New Team Associated RC10B5M Factory Lite buggy and Apex Scion Racing tC Drift version

New from Team Associated is the RC10B5M Factory Lite buggy and Apex Scion Racing tC Drift version. Team Associated’s RC10B5 and RC10B5M have been met with wild success by racers around the globe at both the club level and at major racing events. Always looking for a challenge, Team Associated’s Area 51 engineers took it [...]

Jan 30, 2015 Comments
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HPI Baja 5R On-Road – Nuremberg News

You can put this right at the top of the “we didn’t see it coming list”! HPI has made some tweaks to its popular Baja line and has introduced on on-road version for all of us to enjoy. The Baja 5R has a chassis that is designed specifically for on-road use and power for this [...]

Jan 29, 2015 Comments
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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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