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Tamiya Grasshopper “Snow Hopper” by Jeffrey Transou

Tamiya Grasshopper “Snow Hopper” by Jeffrey Transou

Jeff started with an original vintage Grasshopper that he reinvigorated with a few re-release parts, and then things started to get crazy. The reworked front suspension is part CRP nylon, part custom-designed and water jet-cut aluminum with inboard cantilevered vintage You-G shocks. You-G shocks are also used out back with a custom fifth shock mount. […]
It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules

It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules

Racing needs rules. Without them there would be no guidelines and confusion would rein. But what happens when the rules are so vague, outdated or confusing that their relevance is useless? Thumbing through the latest rulebook and you’ll see a lot of rules with a ton of detail. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately the […]

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Vaterra Ascender by Jason Cook

Vaterra Ascender by Jason Cook

Jason assembled this super clean ’86 K5 Blazer from the Vaterra Ascender kit using a Tekin power system — an FXR speed control running a 35T motor. Jason painted the body with Tamiya Gun Metal up top with Duratrax Metallic Black below. The tires are stock from the kit but he mounted them on Gearhead […]
SWORKz S102 2WD Buggy – Nuremberg News

SWORKz S102 2WD Buggy – Nuremberg News

SWORKz has officially entered the 2WD buggy wars with the S102, which ticks off all the features you’d expect of a modern competition buggy and adds an SWORKz spin. Literally, in the case of the transmission, which uses a “simple gear insert” to allow a mid-motor or rear-motor configuration without swapping transmissions or chassis. No […]

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Should Slicks Be Outlawed in Off-Road Electric Racing?

Should Slicks Be Outlawed in Off-Road Electric Racing?

For a lot of us, RC Racing is a great activity and a way for friends and family to come together and share in something that’s enjoyed by all ages. But what happens when that fun activity becomes too hard or frustrating for the average person? Off-road electric racing seems to be going through a […]

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Losi 8IGHT & 8IGHT-T Go Gas, Get AVC – Nuremberg News

Losi 8IGHT & 8IGHT-T Go Gas, Get AVC – Nuremberg News

Losi’s gas technology is finally trickling down to other vehicles in the lineup. The next two vehicles on the list to get the innovational engine are Losi’s 8IGHT buggy and 8IGHT-T truggy. Losi has done a lot to make these RTR vehicles very user friendly. You get reliable power from the Dynamite .31 gasoline engine […]
Nuremberg News: 10 New Tamiya Cars Announced!

Nuremberg News: 10 New Tamiya Cars Announced!

It’s Nuremberg Toy Fair time again, where the entire hobby and toy industry descends on Nuremberg, Germany to show off all their wares. Tamiya is always a big draw, and they’re kicking out their latest rides now with a lot of action on the TT-02 chassis, plus some stuff that can be best described as […]

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Traxxas E-Revo Spins Tires Into Pizza Cutters On Ice [VIDEO]

Traxxas E-Revo Spins Tires Into Pizza Cutters On Ice [VIDEO]

Buck Speas puts a set of Pro-Line Trenchers to the test in this video, which we don’t recommend you try at home but it sure is fun to watch. Buck says that’s 6 cells worth of LiPo power spinning the Trenchers into pizza cutters, and we don’t doubt it. Anyone care to do the math […]

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Serpent Debuts New SRX-4 4WD Buggy at Reedy Race

Serpent Debuts New SRX-4 4WD Buggy at Reedy Race

There’s a lot to see at the Reedy Race and I was able to sneak a peak under the hood of Serpent’s Billy Easton’s 4WD SRX-4. Easton is a former IFMAR Electric World Champion, but spends his time working full time for Serpent as an engineer. He has been showing a lot of speed at […]
Hartson, Tebo, and Maifield Lead the Way After 2WD at Reedy Race

Hartson, Tebo, and Maifield Lead the Way After 2WD at Reedy Race

The 2WD Invitational buggy class is wrapped up with TLR’s Ryan Maifield, Team Associated’s Steven Hartson, and Kyosho’s Jaren Tebo all tied with the same amount of points. The next faze will be the 4WD Invitational buggy division and a different style of driving and approach will be needed. The atmosphere is electric (pun intended) […]
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