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Gittin’ Sideways! HPI Announces Nitro-Powered Vaughn Gittin Jr. Mustang RTR-X

You may recall HPI’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. signature-edition Sprint 2 Sport from our June 2013 issue; now you can get the same look on HPI’s fuel-burning Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ platform. The full scoop is at HPIracing.com, and as you can see here, it’s an impressive-looking machine–body-on and body-off. Expect the RTR-X to top 50mph without [...]

Jan 08, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Takes a Fast Left Turn With New G6-T design

PROTOform’s newest left-turning wedge takes its cues from the latest generation of Sprint Cup cars and is offered in .030 polycarbonate as well as a “lightweight” .025 version. As always, window masks, an ample decal sheet, and overspray film are supplied. Wing hardware is in the bag too. Sadly not included: the sweet A-1 Car [...]

Jan 03, 2014 Comments
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Part 3: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

The Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale build is nearing completion. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed ‘em–otherwise, on we go…   We left off with the steering rack installation, now the rest of the front suspension gets installed. Not visible: the plastic balls that cap the hingepins and fit into sockets in the [...]

Jan 02, 2014 Comments
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Part 2: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Now that we’ve seen what’s in the box, let’s get down to business and start spinning screwdrivers on the Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale. As is the case with many Tamiya models, assembly begins with the differentials. The XV-01′s gear diffs are a departure from most 1/10 scale Tamiya models in that they are sealed [...]

Dec 14, 2013 Comments
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New Online Build: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale

Our next step-by-step build is a Tamiya XV-01, the latest multi-terrain platform from the Japanese giant. I’m building the Lancia Delta Integrale rally-car version, a body Tamiya has offered on a number of different models before, and a great choice for such a rally-ready chassis as the XV-01. Here’s a look at what’s in the box, [...]

Dec 08, 2013 Comments
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All-American Muscle on Display at 2013 USVTA Southern Nationals!

There are plenty of local races for all vehicle types held across the country, but the Vintage Trans-Am movement is definitely picking up steam as the racing season heads indoors for the winter, as racers looking for inexpensive competition between scale-looking model cars have flocked to the budding class.  Just a few weeks ago the [...]

Oct 22, 2013 Comments
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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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