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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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Monster Truck Madness – Down on the River

After several weeks of gloomy skies, wet weather and cold temperatures, the midwestern early-winter broke for a fantastic Sunday afternoon. The weather was so nice that I did something that I haven’t for quite a while- went on a Missouri River trail run. My “White Wolf” Traxxas TRX-4 Sport was just dying to hit a mud hole, and that would [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Going Nuclear

I have talked about my Nuclear Banana Axial SMT10 a bunch of times since starting this column several years back. It’s one of my favorite truck indentities that I’ve come up with since starting to competitively race solid axle monsters back in 2014. #gallery-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-5 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-5 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Coming Un-glued

Ever since the JConcepts Renegades Monster Truck Tire and Tribute Wheels were released back in the summer of 2016, I have amassed one heck of a collection of them. See, I LOVE to paint my wheels to match truck paint schemes, but this creates a big problem when you are constantly changing themes like me.For example, I was running the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – What’s in a Name?

One of the coolest things about monster trucks is how each has it’s own identity. Whether it’s a jacked up ’79 Ford on boggers or a 66′ tired machine tearing up a stadium in a 3D fiberglass body, they almost all have names. Even if there isn’t an official name, they all have to have nicknames, at least. This trickles down [...]

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Pro-Line Devastator 2.6 Monster Truck Tires

Monster Truck Madness - Why are Clod-sized tires "the standa…

Hey Doug, I really like all the solid axle monster truck info you put out, as well as the Trigger King stuff, as I’m still new to the world of scale monsters and info is still kind of tough to find. I do have a question that I don’t see talked about much though- why exactly is a Clod sized [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – White Wolf

It’s been a minute since we last talked about my Traxxas TRX-4 Monster Truck project, and I wanted to issue an update! So when I last talked about this truck back in March, I had done up a Bronco body for it and dubbed it High Horse. The problem is that while the body looked good while the truck was static, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Recreating Grave Digger #7

There have been over 30 Grave Digger monster trucks built since the 1980’s, but few are as beloved as Grave Digger #7. Digger #7, which made its debut in 1992, is easily identifiable within the fleet as it was a short wheelbase truck where the frame rails stuck out in front of the body. In an era where monster truck freestyle [...]

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Review – CEN Racing HL150 and B50 Solid Axle Monster Trucks

Monster Truck fans have been anticipating the release of the CEN Racing 1/10 Solid Axle MT Series trucks for awhile now, and we’ve spent the last few weeks putting not one, but both of them (the HL150 and B50, to be more exact), through their paces. How do these rigs hold up? Read on to find out! #gallery-11 { margin: auto; } #gallery-11 .gallery-item [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Pro-Line Decimator Monster Truck Tir…

Hey folks, this week in MTM I’m finally ready to do my mini-review of the Pro-Line Decimator 2.6″ Solid Axle Monster Truck Tire. Link: Pro-Line Decimator Monster Truck Tires Part #: 10162-02 Height: 5.64″ (143mm) Width: 3.42″ (87mm) Pro-Line Racing kicked off the revitalization of the solid axle r/c monster truck movement back in 2015 with the release of the Destroyer tire. At the time, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Initial Thoughts of the CEN Racing H…

Hey guys, in case you missed it over the weekend, I have finally gotten my hands on the new CEN Racing 1/10 Solid Axle Monster Trucks! I posted unboxing photos right here, and I have a brief video with my initial impressions on my Trigger King R/C YouTube channel right here. While the final review is several weeks out, I have [...]

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