Tamiya have released their new Volkswagen Karmann Ghia kit based on the popular M-06 M-class chassis. The Karmann Ghia was a stylish coupé based upon the same platform as the legendary Beetle. Its body was designed by Italian firm Ghia and manufactured by the German company Karmann. The polycarbonate body in this replica sits on top of the Tamiya RWD M-06 chassis. The M-06 chassis features a rear-mounted motor, rear-drive setup and features a longitudinally-mounted battery pack, with R/C equipment positioned on either side for optimum balance and a low centre of gravity. 4-wheel double wishbone suspension uses metal-plated wheels, equipped with 60D radial tires at the front and 60D super grip tyres at the rear. In addition, a 3-piece steering linkage offers nimble handling response.
TWT from Thailand have introduced their new tweak control centre, an acrylic plate and carbon fibre rod that help to eliminate tweak from touring car chassis. The acrylic base plate measures 290x86x18mm and it acts as a sturdy base for the chassis to rest on, while the 15mm diameter carbon fibre rod helps to press down the chassis on its shock towers to get the chassis and topdeck aligned straight while tightening the top deck screws. The rod features milled out windows to make way for the main gears of both mid and rear motor touring cars while the base plate is of a two-sided design with trays for smaller parts on the opposite site. The tool set was developed in cooperation with 2020 IFMAR 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring Car World Champion, Meen Vejrak and it is available in several colour variants now.
Made for the Traxxas Maxx 4S monster truck are Yeah Racing’s new HD steel universal driveshafts. Designed to be a direct fit the heavy-duty telescopic driveshafts offer exceptional durability even when running high-power motor setups, they sport a black surface coating for wear, include the wheel axle part and they come in sets of two.
Xtra Speed have introduced their new aluminium front bumper and servo mount for the Axial SCX10 II and Xtra Speed XS02 and XS01 trail trucks. The mount relocates the steering servo to the most forward position possible, optimising weight balance and improving performance over rough terrain. The mount is available in black or silver anodising and including mounting hardware.
Coming soon from Rêve D are three new UP series aluminium spring retainers for RWD drift cars chassis. Available as 0, +2mm and +4mm variants, the different height of the spring cups allows to adjust the position of the spring in relation to the shock body which has an influence on the lateral grip available. The cups also allow to use springs of different lengths which further helps to fine-tune traction available. The cups come machined from high-quality aluminium, they sport a black surface finish, machined silver edge details and white laser-engraved markings.
Coming from McAllister Racing and made for Customworks Rocket Late Model chassis and McAllister Racing mounting kits is a new Midwest Modified front bumper. The bumper is made of durable 1/8” Kydex and the kit includes all the necessary parts to mount the nose of any Midwest Modified body on the chassis of choice.
The Arizona State Championships were hosted by the Arizona Scale Racers in Mesa, Arizona last weekend. The Touring Modified class saw Gabe Harvell taking the overall TQ from Thomas Varns in 2nd and Johnathan Lee in 3rd. With wins in A1 and A3 Gabe would also seal the overall title as Thomas and Johnathan battled it out for the overall runner-up spot. Ultimately and with 11-3-2 finishes it was Thomas who would hold the upper hand after the tie-breaker from Johnathan who had to settle for 3rd overall with 4-1-7 finishes.
Coming from RC Upgrade is a flat skid plate for the Axial SCX10 and SCX10 II trail trucks. The plate is the perfect addition to any SCX10, SCX10 II RTR, or custom builds as the part has been optimised to increase ground clearance compared to the stock skid plate as it is perfectly flat and does not protrude below the chassis rails like the stock Axial skid plate. The item is a direct fit and it includes four mounting screws.