Model: (Click to see more) 58441: Buggy Champ 2009
Status: Real car / Reference
Date: 24-Aug-2017
Comments: 9
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BMR Bob Maynard Racing.
Tamiya supposedly refused to pay rights to use the actual name...
so the name changed to:
RMR Rob Mitchell Racing

many more pictures to be found on the forum here and ofc on the web!

interesting forum thread on rebuild Funco
https://www.race-dezert.com/forum/threads/beer-ice-cream-wild-hair-funco-build.115162/

37 27 16 18 18 23 25 21 19 14 23 19 13 18 12 17 6 bonnet, partially 7 7 old skool stickers

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Comments

Tamiyastef

24-Aug-2017

Great! The first 3 and last 2 pictures are absolutely new to me. Definitly Mr. Tamiya's inspiration.

JennyMo

6-May-2019

I'm sure I've actually seen that car in last photo - is that at the motor museum in Reno NV?

makato

7-May-2019

I am not sure it is. This article refers to the same image:
[Click here] and does mention museum, but not which one.
I found another reference:
[Click here]
Funco Bel Ray Bullet from the Peterson Baja 1000 exhibit 2013.

20-Nov-2020

I would like to restore my buggy champ to the orange one shown on the second photo but I cant see the decals at the bow clearly. Is there any photos available?

makato

20-Nov-2020

I did find another image which shows a little glimpse

JerseyRC

21-Nov-2020

Amazing pics and history lesson. That's the first time I've seen the 1:1 inspiration which is really fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

makato

21-Nov-2020

here a 1;1 restoration; really cool to see all the technical details:
[Click here]

Sayroll

21-Nov-2020

The restoration in your link is of a Chenowth, not a Funco. This is also a single seater buggy that was raced in the same era, but it's a different maufacturer.
In the picture with the 3 buggies, the left and right ones are Funco SS2 (single seater) which are the ones who inspired the Rough Rider. The center one is a Chenowth, but this time it's a 2 seaters.

makato

21-Nov-2020

Yes absolutely correct, Sayroll. I did not mean to imply that is was a Funco, but merely a single seater buggy being restored of the same period.
I thought to just share it for those that might find it interesting and maybe even inspire someone to build an RC model based on the Chenowth


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