Model: 58034: Super Champ
Status: Other
Date: 10-May-2014
Comments: 58
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Hi All,

This is my 'Old School' competition entry!

This simple old photo explains why I buy, collect and restore the kits that remind of what it was like.

Picture this:
Every spare moment during the week was spent cleaning and modifying your car just to make it cleaner and faster than anyone elses!
Two battery packs trickle charged (fast chargers were taboo) over night for max runtime! (10 mins)
Home built ramp out of anything you could aquire at the time!
That secret modification or purchase (Red end bell motor) that you hadn't told your mates about!

This is my best mate, look at that smile on his face!

Comments

Jorisschulte

10-May-2014

LOVE IT!!!

Max Power

10-May-2014

That's a cracker of a pic, and great description as well!

SRB Bloke

10-May-2014

You are 100% right, this is exactly what life was like for me...... But you were posh in or group, coz you had a Super Champ, we were all RR's and SS's good luck.. I'll vote 4 U

Grumpy pants

10-May-2014

What a great photo, a perfect Tamiya moment captured for ever. A proper 'Kodak' moment!

RallyeBaz

10-May-2014

Awesome pic. Don't envy the camera man being hit by a SRB lol

_miga_

10-May-2014

great moments, great pic and sure a favourite! What year was it?

Sad Sammy

10-May-2014

Thanks for the comments guys, it must have been about 1983 _miga_!

_miga_

10-May-2014

brings me back in memories with my SS

Scapelnz

10-May-2014

Great photo! Good luck

10-May-2014

So nice to see member pics from back then. What I wouldn´t do to relive those innocent days again, so full of excitement and pure fun.

MAD-BEE

10-May-2014

Class mate!

Dirt-540

10-May-2014

Classic! Love the motor in the back ground.

Klausen

10-May-2014

This is what it is all about. Excellent photo and description, and in my honest opinion, this is for me the best entrance to the competition so far. This is where it all started for many of us.

johnny4cross

10-May-2014

Now that's old school.

CHiPs

10-May-2014

Oh yes! How I wish I could go back to this. Look at the car in the background!
This is so cool.

JYCM3

11-May-2014

Smile on the face having a blast is priceless

Toykid

11-May-2014

Just amazing to have a pic like this - WOW!! Best of luck, but you are already a winner having such a great photo to capture the memory.

mongoose1983

11-May-2014

Woohoo, love it!!!

Wyoming

11-May-2014

nice air!

Sad Sammy

11-May-2014

Thanks again for the comments , oh how it felt when you exchanged your carefully saved up pocket money for a full set of ball races?

mongoose1983

11-May-2014

Something tells me you'll have to change your nick to ''Happy Sammy'' by the time the winner gets announced! : D

Fernado Alonso

11-May-2014

I like this one .

xray mark

11-May-2014

Uh!, winning!!!!!!!

VINTAGE HILUX FAN

11-May-2014

Wicked photo! Love seeing actual old photos from when these cars we love were new Just out of interest whats that lovely looking motor behind you?

def4x4

11-May-2014

Very great old school shot.

Sad Sammy

11-May-2014

Thanks VHF, Geeez now you're asking! I'd be guessing at a Hillman or Talbot, possibly a Hunter or Avenger? Someone will know, maybe that could be the next competition?

Scapelnz

11-May-2014

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bdamit

12-May-2014

Yeeehaaaaahaaahhh!

Pandoras Kiste

12-May-2014

Ace! That's the spirit!!!

Skottoman

12-May-2014

Excellent! Classic! I used to do the same thing with my Scorcher back about the same time frame!

Sad Sammy

20-May-2014

The other photo was me in a brown tank top jumper...:-0

VINTAGE HILUX FAN

23-May-2014

Thanks definitely not an avenger at the back there. I only asked as I am big into classic cars with my dad and he's got 2 avengers. I think you're right about it being a hunter though That and a super champ... HEAVEN! ahaha

mongoose1983

28-May-2014

My favorite. Good luck, Happy Sammy!

RACECRAFTERS

7-Jun-2014

Congratulations mate! That pic speaks volumes. NjOy! your prize - it'll keep you here..!

SCORCHER KID

7-Jun-2014

congratulations.......lovely picture..
my guess vauxhall viva hc series 70-79 !!

dr.roberts

7-Jun-2014

Congrats. Nothing beats a great old school pic.

Grastens

7-Jun-2014

Congratulations on the win! This photo is excellent - have fun with the new Egress!

JWeston

7-Jun-2014

Well done. Best one won again!

mongoose1983

7-Jun-2014

Congratulations! It's the 1st time my favorite wins here. I told you so, Happy Sammy!!!

Crash Cramer

8-Jun-2014

Can't agree more with all these folks would be my 1st choice but my bad eyesight convinced me that I had until June 11th to vote, so I realized yesterday as I went to vote that I was far too late. I am glad you won, nice shot.

SB_Aust

8-Jun-2014

Well Done. Early 80's RC, an era that many of us at TC can relate to and are fond of.

MAD-BEE

8-Jun-2014

1st! Well done Great shot!

LylesTV

8-Jun-2014

Great shot! congratulations
I agree with SK, Vauxhall Viva HC

SRB Bloke

8-Jun-2014

Always good when one you voted for wins
Well done, hopefully Sammys not sad anymore

SRB Bloke

8-Jun-2014

Always good when one you voted for wins
Well done, hopefully Sammys not sad anymore

bdamit

8-Jun-2014

Nice prizewinner, CONGRATULATIONS! !!!

Old school indeed.
I also go with Vauxhall Viva....

berman

8-Jun-2014

Amazing 'time capsule' photo, nothing beats nostalgia and the memories the picture portrays. Everyone can relate and that makes it a winner. Well done and congratulations!

VINTAGE HILUX FAN

8-Jun-2014

Big congratulations! You had my vote! It is a true OLD SCHOOL photo. If you had to describe it in two words they would be 'Old school'. The perfect winner. The old viva / hunter whatever it is helped too! ahaha Well done

Ampex456

10-Jun-2014

Freaking AWESOME!!!! CONGRATS!!!

Kokuzu

10-Jun-2014

congrats mate, nice shot and have fun with the price!

Toykid

12-Jun-2014

Such a great pic and great to see it win the comp, very well done sir!!

xray mark

15-Jun-2014

I hate to say i told you so but i told you so!. I knew this would be the winner when i saw it and made my first comment, i meant to add the picture in my showroom of my bruiser in a 'fall guy' style leap across 2 ramps but i left it too late. My other idea was a picture of an old nicad with 2 extra cells soldered on the end which my mate used to have hanging out the sides of his buggys, it's a wonder there was any juice left in the Capri or cortina or some such car that the cigarette lighter socket was in for the charger. Congratulations on your win!.

AndyjcClod

17-Jun-2014

Great pic, well done

Doc007

24-Jun-2014

Super photo - wish I had some like this. I did have that car and the hair cut and managed obviously to snap and loose the lights off of a ramp. Spent hours in my dads MK 1 Cortina pressing that damn charger button but still remember it all - Super, enjoy and well done

kougercat

28-Jun-2014

Great picture and great description,
Like the Doc007 says I too wish I had some old photos like this one !
I bet you never thought when you took this photo that it would earn you an RC car eh ?
Well done and thanks for the Nostalgia trip


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