Radio Control Car Action April 1990

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Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by Lunch Special » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:48 am

A few months ago I told my folks that I was thinking about getting back into the Hobby. My dad unearthed an old box of RC Car Action magazines I had when I was a kid. So many memories returned!

The April 1990 issue had an article called Project Maximum Clod and a Monster Truck Buyer's Guide. Back then I could only dream about owning a Clod Buster. I highly recommend checking out Bill O'Brien's Project Maximum Clod (pg. 27). I wonder whatever happened to Bill and his Clod?

Anyway, there's a copy of ebay if you can't find a digital copy.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-RC-Radi ... 25770511ca

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by SFC K » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:50 am

I will have to check my stash and see if I have that. Can you scan some of the pages of the article?
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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by Lunch Special » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:51 am

Here's the picture that I'll never forget. The article it pretty interesting as Bill talks about all the parts he bought to build it. Sadly, almost none of those companies are around anymore. Can you imagine a time when you could easily send away for chrome plated clod parts?
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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by Diamond Dave » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:52 am

I love the hood on that truck, the rest is great as well.

I might even bid on the mag, I left all mine behind when I moved a few years back. Still pissed about it.

SFC, any doubles in your "stash"??

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by hardedge » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:47 pm

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I wonder what happened to Bill and his Clod?
The Clod was recycled after a few years for other projects. Me? I'm 65, retired -----mostly. :)
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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by Saito » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:30 pm

The Wroad Wrecker lives! I remember that awesome bit of Bullhead. Didn't that use Sassy Chassis then-prototype 6x6 chassis?

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by gritsngreens1 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:05 pm

What a blast from the past! I remember drooling over that article. Didn't he try pulling a jeep or something?

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by Halgar » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:09 am

Wow! Somebody's been going through the archives! :shock: 8)
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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by gritsngreens1 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:24 am

Maybe just a little. I wish I found this place a few years earlier.

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by gritsngreens1 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:26 am

I used to buy every issue of rc car action from like 5th grade till tenth and a few here and there afterwards.

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by Halgar » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:27 pm

I was never a big fan of RCCA, mostly because it was about everything BUT clods and monster trucks. They occasionally had a related or relevant article, not often, so I'd skim through it at the bookstore. :twisted:
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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by gritsngreens1 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:56 pm

I loved it. I read everything form cover to cover every month.

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by Diamond Dave » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 am

Still do...

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by gritsngreens1 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:34 pm

I didn't know it was still bring published.

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Re: Radio Control Car Action April 1990

Post by Steve C » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:11 pm

Yep still is. I have a subscription to it. Just got the June/July issue a couple days ago in the mail, it has a really good article on the TC MT finals in it with some nice pics of the event. If you have a LHS that sells it it's worth picking up for that coverage in this issue.
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