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Serpent goes RTR with race-spec, Novarossi-powered 1/8 buggy

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 […]

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First Look: Kyosho Rage VE

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, […]
Online Coverage Of The 2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout

Online Coverage Of The 2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout

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 […]

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Yokomo announces B-MAX4 III, new 4WD buggy to arrive late October

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 […]

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Reader’s Ride: Judd Stauber’s Traxxas Stampede

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, […]
RED HOT! Vaterra Glamis Fear Sand Rail

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. […]

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What Does It Take To Win? We Interview This Year’s National Champions

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 […]

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The Sights and Sounds of Saturday at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals!

The Sights and Sounds of Saturday at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals!

With the overall starting grid yet to be decided heading into the final rounds of qualifying yesterday the on-track action was the hottest it had been all weekend. Here are three of the fourth round races, along with interviews with Ryan Lutz, Jason Sams, and Tyler Vik at the end of day two! Round 4 […]
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