Posts Tagged ‘1/8th’

  1. Associated RC2 (1971)

    February 9, 2021 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Associated RC2 was the updated version of the RC1, and so it is the second production model of Team Associated. It was only short on the market as it was replaced by the legendary Associated RC100; the car that dominated the first IFMAR World Championships at Thorp Raceway in Pomona, California (more…)

  2. Associated RC 1 (1970)

    February 9, 2021 by Jaap Dienaar

    The first RC Car made by Associated, a 2WD pancar produced in 1970.
    In 60’s slot cars were the hottest trend and hobbyist’s Roger Curtis and Lee Yurada decided to produce slot car parts, accessories, and even cars. They soon opened up a local slot car race track in Lynnwood, CA and Associated Electrics (AE) was born. (more…)

  3. 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.


  4. John Thorpe’s 2nd version

    July 26, 2020 by Jaap Dienaar

    A beautiful early nitro Pancar produced by the legendary Mr. John Thorpe; a true pioneer for RC-cars in the USA.
    This model is currently in the care of Mr. Christophe Seux from France.

  5. 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…)

  6. MRC Lola

    June 28, 2020 by Jaap Dienaar

    An rare and unknown early model of MRC, a French company. MRC was short for ‘Model Racing Car’.
    Pictures only because we don’t have any further information about this car.

  7. Robbe Ford Matra D2 suspension car

    December 8, 2018 by Jaap Dienaar

    Here are some photos of the German Stefan Meier’s vintage suspension car Robbe Ford Matra in scale 1/8. The car is usually stored in a showcase and is taken out of it for these photos. (more…)

  8. DELTA P4

    November 7, 2016 by Jaap Dienaar

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

  9. Kyosho Giga Crusher Dual Force 1/8th scale nitro monster truck – Kit #31142

    May 1, 2014 by Jaap Dienaar

    Some cars are instant classics; an example of such a car is the 1/8th scale Kyosho Giga Crusher Dual Force nitro Monster Truck. This Monster Truck has been introduced at the Shizuoka Hobby Show in 2004, so that sense it isn’t a vintage nor classic car, but this giant monster truck has really fascinating mechanical technology: two .26ci (4,5cc) nitro engines, a three-speed gearbox, All-wheel drive and a reverse gear (which is operated using a 3-channel receiver)! All these techniques in one car makes it a instant classic RC Car of epic proportions. The Monster Truck was sold as a kit without electronics nor servos but including two recoil starter engines of .26ci. (more…)

  10. SG (Mantua Model) Red One 4WD

    July 16, 2013 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Red One is a full option 1/8th Circuit Race Car with a belt driven 4WD system, fully ball raced with oil filled shocks and a machined T6-aluminium Chassis. The SG Red One was the last ‘top of the line’ RC-car from the italian company SG. This very fast model has a 2-speed gearbox. (more…)

  11. Serpent Quattro 4WD – 1986

    May 4, 2011 by Jaap Dienaar

    This is the famous Serpent Quattro 4wd. Kit no.: 4004.

    Belt driven with a 2 speed transmission. This car is the further development of the successful 2WD version of the first Serpent model with 4 wheel independent suspention Quattro Mk. IV. The front axle was driven by a belt.
    The 2WD version had severall manners to drive the rear axle, there were different versions: chain, direct drive via gears and belt drive. Through a clever model policy, it was possible to upgrade the vehicle through up-grade kits to 4WD.
    The 4-WD conversion kit no. 4650 can be mounted to all Quattro models. The only modification to models before 1985 is the epoxy radio plate. Models from januari ’85 and on have universal radio plates for both 2-WD and 4-WD. (more…)

  12. PB Racing Products PB6 – 1979

    January 3, 2010 by Jaap Dienaar

    The PB6 is a highly sophisticated design which provides the ultimate starter into serious racing. The kit features both wide (as featured here) and narrow chassis, precision stamped from 7075-T6 alloy and is black anodised. Separate super rigid power pod for maximum power tansmission…..

  13. Kyosho GP Landmax 4WD 1/8th scale

    January 1, 2010 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Kyosho Landmax 4WD chassis is based on a proven four wheel, shaft driven system, taken from Kyosho’s 1:8 competition off-road buggies. Features include three gear differentials, four long stroke oil filled shockdampers and four wheel independent suspension. Power is provided by an included GS-21R pullstart engine, which is pre-fitted to the partially assembled chassis. A fan assembly helps to reduce engine running temperature for improved power output. Precision ball bearings are included in the main transmission to help reduce friction and wear.