Juraj, first off thank you for taking time to take part in this exclusive Q&A with NeoBuggy, tell us a little a bit about ‘FX’ ?
FX Engines is a private company located in Europe in Trencin, Slovakia. Owned and operated by the Hudy family, the FX Engine company was established in 2006 to develop, design and manufacture RC car engines. FX engines are pure high competition racing engines for model racing cars. Designed with the purpose of bringing you to the winners circle and engineered with a focus on absolute perfection.
Why the name ‘FX’, what does it mean, where does it come from ?
The name and the idea is linked to the level of specialisation on this project – custom machines, unique processes, specially trained staff and selected materials, and tooling just for this project – all made ‘specially‘ for the engines. The name comes out of this philosophy – at times as if by magic the Special Effects would appear, and in the movies shortened to ‘FX‘, we thought this name suited this new venture perfectly – making special effects – FX.
Lee Martin called in at NeoBuggy HQ this morning excitedly telling the newsroom that his company ‘LMR’ is expanding and will now be stocking many more products over the next few months from the companies that support him and he chooses to race with. First up are MBX7 kits from Mugen Seiki as well as the Limited ‘BEAT’ engine by Novarossi – “The LMR shop will be stocking all the stuff I use – spares, options and all kinds of parts” – Lee Martin
SOAR Racing – the new engine company from Taiwan have begun to appoint distributors in various territories – first up in southern Europe – can our readers identify which countries the two flags belong to without help?
SOAR’s line of engines & accessories will be available in Italy via BBF Models - a small company famous in it’s own right for its specialty differentials, once widely used in 1/8 offroad, secondly SOAR have appointed the well known and widely liked JMA Modelismo in charge of the Portuguese market.
SOAR’s worldwide sales are handled via their European base ‘ SOAR Europe’, contact [email@example.com ]
Back in mid February we unveiled a new venture that 3x European Champion Reno Savoya was involved in, called ‘SweepShop.fr‘. The site has now launched (French only for the time being) – however an English version is expected soon. Sweep Shop, as the name suggests is the place to go to shop for all your Sweep Racing branded gear, be it tyres, inserts, accessories or just check out a really well made HTML5 website which is sure to cause a few ripples in the French market as news Sweeps through.
One of the biggest names in 1/8 buggy today, Elliott Boots is set to make the switch to use VP Powermaster fuel, having trialled it during his recent time spent in the US racing. VP Racing Fuels is considered a world leader in performance fuel technology, founded in the 1970s and with a fullsize racing pedigree that stretches from automotive racing, motocross, rallying, ATVs, karts not to mention their own branded gas stations.
As part of launching the VP Powermaster brand in the UK & Europe, VP have selected to sponsor a driver who can call himself ‘the fastest man in the world’ – 2012 World Championship top qualifier Elliott Boots – a driver that has commanded more and more column inches over the past couple of years.
During test sessions back home Elliott praised the runtime improvement – known for his crowd pleasing ‘on power’ driving style Elliott has many fans the world over – the tie up with VP Powermaster is sure to ignite significant interest in the fuel as it debuts in the European market.
NeoBuggy caught up with Elliott who wanted to thank VP Racing Fuels for the opportunity to be part of and represent a company of such size and racing heritage, emphasising it will be a real privilege to race for them this season as he looks to defend his national championship, he went on to thank Chris Dent of Adrenaline Models – central to the deal and VP’s presence in the UK. Elliott has wasted no time in debuting the new fuel as he will race in the Bunny Boiler Cup this weekend near Preston, UK.
SUMMUM-Brothers are a new distribution company based in Spain and Portugal and will be specialising in AGAMA Racing, REDS Racing, BETA, ANDERSON Racing servos, BSR silicon oils, and their own brand SUMMUM. Their website can be found below which will also feature tutorials, setups and news to help assist their customers.
With the ever growing success of the Agama brand in Europe, NEMO Racing has been charged with taking on the distribution of Agama Racing Products in Sweden, Finland and Estonia to add to our portfolio of existing territories.
“This will make the exciting A8 Evo FR Cup Edition kit that we at NEMO Racing have developed in conjunction with Agama, available for customers in these countries for the first time.”
We are actively seeking retail partners for these territories, so any existing Agama retailers or new retailers interested in stocking Agama Racing Products
Racing Experience have appointed IBR Padova as their new exclusive distributor in Italy. IBR distributes Racing Experience products like the HOT FIRE Racing Fuel for the Italian markets from it’s world famous facilities of Padova in combination to a network of local hobby shops. Please do not hesitate to contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have any enquiries.
Picco is proud to announce that their engines are now distributed in Germany by Warda Christian and Felix Heyse who’s responsibilities include the promotion and sales of the engines as well as their racing service.
HoBao – the company behind the very popular and successful Hyper series of buggys as well as other products have been in touch that they are looking for new distribution & OEM opportunities worldwide & especially Europe, interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org