July 20, 2007

HB Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS

HB Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS

Another product from Hot Bodies that we had written about previously is the Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS, which will soon go on sale, after being announced at the start of February. From its new air splitter to the revised rear spill plates, the Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS is all-new and all about speed and handling. The front bumper, splitter, winglets, and the new bonnet bulge all enhance steering at high speed. A deep aero-channel from the windscreen to the rear deck improves air flow to the rear wing and new lip spoiler, while new bumper spill plates aid the exit of air from under the body.

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July 20, 2007

Hot Bodies C12 1/12th scale

Hot Bodies C12 1/12th scale

We first wrote about the Hot Bodies Cyclone 1/12th scale car, when it was shown for the first time in Nuernberg at the beginning of the year, we later mentioned it when it won the European Championships in the hands of Andy Moore. No Hot Bodies have released full product information and lots of pictures of this car, the all-new Cyclone 12 pan car. This is an entirely new car from Hot Bodies that will be released in time for the 2007-2008 indoor racing season and features 100% Hot Bodies parts, the Cyclone 12 doesn’t use any recycled parts from another supplier, it is completely fresh and all HB.

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July 20, 2007

HoBao Hyper 8.5 Pro – Official pictures

HoBao Hyper 8.5 Pro

We showed you pictures of the new Hyper 8.5 Pro 1/8th scale buggy from HoBao on Monday, when the pictures first surfaced on the internet. Well today, the UK importer CML have published the full release information, as well as lots of official pictures, of the car and we have them here for you. This car is currently in action at this years European 1/8th scale TT Championships in France and is currently in 5th, driving by Spanish racer Robert Batlle, who also set the overall fastest qualifying run yesterday in round 3.

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July 20, 2007

Upgrade RC MP3 skins

Upgrade RC MP3 skins

The mad scientists over at Upgrade RC have created yet more ways to brand everything in your life with the release of these new MP3 player skins. There isnt much more information except what the picture tells us, and that is that you can add your name to the, colour and design customisable, skin and they are at least suitable for the Apple iPod and iPod Nano with the skins fitting both the front and rear of the player. Coming to a player soon.

Source: Upgrade RC [upgrade-rc.com]


July 20, 2007

Green wins Rd6 of UK 1/8th Nats

Green wins Rd6 of UK 1/8th Nats

The 6th round of the 2007 1/8th scale BRCA National Championships took place at the Brooklands track last weekend in the south of England. Qualifying saw multiple round winner Mark Green claim pole position, the Serpent driver beating 2nd placed Gareth Bell, driving for Mugen, by 6 seconds while 3rd spot belonged to Andrew North less than a second behind Bell. In the final it started with Mark Green out in front closely followed by Bell and Hastings with North dropping down a spot due to cold tires. Richard Hicklin, who was charging through the field from 10th place grid position, soon worked his way up to 5th and after a mistake by North, he moved up into 4th. Things started to get lively when Green ran out of fuel just before his second stop putting Hastings into the lead who then blew a plug which cost him 6 laps and any chance of the win. Andrew North, who was on a charge, had a coming together with Hicklin which put the Serpent driver out on the spot, but Andrew recovered and finished 3rd with Mark Green taking the win, after coming back from his flame out, while Gareth Bell claimed 2nd.

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July 19, 2007

Daily News Round-up

Red RC - Daily Round-up

A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:

> MID have a report from last weekends German Nats – Link [mid-mugen.de]
> New Edit upgrades for the HPI Firestorm 10T – Link [mirageracing.com]
> 24 Heures International 2007 de Ch̢teauroux РLink [rcbazar.net]
> Chris Heath reports on the 6th round of the BRCA series – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Alistair Graham reports on the 2007 BRCA Junior Champs – Link [mirageracing.com]
> RC Racing video action from the AWJ Nitro Challenge – Link [rubeduderc.com]


July 19, 2007

Tortorici heads European 1/8TT qualifying

Tortorici heads European 1/8TT qualifying

With 3 rounds of qualifying completed at this years European 1/8th scale TT Championships in Auxerre, France, it is Italian Crono racer Davide Tortorici that is ahead on points and currently sitting in the pole position spot. His qualifying has been very consistent and would be placed in 2nd, had current European Champion Yannick Aigoin of France, not had troubles in his 3rd run, only finishing in 10th. The Xray driver is currently 2nd, just ahead of Spanish Mugen driver Daniel Vega, while in 4th its another Mugen, that of top French runner Renaud Savoya. The 5th place is currently occupied by another Spaniard, Robert Batlle, who actually set the fastest overall run time today and won the 3rd round, this result doing wonders to his overall position. The top 16 make it straight through the semi finals and the drivers now have 2 more rounds of qualifying on Friday to move themselves up the qualifying order to be in with a chance for the title come Sunday afternoon.

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July 19, 2007

O.S. Engines 12TZ & 12TG

O.S. Max 12 TZ

O.S. have announced 2 new engines to fill a vital niche in the stadium truck market with the release of the 12TZ (P) and the 12TG-P. The 12TZ is a turbo engine with a 3-port ABC liner and 3-needle rotary carb, for optimum adjustability, and this motor meets all IFMAR and ROAR 3-port specs. The bore and stroke of this motor provide the widest possible power band and with it the ability to adapt to any track. The 12TG-P is also a ROAR legal motor and works well in cars like the Associated GT2 and HPI Firestorm, and like all 12TG engines it’s easy to break in and very economical, expecting to get up to 14 minutes of run-time on a single tank of fuel.

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