Originally Posted by jamesdas
ok thanks mate umm i didnt say they raced them but they told me to get it ?
and um yeeah i will look at the for sale section but this website is american i think and wouldnt it coast heaps to send over to australia ?
OK, James, think we all understand a little bit better your situation.
If you want to race, make sure you ask people who race and make sure you tell them you want to race that car. This way, you're making it clear what you're after.
Int he aussie section of the forum, there is a for sale section with aussie only sellers. Some might even live within walking distance to your house, but you only know if you ask.
At the moment, in Australia, there are not too many cars fully imported and supported.
Tamiya is ever so frustrating because its local importer, Yokomo is basically inexistent, Hotbodies (HPI) likewise (apart from low-grade toys such as the E10 you talk about) and so on.
Best support locally is Xray, which is carried or can be ordered everywhere (albeit reluctantly in some shops) and also has a network of dedicated racing shops (that only carry Xray and parts), not sure if that is the situation in NSW, but I am sure they will tell you.
Schumacher cars are coming back in force, I see them now fully supported by some shops in Victoria and WA, likewise, full racing support, perhaps it is worth asking in Sydney as well.
If you are happy to buy overseas, then the sky is the limit, but you need a credit/debit card and an account on Paypal, plus you need to know what you're buying, otherwise descriptions of stuff on sellers' websites are not always very clarifying.
There are others but I am not sure what it's like at your end of the country (I am on the opposite coast). Here, pretty much all else is conspicuously absent. You can't buy any of the TRF cars (I doubt they even get imported into Aus), or HB, or Corally (even though they have an importer and Aussie website), or Yokomo, etc.
This should not however be taken as an endorsement or invitation to buy any of the above. See the track you want to race on and ask there
. That is the most important and helpful step you are ever going to take.
Good luck and have fun.