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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.

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