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2016 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions: Practice Under Way

2016 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions: Practice Under Way

We are back at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California for the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. Today is just practice, but already things are heating up. Part of practice is to use the time for breaking in tires and putting a groove of traction down on the track. This may seem a bit […]
Budget- Friendly HobbyKing Basher 2S2P Hardcase LiHV Packs

Budget- Friendly HobbyKing Basher 2S2P Hardcase LiHV Packs

LiPo batteries changed the RC world when they came out, but they’ve stayed relatively the same for peak voltage. Now Basher Racing by HobbyKing is among a few manufacturers releasing their own version of a high voltage pack labeled LiHV and are available in 6600mAh and 5600mAh hardcase packs. These packs also weigh less and […]

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Kev’s Bench: My Favorite Builds

Kev’s Bench: My Favorite Builds

I have been lucky enough to build a lot of project vehicles during all the years that I have been involved in the RC hobby. 98% of those vehicles have been shown in the pages of RC Car Action Magazine and thanks to the Historical Archives (available by going to airagestore.com if you’re not a […]
Fast Laps: Should There Be Less Factory Pros in Racing?

Fast Laps: Should There Be Less Factory Pros in Racing?

Recently in shocking news, legendary driver Atsushi Hara announced that he would compete as a privateer in nitro off-road racing after leaving SWorkz. In another situation, Drew Moller announced his departure from HB/HPI Racing in order to pursue a college education. But, these aren’t the only instances where drivers have made big moves as a […]

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Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Adam’s truck has a certain gritty, home-brewed scale look to it that really appeals to us. It looks like the kind of real truck we would build in our garage at home. He custom-welded the eco-cage and rear section himself, and added a RC4WD Mojave cab which he custom-painted to give it a home-built beater […]
XRAY 2016 X10 1/10 Pan Car For the Rug.

XRAY 2016 X10 1/10 Pan Car For the Rug.

If you’ve never raced on high bite surfaces like carpet, I can tell you from first hand experience that it is a lot of fun. Pan cars are deceptively simple, but the details are where things count. This is especially true when considering the speed and lightning fast handling these cars have. 1/10-scale pan cars […]

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SWORKz S350 EVO II Limited Edition 1/8 Pro Buggy Kit- Brap!

SWORKz S350 EVO II Limited Edition 1/8 Pro Buggy Kit- Brap!

Nitro buggies rule the outdoor tracks and this one from SWORKz is the company’s latest dirt slayer. Dubbed the S350 EVO II Limited Edition, the buggy boasts competition grade features and a host of tuning options you’d expect in a buggy at this level. Hosting a pivot-ball front suspension and an increase in their BBS […]
Schelle Asterisk Wing Buttons For 1/10 and 1/8 Buggies Add Some Extra Bling

Schelle Asterisk Wing Buttons For 1/10 and 1/8 Buggies Add Some Extra Bling

Part of the fun of owning an RC car for bashing or racing, is having it reflect your own unique style and tastes. Schelle Racing Innovations is known worldwide by serious racers for their tuning items to help increase performance, but these unique wing buttons can add some style and also eliminate the need for […]

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Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Demitree has taken his electric touring cars in a thoroughly original direction with a little help from classic Chevy bodies from Pegasus and Parma. He has converted three cars into lowriders that look and drive the part thanks to controllable, articulating suspension. The Pegasus ’64 Impala rides on a Tamiya TT-02 chassis. There’s a Parma […]
Pro-Line BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 1.9″ Crawler Tires [VIDEO]

Pro-Line BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 1.9″ Crawler Tires [VIDEO]

From Pro-Line: Pro-Line is proud to announce a partnership with the leading full-size Off-Road tire manufacturer – BFGoodrich®! This collaboration begins with the introduction of the race tire that has dominated the 2014 & 2015 King of the Hammers race and also crushed the 2015 Baja 1000 taking the top 11 spots – the BFGoodrich® […]

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Vaterra RTR 2015 K&N Ford Mustang GT V100 1/10 Drift Car

Vaterra RTR 2015 K&N Ford Mustang GT V100 1/10 Drift Car

From Vaterra: Most racers drive on the edge. Drift racers drive right passed it. They willingly abandon the security of grippy tires and traction control so they can hurl their vehicles sideways through turns using nothing more than raw horsepower and gut instincts to stay on the track. Now you too can experience the rush […]
Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Micheal gets big points for  originality with his Axial SCX10-based salvage truck. He only shared a few details — the outstanding photos do most of the talking for him. He chose an Axial 55T motor for tons of torque down low, with Castle’s SV3 speed control ensuring precise throttle management. Micheal looked to Hitec for […]
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