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2017 Reedy TC Race: Racing is Under Way

2017 Reedy TC Race: Racing is Under Way

The 20th edition of the Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions is going on right now at the legendary Tamiya Raceway in Aliso Viejo, California and continues its reputation as one of the most prestigious and coveted events on the racing calendar for electric touring cars. Initially conceived and started by legendary motor guru Mike […]
RC4WD Chevy Blazer Hotrod [READER’S RIDE]

RC4WD Chevy Blazer Hotrod [READER’S RIDE]

The RC4WD Blazer hard body is an amazingly versatile piece. We’ve seen scale rigs, crawlers, monster trucks and now comes this hot rod muscle truck. Based on an Axial Wraith frame, Dan Boyle has added ultra-scale custom touches like a killer smallblock V-8 with a hi-rise Edelbrock tunnel ram intake, dual Holleys and copper wire […]

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Traxxas Gets “Roadkilled!”

Traxxas Gets “Roadkilled!”

Are you a fan of Roadkill — the YouTube show hosted by Hot Rod editors David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan that is part dream-project how-to, part automotive dumpster dive, part double-dare contest, and pretty much gearhead nirvana for anyone who likes the idea of turning junkyard beaters into (somewhat less junky) driveable, often bizarre — […]
Glow Plugs Dos, Don’ts, Tech, and Tips [PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE]

Glow Plugs Dos, Don’ts, Tech, and Tips [PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE]

Our article about Glow Plugs Dos, Don’ts, Tech, and Tips will be in the July issue, but RC Car Action Premium members get to read it first! CLICK HERE to become a member, or click on an image below. RC Car Action Premium offers members exclusive content and the first look at the latest projects, shoot-outs, how-to’s and more! […]

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Custom 1/8-Scale ’41 Willys [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 1/8-Scale ’41 Willys [READER’S RIDE]

Henry Martinez is a hardcore Chevy guy going back decades — he currently owns a ’57 Nomad and a ’68 El Camino SS396 that he’s done full frame-off restorations on. He says he can’t do as much building and restoring of the full-scale stuff as he’d like anymore, so he’s focused his talents on building […]

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Xray’s Ellis Chats About the New CRC Fasttrak II (FT2) Black Carpet

Xray’s Ellis Chats About the New CRC Fasttrak II (FT2) Black Carpet

Carpet racing is fast and technical and a track surface that’s been around for decades, but until a couple of years ago, has been predominantly grey “Ozite” called Fasttrak, sold by CRC (Calandra Racing Concepts). However, Ozite was no longer available to CRC and they had to source a new kind of carpet. After some […]
Flashback: 1989 National Ashby Indoor Carpet Racing [VIDEO]

Flashback: 1989 National Ashby Indoor Carpet Racing [VIDEO]

The 1989 Ashby National was typical for the era and included many of the fast UK drivers of the time driving on an indoor carpet track with pan cars. The video is a bit poor quality, but like the sub-c cells, stick radios with crystals and brushed motors, fit the time. Most of the video […]

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2017: Big Factory Driver Sponsorship Changes

2017: Big Factory Driver Sponsorship Changes

The end of a calendar year is the time when companies and professional drivers often make big changes to their contracts and 2017 will go down as a big one marked by big shakeups. Rumors began back in November, but everything went viral when the new year finally kicked in and everyone could make their […]
Custom Chevy K5 Blazer Drag Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Chevy K5 Blazer Drag Truck [READER’S RIDE]

With all the great scale truck hard bodies now on the market, it’s easy to see why Dan Boyle chose one for his latest scale build. But rather than go the traditional truck route, he combined his love of drag racers with RC4WD’s excellent injection-molded K5 Blazer. It sits on a heavily modified Axial Wraith […]

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Action From the 2016 EFRA 1/12-Scale Euros [VIDEO]

Action From the 2016 EFRA 1/12-Scale Euros [VIDEO]

There’s been a lot of interesting news in 1/12-scale racing these days, and with the controversial ruling by IFMAR to go to 2S LiPo batteries, then a subsequent reversal of the ruling back to 1S after heated opinions including the video done by Josh Cyrul went viral, it appears that we are back to square […]
Snow Cat with 3D Printed Blower for Wintertime [VIDEO]

Snow Cat with 3D Printed Blower for Wintertime [VIDEO]

It’s winter and for most people in the northern hemisphere, so that means snow. But, before you hide indoors, check out this snow cat with 3D printed snow blower. Yep, it started out as a Kyosho Blizzard, and with some creative engineering, it is fully functional and ready to take on the task most of […]
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