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Axial SCX10 Trick Toyota from the Land of the Rising Sun [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Trick Toyota from the Land of the Rising Sun [READER’S RIDE]

Greg Zawatski didn’t re-build his SCX10 right away but after running it stock (as a Jeep JK Unlimited RTR) for two years it was due for a freshening up, and he decided he might as well make some strategic upgrades. Originally a Pennsylvania native, Greg now resides in Osaka, Japan and he gave the truck some […]
Tonka Tough 8×8 [READER’S RIDE]

Tonka Tough 8×8 [READER’S RIDE]

At the heart of Ken Sutherland’s heavy metal build is a 1960s-era Tonka truck cab, which he added onto for nearly a year until he ended up with the 4-foot-long beast you see here. The entire body (aside from that vintage lower cab section) is fabricated from aluminum and held together with more than 200 […]

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HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s one you don’t see every day: HPI’s wheelie-popping monster truck turned into a rock-crawling tube frame buggy. Steve Glasbergen from Tsawwassen, British Columbia sent it in.The tube chassis itself is from Integy, while power comes courtesy of a 55-turn motor and HobbyWing speed control with drag brake hidden under the vented hood panel. All […]
Custom A/FX Chevy Drag Car [READER’S RIDE]

Custom A/FX Chevy Drag Car [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s a piece of custom-built drag racing history from Scott Lempert. Right before Funny Cars came on the scene in the 1960s several altered-wheelbase FX (factory-experimental) cars toured the match-race circuit. One such, built by race header king Doug Thorley, was the “Chevy 2 Much” — so named because it was based on a 1963 […]

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Axial SCX10-based Toyota Half-Track is All Awesome [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10-based Toyota Half-Track is All Awesome [READER’S RIDE]

Toyota actually built a prototype half-track and Matthew Kett’s ultra-realistic Axial-based build recreates it amazingly well. It took him 8 months to piece together, starting with an SCX10. He salvaged the front and rear axles, transmission, and chassis rails, and spliced them with a Heng Long Walker Bulldog 1:16 RC tank. He tells us the […]
RC Gas Aluminum 1931 Ford Tudor [READER’S RIDE]

RC Gas Aluminum 1931 Ford Tudor [READER’S RIDE]

Robby built his ’31 Ford Tudor sedan almost entirely by hand, crafting an all-aluminum body and fuel tank. The interior is aluminum too, but the frame is solid steel — made of sheet and angle iron of various thicknesses. The Ford is powered by a 21cc 2-stroke gas engine. The front axle is solid in […]

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Axial Wraith Tank — Rough N’ Rusty Assault Vehicle [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith Tank — Rough N’ Rusty Assault Vehicle [READER’S RIDE]

Dan Boyle is a prolific builder and he sends us pix of many of his projects—which are usually scale hot rods and monster trucks. This time he sent in something a little different. This started out as a 1/18-scale Tiger Tank that Dan retrofit with an Axial Wraith frame and running gear. He upgraded the […]
Classic Altered Chevy Drag Car [READER’S RIDE]

Classic Altered Chevy Drag Car [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s a piece of custom-built drag racing history from Scott Lempert. Right before Funny Cars came on the scene in the 1960s several altered-wheelbase FX (factory-experimental) cars toured the match-race circuit. One such, built by race header king Doug Thorley, was the “Chevy 2 Much” — so named because it was based on a 1963 […]

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HPI RS4 Porsche Land Shark [READER’S RIDE]

HPI RS4 Porsche Land Shark [READER’S RIDE]

With its list of upgrades, Don Almeido’s RS4—based on the Sport 3 Flux Falken Porsche kit—is ready to take a bite out of stock touring cars. First up were HPI’s carbon fiber front and rear shock towers and center drive shaft cover. The shaft itself was replaced with an Exotek Racing aluminum unit, along with […]
Vaterra Twin Hammers Classic Camaro [READER’S RIDE]

Vaterra Twin Hammers Classic Camaro [READER’S RIDE]

We really like the look of Juan Turcios’ Vaterra Twin Hammers ’69 Camaro – and you can tell by the patina its sees a lot of good action. The body is a Vaterra Camaro RS shell painted Tuxedo Black. He modified the suspension with Axial SCX10 upright shock mounts in front, and relocated the battery […]

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Southwest Monster Shop KK2 “Yeti” Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Southwest Monster Shop KK2 “Yeti” Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

We see a lot of vehicles with the name “Yeti” attached to them, but none quite like Kevin Adair’s custom scale monster truck. And we mean monster! He started with a KK2 chassis that he powder-coated blue. He uses an all-metal AX10 transmission with freestyle axles and swaybars connected to mounts that Kevin fabricated himself. […]
Vintage Team Associated RC10 Is Bringing That 80s Flavor [READER’S RIDE]

Vintage Team Associated RC10 Is Bringing That 80s Flavor [READER’S RIDE]

Todd Hudson started his retro build around a natural G10 fiberglass chassis and tracked down mint vintage parts, like the A&L trailing arms, AE-spec front arms and a rear bulkhead to fit the trailing arms, and a pink Hot Trick nose plate. The 6-gear transmission has a complete set of 48-pitch Thorp gears and a […]
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