Featured Readers Rides


Readers Rides – May 2024

Readers Rides – May 2024

THE PROTOTYPE Alec Grossman « Winston-Salem, NC Alec Grossman should be no stranger to longtime RCCA readers. He is a prolific RC builder that oftentimes finds his creations gracing the Readers Rides pages. Alec tells us about this one-of-a-kind Land Cruiser project. “This FMS Hobby Toyota Land Cruiser 80 is my prototype,” he says. “This […]
Readers Rides – April 2024

Readers Rides – April 2024

ADVENTURE JEEP Joseph Rocha « Adelanto, CA Scale and trail builds allow RC enthusiasts to combine their love for drivable RC vehicles with model-building prowess and loads of creativity. We’re digging the realism that this scale Jeep XJ brings to any camping trip or crawler driving session. Joseph tells us about his award-winning creation: “I […]

Readers Rides – March 2024

Readers Rides – March 2024

TEXAS PIPELINER Dustin Olson « Texas, USA We love seeing clean custom builds, and Dustin’s Texas Pipeliner is definitely a clean one. Regarding his bespoke truck, Dustin tells us: “It’s every Pipeliner’s dream to build that perfect welding truck to fit their style and work. These trucks are often very custom and extremely flashy and […]
Readers Rides – February 2024

Readers Rides – February 2024

FRANKENSPIKE Ken Sutherland « Florence, OR Now this Readers Ride is a real head-turner. Completed with parts and accessories from many different kits and brands, this car is a true road warrior. Concerning this unique build, Ken explains: “I named it FrankenSpike because it was built using parts from 12 different manufacturers—including myself. This is […]

Readers Rides – January 2024

Readers Rides – January 2024

Tamiya Grand Hauler 389 Shane McManus « Poplar Grove, IL RC big rigs are a big deal and Shane’s sports many custom parts and detailed work that take it over the top. “It’s been a while since I’ve built a semi, or just done an RC build in general,” Shane explains. “So, I started to […]
Readers Ride December 2023

Readers Ride December 2023

C10 Dually Bed Spinner Scott Lempert « Commerce Twp., MI Scott takes us on the journey that created his customized mini-truck style C10: “I had seen plenty of these growing up and stumbled on a bed spinning truck on Instagram by @nikaidocustoms and was smitten! I went out and got some brass, fab’d up the […]

Readers Rides – November 2023

Readers Rides – November 2023

Bobbed Power Wagon Jacob Johnson « Fair Play, MO Jacob’s Bobbed Power Wagon sure is a head-turner. It’s a custom build that had a lot going for it. We’ll let Jacob fill us in on it in his own words: “This is my Axial SCX10.3 builder’s kit. I’d been seeing Power Wagon builds and decided […]
Readers Rides – September 2023

Readers Rides – September 2023

MISSOUR YOTA Jonathan Moffat « Pacific, MO Jonathan Moffat, the creator and owner of this rig, said it best when he told us, “This is a one-off custom rig that gets taken out on the trail quite often. Everything works so well together it’s a pleasure to drive!” The Axial SCX10 II-based crawler sports a […]

Readers Rides – July 2023

Readers Rides – July 2023

Kenworth Logger Michael Zwicke « Palatine, IL Michael tells us that his goal was to build a “go anywhere” logging truck and it looks like he succeeded. This rig is a 6×6 armed with a two-speed transmission, locking transfer case and locking axles. The chassis is from an RC4WD Overland with the front axle moved […]
Readers Rides – June 2023

Readers Rides – June 2023

Jeep Golden Eagle Alec Grossman « Winston-Salem, NC Alec informs us that he initially wanted to paint the entire body of his Rochobby Mashigan, but once he saw how nice it was right out of the box, he decided to keep the stock color. He went ahead and customized it to create a “what-if” model […]

Readers Rides – May 2023

Readers Rides – May 2023

Rocky Yota Joseph Rocha « Adelanto, CA Simply put, Joseph tells us that, “I wanted to build a Toyota race inspired livery SR5 truck to look like a weekend crawler.” And so he did. This Axial SCX10 II features plenty of upgrades including a Rock Pirates Interceptor chassis, plenty of Pro-Line parts including an SR5 […]
Readers Rides – April 2023

Readers Rides – April 2023

DOUBLE D Jeremy Kilburn « Havre De Grace, MD Here’s an incredible Ultimate Scale Truck Expo (USTE) worthy rig that’s built by a well-respected scale RC-er. Jeremy won a Team Raffee D110 station wagon body set at USTE 2022 and set out to customize it to bring to the 2023 event. “I thought about how […]
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