Tires are always a hot topic at any race and at the Worlds they are more critical than ever. The surface is like concrete and this makes for high traction, but also eats tires. This isn’t that unusual, but the sections with tiles and astroturf add another completely different element that forces the drivers in […]
It seems that whenever countries in far away lands host a race, Americans have a culture shock. I’m not talking about eating some exotic foods, or some funky language dialect, but their reaction to the actual track itself. What at first appears like a challenging layout slowly reveals its teeth as I take a closer […]
Two layovers and 20 hours is roughly how long it takes to fly from Orange County, California, to Catania, Italy. This means waking up at an ungodly hour, packing the car up with smokin’ coffee in hand, making haste with crusty eyes half shut, traveling to the airport going Mach 5, and standing in line […]
Would you like to race for an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan? This is what racers did this past weekend at the 2014 Tamiya North American Finals. The Tamiya Championship Series (TCS) holds regional races all over the U.S. Anyone that owns a Tamiya onroad vehicle can participate and qualify to run in the North American Finals […]
We’re sorting through all our RCX stuff (so…much…stuff) for RCX recap stories, stay tuned for those. In the meantime, we’ve got loads of photos to share, these are just a few of the hundreds! Hopefully these pics make you say, “I was there, that was awesome,” rather than “I wish I could have gone,” but […]
Nothing beats going big over jumps–especially when you’re going big with 1/5 scale trucks! The Losi guys are wowing the crowds at RCX with sub-orbital sky shots, proving just how tough the Losi 5IVE-T platform is. RCX is rolling strong here at the OC Fair & Event Center, get here if you can! […]
The Tamiya Bruiser is already hefty piece of hardware in 1:10 scale–here it is in 1:1 scale! This full-size Toyota pickup has been lovingly detailed to capture the stance and style of Tamiya’s iconic off-roader, and it truly is a thing of beauty to see in person. Though it appears to be a full runner, […]
Cal-Poly is here at RCX, with students who are programming their rotor drones to fly autonomously. Sounds pretty cool, until they become our flying robot overlords and begin stealing old people’s medicine for fuel.