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2015 RROC Outdoor: Associated’s Rivkin and Local Jake Mayo Take the Wins.

2015 RROC Outdoor: Associated’s Rivkin and Local Jake Mayo Take the Wins.

The first running of the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions is over, and with it a few surprises. In the premiere classes of Open 4WD Buggy, Open 2WD buggy and Open Stadium Truck, it was newly crowned 2WD World Champ Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated) who took the 4WD class after working by TQ […]
Kevin Motter has had little time with the new 22 3.0, but is already showing what it i capable of.

2015 RROC Outdoor: Under the Hood of Kevin Motter’s TQ TLR 22 3.0

The mains are running today at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions, and I was able to get a peak at Kevin Motter’s TLR 22 3.0 that grabbed the TQ spot in Open 2WD buggy. In spite of the loose, dusty conditions, his buggy is almost entirely in box stock configuration. For power […]
HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

Ulysses wrote in to tell us that his very favorite types of article in RC Car Action are the How-to’s showing tricks for customizing and upgrading your truck. From the pics, it looks like he has been taking good notes! He tells us he did “a little” custom work to the front end of his […]
Interview: Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin, IFMAR’s New 2WD World Champion

Interview: Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin, IFMAR’s New 2WD World Champion

The list of drivers who have earned an IFMAR Off-Road Worlds title is a who’s-who of RC’s top pros, but sometimes a rookie pro makes the leap into the limelight to best the established top guns. This year, that driver is Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin, who shocked the racing scene by taking the 2015 2WD […]
Chevy 3500 Dually Toy Conversion by Karl Sandvik [Reader’s Ride]

Chevy 3500 Dually Toy Conversion by Karl Sandvik [Reader’s Ride]

About the only thing that gives away the scale of Karl Sandvik’s Chevy 3500 Dually work truck is the size of the hex heads on the custom steel frame rails! We’re suckers for a truck that nearly suckers us! Karl tells us he chopped up a Tamiya CC-01 front suspension for it, widening the suspension […]
The new TLR 22 3.0 is prepped tp hit the track at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, Caifornia. Jake Thayer (buggy shown) and Kevin Motter received the buggy and extra parts and meticulously prepared it. Last night they were able to start putting it through its paces and tuning it for the famous dirt.

TLR 22 3.0 2WD Buggy In Action at OCRC

The electric off-road racing scene has been given quite a big shake up with TLR releasing their new 22 3.0 2WD buggy. The buggy isn’t just a new version, but almost a completely new platform with a host of very interesting features. We got a VIP invitation to go to OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach […]
Traxxas/Axial Hybrid Scout 80 by Scott Lempert [Reader’s Ride]

Traxxas/Axial Hybrid Scout 80 by Scott Lempert [Reader’s Ride]

We could probably do an entire column just on Scott Lempert’s scale projects, so prolific is he with off-season building. One in particular that caught our eye was this ’63 International Scout 80—not just for the styrene body which Scott crafted himself, but for the unusual mix of components. The backbone is a set of […]
Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero by Dave Hall [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero by Dave Hall [READER’S RIDE]

Australia has some gorgeous scenery—in any scale—as can be seen by the shots sent in by Dave Hall of his ultra-realistic Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero. Running on the CC01 chassis, Dave’s Pajero sports an 80t motor from RC4WD paired with an Axial AE5 speed control. The body is painted Tamiya dark blue and has been treated […]
Axial SCX10 G6 by Kyle St. Peter [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 G6 by Kyle St. Peter [READER’S RIDE]

Kyle St. Peter started off by telling us that he had never submitted any of his projects to RC Car Action before. After seeing the pics of this Axial SCX10 G6—Kyle, what were you waiting for?!? Kyle tells us that for a recent competition he shortened the wheelbase and made custom body mounts to fit […]
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