I had several models during my youth. Mostly from Tamiya, as they seem to make the most realistic and fun models in my opinion. After a 10 year hiatus of rock and extreme mountain biking, I pulled my Stadium Blitzer out from the closet and got hooked again. I just purchased a TT-01 Ford Escort and have already modified the suspension for more travel. It rips gravel parking lots quite nicely now. I only have 2 models but I love them both! I plan to buy more.