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Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg found this Traxxas Revo on eBay in need of a little loving care and it was soon restored back to mint condition. He swapped the original 2.5 nitro engine for a more robust TRX3.3 Racing Engine, but the real handiwork here is Greg’s careful construction of the wood paneling he added to the bed […]
Over 100 Photos! IFMAR Off-Road Electric Worlds Opening Ceremonies

Over 100 Photos! IFMAR Off-Road Electric Worlds Opening Ceremonies

The first day of the IFMAR World Championships consisted of the introduction of the team drivers for each nation, with a parade of flags circling the track with teammates dressed in matching t-shirts. After the National Anthem was sang by a local children’s group the racers hit the pit area to begin preparing for tomorrow’s […]
From The Archives: February 1987 – Blackfoot, Kyosho Turbo Optima, more…

From The Archives: February 1987 – Blackfoot, Kyosho Turbo Optima, more…

In addition to showcasing the rad fashions of the day via Chris Chianelli and friends, the February ’87 issue marked the debut of the then-new Tamiya Blackfoot. The mid-size monster went on to become a monster hit, and Tamiya has kept a ‘Foot in the lineup ever since (latest: the Blackfoot III), but only the […]
War of the Worlds! 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships Preview

War of the Worlds! 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships Preview

When the opening ceremonies for the 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road Worlds begin at 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico, CA, all eyes will be on the most important radio controlled event of the year. It’s the fifteenth time that the fastest electric off-road racers on the […]
It’s here! Kyosho Announces National Championship-Winning RT6 Stadium Truck

It’s here! Kyosho Announces National Championship-Winning RT6 Stadium Truck

Short course truck racing hit the RC scene so quickly that it shook up many of the other electric off-road classes, with stadium truck taking the strongest hit. The future of the original “truck” division looked grim for a few seasons before manufacturers started releasing new products for the class, which always breathes new life […]
New Tamiya kits: Egress re-release, LaFerrari, Porsche 911 RSR, more…

New Tamiya kits: Egress re-release, LaFerrari, Porsche 911 RSR, more…

TAMIYA EGRESS RE-RELEASE The Egress is back! Tamiya’s follow-up to the Avante featured improved durability with reduced complexity and a lower price. As usual, Tamiya’s re-release looks dead-on, although a few unspecified tweaks have been made to acommodate modern power systems and batteries.   Tamiya didn’t provide a chassis shot, so this pic of an […]
A Tale of Two Tracks: The 2013 Futaba Electric Challenge

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 […]
Serpent 2WD Buggy Sneak Peek, Kyosho & XRAY Announce New Models

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 […]
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 […]
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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