One of our readers alerted us to the forum thread on rctech.net that shows that some confusion seems to have surrounded the hosting of the 2007 1/8th scale IFMAR World Championships. Originally allocated to Argentina, a member of the South African event hosting committee posted on the forum back in September telling people that the TRAP facility in South Africa had been granted the event after original hosts Argentina had fallen through.
As both countries fall under FAMAR (South America, Africa) they claimed that they had been given verbal confirmation of the hosting change and even with no written confirmation from IFMAR they went ahead promoting the event and placed notification on their website. This notification was retracted last week and an statement issued after the situation was cleared up by IFMAR and it was reconfirmed that Argentina, as normal, would host the 2007 blue ribboned event.
You can read the forum thread here, and check out the very nice TRAP facility here.
Our blogging comrads over at RCWorld.ch have given us the heads up on this mid motor conversion kit for the Tamiya TA05. Made by Japanese firm Team Crest, the conversion setÂ provides all the bits necessary toÂ mid mount your transmission andÂ motor, whichÂ in turn creates space for a rear mounted saddle pack.
Team Orion is reporting on their site that team driver Magnus Vassmar (old picture) has won the Swedish Indoor 1/12th scale Championships. This very talented youngster has now won back to back indoor titles in 1/12th scale as well as 1/10th.
Magnus Vassmar conquered the competition in the 1/12 Modified class at the 2006 Swedish Championships. Utilizing the latest voltage enhanced V-Max Plus RDS IB4200 WC cells, Magnus became double consecutive Swedish Indoor Champion in 1/12 and 1/10 classes.
It appears that the US Open Fuel Sedan Championships, being held at the Kissimmee track in Florida at the start of November, will be quite the competitive race. With a lot of top names in the entry list already and high traction guaranteed thanks to new sealer having been laid down on the track recently, we are assured of some quality action.
Top drivers already entered include:
– Josh Cyrul
– Chris Tosolini
– Joel Johnson
– Scotty Gray
– Michael Salven
– Paolo Morganti
Subject of a launch teaser campaign earlier this month, the Scalpel, billed as the worlds first real 1/18th electric pan car, was eventually launched at the iHobby Expo in Chicago.
The high efficiency Drivetrain, the ultra low Point of Gravity with a GT-Style-Body with high Downforce, the ingenious Suspension and the Factory-glued Foam-Tires makes this Car into a Rocket on the Track.
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Scott Kimbrow has won the 1/8th scale class at this years Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Driving his RB powered Kyosho he finished the race ahead of Kevin Jehlich who was second driving a Mugen with Sal Defazio in third, again with a Kyosho. content
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
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.