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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build

Kyosho Scorpion Online Build

Here’s a link to the Scorpion unboxing, in case you missed it. With unpacking the kit out of the way, I’m ready to start spinning wrenches. The fun starts with a bunch of aluminum bits… The chassis rails and steering bellcrank are assembled first, with hex hardware used throughout. The chassis rails are stout, solid-aluminum extrusions […]
Cody King Departs Kyosho

Cody King Departs Kyosho

2017 has seen a lot of changes and this one caught us off guard. Best known for his nitro off-road prowess including a 2010 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro World Championship title in Thailand, Cody King has just announced his departure from Kyosho. His post on Facebook explained that his contract as a professional driver with Kyosho couldn’t […]

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Rubber Off-Road Track?

Rubber Off-Road Track?

Electric off-road is the most popular form of racing, but has more than its own share of controversy. A long laundry list of viral arguments can be heard by many of the racers, highlighted by the use of carpet, astro-turf, or clay, instead of the more traditional loamy, loose dirt surface. Well, now there is […]
WORLDS: Kyosho’s Tebo Takes Big Risk and Gets Paid with TQ

WORLDS: Kyosho’s Tebo Takes Big Risk and Gets Paid with TQ

With just one day of qualifying left at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds, it’s time for drivers to take some risks in an attempt to move up the leader board. Kyosho’s Jared Tebo took a big chance by running his whole 10-minute qualifier without a pit stop. It’s been tried before, but results […]

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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 […]
Kyosho Ultima Time-Capsule by Michael Neblett [READER’S RIDE]

Kyosho Ultima Time-Capsule by Michael Neblett [READER’S RIDE]

When Michael Neblett wrote in with pics of his original Kyosho Ultima circa 1988, he said he was moved to submit it before Kyosho went and re-released it. He also stressed that while all-original, his buggy is far from stock. In fact, almost every part has been upgraded, but with period-correct hopups he used on […]

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Interview: Joe Pillars Talks About Sponsorship and the Duties of a Team Manager

Sponsorship is a huge part of racing, and one person who is deeply involved with Team Management is Joe Pillars. Most might assume that all that’s needed is to show up and do well and people will start sending stuff, but that’s only part of the equation. Sponsorship is part of manufacturers’ marketing plan and […]
Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Re-Release Kit Unboxing

Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Re-Release Kit Unboxing

We just got the new Kyosho Optima 4WD buggy re-release kit in our hands and are eager to bring back all those old cherished moments or for those new to the Optima, create some new one. The Optima was one of Kyosho‘s most successful vehicles and helped bring many new drivers in to the hobby […]

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3 Feet of Fun: Kyosho Jet Stream 888 VE ReadySet

3 Feet of Fun: Kyosho Jet Stream 888 VE ReadySet

Spring has been sprung for a while now…are you on the water yet? If you’re looking for a fresh way to hit the waves, take a gander at this bad boy. Kyosho’s Jet Stream measures 35″ long and is ready to turn 4S LiPo power into roost and wake, with Orion outrunner power and adjustable […]
Axial Wraith Corvette Conversion by Dan Boyle [Reader’s Ride]

Axial Wraith Corvette Conversion by Dan Boyle [Reader’s Ride]

We featured another of Dan Boyle’s creations a few months ago, and every time we get an email from him with a new project we know it’s going to be something special. This time he sent photos of this sweet ’58 Corvette. Believe it or not, Dan started with an Axial Wraith chassis, on which […]

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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

Mains day was the day of reckoning as the racers prepared to do battle and to do right what they might have done wrong in qualifying. Starting up front for both classes was Ty Tessmann and he was determined to turn his top qualifying spots into National Titles. Here’s how it all went down. Truggy […]
Custom JeepZilla from Brenda Sumner [Reader’s Ride]

Custom JeepZilla from Brenda Sumner [Reader’s Ride]

West Jordan, UT must be the perfect environment for Brenda Sumner’s custom JeepZilla.  She started with a MattZilla RC Works chassis, to which she added RC4x4 Performance stainless links, Kyosho Red Velvet shocks, Team KNK stainless hardware and OttSix VooDoo tires mounted on MotoWorx wheels. The driveline consists of a Tekin Pro4 3300 motor with […]
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