Does anybody else collect vintage R/C cars?

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xr7gt

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#1
Growing up in the 1980's I was really into Tamiya cars and trucks.
I've been collecting pretty much vintage ones for a few years now not exclusively Tamiya.
Did you know Heathkit made one in 1970? From what I have found it's the 1st American made RC car.
I picked one up today. It's 1/8 th scale nitro
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#2
Growing up in the 1980's I was really into Tamiya cars and trucks.
I've been collecting pretty much vintage ones for a few years now not exclusively Tamiya.
Did you know Heathkit made one in 1970? From what I have found it's the 1st American made RC car.
I picked one up today. It's 1/8 th scale nitro
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Did not know that, very cool cars!

I went through a phase in the 90s with nitro road cars and electric offroad buggies when my son was into it. Built an AWD HPI Ford Lightning bodied kit with a .15 Star (?) engine and every factory hop-up part I could find...thing could do 4 wheel burnouts on command and I couldn't hold the throttle wide open for more than 3 seconds or I'd crash it.

If I ever hit the lotto I'm buying some old tether cars.
 

old shed finds

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#3
Growing up in the 1980's I was really into Tamiya cars and trucks.
I've been collecting pretty much vintage ones for a few years now not exclusively Tamiya.
Did you know Heathkit made one in 1970? From what I have found it's the 1st American made RC car.
I picked one up today. It's 1/8 th scale nitro
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You know me too well my buddy. .. I have a fair share in my collection of the association RC10 gold pans !! Lol...
 

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