See It First: Pro-Line’s VW Baja Bug for the Axial Yeti, New Blockade MT Tires

Pro-Line is quick on the draw with a new look for the Axial Yeti. The VW Baja Bug is the latest in Pro-Line’s lineup of off-road vee-dubs, and fits directly over the Yeti’s stock cage. The body arrives clear with overspray film, window masks, and decals (as always). Lightbar sold separately, you know you want [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments
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Watch and Listen: We Drive the Traxxas Slash with On-Board Audio

We were the first to bring you news of Traxxas’ new On-Board Audio system, and now we’re the first to drive it. Watch the video below to see and hear the truck in action. All the audio is “live,” nothing was dubbed in later–and it sounds even better in person! Traxxas has tweaked the suspension [...]

Oct 22, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas Link Now Available for Android

If you follow our Hot News & New Stuff forum, you’re already hip to the latest news on Traxxas Link: the formerly “Apple only” app is now available for Android devices. Thanks to Bluetooth capability, there’s no need for a physical “Docking Base” and connector to attach a device to the transmitter–it’s totally wireless. That [...]

Oct 22, 2014 Comments
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Watch NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski Wheel a Tamiya Freightliner

Check out this video of NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski and his race-hauler driver “Bama” as they go toe to toe with a couple of Tamiya Freightliner Cascadia Evolution tractor trucks. The racing action is obviously staged for the “Hauler Challenge” promo that the clip is supporting, but it’s still pretty cool to see the Tamiya rigs [...]

Oct 21, 2014 Comments
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Mike Monrad’s Traxxas Stampede VXL & Bolink Legends

This week’s Reader’s Ride (make that Rides) come to us from Mike Monrad of St. Petersburg, FL. The Traxxas Stampede VXL wears a bunch of RPM upgrades including a wide front bumper and “low-visibility” wheelie bar, while the body is a JConcepts Gatecrasher that Mike sprayed himself. Looks great, just like his Bolink Lengends. Bolink is [...]

Oct 21, 2014 Comments
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We Need More Solid Axle Monster Trucks!

I think it’s safe to say that most people love full-size monster trucks; they are larger than life and are full of destruction and who doesn’t like destruction. For me it’s all about the look of the truck and how it works; watching the suspension links moving, the shocks compressing, hearing that engine roar and [...]

Oct 20, 2014 Comments
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Sponsorship, Racing and Keeping It Real

If you follow RC racing, you probably heard about AKA’s dismissal of Martin Bayer from their roster of sponsored drivers after the IFMAR Worlds in Messina, Italy. Bayer was dismissed after he chose to run Pro-Line tires instead of AKA rubber in the final Main, where he finished fifth. We won’t get into the nitty-gritty [...]

Oct 20, 2014 Comments
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This Vaughn Gittin F-150 Jump / Drift Truck Needs to Be RC

We’ll be happy if anyone makes it, but since HPI currently has the lock on Vaughn Gittin licensed models, they’re the logical choice. As spotted at Jalopnik, the truck is clearly badass but details on the machine are light. There’s a quote from Vaughn offering his enthusiasm for the project but not much else. “I love [...]

Oct 17, 2014 Comments
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