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Monster Truck Madness – You’re a Firework

Greetings and an early Happy 4th to our American readers! The above pic was shot back in July 2017 when me and some buddies attempted to recreate Dennis Anderson’s “Mr. Destruction” wall of steel stunt in r/c form. We used an Axial SMT10 and a bunch of plastic cars, and it was a blast. I’d link video of it, but [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – An Incredible Replica

Greetings, everyone! This week I’m bringing you an amazing build. Mike Bufka recently brought his incredible BIGFOOT #18 inspired “Mr. Bill” r/c monster truck to a Trigger King event, and I had to show ya’ll. The world of scale r/c and solid axle monster trucks are constantly blending together which results in some truly righteous projects. This is one of them. Mike [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Kings of Crunch and Drag Cars

Greetings gang, today I come to you with a hybrid column. A little bit of monster trucks, a little bit of drag cars. I am very caught up in the no-prep drag scene that’s exploded. Last year I built a Traxxas drag Bandit/Slash, but I’ve had eyes on the sweet Losi 22S ever since it was announced earlier this year (and [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Old School Goodness

I’m one of those people that constantly wishes I could get off of Facebook because I absolutely hate reading crazy political conspiracies posted shared by someone’s uncle, but I also know I’ll never be able to get off it since they effectively replaced message boards with their group pages many years ago. Whether it’s a classic pulling group where someone [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – With Some Sway

I’ve always been one to get lost in YouTube wormholes, especially when it comes to classic monster truck footage. I recently stumbled upon a video posted by the BIGFOOT 4×4 team that helps back up a point that I’ve been trying to drive home in this space for years- the absolute importance of sway bars on your r/c monster truck. The [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Good Looking Crushed Cars (and truck…

If you are into to solid axle r/c monster trucks, what can really take the fun up a notch is having a good set of crushed cars to run over. My friend Christopher Davis has taken this to the extreme, and I just HAD to show off his work to you.He started off with various vintage style plastic cars that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Matching Paint

Hey gang and happy holidays! You know, for those of us that do rattle can paint jobs there is often a misconception that you are limited in palette by the available cans of paint versus the crazy amount of stuff out there for airbrushes, where it’s common to mix paints and pigments and create all sorts of crazy stuff. You can still [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – 3D Bodies

One of the most fun things about full size monster trucks is the sometimes extremely wild personas they take on by way of 3D fiberglass bodies. Ever since the Snake-Bite monster truck debuted in the early 90’s with a snake head replacing the front the clip of a pickup truck, complete with fangs, 3D bodies have become popular. And yes, I [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – A Big Monster Mailbag

Just wanted to thank you for the many Big Squid articles and Trigger King videos over the years. Really helpful for me as I got into the hobby a bit and am enjoying it with my son. I was completely bitten by the solid axle bug here in Va. I have two SMT10s and I have a couple of questions [...]

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Review – 1/10 Amp Crush 2WD Monster Truck Brushed RTR

The folks at ECX and Horizon Hobby have been releasing out all sorts of r/c vehicles geared towards beginners or budget-minded hobbyists over the last couple of years, and the 1/10 Amp Crush is their latest entry in the always popular ready-to-run (RTR) 2wd monster truck segment of the hobby. How did it fare after extensive testing? Read-on to find [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Support Local Hobby Shops with an Au…

I had planned on providing an update this week on my new Tamiya Clod Buster, but instead I wanted to use this space to promote something cool that our friends over at Horizon Hobby and Axial are doing. It’s a tough time for everyone right now and as if local hobby shops needed any more stress than normal, this whole ordeal [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Movin’ Blues

Greetings and salutations! Over the weekend I completed the grueling task of totally cleaning out my basement in preparation for selling my house. That is quite boring in and of itself, but in going through all my old bins and boxes I found a treasure trove of old monster truck memorabilia. Just look at this box of magazines I found.Chomp. Vintage Playboys? [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Ultra Mod Class

Hey all, this week’s MTM is coming to you LIVE from my kitchen table, where I’ve been posted up for about oh, I dunno, 3 weeks now. Before I go on my normal solid axle tangent, first some love for a bashing monster. The crew over at ARRMA have put together a series on the design and development of the Kraton [...]

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Traxxas Stampede Snow Video

Monster Truck Madness - Crazy Times Mean a Dive into the Mai…

Before answering a few monster truck-related reader e-mails this week, I wanted to give a quick “thank you” to the readers that reached out regarding my post that I’d soon be moving to the Tampa, Florida area, and asked if anyone wanted to race. Well, as it turns out, yes, a lot of you want to race solid axle monster [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – A Decade in R/C Monster Trucking

Hey all, it’s my final post of the decade and I wanted to look back at three of the biggest stories/narratives in r/c monster trucking that took place in the 2010’s. It’s crazy to think the decade is over. I know that many folks pine for the good ole days, but I can safely say that the 2010’s, specifically the late [...]

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