Your forever car...

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Your forever car...

Post by romulus22 »

I’m not sure how popular this term is. But hypothetical scenario, if it came down to it, what is the one R/C car you would never part with or hold on to till the very end? No seconds or runner ups.

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by R Cane »

Hard choice - There are 3 that I really enjoy. If I absolutely had to choose, probably my JRX2.

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by Basher67 »

Impossible! The very idea is ludicrous sir! I sat here thinking about it for a few minutes and decided it can't be done. It would be like choosing one of my children over the others. I could narrow it down to the top 12. :roll: :lol:

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by TRX-1-3 »

Traxxas TRX-1 is my forever car. Chips would have to be down, dire straights, with a gun to my head and even then I'd be all ,"nah, no way dude, keeping it."

I still might build one in the future that I would prefer to keep more than the current #1. But definitely the TRX-1.

It has the A&L treatment:

Axles, steering, battery strap, wing mounts, PowerClutch, and Interceptor body.

Also an SS screw kit, Lunsford turnbuckles, Thorp gearset....
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Re: Your forever car...

Post by scr8p »

I still have half a dozen cars from my childhood/younger years...... so this would be tough. It would most likely come down to my Midnight Pumpkin or my RC10 graphite team car. While I had years of fun bashing around with the pumpkin with my friends, I had many great years travelling the tri-state area, winning races and meeting tons of people. So, I think the team car would be the one that would stay til the end.

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by XLR8 »

That's probably the easiest question I've had to answer in a long time. It's my avatar. :mrgreen:
I wish I had an interesting story to tell but I don't. The original RC10 was my first serious RC race car; it was then and continues to be my all-time favorite.
Gives me more smiles/mile than any other car in my collection. :D

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by Coelacanth »

That's like asking "Which of your children would you sacrifice?" The one I'd keep would be either CYANide or Barney, my first two custom-built Optimas...both took so much time to plan, re-engineer and build...probably I'd give the nod to Barney because you could drive that car anywhere. :mrgreen: And I'd always regret not keeping the other.


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Re: Your forever car...

Post by Dadio »

My Yokomo Dogfighter YZ-834b, its staying :!:
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Re: Your forever car...

Post by Lowgear »

The hardest model for me to part with would probably be the Kyosho Nitro Thrasher I bought not too long ago. That was my first hobby grade R/C, and has taken 25 years to come across another one in the right condition when I had the right amount of money.

Everything I have though is for sale for the right price. :mrgreen: I don't want to say I buy any R/C for investment purposes but I rarely pay full retail. It's not because I'm cheap, but because I usually can't afford to. :oops: Which as a result, leaves a nice profit to be made down the road when I do go to sell. Plus it always feels better owning something when you know you got a great deal!

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by Jimbo302 »

Mine is purely sentimental. I've had it for over thirty years, its not going anywhere.


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Re: Your forever car...

Post by Toaster »

I had to laugh a bit when coming across this thread only because when I started to think about it, my forever car is now owned by another forum member :lol: A quick story...

I moved to Asia at a young age (dragging my beloved Marui Big Bear with me), Masami’s 870 was everywhere but at the time I didn’t know a whole lot about Yokomo. Then I saw a 91’ being prep’d in a local hobby shop and fell in love; bought one the next day and remember taking weeks to assemble it, admiring the complexity, materials used etc. even had my mother help me paint it.

Fast forward about 2 decades and I found it in a box in my fathers basement (they had moved back to Canada) but I had been out of R/C for ages after discovering girls :D and promptly threw it up on eBay. I regret that decision a little on occasion but knowing it went to a good home where it is appreciated is enough for me.

P.s. that being said if Bscotti returns to the forum and throws up a black striped, white accented never run 91 Yokomo please let me know hahaha
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Re: Your forever car...

Post by MrCrow »

My 1989 mk1 Kyosho Lazer. Absolutely love this thing. Trying to tack down a Triumph to go with it :D

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by Incredible_Serious »

I sold my forever car years ago.... my PB Mini Mustang, with OziFET ESC, Technigold, and those cool gold Hotshot rims. Oh, and my paint job and optional wing...
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Nothing will ever come close to that, until I build up a replica... I'm getting there, slowly, like all my projects.

I just don't have the attachment to them that a lot of you guys seem to... either that, or I am just a bit of a goose. :oops: :roll:

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by sandkil »

That would be the RC10 Team car for me

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Re: Your forever car...

Post by alexo »

My first 'proper' RC which was a Losi XX CR. Will never part with it, and was the start of my passion so means alot.

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