The TOP Scythe touring car has been around for a while already, but mostly in Asia and in only small numbers in Europe and the US. Its seems like a pretty smart looking car with some nice aluminium and carbon work and it seems to work too having won this years Chinese Nationals. The car shown above is belonging to Keith Anderton who is racing it at this weekends GP Carpet World Cup event, and as you can see Keith went for the red version but it’s also available in Gold too which you can see here.
The fantastic indoor facility at the CRF Power Raceway in Switzerland has been opened for the first practice heats of the 2006 GP Touring Car Carpet World Cup. All the serious competitors are already there and are taking advantage of Thursdays open practice to learn the new track layout that incorpores a tricky new chicane that should sort the good drivers from the great. Controlled practice takes place tomorrow and you can follow the days happenings as it happens by going to the official event site here.
We reported earlier this month that multiple Spanish Champion and RB team driver Richi Gomez had signed for GS Racing from Sidorf. Well now we have trackside pictures of Richi testing his new GS buggy and truggy that he will race at next months Neo Invitational race in England.
Apparently it is a big deal that Hong Nor / Jammin are releasing this optional pivot ball suspension system, seen above, for their X1 CR buggy? Personally i drove gas circuit cars for 17 years, so for me pivot ball suspension is one of the more accepted suspension systems available, but it seems that this is not the case in off road. Our partner sites Buggy-Sport and Neo-Buggy are trembling with excitment with the news of this revelation so please satisfy them by checking out the pictures on their sites here and here.
The Novarossi Plus 12-3SCT and ST have been upgraded to include an 11.9mm diameter crankshaft. The original version of this 2.1cc motor included an 11.5mm diameter crankshaft but for whatever reason it has been made larger and so the main bearings in both the standard and ceramic versions have also been updated. Now you know.
More Team Magic news, this time concerning their 1/10th European Championship winning G4S 200mm chassis which will soon be available as a full RTR version. I dont know any more information about this RTR other than previous RTR kits from TM come with a good Futaba radio set and that the S version of this kit features a lot of nice optionals as standard.
You can view more info about the non RTR G4S here.
Our partners Neo-Buggy have exclusive production shots of the M1B 1/8th scale buggy from Team Magic. This very same car appears in this months RC Driver magazine but if you haven’t had a chance to see it there then now is your chance. A number of key areas have been improved on the car before it went into production including the wing mount, fuel tank placement, chassis plate and a few other things.
Japanese company Active Hobby have released this very nice looking rotating maintenance stand for your off road buggy or Truggy. They come in 2 colours, blue and black, and look very cool and whats better is that when not in use the legs can fold up so the whole thing is a lot smaller and can be put away in your tool box with little problems. Active Hobby have also released a number of other neat items that you can check on their site here.