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Old 08-17-2014, 03:53 AM
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I had a passion for the Blackfoot, loved that truck...There was 3 of us at work that use to race them up and down the area that we worked on the graveyard
shift and it was a bashfest, they would break all the time, and we would go in our little office area and work on them for a bit and go right back at it.
Our area looked like a rc repair shop....what use to crack me up.It was always the same parts that would break in the front end and the part was in a bag that
80% of the other things never broke...The truck is long gone but to this day i still have a box of that stuff...They had that all figured...lol

Now I still have my Losi XT stadium truck with Hydro slipper...lol...A old pan car.. Not competitive to the rigs of today...but my fav is a Cobra Nemesis sprint car quite the car in its day and maybe
with a brushless and lipo setup it might hold its own...

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Old 02-27-2015, 05:44 PM
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My very first RC was the Tamiya Ford F-150 Ranger, it was the same chassis as the Rough Rider and Sand Scorcher but looked so much cooler. My buddy had the Sand Scorcher and we would race the snot out of them. Then some of our other friends got Grasshoppers and Hornets and those blew us away. After I got my Blackfoot that became my favored one of all time. I still have all my RC cars and trucks from back then and have a few new ones. I'm starting to restore my F-150 to be a runner I'll keep you guys posted on the progress.
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:57 AM
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Nice clod! hey can you look at my snapon truck pic's in my gallery (yours are not in your gallery) and tell me if I have a clod buster! pretty sure it is, but looking at your clod pro, aint nothin like mine, course mine is all stock, even the cheessy plastic shocks!
my fav is my old ultima/Vultima of course the only car i have, short of my rampage gasser so it's got to be my favorite, it's the only car I have ever owned! and cant wait to go pull the trigger again! the rampage is fun as well but messy, prefer electrics.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:55 AM
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Would absolutely love to have one of those, but would also rather restore one. I enjoy the parts hunt. Plus that kind of change is kind of hard to part with these days.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:54 PM
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Default Kyosho Optima

With all these re-releases popping up from Tamiya, Kyosho, and Assciated...I'm putting aside some $$$ for the Kyosho Optima when it makes another appearance for the next generation to enjoy. I loved that chain drive 4wd buggy...even better after the belt drive conversion was put in.

It has to happen. Right?
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:46 PM
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Oohhh! Fingers crossed!
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Just curious what yours is, my favorite has always been the Clodbuster, but Ihave to say that I also am quite fond of the original RC10 gold pan.
Mine will always be the RC10 for all around driving fun. I used to have a couple of carpet cars, GP10 and another popular car that I can't remember the name lol. I'm restoring my original RC10 as we speak lol.
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With all these re-releases popping up from Tamiya, Kyosho, and Assciated...I'm putting aside some $$$ for the Kyosho Optima when it makes another appearance for the next generation to enjoy. I loved that chain drive 4wd buggy...even better after the belt drive conversion was put in.

It has to happen. Right?
It happened:

My re release Kyosho Optima pretty much stock, except for the 2.2 wheels and Proline Bar Code tires, also added the side rail guard things.






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Old 05-05-2016, 07:01 AM
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Very nice.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:31 PM
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It happened:...
Sweeeet! I like the color scheme and clean stripes.

I have to laugh at myself. I was so hype up for the Optima re-release ...I went and blew my money on spare parts for my other rides.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:30 PM
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Rusty, that'll be me someday. My build got stalled on account of having to buy crap for the house lol. Sucks being a homeowner
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Mine will always be the RC10 for all around driving fun. I used to have a couple of carpet cars, GP10 and another popular car that I can't remember the name lol. I'm restoring my original RC10 as we speak lol.
By the way, the other carpet car was a Bolink lol.
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:22 PM
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If I had to pick, I still couldn;t choose between my Blackfoot and my Clodbuster. But my favorite is the one That has a fresh battery in it.

The Mog is a CC-01 chassis (not vintage) but the rest of the fleet are vintage and I love them all. They are not pretty anymore. I may be the reason playing with your RC Truck is called Bashing, cause all of mine have years of patina on them from being used. None of mine are shelf queens.




I am the reason we can't have nice things around here (If nice means never used).
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:15 PM
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Original RC 10 was my first, so it will always be my favorite.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:52 AM
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Kyosho Vanning. Sorry....nothing like it ever!

Saw one NIB a year ago for $1500. Really thought about, but nah.....I'd rather it stays as a memory. OS .21 engine was mint in its box.

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Old 05-26-2016, 03:55 AM
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Marui Big Bear
Marui had some bad ass cars. Big Bear was pbly the most popular. The Samurai was top notch. I own a Galaxy RS, which wasn't one of their best but it was a good "street" buggy. It did well on pavement against Ikarus and Grashoppers. :-)
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:40 AM
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Marui buggies always bring a smile to my face. That's probably why I have several marui samurais (including 2 new) and a pair of melling coors thunderbirds (one new built, one in box).
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:58 AM
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My first car was a traxxas cat 2wd.I was probly 13 or 14. When the battery was low it would go berserk.lol it glitched and ran under my aunts car and she ran it over. To replace it i bought a tamiya boomerang. I raced the boomerang at a local track and did pretty well with it. the pain in the butt of it was, there was no aftermarket. So my dad and me made a bunch of custom stuff for it. (shocktowers, etc.) I had foam tires and eventually got a trinity pure gold motor for it.

I still have the cat, although its fairly beat up it could probly still be driven. the boomerang I had in pieces at my parents house when it burnt, i was able to find a few pieces but most of it's gone. The boomerang was the one that hooked me in the hobby. Maybe someday I'll get another one just to put on a shelf or a nice driver to rip around the driveway once in a while.

A few years later i got several other cars, trucks, and buggys. I still have a rc10t2 factory team that still can be driven, and a xx-4 worlds edition. (needs a belt).

As for my favorite? thats a tough one. the boomerang got me loving this hobby although it wasnt the greatest car (you couldn't tell me that back then though lol). the xx4 and the t2 were very durable and handled great and i still have them. I recently got into rc boating, and i really like that too.
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:32 AM
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Kyosho Vanning. Sorry....nothing like it ever!

Saw one NIB a year ago for $1500. Really thought about, but nah.....I'd rather it stays as a memory. OS .21 engine was mint in its box.

All those Kyosho nitro kits back in the day were my favorites to dream about. Circuit 10 Wildcat, Assault, Vanning...I always had them circled in my Tower Hobbies Yearbooks .
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:10 AM
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I never got into Nitro, for some reason. We dabbled in boats but the cars were always electric. Much easier to deal with and a whole lot quieter lol.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:20 PM
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Mine would have to be the kyosho sidestep. Don't know why but love those . . .
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:14 AM
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I love my RC10's and the hornet will forever hold a place in my heart but my Traxxas Sledgehammer always makes me smile, whether I'm staring at it on the shelf, or doing wheelies across the living room.
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Mine is the tamiya porsche 959, it was gifted to me many years ago and i have never seen it in its mint even when my father had it, it had sustained quite a bit of damage and now i have been working on its restoration.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:13 AM
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Always wanted a Tamiya 959, they are quite a cool little car. Good luck with your restoration I know parts are getting hard to find and expensive, but it's fun doing it.
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Here are my favorite tamiyas recently completed some builds, they are all my sweets 80's nostalgic models especially the grasshopper and monster beetle. Took a few for some mud bashing.

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