Venom VMX450 1/4th scale dirt bike

Venom VMX450 1/4th scale dirt bike

Having shown you photos off the prototype at the Nuremberg toy fair last week, here we have the official release for the 1/4th scale VMX450 dirt bike from Venom. With true to scale details, the realistic Motocross performance will leave you thinking that you’re a Supercross hero as you clear the triple and blast the whoop section on your own backyard track. The VMX chassis was an exercise in compact functional space management while keeping a true to life look of a full-scale 450 moto-cross bike. Covering up all that work would be a shame if it wasn’t for a very detailed and realistic looking body set styled after contemporary 450 race bikes.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ABEC35 sign Atsushi Hara & Andrea Pirani

ABEC35 sign Atsushi Hara & Andrea Pirani

Bearing company ABEC35 have announced the signing of double World Champion Atsushi Hara. Signing a deal for 2010, the Hot Bodies factory driver tested the products for 6 months prior to signing and especially likes using the Type-X ball bearings for the drivetrain of his car and the general series of bearings for the other areas of his car. Also announced was that the company’s Italian distributor F.V.S.S. Racing team have signed front running on road gas racer Andrea Pirani to use their product.

Source: ABEC35 [abec35.com]

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CSO 966 bearing holders & 733 gearbox shaft

CSO 966 bearing holders & 733 gearbox shaft

More new items for CSO products with the release of new option parts for the Serpent range of cars. For the 1/8th scale 960 and 966, there is a line of 12x18mm aluminium bearing holders, while for the 1/10th scale 733 there is a lightweight 2-speed shaft which has been hard coated for extra durability.

Click here to see the gearbox shaft

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Capricorn RC to fuel Sara Bella

Capricorn RC to fuel Sara Bella

Italian company Capricorn RC have announced that they have signed 14 year old Sara Bella. Racing 1/8th scale in the F2 class in Italy, the Shepherd/Novarossi race will use Capricorn fuel this year. Very determined and racing in one of the most competitive series in the World, she will continue to compete in the Italian Nationals as well as represent Italy at the 1/8th scale European ‘B’ Championships in Monaco during the summer.

Source: Capricorn RC [capricornrc.com]

Monday, February 8, 2010

JConcepts Blitz Truth & Manta bodies

JConcepts have released a trio of new bodyshells for both Short course and truggy, starting with the new Blitz Truth. Designed specifically for the HPI Blitz, it represents the latest in trends by offering a completely redesigned off-road truck body. The cab, bed and fenders are all areas of focus with one of the highlights of the styling cues including the extra fender clearance to minimize troublesome tire rubbing issues. The new Blitz Manta has also been updated to fit the HPI Blitz, incorporating the latest treatment from JConcepts in grill and headlight design with a racing influenced front bumper, front and rear fender flares, extended cab design with recessed side windows and louvers along the front hood area highlight a number of the front-end styling cues. In addition, JConcepts has included an optional rear spoiler which gives the ability to alter the look and function of the Manta.

Click here to see the other body and video introduction

Monday, February 8, 2010

Piero Torregiani leaves ATS tyres

Piero Torregiani leaves ATS tyres

Piero Torregiani has contacted us to announce that he has left ATS tyres, ending his involvement in the company. After years of helping to build the ATS brand he has decided to go and do something new in the area of tire production. Piero will start his own company, bringing together his experience in the production of foam tires as well as some of the people who worked with him in the past to help win many major titles in the past. He wished to express his personal thanks to all the people that he worked with over the past 4 years. We can expect an announcement on his new project in the next few months.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Frogger Racing products Goblin bodyshell

Frogger Racing products Goblin bodyshell

British micro racer Carl Venter has been working in collaboration with Keith at Kamtec models to design the new ‘Goblin’ bodyshell for LRP Shark 1/18 buggies that have been modified with the longer SC chassis. The bodyshell is named after the Goblin shark (known for its sleek and unorthodox shape) and allows for maximum airflow to the electrics. Made out of 1mm top quality lexan the body is strong and sturdy and should stand up to the rigors of racing while protecting your expensive electrics inside. On it’s very first outing at the BRCA micro nationals Mark Stiles took the Goblin to TQ and first place in the A-final and in doing so wrapped up his second consecutive national title in the class.

Click here for another image of the Goblin

Monday, February 8, 2010

Kyosho America hiring Sales Representative

Kyosho America hiring Sales Representative

Kyosho America have dropped us a mail to say they are hiring and are looking for a strong candidate for the position of Sales Representative for its headquarters based in southern California. If you’re a talented, confident and charismatic individual who knows how to create, maintain, and develop successful sales strategies with the rest of the sales team, thry want you. You will be responsible for building solid customer relationships with their dealers and for sales support.

Click here to see the full job description

Monday, February 8, 2010

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