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LRP AmericaBack in September LRP opened up a new facility in Southern California. Their long term distribution deal with Associated had ended so LRP America was formed. Here in America we are used to only seeing LRP electronic speed controllers, but they have a much more vast product line that includes cars, trucks and buggies. Now it sounds like us Yanks will be gaining access to a more LRP products. An excerpt from a recent LRP press release states, “Soon, a new range of products that were previously only available in Europe will now be ready and available in North America.”. The BigSquidRC staff can’t wait to see what LRP has in store for American hobbyists.

RC Driver MagazineThe crew over at RC Driver Magazine have announced a deal with TNG Distribution Services to place an additional 4,000 copies of their magazines in retailers like Kroeger, Safeway, Albertson’s, and Publix.

This deal will be in effect for the February, March and April issues of RC Driver, making it easier for you to get your hands on a copy while spreading the word on the rc hobby. We are all about seeing the hobby grow and hopefully this deal will help expose rc to people that were previously unaware of it.

AKA tiresRecently AKA named a new set of their tires Slingshot. For you bashers, you instantly remembered that name as the line of paddle tires from Pro-Line. AKA shot out a press release saying, “As it turns out, we are much better at designing tires than we are at checking to see if names are already in use within our industry. For this reason we have decided to change the name of our Slingshot tires to Typo. While you will see some tires on the shelves with the old name the new Typo branded tires will be hitting the shelves in late December and early January. We would like to thank Pro-Line for working with us on this mistake and for keeping our battles to the race track instead of the court room.”. It is good to see companies in our hobby working things out without involving the legal system.

RC Driver at Cleveland  iHobby Expo 2012
The 2012 iHobby Expo received lots of media coverage this year, not only from on-line sources such as us, but also from the rc magazines. Both RC Driver and RC Car Action were in attendance handing out magazines and providing show coverage. Hit THIS link for RC Driver and THIS link for more information on RC Car Action.

Do you want to check out our iHobby coverage from last year? Click HERE.

RC Driver
One of the booths at the HobbyTown USA 2012 Convention was from RC Driver magazine. The ever affable Greg Vogel was manning the booth answering questions, handing out magazines, and talking shop with Brian. Hit up THIS link to see what’s new over at Driver.