Originally Posted by gpm-parts.com
Since the frog, hornet and rc10 are all too old. (I had all of them means I am very old too.
) I would say the TA01 too. Since this thing started the touring car class as their was not even such class yet.
Didn't PB racing (who made the mini mustang) make the first recogniseable belt drive TC? It was made during the pan car 1/10 era.
Thnx for confirming the research on the age of the RC10. I have to say though that the gold tub rc10 - excellent though it is - was never really the car that kept winning world titles, because associated along with yokomo (super dog fighter) kept turning up at the IFMAR WC's with cars that were very experimental and did not reflect what the public could buy, and it was only when I think the later b4 etc came out could 'joe public' get what the pros drove. For instance, in 1989, and 1991 the yokes and associateds had gearboxes, wheels and tyres un-available to the public that were made just for the race event, and they also had suspension arms that weren't available to the public. In addition to that, they had Masami Hirosaka, Cliff Lett, and Craig Drescher driving for them - a bit like Rheinhard, Groskamp, and Harper for Tamiya (big difference tamiyas parts are always available to the public - at least in a short time).
How about the LOSI XX which won both the ISTC in the hands of David Spashett as the street weapon, and the IFMAR worlds. No other car with the same platform has won in both off road and on road worlds.