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Nuremberg News: 10 New Tamiya Cars Announced!

It’s Nuremberg Toy Fair time again, where the entire hobby and toy industry descends on Nuremberg, Germany to show off all their wares. Tamiya is always a big draw, and they’re kicking out their latest rides now with a lot of action on the TT-02 chassis, plus some stuff that can be best described as [...]

Jan 28, 2015 Comments
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The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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TrackStar D-Spec Drift Gyro Gets You Sideways On The Cheap

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with a gyro for drifting (or cheating in the Parking Lot 500, we won’t judge you), TrackStar’s new box will let you electronically mitigate oversteer on the cheap–the D-Spec Drift Gyro is just $19! You can adjust the “gain”(the amount of steering help the gyro gives you) right from the [...]

Jan 07, 2015 Comments
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Three-Wheel Drive Drift Trike? YES

Danny Huynh of Sydney, Australia is the creative mind behind this astounding build, which takes drift action from four wheels down to three, complete with “3WD”–the front wheel gets its own motor! Gotta love the articulated driver figure. You can see more of Danny’s builds on his Facebook page, and on YouTube.   You should [...]

Jan 06, 2015 Comments
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Spotted at SEMA: HPI Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept

Looks like HPI’s lineup of Vaughn Gittin Jr-flavored models is about to be joined by a customized 2015 Mustang version. The car was spotted at SEMA, where HPI was demo’ing RC models on behalf of Ford. The model is a replica the Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept car that Ford displayed at the show. Based on our [...]

Nov 07, 2014 Comments
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Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher made a name for itself with the Nitro Circus monster and short course truck models (which we reviewed in the May 2014 and September 2014 issues, respectively), and has now added a rally car to the low buck, high-performance family. The BSR Rally is built like a 1/8 scale buggy, and well-equipped with 17mm [...]

Nov 03, 2014 Comments
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World Record! Nic Case Breaks the 200mph Barrier

Nic Case has been a familiar face to RC fans ever since 2006 when RC Car Action put together the first “World’s Fastest RC Car Challenge,” an event that saw Nic post a then-astounding 134.4mph run. In the eight years since then, Nic has continually refined his Castle-powered, Futaba-equipped ”RC Bullet” design in the quest for [...]

Oct 29, 2014 Comments
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Watch NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski Wheel a Tamiya Freightliner

Check out this video of NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski and his race-hauler driver “Bama” as they go toe to toe with a couple of Tamiya Freightliner Cascadia Evolution tractor trucks. The racing action is obviously staged for the “Hauler Challenge” promo that the clip is supporting, but it’s still pretty cool to see the Tamiya rigs [...]

Oct 21, 2014 Comments
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