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HPI Opens New USA Design Office

HPI Opens New USA Design Office

If you’ve been following the HPI Racing saga, you know that the popular brand was purchased by UK distributor Ripmax. Since the buy-out, the “new” HPI has been posting regular updates about the brand’s progress, including the state of the eagerly-anticipated Venture FJ. The latest news from HPI (via R&D manager Dave Potter) is a […]
Custom Mohave Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Mohave Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Scott Oney tells us the idea with this project was to build up a Class 1 scale truck on a set of Losi Comp Crawler axles so that he wouldn’t need a speed control with a drag brake. He chose an Axial Dingo chassis, then had to figure out how to mount his RC4WD Mojave […]
Traxxas Telluride Bronco [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Telluride Bronco [READER’S RIDE]

Henry Brady liked the look of the ’73 Ford Bronco body for the HPI Crawler King, so he adapted it to fit his Traxxas Telluride with some careful cutting and trimming. To give it the right stance he bolted on a set of 2.2 Mudslinger XL tires on Integy Orange high-mass 6-spoke wheels. He swtiched […]
Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Rick was inspired to build his own oversized Revo after reading Kevin Hetmanski’s Project Traxxas Revo 3.3 back in 2015. Rick had a tired old stock Revo with a blown engine and badly in need of an overhaul. What you see here evolved over time. The current iteration sports an LRP ZR .32 Spec 2 […]
Tamiya Jimny Crawler by Daniel Siegl [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya Jimny Crawler by Daniel Siegl [READER’S RIDE]

Daniel Siegl likes a challenge. When Daniel realized that his trip to the US from his native Austria would perfectly coincide with the 5th Annual Recon G6 Birthday Bash, held at Moon Rocks in Reno, NV, he decided to put a truck together to compete. But rather than go with a conventional crawler, he decided […]
Axial Racing Exo Terra Trophy Truck by Richard Derry [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Racing Exo Terra Trophy Truck by Richard Derry [READER’S RIDE]

Richard Derry liked the nimble speed and scale character of the Axial Racing Exo Terra buggy, but he wanted something more unique so he converted his into a lookalike Trophy Truck inspired by the Toyota driven by Ivan “Iron Man” Stewart. As you can see from the body-off shot, Richard added a bunch of aluminum […]
Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Demitree has taken his electric touring cars in a thoroughly original direction with a little help from classic Chevy bodies from Pegasus and Parma. He has converted three cars into lowriders that look and drive the part thanks to controllable, articulating suspension. The Pegasus ’64 Impala rides on a Tamiya TT-02 chassis. There’s a Parma […]
Highly Anticipated HB/HPI D216 1/10 2WD Off-Road Buggy is Close to Release

Highly Anticipated HB/HPI D216 1/10 2WD Off-Road Buggy is Close to Release

Seen driven by the Factory Drivers of HB/HPI Racing including Ty Tessmann, David Ronnefalk and Drew Moller at the highest level of competition, this racing buggy was designed by Head Engineer Torrance Deguzman who has designed some of the most iconic racing vehicles in the industry. Bucking the trend of many other buggies on the […]
HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

Ulysses wrote in to tell us that his very favorite types of article in RC Car Action are the How-to’s showing tricks for customizing and upgrading your truck. From the pics, it looks like he has been taking good notes! He tells us he did “a little” custom work to the front end of his […]
Traxxas/Axial Hybrid Scout 80 by Scott Lempert [Reader’s Ride]

Traxxas/Axial Hybrid Scout 80 by Scott Lempert [Reader’s Ride]

We could probably do an entire column just on Scott Lempert’s scale projects, so prolific is he with off-season building. One in particular that caught our eye was this ’63 International Scout 80—not just for the styrene body which Scott crafted himself, but for the unusual mix of components. The backbone is a set of […]
ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

Mains day was the day of reckoning as the racers prepared to do battle and to do right what they might have done wrong in qualifying. Starting up front for both classes was Ty Tessmann and he was determined to turn his top qualifying spots into National Titles. Here’s how it all went down. Truggy […]
ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

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 […]
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