Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rapide P12-2017 "Worlds Car" Arrives

The much anticipated 2017 edition of the Roche Rapide P12 has arrived. This base kit was developed by Naoto Matsukura to win the 2016 IFMAR World Championship.  Read more about the kit's features here

Find the Rapide P12-2017 kit and new parts at Shop.RocheRCUSA.com

Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Year In Review

In 2016 Roche RC USA & the International team brought three amazing accomplishments:
  1. ROAR Carpet National Championship - 1/12th Modified - Donny Lia
  2. IFMAR World Championship - 1/12th Modified - Naoto Matsukura
  3. A growing team, learning our new platform, and mixing it up w/ the historical "pan car" racing franchises.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy New Year - Celebrate with new parts and inventory update

Roche has just released a new Rapide P12 Floating Steering and Chassis Set and sent a large batch to us right as Chinese New Year approached.  New parts now available along with many popular spares and hop-ups-

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rapide P10 Hop-Ups

New this month from Roche RC are two great hop ups + spares for the Rapide P10.  These parts will be available before Friday, November 27th at shop.rochercusa.com

  • Steering Rack (7075 Aluminium)
  • Front Inline Knuckle Set for P10
  • Inline Steering Knuckle for P10
  • Front Inline Axle (7075 Aluminium)

Rapide F1 2016 Sneak Peak

In early 2016 Roche RC will release its latest competition kit, the Rapide F1 2016.  The chassis features a centrally mounted servo allowing both fixed and floating configurations to fine tune chassis flex!

We are excited to offer a chassis in this exciting and growing racing class.  Roche RC USA will be racing the car at the remaining major indoor events - Snowbirds, ROAR Carpet Nationals and 5280 Mile High Championship.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

TKO Competition Development Light Weight Diff Ring Re-stock

Just in today is a big order of the super flat TKO DRL-12 diff rings.  These rings really make your diff come alive!  We have them in stock... and at a great price!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Rapide P10 Kits and other hop-ups have arrived

The Roche Rapide P10 1/10th 200mm World GT kit has arrived along with a bunch of newly received shares for the P10 and hop-ups for both the P12 and P10.  The new spares and hop-ups are now available online-

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Roche Rapide P10

After the Roche Rapide P10 WGT debut at the Roche Regional Carpet Championship we've just received word that the P10 will be available at the end of August.  We've made the kit available for pre-order at Shop.RocheRCUSA.com

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Roche Regional Carpet Championship Race Report

A group of dedicated pan car racers flocked to Middle River Hobbies on Saturday, August 8th to race in a heads up, Reedy Race-like fashion.  There were four rounds of heads up racing all determined by car numbers drawn by the racers themselves.

Three classes were offered, but 17.5T 1/12th would provide the largest turn out.  Over four rounds of racing Craig Xavier would have the perfect day recording 4 wins.  Tied in points, and being separated on their fastest run by less than 0.01second, Robbie Dodge would grab second and Larry Fairtrace would round out the top 3.

Strong runs from Mike McDaniels, and Shawn "Hot Tub" Hensley would yield them heat wins and a final placing of 4th and 5th overall.

Smaller turnouts in Formula 1 and World GT occurred, but we ran the classes and had fun while doing so! Big thanks to Carlton Coleman, Ray Sundland and Mike Hanulec for bringing their cars out.  Competitors got the opportunity to even try the new Roche Rapide P10 in racing competition.

Last, but not least, one of our travelers from down south was able to take away a big prize - a new Roche Rapide P12.