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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: RC Racers - This Is Not A Toy [VIDEO]
    Last week we asked in our Monday Morning Poll if it bothered you when people referred to R/C car racing as "toy cars". While to some they may be toys, for others R/C car racing is a profession, a career, a lifestyle, and far more than just a toy. For
    Mike Garrison April 4, 2019, 11:25 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Legend Brian Kinwald
    We dedicate this week's Flashback Friday to the amazing R/C racing career of the late Brian Kinwald.
    Mike Garrison April 4, 2019, 2:51 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Success of Yokomo
    Many new generation R/C car racers recognize Yokomo for making its name after Ryan Maifield won the 2017 IFMAR World Championships in both 2wd and 4wd, but little do they know, Yokomo has been winning races around the globe for over 30 years. For thi
    Mike Garrison March 28, 2019, 1:44 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: FULL 2008 IFMAR Nitro 1/8 Buggy Worlds DVD [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we present the FULL LiveRC 2008 IFMAR Nitro 1/8 World Championships DVD featuring daily race recaps, the legendary mud bath, semi-final and final race coverage, bonus driver interviews, and the dynamic duo of Scotty E
    Mike Garrison March 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Alexandre Synger's Greatest R/C Parodies [VIDEO]
    When it comes to creating R/C parodies and making R/C look real, you can always count on YouTube creator Alexandre Synger. Today we flashback to revisit a few of his most popular video productions, including the world famous Fast & Furious RC car cha
    Mike Garrison March 14, 2019, 9:28 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2009 Carpet Racers A Crash Course documentary [VIDEO]
    Today marks the official start of racing at the 2019 ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals hosted by ProLevel RC just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. We take this opportunity to travel back in time and revisit the full-length 2009 carpet on-road racing docum
    Mike Garrison March 7, 2019, 11:41 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 1996 NORRCA Off-Road Nationals [VIDEO]
    Did you know that at one time ROAR was not the only major sanctioning body in North America? The National Organization for Racing Radio Controlled Autos (NORRCA) was once a premier sanctioning body for R/C racing across the country along with ROAR. F
    Mike Garrison Feb. 28, 2019, 9:16 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Dirt Nitro Challenge History of Pro Nitro Buggy Champions
    We are less than one week away from the start of the 20th Annual Dirt Nitro Challenge. As we prepare for the 2019 edition, we look back at the history of Pro Nitro Buggy Champions as well as the action packed 2018 Pro Nitro Buggy A-Main.
    Mike Garrison Feb. 14, 2019, 10:36 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Dirt Nitro Challenge 2014 Documentary [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we take an inside look at what the DNC event is all about with the 2014 Come Drive With Us Documentary from 5150 Media Productions.
    Mike Garrison Feb. 8, 2019, 8:31 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Reedy Race History of Champions
    Did you know that no other 4wd buggy has won at the Reedy Race as Yokomo, or that OCRC Raceway has hosted this event more than any other track in history? For this week's Flashback Friday we've put together a list of stats, fun facts, and the most wi
    Mike Garrison Jan. 24, 2019, 10:14 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Greatest Battle in Reedy Race History [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we revisit perhaps one of the most exciting, clean cut, and adrenaline pumping battles in Reedy Race history as Ryan Cavalieri and Atsushi Hara go wheel-to-wheel right down to a mind blowing finish in 2012.
    Mike Garrison Jan. 17, 2019, 10:55 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2015-2016 Reedy Race Heritage Videos
    For this week's Flashback Friday we re-visit the 2015 and 2016 Reedy Race Heritage videos featuring some of the most prolific drivers in R/C history, and hearing what they have to say about Mike Reedy and this legendary race.
    Mike Garrison Jan. 10, 2019, 1:19 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2013-2014 Reedy Race Heritage Videos
    This week we re-visit the 2013 and 2014 Reedy Race Heritage videos featuring some of the most prolific drivers in R/C history, and hearing what they have to say about Mike Reedy and this legendary race.
    Mike Garrison Jan. 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2011-2012 Reedy Race Heritage Videos
    This week we flashback and re-visit the 2011 and 2012 Reedy Race Heritage videos featuring some of the most prolific drivers in R/C history, and hearing what they have to say about Mike Reedy and this legendary race.
