Model: (Click to see more) 58441: Buggy Champ 2009
Status: Real car / Reference
Date: 24-Aug-2017
Comments: 10
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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

44 31 20 24 23 30 33 23 23 22 26 24 17 24 16 26 10 bonnet, partially 14 14 old skool stickers

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Customized box art




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



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



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.


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?



I did find another image which shows a little glimpse



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



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



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.



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

Andy D.


I just messed my pants because of the last picture.

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