RCCA monster truck shootout May 1988

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RCCA monster truck shootout May 1988

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I bought this Mag. New in 1988. It has been my favorite since. I had to share it with everyone

Hope you all like it
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Oh yeah, I've got that one on my shelf. Half the pages are loose from looking at it so much back in the day. One of my prized possessions for sure. 8)

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Damn...

Back in the day, I let a friend barrow all of my magazines that had truck reviews including this issue. Those are the only ones that are missing from my RCCA library.

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I don't see a Grizzly in there! :lol:

Man, what a disappointing purchase that was... :cry:
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call-911 wrote:I don't see a Grizzly in there! :lol:

Man, what a disappointing purchase that was... :cry:
That's cause Varicom ran out of advertising dollars. :lol:

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Re: RCCA monster truck shootout May 1988

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highwayracer wrote:
call-911 wrote:I don't see a Grizzly in there! :lol:

Man, what a disappointing purchase that was... :cry:
It sure was. I got mine Christmas of '87. What a POS. My father actually called the president of Varicom (I have no idea how he got the number; he's good with stuff like that :D ) and complained so much they sent me enough parts to just about build another truck.

All said and done, however, I had a lot of fun running it in snow and mud. I still like the truck and have bought three on eBay in the past two years to do a restoration and have spare parts, as I plan to run it again.

Anyone need a copy of the Big Grizzly manual? I have it scanned in pdf format and could email it.

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ROH73 wrote: Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:25 pm
highwayracer wrote:
call-911 wrote:I don't see a Grizzly in there! :lol:

Man, what a disappointing purchase that was... :cry:
It sure was. I got mine Christmas of '87. What a POS. My father actually called the president of Varicom (I have no idea how he got the number; he's good with stuff like that :D ) and complained so much they sent me enough parts to just about build another truck.

All said and done, however, I had a lot of fun running it in snow and mud. I still like the truck and have bought three on eBay in the past two years to do a restoration and have spare parts, as I plan to run it again.

Anyone need a copy of the Big Grizzly manual? I have it scanned in pdf format and could email it.

Robert
Don't need a manual. I have the original that came with it the same Christmas, IIRC. Could, however, use more parts & donors... especially the center gearbox. Can't believe the rear output's splines actually stripped-out! Like watching those one-way front hub inserts fail day-1 wasn't bad enough... or watching the bushing in the end-bell cap of the factory motor eventually blow-out! BTW: The included heat sink is a joke!

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Even though this thread's a bit old, I'm fairly certain the absence of the Big Grizzly in the shootout was bought up by a reader in the letters column later on. IIRC, RCCA said Varicom couldn't "supply" them with the truck in time for the article.

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As said above I wore that issue out too. I'm pretty sure some of the pages are still stuck together...
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Re: RCCA monster truck shootout May 1988

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THEYTOOKMYTHUMB wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:34 pm As said above I wore that issue out too. I'm pretty sure some of the pages are still stuck together...
Lol....that's funny sh*t!....one of my favs too!
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