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Under the Hood: Atsushi Hara’s Yokomo BD7 2015

Under the Hood: Atsushi Hara’s Yokomo BD7 2015

It’s always a big deal when someone of Atsushi Hara’s level runs something a bit different. Without a main sponsor, the multi-time IFMAR World Champion is free to experiment and test many vehicles on the market and recently drove this Yokomo BD7 2015 version to first place at the recent 2016 Ride Cup. The IFMAR […]
Silicone Oil Explained: Weight (W or WT) Versus cSt

Silicone Oil Explained: Weight (W or WT) Versus cSt

There seems to be a lot of debate about what brand of oil to use in shocks and differentials. While silicone oil is recognized as the best for RC due to its ability to resist changes in viscosity due to temperature fluctuations, the labeling can be misleading. To clarify, only manufacturers using cSt as a […]

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Pro Tips with Team Associated’s Steven Hartson

Pro Tips with Team Associated’s Steven Hartson

Age: 24 Home Track: OCRC Raceway, Huntington Beach, California. Sponsors: Team Associated, LRP, Futaba, JConcepts, Kicker, Mikita, OCRC Raceway, Complex Ink, Sidewinder Fuel Tip #1: To get better, you need to practice a lot. Run lots of battery packs and put in the time. There’s no substitute.   Tip #2: Always run your tires in […]
Neil Cragg Takes Euro 2WD Title With Team Associated

Neil Cragg Takes Euro 2WD Title With Team Associated

Held in Valladolid, Spain, this year’s 2016 EFRA European Electric Off-Road Championships saw battles between the best drivers from Europe. Driving the new Team Associated B6D, the UK ace and 2007 IFMAR World Champ bested other notables including runner-up Jorn Neumann/ Serpent in 2nd, and Michal Orlowski/ Schumacher. The tripe a-mains were a true nail-biter, […]

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Flashback: 1996 IFMAR On Road World Championships [VIDEO]

Flashback: 1996 IFMAR On Road World Championships [VIDEO]

Flashback to the 1996 IFMAR EP On-Road Worlds when Masami Hirosaka was in his prime and 1/12-scale was contested on asphalt. Held at Revelation Raceway in Southern California, on the asphalt track that is now where the off-road dirt track currently sits. Lots of legends in this race including Mike Swauger, Joel Johnson, Barry Baker, […]
Belgium’s Giovanni Verbrugghe fought hard to take this year’s 1/5-scale European Touring Car Championship

2016 Large Scale Touring Car Euros

Large scale on-road touring car racing is impressive and combines a bit of scale realism other classes just can’t match. At this year’s 1/5-scale European Touring Car Championship in Bologna, Italy, it was Belgium’s Giovanni Verbrugghe who took the title after an exciting change in the lead late in the race. With track conditions rapidly […]

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Modified 2WD Buggy Podium: Ty Tessmann/ HB Racing 1st, Jared Tebo/ Kyosho 2nd, Ryan Cavalieri/ Team Associated 3rd.

2016 Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout: Tessmann Takes 2WD

The 19th Annual 2016 Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout came to a conclusion on the weekend of July 16 and 17th with the big names taking the spotlight. Held in Saugus, California, just 1 hour north of downtown Los Angeles, this long-standing event has a history and prestige that brings out the major factory drivers […]
Mixing it up at the recent Reedy Outdoor Race of Champions

Pro Tips with Kody Numedahl

Age: 26 Home Track: OCRC Raceway, Huntington Beach, California. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, J-Concepts, VP Fuels, Kicker, Makita, LiveRC.com Favorite Class to Race: 1/10th 2wd   Tip #1: Keep your car clean. It is much easier to spot things that are wrong if your car is looking good.   Tip #2: Listen to everything you […]

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Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Name: Eric Anderson Age: 40 Hometown; Murfreesboro, TN Sponsors: Thunder RC, Team EAM, Xray/RC America, Hudy, Futaba, Protoform, Orca, Apex RC, Avid, Gravity RC, Pro level RC, Xenon, LEESPEED Racing Accomplishments: 4-Time Oval National Champion, Oval Masters Modified Champion, Snowbirds Oval Champion, Snowbirds TC Stock Champion, IIC Stock TC Champion, ROAR 1/12-scale Super Stock National […]
Flashback: Legendary Battle [VIDEO]

Flashback: Legendary Battle [VIDEO]

Lots of great action in this video at the 1995 Reedy Race of Champions. Held at the famous SoCal Raceway in Huntington Beach, the event was one of the most coveted among the racers, just like today. Legendary drivers can be spotted everywhere, but the real battle was between Kinwald (that’s a typo on Kinwald’s […]

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Axial Wraith/RC4WD Blazer hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith/RC4WD Blazer hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

Hawaii’s RC “artist in residence” Dan Boyle is at it again with another killer custom project. This time he mated RC4WD’s excellent Blazer hard body with his favored Axial Wraith frame, then stuffed a bunch of Traxxas running gear in it to build this fantastic scale rig. Dan grabbed a set of RC Channel metal […]
Interview: Paul Dijkstra Chats About FWD Buggies

Interview: Paul Dijkstra Chats About FWD Buggies

Front wheel drive buggies may not be that common, but they do have a history and passionate following. ORB Racing is a small company dedicated to these unusual buggies and the design does have some merit. We got a chance to ask Paul Dijkstra of ORB Racing about the ideas, theories and racing scene of […]
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