Red Bull Global Rallycross: Ken block driving his HPI…

The legendary Ken Block took a break from driving his RBGR Ford Fiesta ST, instead deciding to drive some of the range of RC cars from HPI. And above is the video result!

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Body Pro-Line 2014 Chevy Silverado monster truck

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This must be the season for Bodyshell releases as we now have our good friends at Pro-line has introducing their new 2014 Chevy Silverado Body. It is compatible with the SUMMIT, REVO 3.3, T-MAXX 3.3 and the Associated MGT chassis . The body is designed in  transparent lexan and is provided with masks for the windows, sticker sheet and overspray film

More pics after the jump.

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Touring Car Worlds – Preview – Part I – DRIVERS!

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The TC Worlds are just a matter of days away. Despite the 1/8th Buggy event just about wrapping up, the RC media world have little time to wash their T-shirts and get on a plane to sunny (?) Florida. Obviously there will be a podcast coming soon – with the thoughts of people far more qualified than me!

But to kick us off, here’s a quick rundown of 20 names to watch…..

Keep reading to find out who made Oli’s list of 20. Twenty? Seriously Oli, kinda hedging your bets there a bit aren’t you?

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Sweep Racing STC-6 1/10th TC Bodyshell

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Sweep Racing  (best known for their 1/8th tyres )have published the first photos of their STC-6 touring car body shell. The body is designed to increase  downforce  front and rear to improve balance, handling, and illicit high cornering at high speeds. The STC-6 will be produced in the thickness of 0.65mm and 8.0mm.

I am a particular fan of the GPS ariel included in the packaging (press continue for pictures to see what I mean)

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Yuki Model – Charger Karate Black Belt!

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Yuki Model have announced a new charger the Karate Black Belt B6 100W – which, let’s be honest, is a very odd name for a battery charger. The charger is compatible with battery packs, NiMH 1 to 15 cells and LiPo from 1 to 6 cells, with a charging power adjustable from 0.1 to 7 Amps and discharge from 0.1 to 1 amp. The charger is supplied with balancer that balances the voltages of the individual cells, integral cooling fan, and the port of the temperature sensor.

It does not apparently break breeze blocks in half with a single blow – which is a pity …….

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RCTV Podcast – Series 3 Episode 5

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(Recorded) Live in a Heathrow Airport Pod! Possibly the first podcast ever hosted from a Pod, Oli catches up with a number of drivers to preview the 2014 IFMAR ISTC Worlds!

Hit continue to listen along with Oli…

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2015 International Carpet Challenge Announced!

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One of the RC TV team, and top UK race organiser, Oli Meggitt has been in contact with us to give us all the details for the 2015 International Carpet Challenge – set to be one of the biggest indoor races the UK has seen!

Following the huge success of the inaugural event last year, the team behind the Essex Winter Series, the UK’s most popular on-road championship and the recent Essex Summer Series are pleased to announce that their major indoor event, the International Carpet Challenge, will again take place in 2015. The event, which attracted drivers from seven different countries last year, will take place over the weekend of the 20th to 22nd February 2015, at the EWS indoor venue in the South-East of the UK.

Keep reading for all the details and how to get entered to the race!

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EZPower Gladiator 120A – Speedo

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Coming next month (eel tomorrow) is the EZPower Gladiator 120A Speedo for 1/10, and 1/12 on-road and off-road cars. The cooling system has a unique design that improves the dissipation of heat to maintain more consistent performance. Around the case we find the power button, the data port, the cooling fan and 5-slot heavy-duty solder ports.

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Bugatti Veyron 1/10th bodyshell by Matrixline

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Matrixline the Chinese manufacturer (that I’ve never heard of) has just released an official replica of the Bugatti Veyron for 1/10th Touring cars. The Veyron is a supercar produced by the French automaker Bugatti since 2005, with the cheapest variants still costing in excess of €1 Million, so thanks to Matrixline we can finally drive one. (Though the Aero looks shocking!)

More pics after the jump.

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SnowTracks for Vaterra Twin Hammers!

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And now for something completely different!  As Summer is now over it is time, apparently, to prepare for the snow! RC4WD has just released new optional parts for mounting the “Predator Tracks” on the Vaterra rock racer Twin Hammers.

A must have if you live somewhere snowy – or you like great bits of engineering! Loads of pics after the jump!

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