Classic RC – News

June 21, 2018
New addition to the “1/12 cars” section.

Delta Super Spyder
This is the last 1/12 scale car released by Delta. Very beautiful and one of our favorites.

May 2018

We will have a new Delta 1/12 scale soon. Stay tuned!

March 3, 2018
New addition to the “1/12 cars” section.

Finally we are able showing the rare Mirage T car which was released by AB Slotcar company in Sweden. This is the successor to the older Mirage 12, which was introduced to Classic RC in December 2016.
Additional note, drawing for the Mirage T says 1980 but from what we found this car was not released before 1981.

February 24, 2018
We updated some of our pages through the last weeks and months with adding of hyperlinks.
Pages related to buttons at the dropdown menu for scale of cars will show a list of companies and cars now, where hyperlinks will direct to cars or objects.
Cars seen without hyperlinks at that list will be shown later or might be current projects at our workshop
. Similar also for electronic stuff.
More pages will be updated at some point but hyperlinks are included now at any new page.
Hyperlinks will be found usually at bold characters which are shown in black or red color.

January 20, 2018
A new addition to our vintage “Servos” section, the early KO Propo PS-51S servo for 1/12 scale cars.

December 26, 2017
New addition to the “1/12 cars” section.
We have a fantastic, new car at Classic RC, which might be not known to many visitors.
Also a new manufacturer which is well known for their 1/8 scale gas cars, but they started with electric cars.
Mugen K2-X Cosmic GP/M 86

December 23, 2017
Update for the “Special Parts” page. We have examples for machined Tufnol spurs made by Nodis Racing Developments. Who remembers this company?

December 20, 2017
New addition at “Accessory” section. We have “Special Parts” now.
Starting with two masterpieces of machining arts, one-piece aluminium pods for Associated RC12L and Schumacher C-Car 1/12 scale cars.
Oberle Custom pods

March 25, 2017
New addition to the “1/12 cars” section.

We are very proud showing a prototype replica for the Parma Euro Panther 1/12 scale.
Chris Arnold, who designed this car, provided a very special chassis and some other original prototype parts so this project could start.
Parma Euro Panther Chris Arnold Special

December 18, 2016
“Prototype Cars” moved to the main menu now.

Also a new addition to this section, the Serpent 1/12 prototype 1980.

December 05, 2016
Great addition to the “1/12 cars” section.
We got a very special and quite early European car, the Slotcar Mirage 12 made in Sweden! After a careful restoring process, this car is on show now. We are very proud of this car as it´s the more or less unknown forefather of the Mirage-T, a quite succesful car in the early 1980s.

September 30, 2016
Another offroad car at Classic RC.
We´re proud to introduce the famous Schumacher CAT XLS, one of the CAT series offroad cars which won the very first World Champion title for Masami Hirosaki in 1987.

September 16, 2016
RC10 cars are some of the most popular offroad cars for collectors.
Today we are introducing the RC10 MIP 4×4, a very special version which used a 3rd gen MIP four wheel drive conversion kit.

September 07, 2016
Today we´re introducing a new section to Classic RC, “Offroad Cars”.
Starting with picture and drawing for the early MRP Datsun Baja ATV.
A quite unknown car today.
More cars will be introduced soon.

August 28, 2016
A new addition to our vintage “ESC” section, the Tekin G9 Supersonic.
This was the first ESC to introduce very high switching frequency.

June 03, 2016
A new addition to our vintage “Servos” section, the famous Novak Bantam Midget.
The first Novak product ever and one of the first high-speed servos.

April 2, 2016
Some days ago we promised showing a very special transmitter. OK, here we go.
Simprop Car Profi, introduced in 1982. This was the first stick type transmitter with lots of additional controls not found at any other radio before. A lot of European top drivers went with this radio around that timeframe.

March 27, 2016
A new addition to our vintage “Transmitters” section, the Simprop Alpha Contest of 1975.
Forefather of a very spectacular transmitter we will introduce to Classic RC soon.

March 26, 2016
A new addition to our vintage “Servos” section, the Simprop Contest Servo.
A very popular servo for aircraft models but also used at vintage 1/8 scale cars.

We have to apologize for slow updates, but because of family affairs we had to reduce work at the museum at some point. But we still try to add new samples to the museum whenever possible.
As you maybe imagine this is not just making pictures but a lot of work goes into each car, body or electronic unit before introducing to the museum. Thanks for patience and visiting Classic RC.

February 6, 2016
A new addition to our vintage “ESC” section, the Simprop SAM Speed Control.
A very rare ESC of the early 1980s today.
Simprop also being a new manufacturer at Classic RC but we will have more of their products on show later.

January 16, 2016
Introducing another new section to Classic RC, “Photos.
First photo is showing the factory area of Bolink with building and tracks back in 1983.

If you have vintage photos of the 1960’s, 1970’s or 1980’s showing race action, pits, cars with or without body, drivers or mechanics etc. please contact us.
We like showing such photos for bringing back memories of the good, old days.

January 10, 2016
Introducing a new section to Classic RC, “Accessory”.
Iron-On decals for making your own team shirts, these are our first objects.
Associated, Delta and Thorp.

December 22, 2015
Update for the Delta Phaser at the “1/12” section.
Final pictures now after completing the project. Temporary parts were replaced, also correct wheels were used now. If you wonder why we didn´t use Delta 1/12 wheels, we try to show period correct parts and accessory. The Phaser was introduced in 1979, the Delta 1/12 wheels several years later.

