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Old 12-20-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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I had several Tamiya kits as a kid in the early 80's. Getting the itch to buy back some of my youth and stick it on a shelf.. lol. Anyone else in the same boat?
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I had several Tamiya kits as a kid in the early 80's. Getting the itch to buy back some of my youth and stick it on a shelf.. lol. Anyone else in the same boat?
YUP, me to!! I have a Bolink Digger that was the first rc car I had In 1977 that I am restoring to put on the shelf. I also have a Vintage RC10 from 1986that I am restorting! Next up is my old Tamiya Rough Rider!! I have attached a few photos of my Bolink Digger and RC10 restoration projects!
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That's cool! Never seen that before!
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I still have my original Tamiya Falcon...
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I have a Tamiya Rough Rider that is 90% complete. That's what started it all for me
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I have a few gold oans and losi's from the good ol days. Also a midnight pumpkin.
Heres one of my losi's and under the touring bodies is an old ae gold pan converted to a sprint car.
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Yep i Ran my Optima MID 2 yrs ago at a big vintage meet at Ryde.

I gave it to my mate 15yrs ago and manage to get it back as it was on a shelf full of cob webs. Gave it a full rebuild stuck a 10x2 in it . Won it's first race over 20yrs later. Came 2nd in Mod at the state titles back in 87.. Almost bought tears to my eyes.

I stopped racing and just played with vintage cars and now have almost 40 runners all equipped with brushed and brushless motor/speedies . servos and 2.4g rx.

With all the Re Realise that Tamiya are doing buying new vintage cars has never been better not too metion the Aussie $$$$$.

I have them all on display on shelf's . Gives me allot of pleasure.

Im starting racing again next yr as i miss it too much but will continue playing with vintage.Can't wait till the Avanti comes out.
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I am a tragic too!

There are many of us around the globe.

Check out tamiyaclub.com - probably the largest vintage based website in the world. There are also many others out there too.

Personally, I have been racing since 1977 and just love the hobby.

I have a website as well, (DESPERATELY in need of an update!), and there are many websites to help feed your new found addiction as well.

All happy tragics!!

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i have a load of vintage Predator stuff i should get rid of really
carbon tubbed chassis, loads of new wheels, shocks diffs driveshafts all kindsa stuff
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I still have my original Tamiya Falcon...
Hey I would love to see a pic of that. The falcon was my 1st RC car my dad and I spent the night building it. We even used Tamiya paint markers to paint the body
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Hey I would love to see a pic of that. The falcon was my 1st RC car my dad and I spent the night building it. We even used Tamiya paint markers to paint the body
Let me dig it out from my closet! I bought the Falcon from a classmate of mine, IIRC he bought it from either Hong Kong or Singapore. Ran it a few times, didn't even paint the body, mounted the CVA shocks upside down! I paid him USD30 back then for the whole car plus an ACOM (AM/FM?) stick transmitter.

I was just a kid and had no money back then, my buddy (a neighbor) bought me a small glass container of Tamiya paint as my birthday present. I painted it with a paint brush from my school art class...

I manage to strip most of the gears including the steel pinion mounted on the stock 540 motor...
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It's Avante! And "Being nuts is NEAT!"

I had a copy of RCCA (God! I miss Chris Chainelle... RIP Chris...) with Avante on the front cover! Beautiful car, cutting edge design back then!





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Yep i Ran my Optima MID 2 yrs ago at a big vintage meet at Ryde.

I gave it to my mate 15yrs ago and manage to get it back as it was on a shelf full of cob webs. Gave it a full rebuild stuck a 10x2 in it . Won it's first race over 20yrs later. Came 2nd in Mod at the state titles back in 87.. Almost bought tears to my eyes.

I stopped racing and just played with vintage cars and now have almost 40 runners all equipped with brushed and brushless motor/speedies . servos and 2.4g rx.

With all the Re Realise that Tamiya are doing buying new vintage cars has never been better not too metion the Aussie $$$$$.

I have them all on display on shelf's . Gives me allot of pleasure.

Im starting racing again next yr as i miss it too much but will continue playing with vintage.Can't wait till the Avanti comes out.
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Still got most of my cars:

Tamiya FOX, was my first hobby grade car, it's a runner


Schumacher XLS CAT, not quite running


Also got a Marui Big Bear, original chain drive Optima, and hope Santa brings me a RR Sand Scorcher
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Love the old stuff, great memories

Oh Yeah, got this too
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One of these days they'll make a vintage section on here for all of us who love vintage RCs. I know people have asked for it.
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VIntage cars are the beez neez lol.. I have about 70 in my garage lol..
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