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.


October 24, 2006

Gary Guest wins Mapston Memorial

Gary Guest

The well connected team over at Neo-Buggy.net have this event totally covered so best leave it to them to explain how it panned out:

The 1/8 Buggy class was the most competitive and largest class with almost 90 entries. Gary Guest took home TQ honours by posting the fastest overall time of the event and then when on to take the win, piloting his Jammin X1-CR FTE across the line first.

1. TQ Gary Guest – Jammin / Picco
2. Marcus Anzivino – Kyosho / Nova Rossi
3. Rick McCrery – Jammin / Picco

Read the full report right here.

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


October 24, 2006

2006 French off road Champions crowned

French Champions 2006

The FVRC (French Federation) have presented the 2006 Electric off road champions with their winners trophy’s. In the 2wd modified class it was Arnaud Collet who took home the title, in 4wd modified class Vincent Heligoin won and finally in the truck class it was Alain Canova who emerged victorious at the end of the season.

Round by round results and final overall championship standings can be found on the site of the FVRC, here.

Source: Petit RC [petitrc.com]


October 24, 2006

Jon Hazlewood UK Vice-Champion 2006

Jon Hazlewood

Xray are carrying a report on their site from their team driver Jon Hazlewood that outlines in detail his super busy and successful 2006 off road race season. Its a good read that outlines the ups and downs of a top RC racer.

The world’s was a good event for me. I managed to qualify into the semi’s. I won my side and made it into the main final. | was very happy to achieve this. Unfortunately my motor eat half the track and stopped working, ending my final. I was still very pleased with the result. Making the main at a Worlds is so hard.

You can read the full report from Jon here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 24, 2006

Nicolas Decamps wins Belgian off road Nationals

Nicolas Decamps

Nicolas Decamps has won the Belgian off road gas Nationals at the last round of the championship in Bouffioux with 4th position in the race enough to give him the title. 2nd in the championship went to Guy de Werd who could only manage fifth in the race with third in the championship going to Raphael Robert who took a fine 2nd position in the final race.

View the full event gallery here.
Full results from the final round can be found here.
Final Belgian Championship standings can be found here.

Source: Automodelisme.com [automodelisme.com]


October 23, 2006

Piktor continue to tease

Piktor Rush 2

Now normally i wouldn’t bite when it comes to a teaser advert but the colours in this alone make it worth a look. Its for the new Piktor Rush 2 dubbed by Piktor themselves as “A new generation of 1:8 Off road buggy” and has been designed, according to the teaser, by top French off road racer Claude Lachat.

Check out the full, larger, teaser here.

Source: Piktor [piktor.fr]