Tamiya TRF417X Chassis Kit

Tamiya has released the TRF417X in preperation for the 2012 IFMAR World Championships. Check out the new features below: Tamiya Racing Factory (TRF) team’s ace driver Marc Rheinard won the 2010 IFMAR World Championship with the TRF416X. In December of the same year, the TRF417 was released and it has achieved equally impressive results at [...]

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Reedy Truck Race–Tebo, Cavalieri and Maifield on Top

Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California (about 35 miles north of Los Angeles) is host to The Reedy Truck Race. Due to scheduling conflicts this race was not ran last year, but Jimmy Babcock and the JBRL crew brought it back for 2011. The absence of nitro classes this year, have made this more of [...]

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Tamiya TA-05 M-Four Mini Kit

Tamiya designers have taken their proven TA05 chassis design to create a new 1/12 chassis that combine’s the TA05′s 2-belt driven 4WD drivetrain with a 210mm wheelbase. Check it out below: The TA05 chassis has been a perennial favorite of the 4WD R/C touring car scene. Tamiya’s designers have now incorporated its proven components into [...]

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IIC 2011 – Qualifying Results and Action Photos

After 4 rounds of qualifying on Thursday and Friday, all the racers are tired and sleep deprived from all the time they spent wrenching on their cars, but at least they know their fate for the mains. The IIC runs their mains on Saturday instead of Sunday so that the racing participants don’t have to [...]

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IIC 2011 – CRC new releases

Calandra Racing Concepts – CRC Gen-Xi 1:12th race car kit – #3203 Making a debut here in Las Vegas is the new 1:12th car from CRC, the Gen-Xi (inline). The Gen-Xi keeps all the great features (Encore shock, Pro Strut front end, full carbon components) and performance of the multi-National champion Gen-XL as well as [...]

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CFX RC Paintworks & Parma/PSE @ The 7th Annual IIC!!

Charlie Barnes is the man behind CFX RC Paintworks and OC Circuit (A popular racing program in the SoCal area now in its 13th year, socal.rcracing.com/ ), and he is here at the IIC representing Parma/PSE ( parmapse.com ) with a booth. He is providing painted bodies for sale, and demo’s on his latest painting techniques. Charlie is truly the [...]

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IIC 2011 – Speed Merchant new releases

Speed Merchant            teamspeedmerchant.com  - 1/12th Scale Rev.7 Here’s the latest and greatest out of the SpeedMerchant camp. Introducing the Rev.7. With the changes in Lipo’s, traction compounds, bodies and even carpet construction, we’ve seen an on-going change is set-up philosophies over the past few seasons. After lots of testing starting at the Snowbirds, continuing with the [...]

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International Indoor Championships (IIC)

Hello from Sin City Las Vegas! I’m at the Riviera Hotel & Casino this weekend covering the 7th Annual International Indoor Championships, and what a great event this is! Who says on-road racing is dead? This years IIC event has 404 entries participating (2007 had 450 entries), which is the second biggest turn out they’ve ever [...]

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