Hey.... I didn't quote/say anything about buying cars that are hard to get parts for!
Damper stand, you mean the Tamiya one? I use it as my tool holder. My two favorite companies are Tamiya and Yokomo! I always have at least one car from each company! I think for that race back in 2004, I had to decide to either run the original 415 or my RaySpeed SD. The SD proved to be quicker on the layout. So I used it for that race. Now I have a choice between my Yok BD5, and one of my Tamiya's (sold the 416
) but I still have my 415MRE, Evo IV, and TA05. I just got the BD5, and so far I'm liking it. Reminds me a lot of when I had my 416. The BD5 does not have as many adjustments as the 416, but it has the core adjustments that are needed for rubber tire racing. It's a keeper.