Man, was this a big issue. The June 1999 edition featured our dualengine Kyosho USA-1 build, one of our most popular projects ever. In
’99, nitro and electric vehicles weren’t producing the kind of power they are today—it was not too often you saw a big truck like this effortlessly pulling a wheelie. Let’s see what we had going on in this issue.
Left: Take a look at the Kyosho Superflo Ford F-150. This truck was based on the Kyosho Landmax chassis and featured realistic tire treads and the power of a .21 engine. Above: This is one of our most favorite project trucks to ever come out of the RCCA offices. It took a lot of work to stuff two .21 race engines into this Kyosho Nitro USA-1 monster truck. This truck packed some serious power and sounded like nothing ever heard before.
Right: HPI’S red-hot RS4 tourer got a rally makeover in ’99, complete with an interior/chassis cover and driver. Cool car.
Below: The Florida Winter Champs was one of the most popular electric off-road races of the year. All the top pros and latest and greatest gear were always in attendance.
Left: Kyosho’s international World Cup series was in full swing with nitro and electric tourers—bring that race series back! Meanwhile, Tamiya was debugging the Juggernaut’s drivetrain troubles with a new set of gears. Then and now, Tamiya stands by their stuff.