2007-02-24

New shell for my HPI RS4 MT

This is my high performance 4WD truck, a HPI RS4 MT. Unfortunately these cars are out of production, but they are still available from the bay. This car is a great allround vehicle for most situations: tarmac tracks, dirt tracks, offroad bashing and anything where a Buggy cannot go. The whole car concept is truely amazing (4wd dual belt drive, inner body, slipper clutch, etc. etc.) and the material is of usual high HPI quality standards. It's still a great alternative to modern 2wd trucks. I made it to A finals on last weekend indoor fun cup! All I needed was a new shell and here's the result of a 2-day paintjob.

2007-02-20

H-ORE Langenfeld video

Here's a video from last weekend. All footage taken by Chief.Geronimo, all editing by Fantuzzi. In Monster class you can see me (the dark blue one with chrome wheels). Look for the one upside down ;) Enjoy!

2007-02-18

Langenfeld Indoor Offroad Funcup 18.02.07

Whew, what a day today! I made it to my first competitive cup with my newly acquired HPI RS4 MT and two mates Fantuzzi and Chief.Geronimo in Modified Monster class. We were all quite sure that all effort made will be pointless against those semi-professional racers with better equipment and more skills, but it ended not so bad at all! At the end of the day we were exhausted as if we performed a marathon, but left location with a big big smile in our faces. All hurdles had to be taken from fried escs to completely wrong car setups and hours of disassemble-assemble work, but hey it was worth it: it was tons and tons of fun!! That's how it ended on paper: 8th (me), 9th (Fantuzzi) and 14th (Chief_Geronimo)

2007-02-11

Happy Birthday Dirk Solberg!


Unfortunately we couldn't provide a real car, but hey: Who knows what you already got in your garage at home? ;) Happy birthday mate!

2007-02-10

New track layout at Racers Paradise

There's a new track layout at Racers Paradise (Erftstadt), which I took a few photos of. A friend already told me about the very special thing, which I had never seen before on an indoor carpet track: a steep turn!! At first glance it looks a little rough and bumpy, but maybe just right for some indoor rally racing (not to mention 1:18 fun). I will check out very soon!

2007-02-09

Thunderchild



This video features Fantuzzi's beautiful PT-15 torpedo boat, which is a blast to drive and a joy to watch. The video was recorded with my digital photocamera last summer. Hope you like the tune!