OK- I found a picture of my vintage stuff that I've restored to at least running status. These all sat in pieces for the past 19 years while I pursued other things and then last fall my kids got interested in R/C. I pulled them out and here they are: RC10, Wild Willy M38, Grasshopper and Hotshot.
Granted these are not all my first RC -- per the thread -- but they were someone's!!!
And here is a picture of my FIRST RC
as it races now: