Hi my name is Mark. Got my first Sand Scorcher as a boy around 10 years old - now 52. Got it for Christmas. My brother got a Rough Rider. The cars were very well used! but eventually gave up the ghost when the hump battery faded. The cars sat in my parents house collecting dust for another 25 years or so before I collected mine, cleaned it up, repaired broken parts, put on a few hop ups and eventually built another one (Rough Rider this time to make the set). Was also lucky enough as a boy to get an original Flakpanzer Gepard RC tank which again now sits on my desk - still works. Now have 2 boys of my own (14&17 years old - they have had a Sand Viper, RR Buggy Champ and a RR Sand Scorcher over the years)!
Still the collection keeps growing and now focusing mainly on the early cars and those like the Can Am Lola and Datsun that grabbed me as a boy.