I hereby proclaim that we all need to be racing Tamiya Honda City Turbos. There’s nothing remotely race-worthy about it (heck, it’s designed to do wheelies), which is why I want to race it. Spec-class style of course, just build it box stock and race it. OK, you can add bearings, but that’s it. How rad would ten of these look, wheelie-ing off the start line? Race action would probably look more like Mario Kart than ROAR Nats–it would be like spec-Slash racing when it first got going, but on-road, which means any shop could put a track together in the parking lot. And since the Honda City is only good for about 18mph, that track could be pretty small.

Would I be the only one on the start line, or would you guys join me for some wheelie-popping, low-dollar, no-pressure racing?

Tamiya Honda City Turbo

Update, Jaeton Wilson sent a link via Facebook to this great clip of City racing in Japan–awesome! Action starts at 1:50

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Updated: July 17, 2015 — 3:01 PM


  1. We are looking at these to get a junior class off the ground…..but…..I want to have a go! https://www.facebook.com/understeer.racing?ref=hl

  2. I agree 100%! This would be so fun. Japan is all about this. Even Europe is doing it and IconicRC does it. Japan even had a Tamiya CR-01 race which was fun. We in America don’t have anything like this that I know of and it’s a shame. Nothing is more fun than a box stock Tamiya kit with bouncy, friction damper suspension.

    The photo is awesome. If it was a high resolution photo I’d use it as my wallpaper on my computer. Is there any chance I can get the full resolution image? Thanks.

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