This week we are going back to 1993, when a gallon of gas cost $1.16, Jurassic Park was a big (get it?) hit at the box office and Beanie Babies were released. In the RC world, RC Car Action was showing off a new truck from Tamiya called the Mountaineer. Click images to embiggen Tamiya’s [...]
When the Traxxas Ford Mustang driven by Courtney Force crossed the line ahead of longtime veteran Cruz Pedregon to win the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka on Sunday, the 25-year old earned the 100th professional win by a female driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Her first victory of the [...]
Casey Currie is one of the fastest and most popular racers on the LOORS and TORC short-course circuits, as well as a Baja 1000 vet and King of the Hammers competitor. He’s in the RC news with Axial’s latest SCX10 Jeep, the Wrangler Unlimited CR, which gets the Casey Currie seal of approval and is [...]
Hat-tip to RCNews.de for these pics of Hitec‘s upcoming Lynx 4S frequency-hopping 2.4GHz radio system, which will put the brand back on the pro-pistol map. No official specs yet, but as you can see from the display, the transmitter features a scroll wheel for navigation, telemetry capability, and a backlit display. According to the RCNews.de post [...]
Last weekend, the Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions returned to the immaculately prepared asphalt of Tamiya America’s track in Aliso Viejo, CA for the first time in five years, and while you’ll find a full race report later this week (spoiler alert: German Yokomo/LRP driver Ronald Volker won the Invitational class over world [...]
Pro-Line’s Phantom buggy-body lineup is about to include its first 1/8 scale shell, designed specifically for the Tekno EB48.2. The Phantom’s cab-forward styling is in full effect, and a removable stability fin is in place. You can expect the usual genuine GE Lexan construction with overspray film, window masks, and decals.
JConcepts has a new set of titanium turnbuckles for Associated’s RC10 Worlds Car re-release, and as you can see, they look pretty rad with their three-slot styling and classic ti-luster. Some purists will no doubt say, “those are not period-correct for the car,” and if that’s you then you can stick with Associated’s black-steel stockers. But if [...]
Traxxas has reinvigorated its on-site RC racing program at TORC events, and has established a four race series that ping-pongs between the Crandon and Bark River TORC races beginning in June. All the details are in the flyer below (click to embiggen), and it’s a pretty sweet deal. The entry fee is cheap (and gets [...]