Tag Archive | Tamiya Supershot

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

Tamiya Wild OneFor newcomers to vintage Tamiya R/C cars, or people just starting to think “I used to have a Tamiya…”, hunting down and collecting the cars from the 1980s is a little trickier these days than it used to be because Tamiya has now remade many models – and the remakes are different!

So if you want to re-live your childhood with a truly original Tamiya, here are some quick buying tips.

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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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