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A detailed guide to Vintage vs Remake Tamiya R/C kits

tamiya-vintage-originalMany of the popular Tamiya R/C models we knew in the 1980s have been remade in recent years. But the remakes are quite different to the original ones.

If you are looking for an introduction to this subject, please see my earlier article A quick guide to Vintage vs Remake Tamiya R/C kits.

However, if you need some more detailed information about actual parts differences between vintage vs remake Tamiya R/C cars, this is the article for you.

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Australian Tamiya TV commercials from 1985 and 1987

Tamiya Commercial - Australia (1985)

Tamiya Commercial - Australia (1985)Most vintage Tamiya fans will be familiar with the early promotional clips they made for each car, that were often aired on TV sets in hobby stores and were narrated by an American.

But even I was surprised to re-discover these two old Australian TV commercials from the 1980s.

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Nikko Night Stalker (1989)

Nikko Night Stalker

Nikko Night StalkerSmall but pretty fast – the Nikko Night Stalker was a personal favourite in 1989, and great value as well. It was pretty typical of the great quality R/C buggies (both hobby and toy grade) that Nikko were releasing in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Racing drivers and R/C cars

Ayrton Senna in 1985, holding a Tamiya Hotshot

Ayrton Senna in 1985, holding a Tamiya HotshotDid you know that Ayrton Senna owned a Tamiya? Or that Peter Brock once opened an off-road R/C track?

I dug through my old magazines and other materials, to gather together some rarely seen photographs of famous racing drivers messing about with R/C cars, mainly from the 1980s.

This post was last updated on 16th April 2015

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