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Flashback: 1996 IFMAR On Road World Championships [VIDEO]

Flashback: 1996 IFMAR On Road World Championships [VIDEO]

Flashback to the 1996 IFMAR EP On-Road Worlds when Masami Hirosaka was in his prime and 1/12-scale was contested on asphalt. Held at Revelation Raceway in Southern California, on the asphalt track that is now where the off-road dirt track currently sits. Lots of legends in this race including Mike Swauger, Joel Johnson, Barry Baker, […]
Belgium’s Giovanni Verbrugghe fought hard to take this year’s 1/5-scale European Touring Car Championship

2016 Large Scale Touring Car Euros

Large scale on-road touring car racing is impressive and combines a bit of scale realism other classes just can’t match. At this year’s 1/5-scale European Touring Car Championship in Bologna, Italy, it was Belgium’s Giovanni Verbrugghe who took the title after an exciting change in the lead late in the race. With track conditions rapidly […]
Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Name: Eric Anderson Age: 40 Hometown; Murfreesboro, TN Sponsors: Thunder RC, Team EAM, Xray/RC America, Hudy, Futaba, Protoform, Orca, Apex RC, Avid, Gravity RC, Pro level RC, Xenon, LEESPEED Racing Accomplishments: 4-Time Oval National Champion, Oval Masters Modified Champion, Snowbirds Oval Champion, Snowbirds TC Stock Champion, IIC Stock TC Champion, ROAR 1/12-scale Super Stock National […]
The front end sports an unusual sprung big bore dampening system that is unusual for pan cars. It features a double wishbone and pushrod design that claims to have better corner stability.

Under the Hood: Marc Rheinard’s Yokomo YRX12

The 2016 IFMAR Worlds in Beijing, China are just around the corner and recently it was announced that current 1/12-scale Champion Marc Rheinard was making the switch from CRC to Yokomo for 1/12-scale racing. With such a big move, it is easy to understand the interest. Take a look at the photos he shot of […]
Custom 3D-printed Hot Rod [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 3D-printed Hot Rod [READER’S RIDE]

Jason Suter designed in CAD and used rapid prototyping to develop his custom Hot Rod, which is inspired by the classic ’32 Ford Deuce Coupe style. The body is 3D-printed in SLS nylon while the chassis is laser-cut out of aluminum. Most of his driveline and running gear is aluminum, sourced from the RC crawler […]
The Life of a Legend: Masami Hirosaka [VIDEO]

The Life of a Legend: Masami Hirosaka [VIDEO]

Considered by many to be the greatest RC racer of all time, Masami Hirosaka is a legend and a true professional. Check out this video about the man who has set many records in the on and off-road classes.
Watch Nitro Bikes Take Racing To Another Level [VIDEO]

Watch Nitro Bikes Take Racing To Another Level [VIDEO]

Mention “RC racing,” and you can bet the image that comes to mind is cars or trucks. But four wheels isn’t the only way to go–RC bikes are raced just as seriously. And how about taking things up a notch and racing them with nitro engines? Check out this video of the RC Bike Worlds […]
Online Build: Tamiya TA07 Pro

Online Build: Tamiya TA07 Pro

The time has come to build Tamiya’s newest mid-line sedan offering, the TA07 Pro. Ever since I first laid eyes on this car when we featured it on rccaraction.com, I fell in love with its unique design and overall look. Other than its unique chassis, other notable features of the TA07 Pro are its one-belt […]
IFMAR Champion Swauger Chats [PREMIUM CONTENT]

IFMAR Champion Swauger Chats [PREMIUM CONTENT]

Check out our interview with IFMAR and Multi- National Champion Mike Swauger as he discusses racing and specifically 1/8-scale nitro on-road. To read this article now, join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our […]
3D-printed Audi Le Mans racer [READER’S RIDE]

3D-printed Audi Le Mans racer [READER’S RIDE]

In honor of this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race, we decided to make Brett Turnage’s 2014 Audi R18 “Black Beauty” this week’s Reader’s Ride. Brett 3D-printed both the chassis and the body using a program called Fusion360. The chassis features a long 320mm wheelbase for stability and to fit the scale look […]
Electronic Vacuum Tool For Perfect Shocks

Electronic Vacuum Tool For Perfect Shocks

Shocks are an important part of a car’s suspension package, and getting them consistent can take time and a lot of patience. Most of us have seen shock stands or even shock pumps to manually remove air bubbles from oil for more consistency. However, I recently saw this trick electronic shock pump in the pits […]
Under the Hood: EJ Evan’s TOP Racing Sabre

Under the Hood: EJ Evan’s TOP Racing Sabre

Touring car racing is fast, competitive and highly technical with technology pushed to the edge with complicated designs and innovations. Surprisingly, there’s room for small manufacturers to make their mark and refreshing to see something different. TOP Racing is one of those companies and had one of their top drivers EJ Evans racing in the […]
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