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Old-school stunner: PROTOform’s new ’71 Firebird Trans Am

The original touring car boom of the 90s was fueled by an assortment of body and wheel combination that emphasized scale appeal, but the popularity of the class waned over the following two decades as new shells molded with pure speed in mind changed the face of the cars forever. The Vintage Trans-Am racing movement [...]

Sep 18, 2013 Comments
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Exclusive Coverage + Video: 2013 ROAR On-Road Fuel Nats

Radio Operated Auto Racing, or ROAR, holds Nationals events for a variety of classes every year to determine who is fastest in the land. This past weekend, the On-road Fuel Nationals was hosted by the Greater Los Angeles R/C Racing Club (GLARCRC) featuring  the super fast 1/8th-Scale Open class, 1/8th-Scale Masters, and the 1/10th-Scale Open [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments
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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 [...]

Sep 14, 2013 Comments
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: March ’96 HiRider II monster-Vette, Kinwald’s Double-Xs, more!

It’s 1996, but based on this cover, RCCA was still lookin’ as rad as the 80s. Kyosho’s HiRider II tore it up on the cover, mechanical speed control and all, and we had an expose on the then-new Team Losi Double-X and XT as raced by Brian Kinwald.  Plus Robot Wars! Enjoy blasting to the [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments
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NEW VIDEO: Project Traxxas Rally

The October issue of RC Car Action features our Mamba Monster-powered Traxxas Rally build–see it in action now!  

Sep 06, 2013 Comments
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Sneak Peek: New Tamiya Models Coming Soon – Zakspeed Turbo Capri, TRF Pro Chassis, More

Lots of interesting new stuff on the way from Tamiya, courtesy of the Coming Soon section at Tamiya.com. The M-chassis line gets a new hot hatch in the form of the GoPro Suzuki Swift as piloted by the legendary “Monster” Tajima, and TT-02 platform hots the street with vintag road-racing style in a beautiful Zakspeed [...]

Aug 15, 2013 Comments
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Kyosho Plazma Toyota TS020 1/12 Kit

Kyosho has exciting news for all you 1/12 racers. The new Plazma Toyota TS020 comes as a kit and been updated for today’s racing. And to get you faster on the track, the body – which dutifully recreates the iconic Toyota sports car that contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans – comes pre-painted and [...]

Jul 12, 2013 Comments
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Duratrax’s New Nitro Camaro ZL1

Just in time for Summer, Duratrax has released a new on-road RTR Camaro ZL1 that is perfect for folks looking to get in some speed runs in front of their house. Available in two colors, the Camaro ZL1 comes equipped with a 18R engine which should provide more than enough power. The 18R comes to [...]

Jun 10, 2013 Comments
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