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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:07 am 
Dirt Disciple
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anybody else on here race toy cars??

i do 8th scale rallycross (Nitro) both at indoor supercross meetings & outdoors on more conventional tracks
vid of some indoor supercross here CLICKY 8)

a pic of one of the best outdoor tracks i went to last year, Bischofsheim near Frankfurt

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a lot more noise in this next image but it was quite dark :?

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during the winter we race 1/10 scale electric offroad cars indoors
a mix of high grip carpet & slippy polished floor with decent jumps 8)

good drift section before the big jump plus do oir die crossover jump!
some real good driving in this vid!

CLICKY CLICK

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:23 pm 
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Sure there was a thread on this recently, i used to race 1/10 electric indoor on a carpet, was fun for a while but kind of drifted away from it, had a selection of Tamia cars (the club raced mainly 1/10 scale salloons) and a Koyosho nitro chassis which i modified to take a Metro V6R4 shell 8) , never raced that in the club though, they said it'd be too noisy and smelly :roll:

Spent a fortune on a Tamia Escort cosworth, electronic speed controller, fully ball raced, uprated driveshafts, diffs, shocks, wheels, tyres, motor heat sink etc, had a mental wind race motor in it, was very quick for about four minutes when the battery was stone dead :lol:

Always fancied the 1/8 buggies though, they look fun 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:51 pm 
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na i dont race, i dont even have a rc car....... but that looks really 8) :!:

i liked some of the retro rc cars on a thread on here a while back, i might start searching e-bay now :lol:
something else to spend my hard earned cash on :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:52 pm 
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Retro all the way baby!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:21 pm 
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looks like a Gold Tub RC10 :D
very nice

i saw a very rare RC10 a little while ago, it was a flat carbon chassised RC10 with all white plastics on the suspension etc & had the first "stealth" transmission :shock:
it was the car that Craig Drescher used at the 1990 Worlds & is supposedly the original stealth RC10!
he had it with him when we raced at Slough a couple of months ago & he said he'd been trying to get associated to give him the car for years :D
i wish i took a couple of pics of it now :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:00 pm 
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Used to race b.i.t.d,Tamiya Hornets and then later a Boomerang,wasnt very good but a good laugh,tend to collect/restore shelf queens now,got an unmade boxed Tamiya Vanquish in the loft,plus an Avante,still on the look out for an Egress

Heres a Kyosho Optima 4WD Pro i restored a while ago

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:52 pm 
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i built up a tamiya tl01 chassis from bits off ebay recently but it turns out i only liked building it, driving its boring so its on ebay right now :oops:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0279208066


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:56 pm 
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showtime wrote:
looks like a Gold Tub RC10 :D
very nice

i saw a very rare RC10 a little while ago, it was a flat carbon chassised RC10 with all white plastics on the suspension etc & had the first "stealth" transmission :shock:
it was the car that Craig Drescher used at the 1990 Worlds & is supposedly the original stealth RC10!
he had it with him when we raced at Slough a couple of months ago & he said he'd been trying to get associated to give him the car for years :D
i wish i took a couple of pics of it now :roll:


The pics above are just some I yanked from the web as I dont have any of mine (its in my parents loft I think)

Mine was actually a little earlier than the one in the pic, I think a 1992 worlds team version, previously owned and raced by a Richard Isherwood, who did alright on the scene BITD. Mine was fully kitted with carbon fibre components and the stealth drive train from when Isherwood had it. I used it hooked up to a yokomo? 14D motor and it was awesome!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:29 pm 
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a few crap pics of some of my old cars....still got my radio gear and chargers for when i start again (i'm starting to get the itch lately too :D ) frankly i was crap:
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