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  1. Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 (1982)

    June 8, 2014 by Bart_Banaan

    Tamiya model #58029 – The Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 is the second model from in the famous “three-speed series” from Tamiya, it was an unusual vehicle, modeled after an off-road racing truck. The vintage Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 is one of the most sought after and memorable models by collectors along with the Tamiya Hilux, Mountaineer and Bruiser that were also part of series ‘3-speed Bruisers” from Tamiya.
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  2. Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Suzuki Super Jimny’

    April 3, 2014 by Bart_Banaan

    This is a Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Super Jimny’ powered by a 0.61ci/1cc G-Mark engine. In Germany, it was sold in 1982 by Graupner with artikel # 4959. The model is build in 1/12 scale. Many parts from the suspension are in aluminium, the car has oil shocks and a clutch brake.
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  3. Kyosho Vanning Integra 4WD

    December 26, 2012 by Bart_Banaan

    1986, Kyosho Vanning INTEGRA 4WD.
    The Kyosho Vanning Integra 4WD was produced around 1986. It was the successor of the Kyosho Land Jump Integra 4WD, which dated back to 1981. The Kyosho Vanning Integra was a chain-driven 4WD radio control car. First produced in 1986 and made from aluminum with hard plastic wheel arms. Driven by chain the car was a monster at a scale of 1/8. The power plant was a .21 (3,5cc) internal cumbustion Nitro engine. It has differentials front and rear, independent front suspension, independent rear suspension and a disk brake on the rear differential. (more…)


  4. Serpent Mk. III C-3000E

    January 2, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    Featured here is the 1981 version of the Serpent Mk. III C-3000E. This is a Serpent of the Mk.III series. The Mark III series of Serpent had 4 models: Alfa, Competition, Super Competition and Super Pro.
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  5. Tamiya: the models of the 58000-series (58001 – 584xx)

    January 2, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    The beginning: the first 100 models: the golden era. Tamiya Models 58000 to 58099

    Even though hobbyists do not all agree on the number (50 or 100), most consider Tamiya 100 first RC kits to be highly desirables in any collection. Prices found on auction sites for complete kit or spare parts do confirm this interest. (more…)


  6. Kyosho Williams Honda FW-11B – 1/18th scale F-1 racer

    January 1, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    This is a very rare and vintage Kyosho 1/18th scale Williams Honda FW-11B F-1 racer, electric powered racing car kit from Kyosho – 1987/1988

    Williams Honda FW-11B – 1/18th scale F-1 racer. Kyosho Kit No.3177. Also available as Kyosho Kit No. 3175 Lotus Honda 99T and as Kyosho Kit No. 3176 McLaren MP4/3 TAG Turbo.
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  7. Ishimasa FF12E (Graupner)

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    This 1/12th Ishimasa FF12E chassis from 1979, world’s first front wheel drive rc car. It came with a couple of different body types. There was a Porsche 917, the Savanna RX-7 a Renault Mirage. There may have been more.
    Presented in ‘Graupner Neuheitenkatalog 1980’, Graupner followed the first successes achieved in 1979 with the vehicle in some national races.
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  8. Kyosho (Robbe) Sonic Sports 1980-1986 – Porsche 936-78

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    With Sonic Sports Kyosho has created one of the most successful 1/12 scale race cars, at least when it came to sales. Is based on a modular system that can be fitted based on a same chassis, with different axes. There are for both the front and the rear driven and non-powered versions.

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  9. Graupner Super Speed Race Car

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The Graupner Super Speed Race Car can be considered a basic car for the racing sport. The chassis consists of an epoxy strip and two rigid axles. The non-adjustable front axle was made from an die-cast aluminium construction and integrates a caster angle of about 10 °. The uprights are also die-cast aluminum. At the rear the differential is fitted in a simple metal holder. Both parts are found incidental with the Kyosho Sonic Sports. A rheostat brake worked in conjunction with a somewhat simple speed controller.
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  10. Pictures from the Netherlands – Races in the ’80s

    May 29, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    Herewith you find many pictures of Races in the Netherlands from the 1980s.
    See famous drivers like Rody Roem winning his first world title, Pieter Bervoets, Ron Ton, Paco Raap and many, many more….

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  11. Race with old RC-Cars in France

    February 28, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

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  12. Kyosho Blizzard 1982 (Graupner Pistenbully)

    February 25, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The Kyosho Blizzard of 1982 was also marketed as Graupner Pistenbully in Europe. Kyosho did introduce the original version in 1982. The Blizzard/Pistenbully was produced by Kyosho in the 80s and distributed by Graupner in Germany. It’s a 1/12 scale replica of the Kässbohrer PB170D/DR from 1976.
    Kyosho offered a nitro version and electro powered version. The 1982 model was primairly available as electro powered version, later Kyosho introduced the nitro engine powered version. As option part it had a moveable shovel and a moveable rolling drum on the rear, operated by two seperate servos which both could be controlled by a third and fourth channel on the remote control.
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  13. Serpent Quattro Mk.IV

    February 25, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The advertisement of theSerpent Quattro Mk.IV

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  14. PB Bullit – 1982

    February 25, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The PB Bullit 1/8th scale nitro onroad car of 1982 reviewed by Radio Control Model Cars

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  15. Mardave Competition Special – 1982

    February 25, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The Mardave Competition Special 1/8th scale nitro onroad car of 1982 reviewed by Radio Control Model Cars

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  16. Classic Serpent Cars

    February 24, 2009 by Bart_Banaan


    Here you can find information about the classic Serpent RC Car models from the 80’s.

    We scanned some brochures and published them for you!

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  17. Serpent Spirit 1987

    January 28, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    Scans from a german magazine from may 1987 with nice pictures of the Serpent Spirit 1987 and some pictures of Richard Rijkers from the Netherlands.

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