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Reader’s Ride of the Week: Brian’s Big FG Buggy

Reader’s Ride of the Week: Brian’s Big FG Buggy

This patriotic machine belongs to Brian Quintanilla and comes to us from Lake Tahoe, CA. According to wife Terri, who posted the photo on the RCCA Facebook page, Brian laid down the stars and stripes himself. As for the car, it’s an FG 1/6 scale with a 26cc engine—gotta love a big gas-burning buggy! Nice […]
Readers’ Ride of The Week: XXXL Savage Baja 1/5 Scale

Readers’ Ride of The Week: XXXL Savage Baja 1/5 Scale

Check out this XXXL Savage Baja 1/5 scale that…let’s just call him RC James submitted to us for this week’s Readers’ Ride.  The vehicle started as a Nitro Savage 25 and was modified. The car has TCS Crawlers 1/5 Baja Flux Chassis, Kershaw Design Direct Drive Gearbox with metal gears 20t pinion 47t spur and […]

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Readers’ Ride Of The Week: Scale Jeep With Handmade Enclosed Trailer

Readers’ Ride Of The Week: Scale Jeep With Handmade Enclosed Trailer

We see some pretty sweet custom rigs sent to us for Readers’ Rides, check out this one created by Mitch B.  Mitch added a Pro-Line Jeep body to his Axial SCX10 and added white LED kit for the fog lights on the front bumper, and red LED lights for the rear tail lights on the […]
Readers’ Ride: Team Associated Apex [August Teaser]

Readers’ Ride: Team Associated Apex [August Teaser]

  From the looks of it, Ernest is a big Trans AM Racing fan.  He spec’d up his Apex Touring Car with an HPI Racing 1970 Boss Mustang body that he blacked out and finished off with a set of HPI’s vintage wheels and tires to boot.  This sleeper “Stang gets it’s power from a […]

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Readers’ Ride: Ron Sacrider’s FrankenSlash [July Teaser]

Readers’ Ride: Ron Sacrider’s FrankenSlash [July Teaser]

Ron went all mad scientist on us when he sent in these shots of the truck he calls, “Frankenslash.”  Part Traxxas Slash and part Nitro 4 Tec, he bolted a metal plate over the battery tray to house the nitro engine and belt system.  Ron added an RPM rear bumper and arms and finished the […]
Readers’ Ride: Customized Kyosho Mini-Z [June]

Readers’ Ride: Customized Kyosho Mini-Z [June]

Customized Kyosho Mini-Z: In case you couldn’t tell, Brad is a huge fan of the 1983 Stephen King chiller Christine.  To pay tribute to his favorite flick, Brad stretched a Kyosho Mini-Z chassis and used the body and wheels from an Ertl model 1958 Plymouth Fury to make it look just like the car in the […]

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Readers’ Ride: Custom Works Outlaw [May]

Readers’ Ride: Custom Works Outlaw [May]

Custom Works Outlaw: This killer-looking CW sprint car runs on the asphalt at Hobby Central in Pensacola, FL, and is John’s tribute to his father Jack who used to race full-size midgets and sprints.  John decked his Outlaw out with every Custom Works upgrade and powered it with a Novak 10.5 Ballistic brushless motor and Edge […]
Readers’ Ride: Tamiya Fast Attack [April]

Readers’ Ride: Tamiya Fast Attack [April]

Tamiya Fast Attack Vehicle: Scott’s Tamiya buggy is a combination of stuff from the Tamiya lineup.  He started with a Fast Attack Vehicle for the base and added parts and queues from the Wild Willy and San Scorcher as well.  After painting it  up in Sand Scorcher colors, he added details to the buggy to give […]

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Readers’ Ride Of The Year [March Sneak Peek]

Readers’ Ride Of The Year [March Sneak Peek]

By Michael Wortel Since its inception, “Readers’ Rides” has been one of the most popular and coveted columns of RC Car Action. It is always exciting to see readers’ contributions to the RC community, and “Readers’ Rides” gives everyone an opportunity to exercise their RC pride. Scale RC builds have always been on the radar, […]
Readers’ Rides: Traxxas Slash [March]

Readers’ Rides: Traxxas Slash [March]

Traxxas Slash: Scott did this killer Black Cat Fireworks paint scheme for his 14-year-old son. Underneath this Parma Rattler body is a box stock Slash, but who’d ever notice with a body like that?  He was so proud of his all paint bod, that Scott sent a picture of it to Black Cat and got […]

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Readers’ Rides: Tamiya TA05 Ver. II [February 2013]

Readers’ Rides: Tamiya TA05 Ver. II [February 2013]

Tamiya TA05 Ver. II : Oh, baby, do we love JDM and clearly, so does Jason.  He upgraded his Tamiya TA05 Ver. II with a Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro ESC and 9000Kv motor, Airtronics MX-3X radio system, a Traxxas 2075 servo for steering, and a Gens Ace 3S LiPo pack for power.  The car […]
Readers’ Ride: Losi Micro Crawler [January 2013]

Readers’ Ride: Losi Micro Crawler [January 2013]

Losi Micro Crawler: This itty-bitty crawler comes to us from Christopher Olson in Robbinsdale, MN.  He just wanted to let us know that he grew up reading RC Car Action but never had anything wortyh of “Readers’ Rides” until now.  His Micro Crawler is molded into the frame of a 1995 Tamiya Jeep hardtop static […]
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