These are some of the cars I work on. I build cars intermittently, I buy parts until I break my budget then I put
it up and work on something different. That's why it can take me years to finish a car. I'm in no rush. I will also
wait as long as it takes to find certain parts. Whenever I have my photo studio set up I will take pics of some of
I started in this hobby a long time ago. I was a little kid with an old Tamiya catalogue and a dream. I wanted a
Subaru Brat or the Lancia Rally. To reinforce this point my classmate Danh had a Brat and even brought it into
school once! Unfortunately the Lancia was out of production. Fortunately Tamiya was releasing a new truck based on
the Frog platform called the Blackfoot. I ordered one sight unseen. In reality I begged my family to buy me one for
Christmas/Birthday/and any other good reason I could offer, and they ordered it for me. That was the drip that
became the waterfall.
I loved my first RC, but it had a flaw. It was slow. Big heavy wheels and tires, Low gearing, high center of
gravity, friction, it seemed everything was working against my goal of winning a race. Any race. My lunch money was
$2 a day. If I only ate $1 worth of food I could afford one pair of $5 ball bearings a week. I shoveled snow in the
winter and bought a frog gearset. My mother bought me an anti roll bar after I explained to her my problem of a
high center of gravity (She was impressed). I continued to upgrade it but my friends were upgrading theirs at the
same pace. I needed a new car.
My next car was a Parma Pro Panther 10. That was a pan car and out of my league. Once I started to get it to go fast I realized I needed more suspension travel. Following that lesson I got an Optima Mid. That car was everything I dreamed and then some. It was quick, fast, turned great, and had an amazing suspension. By that point I was an RC nut for life. I got a new car or two each year and have done so ever since. By now I have lots and lots of cars. If you read in my blog about a car that isn't pictured, please let me know and I'll fill in the missing details.