Originally Posted by tc3team
The thing is, you dont need a popular brand of car for it to be a competitive car, at any track.... period.
that is true, but parts support is the BIG thing..
I used to be the only one running a Tamiya (414MII or the 04R) and couldn't get spares at ANY track I ran at...That really sucked if you broke a part you didn't have stocked in your box...
So this is a 2-sided coin - but you really need something that you can get parts for, nothing is worse than having your race day ended because you couldn't get parts to fix your busted car...and having to do mail order isn't always the best alternative...
so +1 to everyone who suggested about looking at what most guys are running at your track...and then ASK the LHS if they can even get parts for XX chassis, if they tell you "no" then (no matter how cool the car is or how great is it to be different) it might not be worth running