    Mike Garrison Dec. 27, 2018, 2:13 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cavalieri vs. Tebo - 2009 CRCRC Midwest Championships
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back nearly ten years ago to the 2009 CRCRC Midwest Championships to re-live the exciting Mod 4wd Buggy battle between Team Associated's Ryan Cavalieri and Kyosho's Jared Tebo.
    Mike Garrison Dec. 20, 2018, 11:42 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Decade's Biggest R/C Silly Season Surprises
    With the wild and crazy rumors swirling as drivers finalize their plans for 2019, we flashback to some of the biggest Silly Season Surprises of the past decade!
    Mike Garrison Dec. 13, 2018, 1:19 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2011 Cactus Classic Mix-Tape [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back to re-visit the 2011 LiveRC "Mix-Tape" capturing all of the highlights, crashes, chaos, and good times from the 25th Annual Cactus Classic at the outdoor SRS facility in Scottsdale, Arizona.
    Mike Garrison Dec. 6, 2018, 1:37 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: TLR releases the original 22 2wd buggy
    With the official release of the fifth generation 22 series 2wd buggy just around the corner, we flashback to the 2011 release of the original TLR 22 1/10-scale 2wd buggy.
    Mike Garrison Nov. 29, 2018, 10:25 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Model Car Racing in the 1940's [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back in time before radio-controlled cars were born to the era of gas-powered tether car racing in the 1940's. My, oh my have things changed...
    Mike Garrison Nov. 15, 2018, 10:44 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Winningest Drivers, Countries, and Manufacturers in 1/8 Off-Road Worlds History
    Did you know that only ONE driver in history has won more than one IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championship title? For this week's Flashback Friday we've decided to tally up the winningest drivers, countries, and manufacturers in 1/8 Off-Road Nitr
    Mike Garrison Nov. 8, 2018, 8:59 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Come Drive With Us - The Vegas Worlds [VIDEO]
    As the 2018 IFMAR 1/8-scale Off-Road World Championship is getting under way in Perth, Australia, we take this time to flashback to the 2016 IFMAR Worlds held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Relive the exciting Vegas worlds by watching the 5150 Media Productio
    Mike Garrison Nov. 1, 2018, 9:36 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: MSR MBX5 Truck Conversion - The Original Mugen Truggy
    This week we flashback to the very beginning of 1/8 nitro truck racing for Mugen Seiki Racing with the release of the MBX5 MSR Truggy Conversion in 2005.
    Mike Garrison Oct. 18, 2018, 9:47 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: JConcepts Racing Tires Debut - 2007
    In the world of off-road R/C racing there are a number of major players in the tire market, one of which is JConcepts. The company started by manufacturing bodies in 2003, and went on to win an IFMAR World Championship with their BJ4 Worlds Edition 4
    Mike Garrison Oct. 11, 2018, 8:24 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Alexander Hagberg wins 2014 IFMAR 200mm Nitro World Championship [VIDEO]
    We are only weeks away from the 2018 IFMAR 200mm Nitro Touring Car World Championship which will be held at the world famous Homestead RC Raceway in Miami, Florida. For this week's Flashback Friday we revisit the exciting 2014 edition of the IFMAR 20
    Mike Garrison Oct. 4, 2018, 9:52 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Watch R/C Wheels - 1988 [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back 30 years to the 1988 release of the "RC Wheels" video by RC Video Magazine. RC Wheels takes a tour through all different aspects of R/C cars and racing of the era ranging from on-road, off-road, oval, d
    Mike Garrison Sept. 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The last ever outdoor Cactus Classic [VIDEO]
    As racers prepare for the 21st Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout, we flashback to the last ever outdoor Cactus Classic held in 2014 - which has left Hot Rod as one of the only major 1/10-scale outdoor off-road events still alive in America tod
    Mike Garrison Sept. 20, 2018, 11:17 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Losi releases the 1/18-scale Mini-T
    After yesterday's release of the giant 1/5-scale Losi 5IVE-T 2.0, we flashback to the opposite end of the scale for Losi's 2003 release of the 1/18-scale Mini-T.
