I got into RC Cars when I was given a Mardave Apache for a birthday present. This is still with me although it is need of some tlc. I wanted something a bit bigger and more complicated so I then got a Clodbuster which rocked. It would go over everything, I even put a 12 volt lawn mower battery in at one point which made it fly (literally, it had to be counter balanced with sand).
Then on a sad day I traded it against an Avante 2001 which seemed a really good idea at the time. I like the Avante but I should have saved up a bit more and kept the Clod.
I am now trying to restore my Avante and make it run in a straight line.