Now with Video: PROTOform PFRX Rallycross

This is easily the best-looking rally shell we’ve seen yet, with a decidedly sleek and athletic look. It’s a direct fit for the Traxxas Rally and Associated ProRally, which means it will also fit most 1/10 short-course truck chassis with a little body post fiddling. The clear body includes decals, window masks, and overspray film [...]

May 14, 2015 Comments
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RCX THIS WEEKEND!

Time to get your RCX plans in high gear! The Radio Control Expo is at the OC Fair Event Center THIS WEEKEND. Now in its 13th year, RCX brings you the best in radio control on land, air, and sea with all the latest gear from the biggest brands including Traxxas, Team Associated, Losi, and more. There’s lots to do with Try-Me Tracks, demos, [...]

May 14, 2015 Comments
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Serpent Introduces Mid-Motor Spyder RTR Buggy

That’s right Serpent has released a RTR Mid Motor buggy and it’s designed by former 1/10 scale 2wd World Champion Billy Easton so you know that it has to be good. Features include 12mm shocks, gear differential, aluminum motor plate and spring steel drive shafts. For radio equipment you get a 3-channel radio, compact receiver, [...]

May 13, 2015 Comments
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WHY IS THERE A BEAR DRIVING THIS DUNE BUGGY?

The answer, of course, is “because Japan.” The jet-black bear is Kumamon, the official mascot of Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture, says Wikipedia. He’s Japan’s favorite regional mascot, and thus worthy of his (or her?) own Tamiya models, including a dune buggy and a tractor, apparently. Tamiya’s PR below shows kit specs, but the Kumamon car is also [...]

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JConcepts Goes 1/5-scale Racing With New “Chasers” Tire

JConcepts is well known for 1/10 and 1/8 racing tires, and now they’ve added 1/5 scale rubber to the list. The new Chasers design has an aggressive tread pattern inspired by 1/8 scale  tires, and features a reinforced carcass to reduce tire expansion and to give more support during hard cornering. The tires fit Losi 5T [...]

May 12, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Unveils New TRF 2WD Buggy and F1 Chassis Kits

Tamiya Racing Factory or “TRF” kits are always ultra-high qual, and the latest additions to the TRF line are as jewel-like as their predecessors. This round includes the TRF211XM mid-motor buggy, and TRF102 F1 car. Both are no-expense-spared competition cars, as the specs below will confirm. Expect these beautiful machines to hit stores in June. [...]

May 11, 2015 Comments
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5 Reasons Why Truck Pulling Is Cool

The more I look around on the internet the more I see custom pulling trucks popping up. I’m excited about this trend and am really excited to build one of my own. Some may ask why I’m so into building a pulling truck and I am here to show you. These are my 5 reasons [...]

May 11, 2015 Comments
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Vaterra Twin Hammers Scuderia Special by Karel de Koning [Readers Ride]

Karel de Koning, of Oud-Beijerland, Netherlands, picked an unusual theme for his Vaterra Twin Hammers Rock Racer, but his attention to detail on the subtle but extensive custom work makes it an impressive achievement. The Scuderia Twin Hammers has a definite Ferrari-esque flavor, although the ‘prancing horse’ logo has been substituted with the tongue-in-cheek prancing [...]

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