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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 […]
Custom Scale Little Red Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Scale Little Red Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

Scott Lempert, one of our scratch-build regulars, is back at it with another tribute to a drag-racing classic: The Little Red Wagon Dodge A100 — the legendary wheelie machine driven by Bill Golden from 1965 to 1975. Scott built the body out of styrene sheet after studying numerous period photos of the LRW. He also […]

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Ronald Volker Takes Touring Car World Champ Title With Yokomo [VIDEO]

Ronald Volker Takes Touring Car World Champ Title With Yokomo [VIDEO]

He’s been known as the fastest on-road driver in the world without an IFMAR title, and after this last weekend, that’s no longer true. Yokomo‘s Ronald Volker finally got the win that’s eluded him and did it under stressful, close racing that went to the third main to decide the outcome. Having to start behind TQ […]
2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Cavalieri Dominates Buggy Classes

2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Cavalieri Dominates Buggy Classes

The 2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic is quickly becoming a premiere event on the racing calendar and this year’s event reflected that with the event selling out in record time in less than an hour. Lucky racers were treated to a technical layout at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California, with fast locals and top pros […]

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Why Is Ty Tessmann Running His Shocks Upside Down?

Why Is Ty Tessmann Running His Shocks Upside Down?

HB Racing’s Ty Tessmman had an impressive result with 2nd overall at the recent 2016 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals in the 2WD class driving his HB Racing D216. Keen eyes noticed his use of inverted shocks. While this is unusual, it can help to lower the center-of-gravity when the conditions permit. Many armchair tuners have […]
Naoto Matsukura Wins IFMAR 1/12 Worlds [VIDEO]

Naoto Matsukura Wins IFMAR 1/12 Worlds [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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Pro-Line AMBUSH, All-New RTR Rock Crawler [VIDEO]

Pro-Line AMBUSH, All-New RTR Rock Crawler [VIDEO]

Pro-Line is well known for Readers’ Choice Award-winning bodies, wheels, and tires, as well as the PRO-2 Buggy, PRO-2 SC, and PRO MT kits. Now Pro-Line is branching out into rock-crawlers, minis, and ready-to-runs…all in one model! The all-new Ambush is a 1/25 “True Scale” rock crawler with all the detail you’d expect from the body and […]
Ralph Burch and Xray/RC America Part Ways

Ralph Burch and Xray/RC America Part Ways

Ralph Burch has announced his departure from Xray/RC America. The 2010 IFMAR Nitro On-Road TC World Champion sent shock waves through the racing community and has left a lot of speculation. He explained, “I would like to thank RCAmerica and Xray for the last 15 years. Together we celebrated our first world title and many […]

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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 […]

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The high-bite HobbyTown USA HobbyPlex track. Host of the 2016 ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals.

2016 ROAR EP Off-Road Nats: TLR’s Phend is Phenomenal by Taking 3 TQ’s

Saturday at the 2016 ROAR Electric O-Road Nationals is over and with it the end of qualifications. While 2015 was all about the display put on by Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri, this year looks as if TLR‘s Dakotah Phend will be the driver to beat as he took 3 of the 4 modified classes that […]
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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