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October 28, 2006

Kyosho STR Truggy at Kyosho masters

Kyosho STR

Neo-Buggy also have shots of the Kyosho STR truggy being driving by former World Champion Yuichi Kanai at the Kyosho Masters off road race in Japan.

You can view them here.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


October 28, 2006

2006 Kyosho Masters Japan

Kyosho Masters Japan

This weekend sees the Kyosho Masters event being held in Japan. This off road event, which is being covered by Neo-Buggy, has attracted all the top Kyosho drivers from around the world.

World Champ Mark Pavidis is there along with Miguel Matias, Reckward, Thern, Peris, Kawamoto, Kanai, John Agus and young German Philipp Guschl.

Results after practice sees Miguel Matias on top followed by Daniel Reckward with Atsushi Kawamoto in third. You can view the top 10 results sheet here.

Check out Neo-Buggy here for the full picture set.


October 28, 2006

New Ninja .21 buggy motor?

Ninja MR21-BO1A

According to Greek site, radiocontrol.gr, there is a new Ninja buggy motor out. Information is thin on the ground but there are enough changes on the motor to warrant a look. For starters the engine head features a new spec number, with the addition of A to the MR21-BO1 and also the crankshaft and conrod sport new series number. Not exactly a major update but more a simple material upgrade it seems. No official word on the Ninja website.

Source: Radio Control [radiocontrol.gr]


October 27, 2006

Buggy event at Telstra WRC event attracts stars

Telstra Rally

Neo-Buggy reports that Ian Haley took another convincing TQ and win at the Telstra WRC Rally RC event. But more importantly this event was held during the World Rally event and attracted former RC racer and WRC World Champion Petter Solberg, who joined in, along with top WRC young gun Dani Sordo. The picture above has nothing to do with either driver but its better to look at the Miss WRC girls than a middle aged Norwegian and a young Spaniard.

Solberg drove CEN driver Paul Cornwall’s car for a while; who with Haley ended up on the podium with the Miss WRC girls!! Petter Solberg was himself at the age of 13 a keen RC Racer; back in the day he won his fair share of events in Norway, before moving onto bigger and faster cars….;)

You can see a picture of Petter Solberg with Paul Cornwall after the jump… content


October 26, 2006

CEN Matrix TR Arena

CEN Matrix TR

CEN have announced the release of their all new Matrix TR Arena. This truggy that recently TQ’d and won the 2006 R/C Car Action Monster Madness event as well as a recent round of the Florida State series whilst still being developed really shows a lot of promise. This car, that has been designed and driven by ‘3 USA National Champions Gene Hickerson, Andrew Smolnick, and Jason Ashton’, features a number of nice features including a very distintive composite chassis brace for extra rigidity. Its available in the standard ‘Pro’ Version and the tricked out Factory race edition (shown above).

Hit the jump for more specs and images… content


October 26, 2006

High-Res Team Magic M1 images

Team Magic M1

UK based online shop, Nitro Models Ltd, have a nice set of high resolution images of the new innovative Team Magic M1 1/8th scale off road buggy. We reported on this car when it was shown in iHobby but these are the first set of studio images that we have seen.

You can check out the full high resolution gallery here.

Source: Nitro Models [nitro-models.co.uk] via Buggy-Sport.info [buggy-sport.info]


October 26, 2006

Adam Drake interview – Podcast

 Adam Drake

At the recent iHobby Expo in Chicago, the boys over at 4wdrc.com made the next instalment in their ongoing podcast series. This time the podcast contains an interesting interview with top US off roader, and Horizon Hobbies employee, Adam Drake. If you have 12 minutes of your life to spare, you can have a listen and get an insight into Adam himself as well as the new products released at the event by Horizon, including the new 1/36th scale Micro-T that we covered previously.

Listen to the podcast here (WMV).

Source: 4wdrc.com [4wdrc.com]
Image:
Steel City Hobbies [steelcityhobbies.com]


October 26, 2006

RC Pro Series TV advert (video)

Pro Series advert screencap

You can view the Video with this link

I wanted to report on this earlier but decided i should leave it for a quieter day. Well that day has come. This video is a TV advertisement from the guys at the RC Pro Series over in the US. It will be shown on Regional TV and it promotes the upcoming Nitro Off Road finals that are being held at the Rockford Metro Arena in Illinois on November 6th – 12th (altough the video says 9th to 11th?).

The TV ads start on October 23rd on WIFR 23 on the Morning Show, during the Letterman Show and during According to Jim. WIFR will be doing a Monster Truck giveaway from Losi as well as tickets to the event. Myself and one of the Team Losi guys will be on the Morning Show monday November 6th to talk about the event and show off some cars.

This is one well promoted event as they also have a radio advertising campaign in place, leading up to event.

Check out the RC Pro Series website for more info.