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When buying an RC Car, the most important choices to make are :

  • On-road or Off-Road
  • Electric or Nitro/Gas

On-road cars go FASTER, Off-road cars can go ANYWHERE

You need a long, really smooth surface for on-road models

Tar will play havoc on your off-road tires.

Power systems each have their particular set of advantages and disadvantages too:

Electric :

  • Pro: Quiet, you can run them in your area without irritating the neighbors.
  • Pro : Clean, no oily mess, smoke etc.
  • Pro : Simple, just charge, plug in and Go!
  • Con : Around 5-10 minutes play for every 2-3 hours of charging (Unless you have a decent charger, in which case charging time drops to 1 Hour).
  • Con : Buying more batteries (you will want around 4-5 packs) can be a costly exercise.


  • Pro : The noise and power you get from a nitro engine.
  • Pro : Quick to refuel, as long as you have fuel, you keep playing.
  • Con : Messier, more post-run maintenance is needed.
  • Con : A knowledge (easy!) of tuning engines is required.

The main RC Car Disciplines are

  • Off-road Buggies/Truggies
  • Off-road Stadium trucks
  • On-Road Racing
  • 1/10 Drifting
  • Rock Crawling
  • RC Trucks and Trailors


What is the difference between BRUSHLESS and BRUSHED motors?

  • Brushed motors are cheaper than Brushless Motors, but offer lower performance (Great for beginners!) .
  • Brushless motors offer much more power than Brushed motors.
  • Brushless motors do not wear out as quick as brushed motors.
  • Brushless motors consume more power, and are normally paired with more expensive LiPo batteries.

For someone who wants to start in the RC car hobby, we strongly recommend the HSP range of cars. These cars offer the following great benefits to the 1st time RC Car Buyer :

  • Great price
  • Local Agents with great spares backup
  • Ease of use
  • VERY affordable parts availability
  • Excellent performance
  • Come see these, and other models, in our store today!
  • Wide range of models and spares in-store.

Our current best sellers are the HSP range of RC cars. These cars are very well priced, spares are readily available, and their performance is really good!

1/24 HSP Dominator

Scale : 1/24
Length : 160mm
Speed : 15km/h
Age group: 8 to 12yrs
4WD : Yes
Motor : Brushed Electric




Price  : R1100.00



1/12 HSP MT-H Electric buggy

  • Brand New HSP 1/12 Scale Electric Powered Off-road Monster Truck
  • 2.4ghz remote control system, no interference, long control range
  • Powerful RC 390 motor
  • High Torque 6KG waterproof METAL GEAR steering servo
  • High performance  compact rear differentials
  • High Precision electronic speed control provides easy/quick response
  • High quality off-road wheels
  • 7.4v 1500mAh lipo battery
  • Colors may vary !
  • Length—————345mm
  • Width—————-240mm
  • Height—————140mm
  • Wheelbase————275mm
  • Ground Clearance:—-32mm
  • Gear Ratio:———-1:8.2
  • Motor:—————RC 390
  • Servo:—————6 KG
  • Battery:———7.4v 1500 mah lipo

Price  :R1350.00  

HSP 1/10 Brontosaurus / Brontosaurus PRO

Scale : 1/10
Size : +- 430mm
Speed : Brushed – 40Km/h ; Brushless 65Km/h  ******BEST SELLER*******
Age Group : 10 to adult (Brushed version recommended for kids under 14)
4WD : Yes
Motor : Choice of Brushed or Brushless Electric

Prices : 

Brontosaurus (Brushed) : R2950.00
Brontosaurus PRO (Brushless) : R4180.00 

VRX Racing 1/10 Octane XL









Ready to Run with 4WD Shaft Drive

Fully covered receiver case

Rear Axle design with reinforced housing & adaptor

Light & High Impact Front Suspension Arms

Big Bored Shocks with long droop

Unique Steering System with Front Universal Joint Shafts

Reinforced Upper Plate to Stiff the Chassis Plate

Fully sealed central transmission for gear protection

High Quality RC System Offering Lots of Fun of Racing

Price : Brushless – R5100.00
             Brushed – R3150.00


HSP 1/10 Nitro Monster


Scale : 1/10
Size : +- 430mm
Speed : 65km/h
Age Group : 10 to adult (adult supervision recommended for kids under 14)
4WD : Yes
Motor : .18 cu inch Nitro Sport motor


Price : R4180.00

HSP 1/8 Rock Crawler






Scale : 1/8
Size : +- 645mm
Speed : 10km/h
Age Group : 8 to adult
4WD : Yes
Motor : 540 Brushed electric x 2

Video : (turn sound off if required)

Price : R4995.00

HSP 1/8 SAVAGERY / NOKIER Brushless Truck

Scale : 1/8
Size : +- 540mm
Speed : 70+km/h
Age Group : 15 to adult
4WD : Yes
Motor : Brushless motor / Nitro Engine




Price : R6175.00  (Brushless electric)
             R6100.00 (Nitro)

HSP / RGT Rock Cruiser  1/10


Length: 415mm Width: 200mm
Height: 230mm
Wheelbase: 250mm
Ground clearance: 76mm
Weight: 1350grm
Wheel diameter: 54mm
Tire diameter : 105mm
Radio System: 2.4ghz
Esc : Waterproof 40A 2in1 esc
Servo: Waterproof 3KG
Battery : 7.2v 1500mah nimh
Motor: Brushed RC280
Gear ratio : 1:88


Full ball bearing through vehicle Multi-link suspension allows smooth crawling.
Full lock front and rear axle 3-gear center mounted transmission gear box with low center gravity motor mount. Telescopic UJ drive shaft for maximum durability.

Axle mounted steering servo
Realistic detail scale body with decals
Oil filled shocks
Water proof electronics allow you to have fun with it anytime anywhere.
Aluminum anodize suspension link and steering hub for maximum strength
Ready to Run out of the box with battery and charger included
3 Inch ground clearance that can go through any obstacle
Realistic front and rear composite bumper with LED lights.
New design realistic 2.2inch wheel mounted with super soft crawler tire and memory foam.
Multi-link suspension system with aluminum anodize suspension link and telescopic UJ drive shaft as standard.
3-gear center mounted transmission gear box with low center gravity motor mount.
2 in 1 water-proof high output 40A electronic speed control with receiver build in.
3kg water-proof standard size servo with aluminum body for better heat resistance.
Adjustable battery mount to fit difference size of battery


Price : R3695.00

(We also supply a huge range of rock crawler accessories. Call us today for details!

We also supply cars, parts and accessories from the following excellent brands :

(Click on the logos for the brand website. Order from us by supplying the PART NUMBER of the item you need. We normally have a 2-4 working days lead time when ordering items we do not have in stock already. )


At Clowns Hobbies we have carefully selected the following brands and choose to stock them because of Price, Quality, Support and Parts Availability.  These brands have a long history of producing quality products with good support. Click on the relevant Logo to see the full lineup of cars per individual Brand. Once you have found just the right car for your individual needs, please give us a call for the latest pricing and availability. Click on the Logos below to see the models available in each brand.
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*Prices on this page are correct as per published date. Prices may change at any time, as rand/dollar fluctuations influences stock and prices. ALWAYS call us to get the latest price and stock availability.