Tom Meents Double Backflips Maximum Destruction, Front End Receives Maximum Destruction [VIDEO]

Five tons of monster truck flipping twice in the air? That is nuts. You gotta give it up to Tom Meents for having the guts to basically drive head on into a wall for this stunt. I’ll just watch from the stands, thank you. Fast-forward to 0:15 if you can’t wait fifteen seconds for the [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Inside Ty Tessmann’s Rides

If you think you’re going to find a bunch of custom or prototype parts under the hood of Tessmann’s rocket rides, you would be wrong. Other than a couple hop-up parts, Ty Tessmann is running stock vehicles you can buy at your local hobby shop today. What is not included in the box is world [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

The action at the 2015 1/8 Scale Nitro Nationals has been as hot as the daily 100-degree weather and with a lot of the world’s fastest drivers are in attendance, the racing is super close with one big factor that a lot of drivers faced; the Tessmann factor. HB/HPI driver, Ty Tessmann has been on [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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Got Monster Truck? Send Us Your Pics!

We’re revving up another Monster Trucks special issue, and we want to see your machine in the mag. Send your best shots to readersrides@airage.com, and be sure to include the details about your build. Need photo tips? Just  click here. Here are the trucks that made the cut for our last issue–click to enlarge.

Jun 20, 2015 Comments
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Wild Rat-Rod Drift Ride–Who Built It? [VIDEO]

“This car is not mine! Do not ask me details because I do not know anything!” That’s all YouTuber “robekensugi” has to say about this beautifully crafted rat-rod drifter, but we’d love to learn more. You don’t see beam front axles and Watts-link rear ends in RC often, and I can’t say we’ve ever seen [...]

Jun 19, 2015 Comments
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Basher Hits The Road With The M.Rage

Basher’s heading into new territory with the M.Rage, the brand’s first on-road effort. Surprisingly, the car isn’t standard sedan-size, as in 190mm wide with a 255(ish)mm wheelbase. Instead, the M.Rage is scaled like Tamiya’s “M-chassis” cars, with a 210mm wheelbase at 165mm wide. Actual scale size depends what body is on the car. It’s technically [...]

Jun 18, 2015 Comments
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Pro-File: IFMAR 1/8 Scale Off-Road World Champ Ty Tessmann

Canada’s Ty Tessmann is one of RC’s most consummate professionals, as well as one of its youngest. At just 21 years old, Ty has ten years of competition under his belt, experience that has made him the reigning IFMAR Nitro Off-Road World Champion. In this excerpt from our April issue, Ty gets the “Pro-File” treatment [...]

Jun 18, 2015 Comments
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Tested: Outerwears Generation 2 Chassis Shroud for Traxxas Slash 4X4 (Standard Chassis)

Outerwears and its filter products are popular with powersports and motorsports enthusiasts, as well as RC fans. In the RC car realm, Outerwears chassis shrouds are an easy upgrade and do a good job of keeping the chassis free of dirt and debris, and even shed water. The Terra-Flo technology is impressive. The material is [...]

Jun 17, 2015 Comments
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