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Tamiya CarsTamiya cars are some of the best remote control model vehicles you can find. The company holds championship races once a year, and the winners get to compete against the champions from Japan for the World Championship.

In 1947, Yoshio Tamiya’s lumber mill started building wooden models. A few years later when the sawmill closed down, the model division continued and became very successful. By 1968, Tamiya was the first Japanese model manufacturer to exhibit at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany. In 1976, Tamiya sold the first electric remote controlled model of a Porsche 934 Turbo. This helped start the popularity of radio controlled cars with hobbyists all over the world. In 1987, the Racing Mini 4WD cars were introduced to the public. By 1989, Tamiya America, Incorporated was launched in Los Angeles, California and Tamiya Europe was established in Germany. In 1995, Tamiya Philippines was established. The first Tamiya/Con model contest was held in Los Angeles. The winners got to visit Japan and compete for the World Championship.

Tamiya RC cars are made for both onroad and offroad racing. Some of the more popular models for onroad racing include the RC Raybrig NSX 2007, the RC Ferrari F430 and the RC Eclipse Advan SC430. The Raybrig is one of the best Tamiya cars for racing. It features excellent handling and a sleek chassis. The Ferrari offers both easy driving and easy maintenance. It performs superbly at high speeds and is designed with optimal balance. The Eclipse is aerodynamic and features a unique front inboard suspension system for excellent handling and precision.

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