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Kyosho’s Matsukura Takes JMRCA Nitro Buggy Championship

Kyosho’s Matsukura Takes JMRCA Nitro Buggy Championship

Known more for his electric skills, Kyosho’s Naoto Matsukura switched disciplines and took on a new challenge by entering, TQ’ing and winning the recent 2016 Japanese 1/8 Off-Road Nationals with his Kyosho MP9 TK14. Held at the Futaba Buggy Track in the Japanese Chiba prefecture, Matsukura who recently took the 1/12-scale IFMAR World Championship in […]
Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Prepping a vehicle to compete at an elite level of competition takes a few tricks that comes from experience and inside knowledge. Nick “Wallnuts” Wautlet works at Team Associated where he does customer service, builds many of their in-house vehicles and is the man behind Wallie Builds, a professional service specializing in pro-level on and off-road […]

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Kyosho’s Tebo Takes 2016 Byron Heartland Off-Road Challenge

Kyosho’s Tebo Takes 2016 Byron Heartland Off-Road Challenge

Held at Fastlane Raceway, in Blue Springs, Missouri, this year’s Byron Fuels Heartland Off-Road Challenge showcased some of the best talent in nitro buggy racing. Now in its fifth year, the event is also a chance for this year’s IFMAR Worlds competitors to get in some last-minute testing and preparation in a competitive setting. In […]
Get the Flat Look!

Get the Flat Look!

The matte or “flat” look is a hot trend in the full size car world and easy to duplicate on a “hard” body—just choose paint with the level of sheen you want and spray away. But what about Lexan bodies? All the gloss comes from the plastic itself, and the paint goes on the inside. […]

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Flashback: Project Optima & Monster Beetle, Big Brute and More…

Flashback: Project Optima & Monster Beetle, Big Brute and More…

Click pics to embiggen By the time the December 1987 issue rolled around, the decade was definitely hitting it’s “rad 80s” stride. U2’s “With or Without You” and The Pretenders’ “Don’t Get Me Wrong” shared the charts with the dreck from Wang Chung and Chris DeBurgh, you rode your Supergoose to the mall theater to […]

Matsukura Gives Roche Its First IFMAR World Championship [VIDEO]

The IFMAR On-Road World Championships is going on right now and the event starts off with 1/12-scale pan car racing, then leads in to touring car. Held in China, the best on-road racers in the world did battle on the technical carpet track, and it was Naoto Matsukura who drove his prototype Roche Rapide 2017 […]

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Racing is All About Having Fun [VIDEO]

Racing is All About Having Fun [VIDEO]

Racing doesn’t always have to be serious with calipers to measure every millimeter. The 2015 Tamiya Challenge Cup gathered racers to battle with their Tamiya Honda City cars in this action-filled race. It’s all about pullin’ wheelies and laughs. We need more of this. Check it out.
Serpent’s Greiner Wins 2016 IFMAR 200mm On-Road Worlds

Serpent’s Greiner Wins 2016 IFMAR 200mm On-Road Worlds

Another IFMAR World Championships is in the books and this time it was the 200mm Nitro On-Road Championships. Hosted by Automodellismo Cinque Colli Gubbio, the great facility in Gubbio, Italy, saw the best of nitro on-road drivers in attendance over August 4-14. Coming from behind and putting in a flawless run, the Serpent driver Dominic […]

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Custom Mohave Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Mohave Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Scott Oney tells us the idea with this project was to build up a Class 1 scale truck on a set of Losi Comp Crawler axles so that he wouldn’t need a speed control with a drag brake. He chose an Axial Dingo chassis, then had to figure out how to mount his RC4WD Mojave […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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, […]
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