Associated B5 and B5M have landed

It is finally here, the new B5 and B5 Mid Mounted buggies from Team Associated. While there was nothing wrong with the B4.2, there was no in house mid mounted motor option, and the platform was looking long in the tooth compared with Buggies from TLR, Team Durango, Schumacher etc.

Few details have been released yet, but like the Serpent buggies, it looks like these buggies are seperate models rather than one model that can be configured 2 ways like the 22 and DEX210.

for more details visit

Source: Team Associated Area 51

Licensed Warn Winches from RC4WD

We all know that RC4WD have some of the best crawler and scale gear out there, and now they have collaborated with Warn to release a licensed version of their 9.5 winch for your crawler.  And not only can you get the winch, but you can get a wired or wireless controller for your vehicle in these fantastic scale additions to your rig.

To find out more details, prices, photos etc, head over to the RC4WD website here

winch controller Source: RC4WD

Snowing sponsored drivers in Tasmania.

It is a positive avalanche of sponsored drivers in Tasmania this week with Team Xray Australia announcing a third sponsored Tasmanian driver. Drew Butcher is joining the Xray team in 1:8 buggy and truggy classes for 2014.

It is great to see some sponsored drivers in Tasmania, and with Team Xray announcing 3 team drivers around the state in the last week they are obviously looking to make an impression in Tasmania.


Sponsorship opportunity from Ryper Hobbies / AKA

Yesterday Ryper Hobbies posted the following on their facebook page.

Ok ,2014 is approaching fast and AKA Australia is searching for some new drivers for next year. If you think you have what it takes please email your resume to us at

So dust off your resume writing skills and get your application in to Ryper Hobbies today!

Source: Ryper Hobbies

Another Team Xray Tasmanian Driver Announced

Team Xray Australia have announced another recruit, and another Tasmanian recruit at that!  Congratulations to Sam for making the team!

Recruit #2 Tassie Driver Sam Wells, hooked up with XRAY for the 2014 season. Sam’s a front runner in Tassie for the last couple of years, recently traveling to the NSW States in Sydney where he caught our attention. Welcome aboard Sammy!!!

Source: Team Xray Australia Facebook

VRC – The Buggies are here!

Let’s start at the beginning, what is VRC?  Initially focused on Touring Cars, Virtual RC is an online Radio Control Car Racing simulator! No, it’s not a game, it’s a fully fledged, physics based RC Car simulator that is recommended and used by racers around the world for the last 13 years.

In recent years, and newer releases of VRC and VRC Pro have expanded their user base by an increasing number of tracks, as well as the release of off road tracks and vehicles.  Initially off road circuits were navigable by short course trucks, however yesterday marked the release of the nitro 8th scale buggies.   Whilst many areas are only available to paid subscriptions, a limited number of areas can be accessed from the free version.  You can even buy adaptors to use your own radio in the game.  Check it out today at


Source: VRC