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contents Departments 12 | On the Web 16 | Starting Line 18 | Letters 20 | Readers’ Rides 22 | Pit Tips 24 | Tech Center 120 | Performance Proven 129 | Tailpipe Shootin’ with Michael Vincent By Stephen Bess Columns 89 | Fast Laps Vintage Off-Road Nationals By Erich Reichert 99 | Short Course Newz Let it flow By Jeremy Losaw 109 | Offbeat RC London Olympics Mini MINIs By Tom Ross 117| Backstory 10 things to love (& hate) about RC By Larry Aronson Resources 118 | AirAgeStore.com 126 | Advertiser Index 99 120 89 129 109 RADIO CONTROL CAR ACTION (USPS 001-087; ISSN 0886-1609) is published monthly by Air Age, Inc., 88 Danbury Road, Wilton CT 06897 USA. Copyright 2012, all rights reserved. Periodicals postage permit paid at Wilton, CT, and additional offices. Canadian Post Publications Mail Agreement No. 40008153. SUBSCRIPTIONS: U.S., call (800) 877-5169; Canada and elsewhere, call (386) 246-3323; fax (386) 447-2321, or go to our website RCCarAction.com. U.S. (1 yr); Canada including GST (1 yr); elsewhere (1 yr). All international orders must be prepaid in U.S. funds; Visa, MC, Discover and AmEx accepted. RC CAR ACTION DIGITAL EDITION: 1 year .95 in U.S., Canada and International. To subscribe go to RCCarAction.com/de. EDITORIAL: Send correspondence to Editors, Radio Control Car Action, 88 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 USA. Email: RCCA@airage.com. We welcome all editorial submissions, but assume no responsibility for loss/ damage of unsolicited material. To authors, photographers and people featured in this magazine: all materials published in Radio Control Car Action become the exclusive property of Air Age Publishing, Inc. unless prior arrangement is made in writing with the Publisher. ADVERTISING: Send advertising materials to Advertising Dept., Radio Control Car Action, 88 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 USA; phone (203) 431-9000; fax (203) 529-3010; email sales@airage.com CHANGE OF ADDRESS: To make sure you don’t miss any issues, send your new address to Radio Control Car Action, P.O. Box 420235, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235 USA, six weeks before you move. Please include address label from a recent issue, or print the information exactly as shown on the label. For faster service, go to our website RCCarAction.com and click on the customer service link. POSTMASTER: Send Form 3579 to Radio Control Car Action, P.O. Box 420235, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235 USA.

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