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New Era
Legends

New Era

New Era Cars and Trucks were all of tube frame construction. Engines ranged from a 23cc standard motor all the way to a monster 80cc Sachs motor! Some cars were belt driven but a majority of the cars and trucks had a very nice rear quick change axle similar to the Skellenger (SEco) rear.

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Yanee
Legends

Yanee

Yankee cars were originally made with a "bathtub" style chassis. It was later realized that this caused the engine to overheat due to the lack of airflow. They then changed over to a flat aluminum chassis with a majority of its components made of plastic. Cars first came with a Yankee made 15cc "M15" motor, they then moved to a 22cc Kawasaki motor that had great power but hard to tune.

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WCM Racing
Legends

WCM Racing

In late 1984, after a year or so of R&D, a gentleman from the little town of Buffalo, Texas took several examples of a Quarter Scale, Radio/Controlled replica of a World of Outlaws-type Sprint Car to the annual Hobby show in Pasadena, CA. There, he found his display inundated by folks fascinated with the concept of such a large R/C car. Further, they were even more interested when he "fired-one-up" and they were treated to the sound of the big (relatively) two-stroke single engine that powered the car.

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Degree
Legends

Degree

The frames on the pulling trucks were welded rectangle tube chassis with some round tube for the axle supports. The bodies were made of fiberglass and consisted of an 80's style Ford F150 and 90's style Ford F150. A suspension system was not incorporated into the design since there really is no need for one in a pulling truck. The front and rear axles were ridged mounted, and the rear axle of choice was a Skellenger (SEco) rear end.

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Jeron
Legends

Jeron

These magnificent cars including their wheels and tires were designed and made in a manner unlike that before and with nothing less than perfection being the goal. The chassis were built on assembly jigs and made of stainless steel tubes with suspension mounting flanges brazed to the chassis tubes and with each chassis bearing a nameplate with the serial number of the car.

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Gilmer
Legends

Gilmer

The Gilmer ¼-Scale Midget was born out of a life-long ‘need-for-speed’ by Jan Gilmer of Howard Lake, Minnesota. The Gilmer Midget is the only true-to-life, and true-to-scale ¼ scale midget race car – built with hand craftsmanship and self-taught engineering skills at Gilmer Hobby & Machine since 1986.

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Pacesetter
Legends

Pacesetter

The earlier models' chassis were constructed of aluminum. As time went by, the cars were switched over to a "tube" style construction. Drivetrain variations were quick change rear ends, worm gear drive, chain driven rear and chain driven independent suspension. All bodies were made of high quality fiberglass. Little to no plastic was to be found on any models. Engines were .60 Nitro, McCulloch or Quadra.

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QRS
Legends

QRS

The QRS frames were usually a tube style with the exception of a few modular design cars. All bodies were made of fiberglass from a true master of the art. The QRS cars and trucks came with a quick change rear end that was housed in a black plastic housing, gray plastic housing or one of two aluminum styles depending on when it was built. Zenoah 23cc engine was standard equipment in all models. 

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PBS 1/4 Scale GTP
Legends

PBS 1/4 Scale GTP

The PBS spec racer was basically a Raco car with a few modifications. The GTP car was a whole different story.  Although it looks like a Raco style design, it is specific to PBS. The GTP sports a ground effects package that was designed to perform. The rear suspension geometry keeps traction high with no wheel hop. This car was a full pledged race machine. 

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B&L
Legends

B&L

B&L only produced only one model, the Indy car. Additionally, they also produced the ¼ scale Goodyear tire. The chassis was made of fiberglass and ABS. Independent suspension with all the aluminum components polished with cantilever arms going to the shocks. Engine of choice was a standard Zenoah 23cc engine with a tuned pipe. Wheels were awesome Momo style with licensed Goodyear inflatable tires. The car was driven by a belt drive.

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