Originally posted by The Black Kat
Evo3 Drivers...The few, The proud, The brave
... the crazy, the foolhardy, the Tamiya addicted...
I've been voted "Home for lost EvoIIIs" (go figure).
Its been a crazy 12 months since May 2003 when I first discovered EvolutionIII - I was a late arrival.
2nd EvoIII arrived in June. This one clocked average 70km/h over 4 mins.
Got to race in TCS in Oct 2003 which was quite exciting... EvoIII will be fondly remembered for that. Raced 2 green cars, bought 1 red kit.
Another red came at xmas 2003; runs great at 74.5km/h.
And the next red one appeared in April 2003... after doing mod tour of duty at Reedy Thailand. A few battlescars but has been restored back to great condition.
The last (a green one) turned up 3 wks ago, with the BLUE kit. Car was parted out for spares & to hopup the TB02... plus a silly 'project' (shaftdrive 4WD in a 225mm wheelbase?).
In recognition of the 1st green beast's 1st anniversary in my care, I gave it the full BLUE works last month. Only ran it once at TCS and the only original bits left are the dogbones & topplate.
225mm frankenstein project is ready to roll.
TB02 (already with alloy motor mount, alloy steering & SSG strip) got its EvoIII implant... but I couldn't feel ANY improvement. Bugger! So I just rebuilt it with the stock plastic parts - and it handles just the same!!
Hmm... I think I won't be buying an EvoIV.