Location:Copenhagen, Denmark

Having given up on RC cars around the time I got my driving license, I got into them again in my early 30s when my first child was born.

Got my first RC when I was 4, a BMW M1. No idea what make, but if I remember correctly it had something akin to 380 motor and a two speed transmission. Sadly and foolishly I threw it out some years ago when my mom moved house.

My first Tamiya was the Ford F150 which my dad (bless his soul) brought back from Japan for me. I still have the remains of that car, but it will need a lot of TLC to bring back.

A few years later I saw the then new Wild Willy in the LHS. Dad kindly brought one back from Japan for me. I seem to recall it cost less than 40 then and about the same for the Futaba radio gear.This one is also still around, but like most for sale on eBay needs a new grille and headlights and I can't find the winch at the moment. I've since managed to source all these items through the helpfulness and kindness of my fellow TC members.

After the WW came a Hornet where the body and chassis disintegrated. I really wanted a Frog but couldn't afford one so I got the Hornet instead. Used the Hornet transmission and front wishbones to make a scratch built RS200 with Lancia 037 wheels. Propably the car I had the most fun with.

More or less at the same time I got a Hot Shot that had been run over by a car for 10. The suspension and transmission still worked so we build a chassis from GRP and aluminium for it. Never like the way it drove, but building it was fun.

Wanted to try a nitro car next and bought a Mardave Marauder with an Irvine engine. Never got it to run right, and after my dad died I lost interest.

I now have way too many 'Projects on the go', but I think I'm past the worst of the impulse shopping. BTW the Mustang is 1965 C-code convertible converted from 3-spd manual to automatic. It's not that fast, but the dual exhaust makes a wonderful noise and speed is less important when you've got wind in your hair :-)