Blitz have released their all new GT4 1/8th GT bodyshell. The new GT4 body has been made in cooperation with JJ design, with the core design based off a real GT sports car and with a lot of effort put in the aerodynamics. The body specification follows the IFMAR GT GBS rules with the design focussed on more steering and more overall stability. The standard body is made from 1.0mm high-quality clear polycarbonate sheet, with a 0.8mm version also available, and is supplied with rear wing set, window mask and decals.
Coming from Sweep Racing in cooperation with Mibosport, one of the biggest racing shop in Europe, is the brand new SQS-32PGL competition tire on BBS style rims. Specially designed for the realistic touring car classes, in particular the growing front wheel drive 1/10th touring car class., they are a belted low profile slick offering good traction, making them easy to drive without traction roll. They come pre-glued on black BBS style rims offering a cool and realistic look and each set of tyres includes 5 sets of coloured rim stickers for matching with your body colour. These tyres will be used on the upcoming new season of Mibosport Cup in their new FWD and GT Stock categories.
Last weekend the Calgary Alberta Radio Control Auto Racers (CARCAR) hosted their indoor onroad ‘Summer Slam’ trophy race in Calgary Alberta, Canada. The participants came from all across western Canada to battle for a chance to have a place on the podium. In 1/12 scale modified the cars were absolutely flying and we had Tommy Tam (YRX-12) pull the quickest lap times to TQ and win. 2nd place went to Rob Mcquarrie (P12 Evo) taking 2nd and Ryan Babcock (12R6) sitting 3rd.
Coming from MST and made for their RMX 2.0 range of drift cars is the MV aluminium rear suspension upgrade sets. Available are width adjustable rear lower arms as well as a rear upright set with the arms allowing for a 6mm adjustment range; up to 3mm narrower and 3mm wider than the standard plastic arm while the upright set enable the owner to adjust rear wheel steering if needed. All parts are machined from high-quality aluminium, the sets include mounting hardware and they are available in black or red anodising.
The Urban RC Indoor Masters was the first indoor carpet buggy and touring car event in Singapore in the past few years. Held at a local community centre, the event attracted many spectators to the main racing action, free-to-play public track and racing simulators as well as the ongoing RC drift event right behind the track. The schedule was split by running the 2wd and 4wd buggy classes on Saturday, with 17.5 Touring and Formula classes run on Sunday, alongside the support classes of EuroTruck, 2WD Mini and 4WD Mini.
Muchmore are the latest company to get into the body height adjuster game with the release of their own ‘Perfect Body Height Adjuster’. Coming a in a complete set of 4, the set contains the 4 threaded tubes for mounting directly to the body posts, as well as the adjustable collar, or hat as they call it. The threaded hat allows for finite adjustment over a pin and hole only type. Coming in anodised black it is suppled with both pins for 1.2mm and 1.8mm holes as well as o-rings for use inside the collars.
Round 6 of the BRCA Clubmans nationals visited Coastal Model Car Racing Club in Ipswich, Suffolk and offered up a very different challenge to the drivers of the series, being dubbed the Monaco of RC racing. The tight confines, punishing barriers but rhythm nature of the track really challenges the drivers and the cars, as this track is much more about chassis setup, and driver skill, than outright power. The Saturday practice saw a number of drivers stepping over the limits and coming off second best to the barriers early on. However with glorious sunshine all day most drivers soon got into the flow of the coastal circuit, and we saw lap times tumble through the day. Some quick times were posted in the practice day, and race day was set to be a cracker.
The fifth round of the Dutch Electric Onroad Nationals was held last weekend at the fast and smooth MACH circuit in Heemstede, host of the 2012, and upcoming 2020, World Championships. On Saturday the track was open for everyone to practice, which looked very promising, with many people breaking their personal record. The track was fast and the weather was beautiful. Sunday however was the opposite as rain disrupting the running meaning many drivers took out their rain cars to prepare it.