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Axial Jeep Beach Bomber [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Jeep Beach Bomber [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Would you believe this nicely decked out Axial SCX10 II Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was Peter Lundberg’s very first foray into trail and scale? He had a vision of the look he wanted and he did his research before deciding on the SCX10 II. But […]
Custom ’33 Willys Gasser by Scott Lempert [READER’S RIDE]

Custom ’33 Willys Gasser by Scott Lempert [READER’S RIDE]

There’s just something about a gasser. Hotrodders know it, and its on display with Scott Lempert’s custom ’33 Willys. The body is completely hand-built by Scott out of styrene. He fabricated the chassis too–incorporating Tamiya King Hauler front and rear axles. You can lift off the front bodywork to reveal a gasser staple: a big-block […]

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Rat Wraith Reborn! [READER’S RIDE]

Rat Wraith Reborn! [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear!   Way back in 2015 we first featured Aaron Bailey’s metal-body Rat Wraith 1.9, but he has reinvented the truck so we figured it was worth another look. It’s got a new set of body panels, new paint, plus new custom bumpers and sliders […]
Custom Retro Monster Truck “Giant 1” [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Retro Monster Truck “Giant 1” [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! We really dig the retro look of Blake Egdamin’s custom 1/10 monster truck patterned after the old Giant 1 Ford. It is built off of a Grund Motorsports retro chassis and uses Tamiya Hi-Lift leaf springs with axles and transmission from a HPI Wheely […]

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Axial Yeti with B.J. Baldwin’s Trophy Truck colors [READER’S RIDES]

Axial Yeti with B.J. Baldwin’s Trophy Truck colors [READER’S RIDES]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear!   Karel de Koning’s Axial Yeti XL comes to us all the way from The Netherlands, but it was inspired by B.J. Baldwin’s Monster Energy-sponsored Trophy Truck, and most of the upgrades follow that theme—starting with the racing livery. He painted the wheels Monster […]
Crawford Performance Drift Barbarian [READER’S RIDE]

Crawford Performance Drift Barbarian [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! A drifting monster truck? Michael Iacono had his Pro-Line F-250 body wrapped with the 2016 livery of pro drifter Justin Pawlak to give it a little extra performance mojo, and he assures us that yes—it can drift with the help of Axial aluminum knuckles […]

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Team Associated RC8.2e Rigged for Night Ops [READER’S RIDE]

Team Associated RC8.2e Rigged for Night Ops [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Mike Dufort says it took him a year—and close to $6000—to upgrade every piece of his stock Team Associated RC8.2e to the best components he could find. The result is a wild creation he calls “Nightrage.” He installed a full set of LED lighting […]
MST Bronco Big Oly Tribute [READER’S RIDE]

MST Bronco Big Oly Tribute [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Jeremy Kilburn has a fondness for winged trucks. He got an original Tamiya Blazing Blazer way back in 1988 as a kid, which he still owns today — and drives once a year just to blow the dust off. He decided he wanted a […]

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Traxxas Classic Ford Short Course [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Classic Ford Short Course [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! A good concept can transform virtually any truck into something unique and fun. Take Dan Lopez’s Traxxas Slash. He wanted to blend a short course vibe with classic ‘60s styling courtesy of Pro-Line’s 1966 Ford F100 body. He chopped the bed off to better […]
Slash-based Dodge Ram gets Viper treatment [READER’S RIDE]

Slash-based Dodge Ram gets Viper treatment [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Daniel tells us he’s done several relatively stock Slash builds, including a wicked Yenko Nova drag Slash we showed not too long ago. For his latest he wanted to go with an aftermarket mid-motor 2WD chassis setup. He did some research and decided on […]

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BP Custom Power Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

BP Custom Power Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Cameron McLean implored us to take a look at his Dodge Power Wagon build, but with the gorgeous photos to match the retro-cool style of his truck, he could totally have played it cool and we still would have picked him for Reader’s Rides. Any […]
Tamiya Bullhead Retro Super Pete [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya Bullhead Retro Super Pete [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Wayne Popluhar competes in the Retro class with his Super Pete, so the modifications to the Tamiya Bullhead are pretty limited by class rules. He beefed up the chassis with a CPE center plate, as well as CPE parts for the front steering and […]
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