Our June 1990 issue was a killer! Aside from all the usual stuff that makes RCCA great, this issue featured our Car of the Year, the Team Losi JRX2. Today, the list has grown to include Car, Truck and Innovation of the year, but way back in ’90 every RC machine was lumped into the “car” category. The issue also featured Tony Dye and his daugher Jacquel Thomas and their amazing Project Tamiya Clod Buster. The truck had been featured in Readers’ Rides in the Feb issue that year and we loved it so much we decided to bring our readers up close and personal for a better look at this amazing Clod.
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The JRX2 impressed everyone in 1990, not just here at RC Car Action but at tracks across the country. To say it caught on like wildfire would be an understatement as the most high tech racing buggy to that time took the world by storm. It’s graphite chassis, externally adjustable ball differential and numerous other innovations made it nothing short of cutting edge.
Yeah baby that sure is one killer Clod Buster! Even by today’s standards this is one awesome custom build. Tony Dye and his daughter Jacquel built their Tamiya Clod Buster to max proportions with a tilting front hood, custom engine and pipes out of a Kyosho Big Brute and tons more detail. The truck was finished off with a killer paint job complete with diamond plate bed liner. A truly classy truck to kick off our first Home-built Project feature!
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