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Xray’s Ellis Chats About the New CRC Fasttrak II (FT2) Black Carpet

Xray’s Ellis Chats About the New CRC Fasttrak II (FT2) Black Carpet

Carpet racing is fast and technical and a track surface that’s been around for decades, but until a couple of years ago, has been predominantly grey “Ozite” called Fasttrak, sold by CRC (Calandra Racing Concepts). However, Ozite was no longer available to CRC and they had to source a new kind of carpet. After some […]
Flashback: 1989 National Ashby Indoor Carpet Racing [VIDEO]

Flashback: 1989 National Ashby Indoor Carpet Racing [VIDEO]

The 1989 Ashby National was typical for the era and included many of the fast UK drivers of the time driving on an indoor carpet track with pan cars. The video is a bit poor quality, but like the sub-c cells, stick radios with crystals and brushed motors, fit the time. Most of the video […]

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2017: Big Factory Driver Sponsorship Changes

2017: Big Factory Driver Sponsorship Changes

The end of a calendar year is the time when companies and professional drivers often make big changes to their contracts and 2017 will go down as a big one marked by big shakeups. Rumors began back in November, but everything went viral when the new year finally kicked in and everyone could make their […]
Custom Chevy K5 Blazer Drag Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Chevy K5 Blazer Drag Truck [READER’S RIDE]

With all the great scale truck hard bodies now on the market, it’s easy to see why Dan Boyle chose one for his latest scale build. But rather than go the traditional truck route, he combined his love of drag racers with RC4WD’s excellent injection-molded K5 Blazer. It sits on a heavily modified Axial Wraith […]

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Action From the 2016 EFRA 1/12-Scale Euros [VIDEO]

Action From the 2016 EFRA 1/12-Scale Euros [VIDEO]

There’s been a lot of interesting news in 1/12-scale racing these days, and with the controversial ruling by IFMAR to go to 2S LiPo batteries, then a subsequent reversal of the ruling back to 1S after heated opinions including the video done by Josh Cyrul went viral, it appears that we are back to square […]
Snow Cat with 3D Printed Blower for Wintertime [VIDEO]

Snow Cat with 3D Printed Blower for Wintertime [VIDEO]

It’s winter and for most people in the northern hemisphere, so that means snow. But, before you hide indoors, check out this snow cat with 3D printed snow blower. Yep, it started out as a Kyosho Blizzard, and with some creative engineering, it is fully functional and ready to take on the task most of […]

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Tamiya and Rheinard Part Ways:  A Racing Legacy Comes To An End

Tamiya and Rheinard Part Ways: A Racing Legacy Comes To An End

TRF is the racing division of Tamiya and has been closely associated with Germany’s Marc Rheinard since 1994 when Rheinard started racing at the young age of eight. In 2005, he made the partnership official when he signed for the iconic Japanese company and went on to score numerous victories including a long list of […]
Show-Stopping Scale Trucks [VIDEO]

Show-Stopping Scale Trucks [VIDEO]

RC scale vehicles are the hottest craze right now and these big trucks are works of art. The level of detail is amazing and we can only imagine the time and effort these rigs took to come to life. The owners should be proud and I’m sure they turn heads everywhere they go. But, looks […]

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Is IFMAR’s New 2S LiPo Rule for 1/12-Scale Modified Too Fast? [VIDEO]

Is IFMAR’s New 2S LiPo Rule for 1/12-Scale Modified Too Fast? [VIDEO]

1/12-scale pan cars are extremely fast and modified takes a level of skill that only a few drivers in the world possess. Gone are the days where drivers have to manage their batteries to make the full eight-minute runs. Today’s brushless motors and LiPo battery technology put out so much power and have so much […]
2016 U.S. Indoor Champs: Thanksgiving and RC Racing

2016 U.S. Indoor Champs: Thanksgiving and RC Racing

The U.S. Indoor Champs, or commonly referred to as the Cleveland Indoor Champs, once again drew together some of the best drivers over the Thanksgiving weekend to do battle on the carpet on-road track. The long-standing race has been gaining back some of its momentum and this year saw big crowds compete for trophies. In […]

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King of the Gassers 1948 Willys [READER’S RIDE]

King of the Gassers 1948 Willys [READER’S RIDE]

2016 Reader’s Ride of the Year winner Dan Boyle sent in his take on the king of the gassers the 1948 Willys. Dan built it on an Axial Wraith frame, and powered the Willys with a Traxxas brushless system. He even incorporated Traxxas’ onboard audio system. He installed a set of rare See’s aluminum wheels. […]
Foam Inserts Explained

Foam Inserts Explained

Similar to air in full size cars, foam inserts are needed to help support the tire carcass from the inside and help it to keep its shape. But, unlike air the insert can be shaped and tuned or made from different materials in order to change its characteristics. For practical purposes, there are two types […]
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