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Bringing you pics of the thrills and spills of the just-over IFMAR 2010 1/8 Off Road Buggy World Championships Thailand, held at the very well-put-together Pattaya Powerboat RC Racetrack (or Pattaya PRC in short). The event ran from 7-14 November, and consisted of many heats of 10 minutes to select the fastest drivers, culminating in a 60-minute final. Weather was fairly cool and low in humidity – excellent for such a tropical location. The cars entered for this race mainly consisted of Kyosho Infernos, Mugen Seki MBX 6, Team Associated RC8s, Hot Bodies D8, and there were also a few CEN Racing Matrixes and some Ofna Hyper 7s. Quite honestly… I feel like either resurrecting my Inferno DX or getting an Associated RC8

Videos on the way… but here are some pics first… You saw it first on I just returned from my holiday to Thailand where I got my Hpi Savage X 4.6 quite beat up.. I call it “Battle Scars” actually. Unfortunately, I busted my Big Bore Suspension’s Piston, wore out an axle, and melted the nylon spur gear (why the hell is it nylon in the first place?). Today, my box of hop-ups arrived via mail… Goodies! In it I’ve got:

  • Team Associated – Shock Absorber Oil 35WT
  • Integy Racing – Aluminium Wheelie Bar
  • Robinson Racing – Hardened Steel 47T Spur Gear (Smaller for quicker acceleration and rough-terrain handling)
  • Hpi Racing – Universal Drive Shaft / Aluminium Hex Hub Conversion Combo
  • Hpi Racing – Big Bore Suspension Titanium Nitride-coated Piston replacements
  • Hpi Racing – Aluminium Tuned Dual Chamber Exhaust (For higher RPM and power output)

My blog’s pretty new and bare.. but coming right up will be some of my Hpi Savage X 4.6’s off-road footage, and pictures and videos from the 2010 IFMAR 1/8 Scale Buggy Off-Road Championships held in Pattaya, at the Powerboat Pattaya Racetrack!