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October 22, 2006

Vita Tuning develop belt driven 1/8th Gas Buggy

Vita Tuning

Buggy-sport.info are reporting on a newly developed belt driven 1/8th scale off roader. Developed by Renato Vita, of Vita Tuning, this new configuration means the finished buggy will be 3100g ready to race with this considerable weight loss of course due to the fact that the car no longer needs complex and heavy steel transmission parts. Whether this concept works or not is a different story with other manufacturers staying away from this drivetrain, preferring shaft drive, because of a belt driven drivetrains tendancy to slip on impact to the ground. But only testing will determine whether this is a viable option or not and we will keep you posted about how it goes.

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Source: Buggy-sport.info [buggy-sport.info]


October 22, 2006

2006 Paris Memorial race – Qualifying

Ron Paris

This weekend sees the annual running of the Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Set up after the death of engine master Ron Paris in 2001, this event has turned into a huge event stateside, even attracting racers from as far away as Europe.

This years race is no exception with over 80 racers spread over 3 classes competing to win this prestiquous event. Weather for this years event is hot an sunny as you would expect from Las Vegas and after 5 rounds of qualifying the outcome looks like this: content


October 21, 2006

3 new truggy bodies from JConcept

JConcepts Truggy body

Makers of great bodies and accessories, JConcept, have come up with 3 new killer bodies for the booming truggy market. These new bodies have been designed to fit the Kyosho STR, the Mugen MBX5T and the HPI Hellfire.

Read the full entry for more pics and product features… content


October 21, 2006

Dynamite Quick Fire starter box

Dynamite Quick Fire

Dynamite have released their new starter box. Named the Quick Fire, it is suitable for many different types of car with many different engine mounting configurations. Apart from its nice styling its a pretty standard affair.

Hit the jump for full details… content


October 21, 2006

Ben Cosgrove joins Team Xray

Ben Cosgrove

Top British electric racer Ben Cosgrove has been confirmed to drive for Team Xray for the 2007 season. Ben has already raced the new T2007 with some success but has now decided to make the make the move to the Slovakian manufacturer official.

As Ben himself says: “It’s hard to believe the amount of effort and design that has gone into the design of all the XRAY cars, not just the new T2’007. I’m proud to be driving an XRAY again!”

Ben will start his official team duties at Rd.2 of the British Indoor winter series.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 20, 2006

Team Losi Truggy

Team Losi Truggy

Continuing on our coverage of new products from the iHobby expo in Chicago, we spotted the new Team Losi 8ight truggy amongst the many pictures from RCForum.co.kr. This truggy is, of course, based on the very quick Losi 8ight buggy that was recently released and went on to tear up the tracks shortly after.

You can see more pics from this car after the jump… content


October 20, 2006

Team Magic E4 displayed at iHobby Expo

Team Magic E4

Team Magic have shown their E4 1/10th electric touring car at iHobby Expo in Chicago this week. Billed as the ‘Most advanced EP car’ according to their show label in the pictures from RCForum.co.kr, it seems advanced should be replaced with the word complicated. This is one seriously complex looking car, featuring a three belt system similar to a gas on road car, it also sports a 3×3 center mounted battery configuration. In fact replace the motor with an engine and the batteries with a fuel tank and you have a 1/10th scale gas on roader. Maybe considering their success with their T4 in winning the 1/10th Euros with Dario Balestri, this could be the intention.

See this and other brands in the great coverage on the RCForum.co.kr site.

Source: RCForum.co.kr [rcforum.co.kr]