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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 […]
Axial SCX10 Honcho by Mike Dulian [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Honcho by Mike Dulian [READER’S RIDE]

Mike tells us he’s been an avid RC’er and RC Car Action reader since the late ‘80s. We always love to hear from long-time loyal fans, but it’s the quality of Mike’s truck—and his killer photos—that got him a spot in this month’s Readers’ Rides. His Trail Honcho is the kit version, and he upgraded […]

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Fifth Annual Futaba Electric Challenge, August 28-30, 2015

Fifth Annual Futaba Electric Challenge, August 28-30, 2015

Futaba has just sent us info upbout their Eloectric Challenge coming up on August 28-30, 2015. Now in the fifth year in a row, the event will be held at the Leisure Hours Raceway in Joilet, Illinois. There is still time to register, and racers have the benefit of being able to compete in two […]
Tamiya Mountaineer Survivor by Kyle Taylor [Reader’s Ride]

Tamiya Mountaineer Survivor by Kyle Taylor [Reader’s Ride]

Kyle Taylor sent us pictures of his Tamiya Mountaineer which he bought and built way back in 1993. The truck looks pretty mint for being old enough to legally buy a beer! (You know — if RC trucks could drink beer…or buy stuff.) It even still has the original RS-750-SH motor and transmission. Kyle upgraded […]

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Castle Creations Releases New Monster X Speed Control

Castle Creations Releases New Monster X Speed Control

The Monster  X is the latest in the Monster line from Castle Creations and it’s designed to operate big power vehicles such as 1/8-scale buggies and truggies, on-road cars and monster trucks. The Monster X speed control is packed full of features such as the ability to adjust one of many settings from an aux […]
Traxxas XO-1 Hot Wheels Hypercar by Marcus White [Readers Ride]

Traxxas XO-1 Hot Wheels Hypercar by Marcus White [Readers Ride]

What caught our attention first about Marcus White’s Traxxas XO-1 was its hot paint job–which we discovered upon reading his letter is not paint at all, but a custom vinyl wrap–that decorates this hottest of all on-road cars with the logo of that most beloved of miniature car brands: Hot Wheels. While not officially a Hot […]

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I’m building a Durango DNX8!

I’m building a Durango DNX8!

The outdoor off-road season is here and I am currently building a new Durango DNX8 to get some track time with. This is the latest and greatest nitro 1/8-scae buggy from Durango and I can’t wait to dig into the build. Let’s take a look at what I have going on for the local off-road […]
Axial Needs To Build This Solid Axle Monster Truck

Axial Needs To Build This Solid Axle Monster Truck

I have spent years building solid axle monster trucks in a quest to build one that will out perform anything out there. I even designed and built my own truck from the ground up. The second I saw the back half of an Axial Yeti I knew that my dream of building the best handling […]

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MattZilla / Axial Wraith U4RC Rig Reader’s Ride

MattZilla / Axial Wraith U4RC Rig Reader’s Ride

Mike Bowman runs this rig at R/C Excitement in New England, where he piloted his machine to a respectable third place finish at his first race and looks to keep improving. His MattZilla creation is far from stock, featuring a Vanquish Products Stage 1 kit for the Axial Wraith, steering links and hex hubs. The […]
Kev’s Bench: Return Of The Ripper

Kev’s Bench: Return Of The Ripper

I have built a lot of modded Tamiya Clod Busters over my lifetime and one of the trucks that I have held on to is my trusty Thunder Tech Ripper. I built and reviewed the Ripper in the October 2001 issue of Radio Control Car Action Magazine and since then I’ve made a few tweaks […]

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World Record! Nic Case Breaks the 200mph Barrier

World Record! Nic Case Breaks the 200mph Barrier

Nic Case has been a familiar face to RC fans ever since 2006 when RC Car Action put together the first “World’s Fastest RC Car Challenge,” an event that saw Nic post a then-astounding 134.4mph run. In the eight years since then, Nic has continually refined his Castle-powered, Futaba-equipped “RC Bullet” design in the quest for […]
Toy-Towing Ford 4X4: Anthony Santoianni’s Tamiya F-350 High-Lift

Toy-Towing Ford 4X4: Anthony Santoianni’s Tamiya F-350 High-Lift

Here’s a scene we can definitely get into. Road trip to the trail in the F-350, do a little trail riding, a little RC crawling (see the tiny truck between the “big” truck’s wheels?), build a campfire… This Reader’s Ride comes from Anthony Santoianni of Montreal, Canada, and his Tamiya Ford F-350 High Lift is definitely looking […]
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