February 2, 2007

Spanish 1/18th cup, round 2

Spanish 1/18th cup

Xray are reporting on their site on the second round of the Spanish 1/18th cup which was held at the weekend in Parla, Madrid on a great purpose built outdoor mini scale track. Pedro Fuentes managed to take the win after a hard fought battle that took place during a very long 15 minute final.

The biggest battle was among the other drivers, especially Adrian Ortiz, J.A. de Lara and Pedro Fuentes. In the final 3 laps everything seemed to be decided, but then Gonzalo (who was getting ready to lap 2nd place again) ran out of batteries lost the race… very bad luck.

You can read the full report on the event and more pictures here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


February 2, 2007

Shepherd Racing Velox 07 prototype

Shepherd Racing Velox 07

German manufacturer Shepherd are present at the toy fair and are showing off their new Velox 07 1/8th scale 4wd chassis (click image for bigger pic). From what we can see the rear end looks similar to the Speed that they currently have on the market, but the radio plate layout and front end looks completely new. This will be the first results of Shepherds hook up with Robert Pietsch that we announced 2 weeks ago.

UPDATE: Patrick Schäfer from Shepherd has been in touch and put us right on the whats new on the car, which is basically everything. Hit more to read the full list of changes… content


February 1, 2007

Manuel Huber, latest driver to race Xray NT1

Manuel Huber

Xray, never one to hold back, have signed yet another big European name, Manuel Huber, to race their new Xray NT1 200mm gas touring car. The multiple Austrian champion and WC/EC finalist will join the Slovakian team with immediate effect and will line up alongside Groskamp, Christensen, Peracho, LeMieux, Burch and Baker to make a formidable team.

The main reasons for my decision to move to Team XRAY are the independent self-production of every part of the car (the XRAY factory is really amazing!), the possibility for quick changes to different parts, and of course the really great teamwork. After driving the NT1, I found it is much faster than the car I was used to racing.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


February 1, 2007

Team Xray at the toy fair

Team Xray at the toy fair

Again more pictures from our roving reporter, this time from the large and rather extravagent Xray booth were there was lots of eye candy to look at. Of course Xray were the big news company at the show with the release of their NT1, XT8 and XB8-EC and so its only fitting that they have a huge gallery will all sorts of goodies on display for you to feast your eyes over including more close ups of the NT1 without motor and its new flex chassis.

Check out the gallery here.

Source: RC Junkies [rc-junkies.com]


February 1, 2007

Schumacher Mi3 at the big show

Schumacher Mi3

Our hard working show partners RC Junkies have gotten some great up close and personal shots of the all new Schumacher Mi3 that we showed you 2 days ago. What more can be said what we dont already know, we get to see the new Mi3 box and it appears the car still looks great in real life and not just in photo studios.

Check out the images here… content


February 1, 2007

Motonica P8.0 Base

Motonica P8.0 Base

Yesterday we showed you a preview of the new cars from Motonica which included the R version of the original P8.0 as well as a Classic class pan car. Well now we get a closer look at the P8.0 base, which i couldnt figure out yesterday, and apparently this car is a cheaper starter car based on the original P8.0 4wd car. Although this car is also 4wd from the pictures it appears to have no suspension and no radio plate and must qualify as one of the strangest concepts for a car that i’ve seen in a while.

Hit more to see more close up pics… content


February 1, 2007

Tamiya introduces the new TAO5-R

Tamiya TAO5-R

Tamiya have released some details about their upcoming electric chassis, the TAO5-R. Based on the TAO5, the new R version is a specially-tuned race version kit loaded with option parts for the circuit, and it is packed full of options a list of which you can see below.

To view the full specs of the car click more… content


February 1, 2007

RC Atomic Mini-Z setup tools

RC Atomic Mini-Z setup tools

RC Atomic, who we have written about before, have released these great setup tools for those Mini-Z racers who really take their racing seriously. First off there is this rather wicked looking carbon fiber setup board which has been mounted onto a very nice anodised aluminium base which comes in 4 different colours. They have also released a set of droop blocks, droop gauge and a ride height gauge to check the settings of your car.

Click more to see more pictures of the board and tools… content