you’re a ”modified racer looking for [...]

Oct 09, 2014 Comments
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