Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: Runner
Date: 11-May-2011
Comments: 25
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I don't post much any more, not due to a lack of interest just down to a serious lack of any real time. So out of the blue why do I pop up and make a post about a random model with just one bad photo?

I rediscovered this while sorting my loft out.

Its not the first model I ever owned, that was a sand scorcher but it has its place in club history all the same.

Summer 2001 ish, I think, the sand scorcher was still in a dusty box somewhere in my mums loft not having moved since the late 80's. We had a stall on a carboot at the local school and the family next to me were selling this. I hadn't touched an RC model in a decade by that point. It was a few quid so I bought it for a bit of a laugh. It was surprisingly fast and really got me thinking about my 'lost' scorcher which I then had to go and dig out. By that point I was completely bitten by the hobby again, then I discovered ebay and the rest is history.

If it had not been for this random purchase, then TC probably would not have existed. Getting spares for these things is harder than any tamiya - lol. Guess it will just have to stay a wreck.
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UPDATE: just found this entry again while looking for one of my items with only one photo on it. So thought I'd share again. Its still in the loft, probably even in a more sorry state now!

Comments

SRB Bloke

11-May-2011

Great post, and it gives me a chance to say 'Thank You' for TC

netsmithUK

11-May-2011

Dont thank me - thank the 'Black Wolf'

WW-nut

11-May-2011

Nice story - if you give up sleeping and eating, you'll have more time for posting. Problem solved

ukzz4iroc

11-May-2011

Nice to hear from you! Great link to everything that is TC. Thank the Lord for this car, never sell it!

tamiyaonebay

11-May-2011

I haven't had time to post much or build/run any of my RC's and models as well. Thanks for sharing the story of how close we all were to not having TC exist. Reminds me of when I read the story of Tamiya and how close we all were to not having Tamiya products too.

gr2fltp

11-May-2011

I thought you'd left the country You really owe it to Tc to post some more cars/comments

netsmithUK

11-May-2011

will do my best. I'm thinking of having a massive clear out first - too many projects and bits that mean its harder to get to the stuff I want to. Might have a big Tamiya Garage sale at some point

Henk4Focus

11-May-2011

What in the heck is that? Sorry looking now but it did cause something good to happen at least.

SB_Aust

11-May-2011

Great Story. Great to hear the origins of TC.

TIMECMDR

11-May-2011

Nice to see the model that started the community........I can see plenty of other models too surrounding it..............maybe you should start dropping the odd showroom entry again once in a while

Chain Driven

11-May-2011

Nice to see you back mate !

MAD-BEE

11-May-2011

Cheers Black Wolf you have made me a happy man!! This is a Great hobby in the first place but this club is the icing on the cake!!
The way life works out is Magic some times!!
If you still have the Wolf ? you must restore it! It was the key that opened the door to all these years of enjoyment and fun in this very fulfilling hobby or as the tamiya voice man put it...Sport!!
I bet you was well happy when you found your old scorcher in the loft....it must of been like opening the time gate to your youth!!
Nice to hear your story and keep the passion roaring!
Cheers Buddy.
MAD-BEE.

Crash Cramer

11-May-2011

Wow, it is like a present when you post, but you certainly know WHAT to post. This car has our eternal gratitude and it looks like you used it well, ran it till the tires flew off.

Naxman

11-May-2011

Always great to see a post from you Netsmith! Big thanks to you and the Black Wolf!!!

neobrunox

11-May-2011

Great story, this frame buggy seems to be a nikko thunderbolt/rhino 's brother, the wheels are identical and the body is probably the one wich inspired the Dictator

Dam 10

11-May-2011

Good on ya for spending some cash..... isn't it funny that some decisions in life, really are life changing decisions. Thanks.

stickerbod

11-May-2011

So technically that buggy has cost me a hell of a lot of money buying RC cars over the last 4 years then

Jimbo

11-May-2011

Great Story Chris, just think the begining of next year will be TC's 10 year Anniversary

mrmtodd

11-May-2011

I've never come across a site like TC with showrooms being the main staple of the site. I am very glad you went to that boot sale!

skywhelp

11-May-2011

Wow and to think I nearly missed it, what a great story, I wonder if the original owner could imagine what wonderful things this little buggy has brought into being. For me this site has been a blessing, thanks for it and for showing the spark, its like a holy relic Hats of to you my friend

Mosshobby

12-May-2011

So it is because of this car my girlfriend complains that she never sees me and that im constantly broke LOL

Stevo309

12-May-2011

Great story Chris. Don't ever sell this one because it's great to think how an innocent encounter with an object like this can literally change the course of your life.

Wandy

12-May-2011

So THIS is the reason my wallet is always empty! Great story, good to see you posting again. I think you should organise something special for TC's forthcoming 10th anniversary....

simondo

13-May-2011

Great story, and a big thanks to the black wolf for getting you back into it.

Toykid

26-Dec-2011

Great story chris dam what a historic model


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