Spotted at SEMA: HPI Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept

Looks like HPI’s lineup of Vaughn Gittin Jr-flavored models is about to be joined by a customized 2015 Mustang version. The car was spotted at SEMA, where HPI was demo’ing RC models on behalf of Ford. The model is a replica the Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept car that Ford displayed at the show. Based on our [...]

Nov 07, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds Super Swamper to 3.8″ Lineup

Pro-Line’s lineup of Interco tires just got its biggest sneaker yet, now that the TSL SX Super Swamper is going to be offered in a 3.8″ size for mega-sized monster trucks. The tires feature a “Traxxas style” bead and are shown here on Pro-Line’s F-11 wheels. No official PR on these yet, but you can count [...]

Nov 05, 2014 Comments
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Team Durango Pulls Out Of Pro Competition To Focus On Local Racing

Top driver Ryan Lutz has departed Team Durango, but don’t waste time speculating who will take his place. As announced below, Team Durango is dissolving their pro-racing program and will instead focus on local-level racing and supporting Durango customers. This does not affect what Durango plans to do in terms of vehicle development, as the [...]

Nov 04, 2014 Comments
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Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher made a name for itself with the Nitro Circus monster and short course truck models (which we reviewed in the May 2014 and September 2014 issues, respectively), and has now added a rally car to the low buck, high-performance family. The BSR Rally is built like a 1/8 scale buggy, and well-equipped with 17mm [...]

Nov 03, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Return Of The Ripper

I have built a lot of modded Tamiya Clod Busters over my lifetime and one of the trucks that I have held on to is my trusty Thunder Tech Ripper. I built and reviewed the Ripper in the October 2001 issue of Radio Control Car Action Magazine and since then I’ve made a few tweaks [...]

Nov 03, 2014 Comments
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Hot for Halloween: Frightening Funny Cars

These horrific hot rods were painted by Traxxas employees Mike D (orange with spiderweb) and Jason F (black with flames) for a “paint off” at the Traxxas Facebook page a couple of Halloweens ago, and we thought it was time to exhume them (thanks, Google) for another look. Happy Halloween everyone!

Oct 31, 2014 Comments
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World Record! Nic Case Breaks the 200mph Barrier

Nic Case has been a familiar face to RC fans ever since 2006 when RC Car Action put together the first “World’s Fastest RC Car Challenge,” an event that saw Nic post a then-astounding 134.4mph run. In the eight years since then, Nic has continually refined his Castle-powered, Futaba-equipped ”RC Bullet” design in the quest for [...]

Oct 29, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Ascender First Impressions & Build Notes

The Ascender is the latest vehicle to come out of the Vaterra Garage and like others before it’s very well detailed and is a performer. This scale truck is the only Vaterra model to be released exclusively as a kit. I just finished putting together my Ascender and am working on a review for the [...]

Oct 28, 2014 Comments
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