Packed with the very latest cars and radio control equipment, Racer is the place to see what's hot and find out what our team of expert testers think.

Each issue contains car reviews, equipment tests, hints and tips on driving and making your car faster, as well as interviews with the top drivers and manufacturers from around the world.

Regulars each month include:
Latest car tests
RC news from around the world
Race reports and results
How-to articles
Hints and tips for more speed
Getting started in RC
How to improve your driving
Tips from World Champions
Competitions to win RC stuff
New product releases
Sneak previews of new products

If you have an RC car or would like to own one, we can guide you from the first steps to becoming a World Champion making Racer a must read

Paid for app downloads include one issue of the user’s choice. Free app downloads come with no free issue unless otherwise stated. Within the app users can purchase the current issue and back issues.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.
Available subscriptions are:

6 months: £14.99/ US$20.99 (6 issues)
12 months: £27.99/ US$39.99 (12 issues)

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
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What’s New

Version 4.9.99

General bug fixes and performance improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Elrainia ,

Adequate, but not great

On the plus side, being able to get hold of this magazine electronically is great, especially when finding it at our local newsagent is nigh on impossible.

However, the app repeatedly crashes on the startup screen. This happens on both the iPad and iPhone and is rather bizarrely acknowledged as a problem on the Pocketmags website FAQ. Their solution - delete the app and re-install it. This does indeed work, but I've had to do this three times since buying it yesterday. My question: If you know there's a bug there, why don't you fix it?

The reading experience is good, but not fantastic. There's no click on a paragraph to zoom like viewing a web page in Safari on iOS. There are no clickable links for contents pages and advertisers. The page turning animation is fun for three pages and then you want to turn it off. Compared to the Zinio offerings, this reading experience is best described as 'clunky'.

I will continue to buy the mag electronically because of its convenience, but I think I'll end up reading it on my laptop (Pocketmags has a browser based reading client). I wish it was available through Zinio, but at the very least, I wish they'd fix the startup issues!

coolcars ,


I think this very poor. Being a regular racer and subscriber of Racer I am very disappointed with what they have made. They need to look at iBooks and take advise from there, using it may seem simple but common tasks like zooming becomes annoying as double tapping does not zoom on a paragraph or image. Then when you have zoomed in and you want to read some text it is blurred as the quality is not very good.

I would not recommend this as a replacement to the paper versions, like someone said in a previous review they would rather buy the app on here then travel 35 miles to WHSmiths to buy one- I would rather travel 35 miles to buy the paper version then this. Tomorrow morning I am going to buy the 'real' mag.

mattadh ,

Better and better

Glad to see the developers are taking in comments and improving the App!

The new version seems much more stable and has better features than the earlier editions. I really like to use this on the iPad compared to an iPhone as its more "normal magazine size" and you don't have to zoom in as much.


Provider Limited
20.3 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. October 2010 Issue £3.99
  2. October 2009 Issue £3.99
  3. November 2009 Issue £3.99


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