As the discussions continue so does the conflict
The biggest argument I'm getting is that we MUST go Tamiya Mini as it'll have the strongest turnout of any class in this speed range in the Chicagoland area. Problem for me are 3 things.
1. I just DO NOT LIKE the body options for the Tamiya Mini. I do honestly believe body selection will offer some buy in for new people (racing their favorite car) and the mini selection will hurt me there.
2. I've struggled with the "mini" not being taken seriously just like I do with Mini-z.
3. Part of me does NOT WANT the "regulars" showing up and demanding I run my races a certain way, chasing away the new people. I honestly don't care if the car I pick can't be raced competitively anywhere else. It didn't stop people from getting into the MIni-z. If anything, it just created more Mini-z racing venues.
Also, 8th scale is going to be out due to cost to run them.
But even narrowing it down to 1/10th scale 4wd platforms has become a bit of ongoing argument. One I'm willing to address this way.
Like F1, factory teams. The club is to be populated with 9 cars. 3 Tamiya TT01, 3 Kyosho Fazer, and 3 Vaterra. Tires and electronics will all be the same. This will help me determine any preference to handling characteristics (if they are large enough to matter) and durability.