    Mike Garrison Sept. 13, 2018, 12:57 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Kyosho returns to 1/10-scale off-road racing with the ZX-5
    As Kyosho gets closer to releasing the all-new Lazer ZX-7 1/10-scale 4wd buggy, we’ve decided to take this opportunity to flashback to the release of the ZX-5, which marked Kyosho’s return to 1/10-scale off-road racing in 2005.
    Mike Garrison Sept. 6, 2018, 9:46 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Come Drive With Us - 2017 Pro-Line Surf City Classic [VIDEO]
    This weekend is host of the 11th Annual Pro-Line Surf City Classic at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back to 2017 where 5150 Media Productions and Pro-Line Racing tell the tale of last year's
    Mike Garrison Aug. 30, 2018, 10:44 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: McDonald's Chicken Legend stunt jump with Lee Martin [VIDEO]
    This week we flashback to Lee Martin's 2014 R/C stunt jump over two semi trucks as part of a McDonald's UK promotional ad for the Chicken Legend Sandwich.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 23, 2018, 9:19 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2002 IFMAR Electric On-Road World Championships from South Africa [VIDEO]
    As the 2018 IFMAR Electric On-Road World Championships from Welkom, South Africa are winding down, we flashback to the last time these World Championships were held in South Africa sixteen years ago in 2002.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 16, 2018, 10:46 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY [VIDEO]: 1997 ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals
    Join the late industry icon, Gene Husting, as he takes us on a journey back in time to the 1997 ROAR Modified Electric Nationals featuring drivers such as Brian Kinwald, Greg Hodapp, Barry Baker, Mark Pavidis, Cliff Lett, and more.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 9, 2018, 11:47 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The TC3 - Team Associated's original touring car
    Following yesterday's release of the TC7.2 touring car, we take this opportunity for "Flashback Friday" to reflect back on where it all began for Team Associated's touring car lineup - the TC3.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Hot Bodies D2 2wd buggy that was never released
    The D216 was HB Racing's (formerly known as Hot Bodies) first entry into the competition 2wd buggy class...or was it? This week we flashback to the 2008 announcement of the HPI Racing / Hot Bodies Cyclone D2 - the mysterious 2wd buggy that was never
    Mike Garrison July 26, 2018, 12:01 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Winningest Drivers and Manufacturers in ROAR 1/8 Electric Nationals History
    This week we Flashback this Friday to tally up the winningest drivers and manufacturers in ROAR 1/8 Electric and 4wd SCT National Championship history.
    Mike Garrison July 20, 2018, 12:05 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2011 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals at the HobbyPlex
    We are less than one week away from the start of the 2018 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals at the Hobbytown HobbyPlex in Omaha, Nebraska. This is not the first time this facility has hosted this event, and this week we "Flashback Friday" to the 2
    Mike Garrison July 12, 2018, 8:48 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The first ever ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals [VIDEO]
    The 2018 ROAR 1/8-scale Electric Off-Road Nationals are only a few weeks away, and for this week's Flashback Friday we travel back in time to the first ever ROAR 1/8-scale Electric Off-Road National Championship in 2010 at Norcal Hobbies in Union Cit
    Mike Garrison July 5, 2018, 2:01 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Every track layout in AMS history
    For this week's Flashback Friday, we look back at the unique track layouts found at the AMS over years, starting with the inaugural event in 2010 all the way up to this weekend's 2018 track layout.
    Mike Garrison June 28, 2018, 12:53 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ty Tessmann's first ROAR Fuel Nats double victory in 2012
    For this week's "Flashback Friday" we travel back to the 2012 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals where Ty Tessmann would claim his first double championship victory. This would not be the last time he conquered such a feat, as he would then go on to do it
    Mike Garrison June 21, 2018, 11:56 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2008 ROAR Off-Road Fuel Nationals [VIDEO]
    Next week kicks off the 2018 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals at Southside Raceway in Lake City, Florida. In honor of this coming week's event, we flashback 10 years ago to the 2008 edition of ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals.
    Mike Garrison June 7, 2018, 1:16 p.m. View Comments
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