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 26, 2006

Ultimate Racing team wear

Ultimate Racing Tee

Spanish off road accessory company, Ultimate Racing, have just released their new team wear line up to compliment their extensive product range. The team wear is black, features their logo on the front and consists of mens t-shirt (seen above), team cap and ladies top.

You can view their full range of team wear here.

Source: Ultimate Racing [ultimateracing.es]


October 25, 2006

British 1/12th National – Crewe

Mick Farrell

Once again its Mirage Racing with race reports from their team drivers regarding the recently run 2nd round of the 1/12th Nationals. 12th scale seems to be growing in popularity again and this indoor event saw a full entry.

Andy and Mick were out front, both setting lap times that predicted quicker runs than the previous FTD until disaster struck for Andy – he suffered a chunked tyre following an accident late on in the race. Mick also had to pull out with electrical problems, making it a double blow!

You can read their reports and those of all the Mirage racers here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]


October 25, 2006

TORC series report – Bedworth

TORC Bedworth

The Mirage Racing website has race reports posted from the Bedworth round of the TORC series from team racers Dom Carter and Elliot Harper. In finishing 4th on the day, Elliot managed to wrap up the TORC F2 title with his Orion powered HB Cyclone.

Slowly the pace paid off as I picked off the back markers one by one, eventually finishing in a respectable 4th place and feeling my Cyclone had really performed when I needed it and achieved my personal best lap of 15.49secs. Overall I finished 4th on the day

You can read their reports and those of all the Mirage racers here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]


October 25, 2006

Confusion around host of 2007 1/8th Worlds

TRAP

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.

Thanks to _cyclops_ for the heads up.


October 25, 2006

Team Crest, TA05 mid mount conversion

Team Crest TA05 conversion

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 set provides all the bits necessary to mid mount your transmission and motor, which in turn creates space for a rear mounted saddle pack.

More pics after the jump… content


October 24, 2006

Magnus Vassmar takes 2006 Swedish 1/12th Champs

Magnus Vassmar

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.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]