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Readers Rides


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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
Readers’ Rides: Tamiya Mercedes 1850L [December 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Tamiya Mercedes 1850L [December 2012]

Kyle really is a Legomaniac! Believe it or not, this truck started out it’s life as just blue in color.  Kyle repainted it and created custom Lego decals on his vinyl plotter to pull of this super yellow scheme.  Inside, the truck is powered by the stock Johnson motor and a Novak Rooster Crawler ESC […]

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Readers’ Rides: Custom Axial AX10 Dingo “Zombie Truck” [November 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Custom Axial AX10 Dingo “Zombie Truck” [November 2012]

Custom Axial AC10 Dingo “Zombie Truck”: Check out the gruesome details on Brandon’s Halloween-appropriate scaler! This GCM Cross Canyon-converted-Axial AX10 RTC is controlled by a Traxxas 4-channel radio and features an assortment of homemade accessories such as the driveshafts, links, chains, and many scale accouterments.  A Vanquish dig unit is paired with Novak’s Eiger Pro […]
Readers’ Rides: Tamiya CC-01 Ford Bronco [October 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Tamiya CC-01 Ford Bronco [October 2012]

Tamiya CC-01 Ford Bronco:  Wow! Norm went totally crazy building this rig. He started with a Tamiya CC-01 Ford Bronco because of its scale look and narrow stance.  He topped it off with a Tamiya F350 body with a handmade bed, toolbox, and backrack, and trimmed it off with handmade Power Stroke Diesel badging and […]

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Readers’ Rides: Traxxas E-Maxx [September 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Traxxas E-Maxx [September 2012]

                Traxxas E-Maxx: Joe has us all seeing red with this amazing E-Maxx with an Ultimate Engineering Super Maxx conversation.  He spent the last couple of years collecting parts to build this truck using an insane amount of UE aluminum parts.  Inside, a Hitec 5990TG servo steers all […]
Readers’ Rides: Tamiya TT01 Type E [August 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Tamiya TT01 Type E [August 2012]

              Tamiya TT01 Type E: How cool is this Crimson Fury replica built by Chris Holden? Chris loves Twisted Metal AND RC Car Action so much that as soon as he was finished building the car, he sent in this awesome shot of his creation.  Underneath that Tamiya Ferrari […]

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Readers’ Rides: Homemade Peterbilt Show Truck [July 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Homemade Peterbilt Show Truck [July 2012]

                  Homemade Petrbilt Show Truck: This may look like a Tamiya King Hauler, but it’s much smaller.  This 1/25-sized semi started out its life as a Revell plastic model kit, but Karl was soon stretching the hood and sleeper to make it look more like a Peterbilt […]
Readers’ Rides: Duratrax Ultima Pro XL [June 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Duratrax Ultima Pro XL [June 2012]

Duratrax Ultima Pro XL: This ride from Scott Chapman takes vintage RC to a whole new level.  He started out with a Duratrax Ultima Pro XL that he shortened, customized and painted on the chassis.  He bolted up a custom painted Tamiya SRB front suspension and fitted the buggy with Kyosho Triumph and the battery […]

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Readers’ Rides: Kyosho Turbo Scorpion [May 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Kyosho Turbo Scorpion [May 2012]

James Knight of Sherman Oaks, CA, was so excited about this shot that he totally forgot to tell us anything about his car.  Our guess would be that James likes to rip up and down the beaches of sunny California with his vintage Turbo Scorpion and from the looks of it, it’s pretty fast. Great photo, […]
Readers’ Rides: Traxxas Stampede [April 2012]

Readers’ Rides: Traxxas Stampede [April 2012]

Traxxas Stampede: Now this is one trick Traxxas Stampede. Marc loves playing on the ice and he’s modified his truck so it gets better grip on the slippery stuff.  The front steering blocks and skies are handmade so don’t bother looking for them at your local hobby shop.  Metal spikes in the rear tires tear […]
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