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PROJECT: Traxxas Drag Bandit

PROJECT: Traxxas Drag Bandit

This was a fun one. Built for the October 2016 issue, this customized Bandit sports a one-piece aluminum chassis to give it its super stretched stance, plus a few other choice mods. But it’s mostly just bolt-ons, so if you want to build one of your own… Click any pic to download this article as […]

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REVIEW: WICCRA Soft Top, Tonneau Cover & Spare Tire Cover

REVIEW: WICCRA Soft Top, Tonneau Cover & Spare Tire Cover

New companies are popping up every day thanks to the increasing popularity of the scale RC scene. One off the newest is WICCRA, which stands for WI Custom Crawler—RC Accessories. Offerings from WICCRA  include real-fabric soft tops for the Axial Jeep JK, Axial Deadbolt, and the New Bright 4-door JK. You can also get a […]
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 […]

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FLASHBACK: 1987 IFMAR Off-Road World Championship [VIDEO]

FLASHBACK: 1987 IFMAR Off-Road World Championship [VIDEO]

This video doesn’t just cover the action on the track, but gives a glimpse at everything that was going on at the event including the concourse event, the legends like Mike Reedy, Gil Losi Sr., that were there, the equipment, electronics, the buggies and much more. Pretty cool to see how far we’ve come from […]
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 […]

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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. […]
1/6-scale Rat Rod ’54 Chevy [READER’S RIDE]

1/6-scale Rat Rod ’54 Chevy [READER’S RIDE]

Robby Gordon has been reading RC Car Action since he was a kid and received his first real RC vehicle, a Kyosho electric USA-1. The Jesse James-inspired ’54 Chevy Bel Air Kustom you see here is a long way from that classic Kyosho, but it does have a little monster truck DNA. Robby borrowed the […]

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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 […]

TESTED: Team Losi Racing 22-4 2.0

How fast is TLR’s latest four-wheeler? Find out when you download the full review from our November issue! Just click the image below to get the PDF now! Never miss an issue of RC Car Action! Subscribe today with a Digital Edition subscription or Print + Digital combo!  

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Revealed: Kody Numedahl’s Associated B6/B6D Hybrid Buggy

Revealed: Kody Numedahl’s Associated B6/B6D Hybrid Buggy

Free download from our November issue! Get an up-close look at Kody Numedahl’s personal 2WD race buggy, a custom hybrid of Team Associated’s B6 and B6D designs. CLICK HERE to download the PDF Never miss an issue of RC Car Action! Subscribe today with a Digital Edition subscription or Print + Digital combo!
Flashback: Team Associated’s Worlds-Winning First 4WD Buggy

Flashback: Team Associated’s Worlds-Winning First 4WD Buggy

Jared Tebo has two IFMAR Worlds titles: he took the 2WD 1/10 Off-Road trophy in 2013 with current sponsor Kyosho, and in 2007, he won his first Worlds in the 4WD 1/10 Off-Road class with the car featured here: the Team Associated B44, the first-ever 4WD buggy to come directly from The Team (in previous […]
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