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First Look: Kyosho Rage VE

The Kyosho Rage VE is next in line for review in RC Car Action magazine. Before it goes under the lens and onto the track for testing, we thought we’d share a closer look at this new and unique machine from the big K. The Rage VE will never be mistaken for any other vehicle, [...]

Sep 04, 2013 Comments
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2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout Race Report

Over the Labor Day Weekend I went back to Urbandale, IA for the 2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout. This is the 14th year of this annual local event, but this race has now grown into a recognized regional event that attracts more out of state racers each year. This year we saw 258 entries with [...]

Sep 04, 2013 Comments
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Yokomo announces B-MAX4 III, new 4WD buggy to arrive late October

Yokomo has further refined its B-MAX4 buggy with this latest version, the B-MAX4 III. The new buggy is built on a minimalist aluminum chassis with substantial molded side plates. There is no upper deck, which should make the car very easy to work on anld lower the car’s CG, and the saddle pack configuration allows [...]

Sep 03, 2013 Comments
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Sidewinder Nitro Explosion: Drake and Moller win big for TLR and Kyosho [VIDEO]

Labor day weekend is always a holiday of relaxation when families often take their last trips and vacations of summer, but for some it’s a bit more serious than that. Many racers made the trip to this year’s Sidewinder Nitro Explosion that was held on Labor Day weekend to do battle on the track. Now [...]

Sep 03, 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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RED HOT! Vaterra Glamis Fear Sand Rail

Vaterra’s beautiful Glamis Uno is now joined by another sand-slinging buggy, the Glamis Fear. Full details from Vaterra are below, but it’s really the pictures that do the talking–this is one authentic-looking machine! According to Vaterra, the Glamis Fear will hit stores in mid-September, and you can count on a review in RC Car Action. [...]

Aug 15, 2013 Comments
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Sneak Peek: New Tamiya Models Coming Soon – Zakspeed Turbo Capri, TRF Pro Chassis, More

Lots of interesting new stuff on the way from Tamiya, courtesy of the Coming Soon section at Tamiya.com. The M-chassis line gets a new hot hatch in the form of the GoPro Suzuki Swift as piloted by the legendary “Monster” Tajima, and TT-02 platform hots the street with vintag road-racing style in a beautiful Zakspeed [...]

Aug 15, 2013 Comments
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What Does It Take To Win? We Interview This Year’s National Champions

After four intense qualifying rounds the main events for the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals pit the top ten qualifiers in each division against each other in three separate six-minute races to determine the fastest racer in North America. The result is a series of hectic scrambles for position as the field bursts from the starting [...]

Aug 13, 2013 Comments
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