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Old 27-03-2018
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Default Anyone remember the Tamiya Challenge Series

Me and my dad used to race in it think it was the first real series I ever did. You used to win tokens or vouchers if you did well we won enough for 2 new boomerangs

There was a big final can't remember where seem to remember it being in a big cow shed lol
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Old 28-03-2018
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I remember racing in the Tamiya Challenge at Aylesbury and (I think) Amersham. Would have been maybe 1987?

Memory now dulled by excessive age and possibly alcohol intake!
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Old 29-03-2018
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I remember racing in the Tamiya Challenge at Aylesbury and (I think) Amersham. Would have been maybe 1987?

Memory now dulled by excessive age and possibly alcohol intake!
tell me about it. Still got the trophy tho
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Old 29-03-2018
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I remember it well!

I entered a couple of regional qualifiers up near me, one was in Sheffield at the Octagon Centre, the other I can't remember where. I did well enough to qualify for the Champs held at Three Counties Showground in Malvern that year, 1986.

I did absolutely rhubarb racing, my modified Hotshot had so little steering lock I had to do a 3 point turn at the hairpin every lap! I did manage to win the concourse d'elegance though and come home with a trophy for it!

The tokens that you won were called Tamiya bonds, I won enough for a set of the yellow plastic oil filled shocks and a Tamiya cap which I still have somewhere.
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Old 29-03-2018
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Still have this too...

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Old 29-03-2018
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And the concourse trophy I won...

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Old 29-03-2018
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Malvern that was it, love the concourse win

Here's my trophy one of the only ones i kept
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Old 29-03-2018
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No trophies for me. I think I came 4th in the B final at Aylesbury!
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Old 29-03-2018
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Malvern that was it, love the concourse win

Here's my trophy one of the only ones i kept
Haha, cheers - was a complete fluke, loads of expensive custom airbrushed shells around and the Tamiya UK dude picked my black and white stripy 2nd hand £6 shell because I'd stuck some funky lettering on the side.

Cool - what did you place, and what class / buggy? Was that the same year?

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Haha, cheers - was a complete fluke, loads of expensive custom airbrushed shells around and the Tamiya UK dude picked my black and white stripy 2nd hand £6 shell because I'd stuck some funky lettering on the side.

Cool - what did you place, and what class / buggy? Was that the same year?
Was standard class I think using a boomerang. Unfortunately it doesn't say on the trophy the position but I think it was around 7th or 8th in the A
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