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Old 08-31-2012, 11:08 PM
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I found this on MyRcBox.com

Many R/C enthusiasts believe that Traxxas was the first company to introduce short course trucks. In 1990, Team Associated was selling a Circa short course truck body (PN: ASC6174) for their legendary RC10 buggy. This conversion kit was 22 years ago, it is amazing! At this time, 2wd buggies were the reigning electric off-road class and electric stadium trucks appeared about a year later.

So, now when your friends will tell you that Traxxas has invented the short course truck, you now know what to answer them!




Link to the website --------------> http://www.myrcbox.com/my-words/trax...MyRCBox.com%29
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That body looks awesome I wish sc trucks were that size instead of how big they are.
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Heh .... I do indeed remember that.

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Very cool, finally a reason for me to make a vacuum forming machine.
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That's cool ..leave it to traxxas to mess with the scale size ..
Some traxxas guy is thinking ya u remember that to and now we made millions from it ..
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So just throwing on a body will make it whatever you want? I don't think I'd personally count that as the first SCT.
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Actually they (Traxxas)probably did put out the first short course truck , as that Associated is modeled after a desert racing/baja style truck which is quite different from the short course trucks that are running on prepped racing circuts for a set number of laps and not on the open country for hundreds of miles .

Tamiya also has a truck body that is much older than the Slash , but again it is a desert racer not a short course truck .......
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Like others have said, a body doesn't make a new truck.
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Yeah, cuz stretching the chassis of a Rustler makes it a real short course truck...
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:20 AM
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Other features than cosmetics do....
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well even if associated didnt make the first they made 1 of the best
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http://www.thundertechracing.com/pro2a.htm
actually these guys came out with what I believe to be the first dedicated rc short course truck (that or tamiya). These things were around for a long time, but they didn't handle very well and the company was not very big. It took a superpower like traxxas to make "the first one".
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imho the original short course trucks (real full size) were the Mickey Thompson Stadium Trucks. If that is true then the first rc short course would be Tamiyas. Robby Gordon was a whiny punk and Ivan was the man.


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Beat by 65 million years!

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