Model: (Click to see more) 58023: Holiday Buggy
Status: Real car / Reference
Date: 18-Feb-2010
Comments: 10
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The vehicle that we all know as 'Holiday Buggy' is a car named 'Stripper' that was made between 1980 and 1984 by Corsair. About 150 units were made, can you believe that? Have a look at the specs in the pictures.

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KEV THE REV

18-Feb-2010

Very interesting EB - thanks for sharing

slimmy

18-Feb-2010

do they call it a corsair because it used the air cooled corsair engine? I have never been a fan of the holiday buggy, but i can see how the real one could spark some interest. Especially with that tubed frame. Way cool!

tuff bug

18-Feb-2010

Cheers for this how cool is this, a stripper you can take home to meet the family.

bugjammer

19-Feb-2010

*name dropping warning!*

I did know about the Stripper buggy, the one normally pictured with Holiday buggy references is a white one shown with the body flipped up, but I didn't know it was my old friend Chuck Beck who was responsible for it! I got to know Chuck during the development of his Porsche Speedster kit - at the time I was involved in a 4 seater version for the UK market.
Now I know this I'll go and hassle him for some pictures and history
*another name drop warning!*
The book the scans are from is called 'The Dune Buggy Handbook' by another old pal by the name of James Hale, he runs a company down in Brighton called GT Mouldings which owns many of the old body moulds for classic UK buggies such as the Bugle, Sahara and the Hustler.
Top stuff! - and doesn't it look good in red?

bugjammer

19-Feb-2010

heres its page from thedunebuggyarchives.com [Click here]

mongoose1983

19-Feb-2010

@tuff bug: ROFL!!
@bugjammer: Thanks for your comment. Please upload any more info or pictures that you can find of this car.


@slimmy: Re: corsair. I have no idea, but yes, looking at the real one, now I see what's exciting about the Holiday Buggy model

mor10retro

19-Feb-2010

Thanks for sharing. The HB is one of my favs, but I don't think I would have bought a 1:1...LOL

SB_Aust

19-Feb-2010

Nice article. thanks!

Powerbruiser

19-Feb-2010

Nice find! That's what tamiya makes special, you can always find an original example beside the RC-cars. Thanks for sharing Erich!

mongoose1983

19-Feb-2010

Thanks for your comments. Oh, and yes, Phil. You are right, that's the nice thing about Tamiya cars. They are a model company before anything else, it's a big part of the Tamiya philosophy.

You all have a great week-end!

EB
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