Posts Tagged ‘Models of the 1980’s’

  1. Delta CK800 – 1980

    November 15, 2020 by Jaap Dienaar

    The end of the 70’s and begin of the 80s marked milestone in the history of RC cars. This is the era where RC cars moved from simple scale models to high-performance models. And Delta was one of the early brands to build these high-performance cars.
    A good example is this Delta CK800, developed for racing on the highest level.


  2. MRC Bullit Nitro

    July 2, 2020 by Jaap Dienaar

    MRC was a French manufacturer in the 80’s. The Bullit was designed by Jean Michel Claudel. This was the nitro engine powered version of the 2WD buggy.

  3. Kyosho Turbo Optima Mid SE

    July 2, 2020 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Kyosho Turbo Optima Mid SE, kit no. 3136H, was an upgraded version of the Kyosho Turbo Mid, a populair version of the the 1/10th scale 4WD buggy. The model is one of the very succesfull designs of Mr. Akira Kogawa from Kyosho and originated around 1988.

  4. Yu’can offroad buggy / MRC Buffalo

    June 30, 2020 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Dutch brand Jumbo, a brand of the toy company Bart Smit, made several types RC cars and were a real big name in the RC Stockcar world for decades. The Dutch company made under the brandname Jumbo the Yu’can cars which were often licensed copies of existing models from different brands. For on road they made a copy of the legendary 1:8 Delta with the angled engine and for off road they made a copy of the MRC Buffalo. (more…)

  5. Kyosho (Robbe) Honda ATC 250R

    June 28, 2020 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Robbe/Kyosho Honda ATC250R (kit no. 3442) is a high-performance, three-wheeled ATV model in the scale 1:6th based on a tricycle produced by Honda from 1981 to 1987.
    Kyosho (Robbe) published the first pictures and information in the 1982 Kyosho catalogue. (more…)

  6. A visit to the Tamiya factory

    September 4, 2017 by Jaap Dienaar

    Pictures from original Tamiya models made by Mr. Wilfredo Sevilla Jr. during his visit to the Tamiya factory in Japan.

  7. The first decade of 1:10 electric off-road models

    August 22, 2017 by Jaap Dienaar

    Some scans from an article of an English RC Car magazine titled “The most significant models of the ’80s ”

  8. PB Alpha IS

    February 13, 2017 by Jaap Dienaar

    PB Alpha (1983 model) finished by Mr. Eric Zekri from the Netherlands.
    Beautiful car with genuine PB clutch with center axle on bearings. Front shock silver 2nd generation like for the wining car at 83 Worlds.

  9. DELTA P4

    November 7, 2016 by Jaap Dienaar

    Pictures of a very rare Delta P4. P4 stands for ‘prototype 4’.

  10. Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 (1982)

    June 8, 2014 by Jaap Dienaar

    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.

  11. Kyosho (Robbe) 4×4 Ford Ranger

    June 1, 2014 by Jaap Dienaar

    Kyosho made two versions of this 4×4 ‘Bruiser’ type of offroad car in the early eighties (1982/1983). One version was an electrical type with the body of a Chevrolet 4×4 pick-up which had Kyosho item #3008. This electrical version was also available as 4WD Jeep Indiana. The other version had a nitro engine and was available with a 4WD Datsun or a Ford Ranger body. The nitoengine version of the Ford Ranger 4×4 is featured in this article. In Europe these models were sold by Robbe under their own name. Both, the nitro and electrical models, are chain driven 4WD.

  12. Kyosho Super Alta VW Beetle 1/12th scale

    January 3, 2010 by Jaap Dienaar

    This is the Kyosho Super Alta VW Beetle, Kit no. 3056 from the early ’80’s.

    The Super Alta chassis is an 1/12th scale electro 2-WD chassis with a 540-size motor which was placed in front of the rear axle. Direct drive with gear-differential in the right rear wheel. At the front it has indepent suspention on both wheels and the rear is a sort of ‘fixed power pod’ which is ‘fixed’ in the chassis and has a rubber plate on the bottom which allows a little movement. (*dead-beam rear axle)

  13. Kyosho Circuit 10 WildCat 1/10

    December 31, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Kyosho Circuit 10 Wildcat Buggy has features that leave other 1/10th scale offroad-cars behind.
    The Wildcat features a double wishbone suspention system with oil-filled shocks. It measures 17″and has 1 1/8″ of ground clearance. The Wildcat came already assambled. Required a 0.9 – 1.0 ci engine, a heatsink head and a 2-channel radio.

  14. Kyosho USA-1 Nitro Crusher 4WD

    December 29, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    Kyosho’s biggest, most powerful truck is the 1992 4WD 1/8 scale USA-1 Nitro Crusher- source of the hottest speeds, longest run times and most authentic monster roar! It features a flat-pan aluminum chassis, nylon double wishbones, heavy-duty shaft drive, 3 gear differentials,8 oil shocks and more. The technique was based on the Kyosho Burns 1/8th scale offroad Buggy. This monster truck is solid as a tank


  15. Associated RC-300

    February 28, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    The brochure of the Associated RC-300 1/8th scale nitro onroad car.


  16. Tamiya Ford F-150 Ranger XLT – 1982

    February 25, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    Track test of the Tamiya Ford F-150 Ranger XLT written in 1982 by Dickie Dickson for Model Cars, UK. (more…)

  17. Tamiya Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up – 1982

    February 25, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Tamiya Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up of 1982 reviewed by Radio Control Model Cars. It featured a realistic 3 speed transmission and a solid axle leaf spring suspension. Introduced in november 1981, this fantastic scale Toyota was the first of Tamiya’s 3-speed trucks with a detailed bodyshell and predominantly metal chassis. Nowadays perhaps one of Tamiya’s most expensive vintage models for collectors.


  18. Offroad Kit Survey 1983

    February 25, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    This is the Offroad Kit Survey 1983 as published by Radio Control Model Cars


  19. Serpent Cobra 4×4

    February 25, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    The advertisement of the Serpent Cobra OVR 4×4


  20. Tamiya Cars of the ’80’s

    February 24, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    Here are some adverts from some Tamiya Cars.

    The Blazing Blazer, Sand Rover, Super Champ and more…..