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THROWBACK THURSDAY: March ’96 HiRider II monster-Vette, Kinwald’s Double-Xs, more!

It’s 1996, but based on this cover, RCCA was still lookin’ as rad as the 80s. Kyosho’s HiRider II tore it up on the cover, mechanical speed control and all, and we had an expose on the then-new Team Losi Double-X and XT as raced by Brian Kinwald.  Plus Robot Wars! Enjoy blasting to the [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments
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A Tale of Two Tracks: The 2013 Futaba Electric Challenge

This year’s Futaba Electric Challenge, held at Leisure Hours RC Raceway in Joliet, IL, took advantage of the facility’s massive outdoor and immaculately prepared indoor tracks to treat racers to a rare format: two days of competition across both tracks were added together to determine overall winners in eight different classes. With factory drivers in [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments
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Serpent 2WD Buggy Sneak Peek, Kyosho & XRAY Announce New Models

Buggy, truggy, competition, RTR–this gang of new releases runs the gamut. Plus we have the scoop on Serpent’s upcoming two-wheel buggy! Get more photos and the full story on each model (and tons of other gear)  in our Hot News & New Stuff forum–just click the pics.   Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM   Ultima RB6 [...]

Sep 09, 2013 Comments
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NEW VIDEO: Project Traxxas Rally

The October issue of RC Car Action features our Mamba Monster-powered Traxxas Rally build–see it in action now!  

Sep 06, 2013 Comments
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Serpent goes RTR with race-spec, Novarossi-powered 1/8 buggy

Serpent built its considerable reputation on cutting-edge competition nitro kits for on-road racers, but is now showing off its chops in a whole new way by going RTR and off-road. Rather than going down-spec for the leap to RTR, the new Cobra buggy is a fully competition-ready machine, complete with race-grade horsepower from legendary Italian [...]

Sep 05, 2013 Comments
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Throwback Thursday: May 1988 Monster Truck Special!

Time for another Throwback Thursday, where we dig deep into the Radio Control Car Action archives for a look back into RC yesteryear. In this episode, the wormhole has deposited us back to 1988 and the May issue of RCCA, our first-ever “monster truck special.” The May ’88 issue featured the epic Monster Truck Shootout [...]

Sep 05, 2013 Comments
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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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