1/10 Offroad News

LMR T-shirt, Hoody & KangaWallaFox!


Lee Martin’s LMR brand continue to impress us this time with a range of tshirts and hoodys they’re calling the ‘Hyper Star’ – boldly emblazoned with a star pattern front and rear with web address just above your bum, or in the photo’s case Lee’s lovely wife Liz’s!

Available now in small, medium, large, XL & XXL with t-shirts costing GBP 15.00 & hoodys GBP 25.00 each.

See LMR’s clothing page

Not content with keeping yourself and loved ones warm, LMR have also released open cell inserts for 1/10th Offroad they’re calling ‘KangaWallaFox‘ – Yes we don’t have a clue either…

“The Kangawallafox is described as a vicious nocturnal creature native to Australia, which is the result of the natural cross breeding between kangaroos, wallaby’s and foxes. Because of it’s highly vicious nature it will eat it’s competition as well as any other living organisms. Often seen only for a split second, whilst hunting its prey, jumping out in front of cars often to try and devour them.”

Sounds like Lee’s been eating a bit too much of his youngest’s (James) baby food!

See LMR’s New KangaWallaFox Inserts

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Sanwa MT-4S 40 Years special edition

Sanwa 40 Years

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the company, Sanwa releases a special edition of the MT-4S! Therefore, the engineers upgraded the “M12 in small size” with new technical and visual features: The MT-4S 40 Years comes in a special black piano lacquer design with grip plates designed accordingly, while the steering wheel is made from aluminium. Two receivers are included – RX-471 Dual-ID and RX-472.


Carolina Complex Grand Re-Opening

RC Complex Carolina

The Carolina R/C Complex is under new ownership, and big changes are in the works. The facility has hired the one and only, Joey Christensen of The Dirt to reconstruct the Complex’s offroad facility. With the reconstruction, the track will be 1/8 scale and 1/10 scale friendly, and debut the new changes at the 2015 Grand Re-Opening Race on March 27-28, 2015!


2015 Jakes RC Pro Am Showdown

Showdown Main

This past weekend hosted the annual Jakes RC Pro Am Showdown at Jakes RC in Topeka, Kansas. The event is known to be one of the largest in the area, however, a record number of entries (150+) gathered from surrounding states to push this year’s event over the top. Jakes RC is a unique facility located in the back half of a popular tattoo shop (Absolute Tattoo) in the heart of downtown Topeka. Organizers provided racers with an impressive racing surface including a giant wall ride, big air supercross style catapult finish line, rhythm section, and more.  Read more…

AKA launches ‘Ultra Soft’ compound

AKA Ultra Soft Compound

AKA has introduced their all-new ‘Ultra Soft’ tire compound. The new compound is designed for low traction and cold weather applications. The compound is available in select 1/10 buggy, short course, and stadium truck tread patterns, with more coming soon!

Source: AKA

XRAY XB4 ‘extra stiff’ Alu chassis


XRAY’s new ‘extra stiff’ 3mm XB4 alu chassis is CNC-machined chassis made from high-quality 3mm Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, strategically machined in low-stress areas to make it as light as possible without affecting strength or rigidity.

Designed and recommended for use at high-traction tracks without graphite front and rear top deck. The 3mm chassis increases corner speed and overall stability – a “must have” option part for serious racers. Optional graphite body mounts are recommended for easy body mounting.

AE expands Factory Team diff fluids

AE Diff Oils

The line of Factory Team Silicone Diff Fluids has been expanded and now offers even more viscosities to choose from, helping you dial in the optimum performance for your racing application. Additional weights are 4K, 6K, 15K, 80K, 200K, 500K and 1M, and will serve to complement the already extensive line.

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JConcepts ‘Silences’ the AE B44.3

JC B44 Silencer

JConcepts, out to Silence the competition, debuts new Silencer body design for Team Associated B44.3 vehicle.

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The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a new high-speed style body, specifically for the latest circuits. One of the most recognizable items, the Silencer body style, has now been designed for perfect fit and finish on the Team Associated B44.3 buggy.

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Mattia Menabue joins Serpent Italy

Mattia Menabue

Italian talent Mattia Menabue joins team Serpent Italy to race Serpent’s offroad lineup of cars for 2015. Mattia has shown great talent, and has continued developing well as driver over the past years.

“Team Serpent Italy is very proud to have him join the team.”

Source: Serpent

Mike Paige joins Futaba and O.S.

Mike Paige Futaba

O.S. and Futaba are proud to welcome Mike Paige to their respective racing teams! Hailing from Lincoln, Illinois, Mike has been racing radio-control vehicles for fourteen years. He enjoys racing all kinds of vehicles, but his favorites are 1/8 scale buggies and truggies in 2WD and 4WD classes. Mike’s known for honing his skills at his hometown track, Lincoln’s very own RJD Hobbies. Now, he’ll have the added benefits of premium O.S. power and first-class Futaba control at his disposal, too.

“Response rates on my Futaba radio are virtually instantaneous, giving me the rock-solid connection and top-notch control I need to win.” – Mike Paige

Source: Hobbico