November 30, 2015
Another new addition at “small scale cars”.
Parma Bobcat, maybe the first 1/24th scale car.

November 22, 2015
New addition at “small scale cars”.
We´re happy to announce arrival of the Parma Cheetah, a very early and quite unknown 1/18th scale car.

November 21, 2015
After a summer break we´re back with some exciting new projects. Several new additions will be posted in the next weeks and months. Thanks to a member of the Parma Team UK of the 1980s we will be able showing more of this manufacturer.

If RaceCo rings a bell, this will be another addition. More projects for other manufacturers are in the works but need some time.

May 4, 2015
New addition at “1/12 cars”.
We are showing now an early car from Italy, the
Mantua Car 3000 released in 1979

April 26, 2015
We started a Facebook page now for posting additional Classic RC News and informations. After sending and receiving friends request, you will have access to
Facebook Classic RC

February 28, 2015
New addition at the “Electronics” area, at “Servos”.
Futaba FP-S7, the king of vintage 1/8 servos.

February 17, 2015
Update at the workshop.

February 16, 2015
New addition at “1/12 cars”.
We are showing a very special Associated RC12E now

December 22, 2014
Update for the Corally SP12 at the “1/12” section.
Final pictures now after completing the project.

December 16, 2014
After restoring, we have a new entry at the “1/10” section.
Corally SP10, the first Corally 1/10 scale car.

September 16, 2014
After a break we are back with a fantastic, new project. We just say “SP10”.
If that rings a bell or you´re curious to see what´s going, please visit our workshop section. We think you won´t be disappointed.

May 22, 2014
New addition at the “ESC” area.

Corally MMS  (Motor Management System), known also as the Credit Card ESC.
This was the first speed control using a Digital chip, also introducing high frequency switching.

May 18, 2014
New addition at the “Electronics” area, at “Chargers”. Also a new entry at the manufacturers list shown at Classic RC.

Astro Flight 4005A Rapid Charger introduced around 1978.

March 31, 2014
New addition at “Motors” area, AYK GZ480 introduced in 1982.

March 26, 2014
We are proud to present another interesting car at “Championship Cars” at the “Specials” area. This is Chris Arnold´s Parma Euro Panther as used at the 1/12 Worlds 1984. Chris Arnold was a member of the British Parma Team and the designer of the Euro Panther. Thanks for supporting Classic RC!

March 18, 2014
New additions at “Motors” area, both based on early Igarashis.

Trinity Igarashi red can
Parma Porsche Igarashi

Brands list updated, Parma is a new entry at “Motors”.

January 20, 2014
Starting into the new year with new additions, will like our

Jerobee 1/12 Electric at “1/12 cars”.
The very first 1/12 scale production car.

Jerobee Alfa 33 Sports – factory painted at “vintage bodies 1/12 scale”.
The very first 1/12 scale Lexan type body
of 1974.

December 21, 2013
New addition at “Motors” area, a Checkpoint Igarashi modular endbell. This was the first endbell using the small slot racing brushes.

December 8, 2013
Update for the Delta Pocket Rocket 1/18 car.

December 1, 2013
Update at the workshop area. New arrival of an incomplete kit of an ABC Hobby 1/12 car. We are looking for a full set of diff gears and wheel nuts. Please contact us if you could help out with such parts.

November 16, 2013
HPI Street Machine, new addition at “1/10th cars”.
This is HPI´s first car using their double a-arm front end, also the basic design for all of their pan cars of the Road Star series.

October 6, 2013
New additions at “vintage bodies 1/8th scale”.
one more picture for the Parma March F1
Renault F1 body, we are not sure of make but we think it´s a MRP

September 30, 2013
New additions at “vintage bodies 1/8th scale”.
Associated VDS Can-Am of 1973
Parma March F1
Parma Lancia Stratos

New addition at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”.
Parma BMW M1

September 4, 2013
New addition at “vintage bodies 1/8th scale”.
Associated Elfin Sports Can-Am, a very popular body back in the days

August 18, 2013
Drawing of the Thorp adjustable slip differential 1/12 of 1981, an interesting design of John Thorp. Now at the “1/12” section

August 10, 2013
New additions at “vintage bodies 1/8th scale”.

MRP Alfa 33 Can-Am, a very early MRP body of 1974 what was sold also as 1/12th version
Parma BMW 3.0CSL, all black John Player Special version

August 5, 2013
Thorp Hammer 1/12, new addition at “1/12th cars”

Some of you may know the famous Thorp 1/8 cars. But do you know also the Thorp 1/12 car? Picture and drawings of this very special car could be seen now at Classic RC.

July 29, 2013
New addition at the “Electronics” area.
Futaba FP-T3FG transmitter, a nice example of their Silver series.

July 19, 2013
Today we are happy to present the first 1/18 scale car in RC history, the Delta Pocket Rocket. This fantastic car could be found now at “small scale cars” at the “Other” area.

Also more pictures at“vintage bodies 1/18th scale” gallery

July 07, 2013
Introducing another new section at Classic RC,“vintage bodies 1/18th scale” at “Other” area. We are showing a group picture of early 1/18 bodies now, all of them being more than 30 years old. More pictures and information will be shown in the next days, also the first 1/18 car hidden by one of the bodies.

June 29, 2013
New additions at “Motors” area, two additional and very special Checkpoint motors.
One being a first generation Checkpoint Igarashi Modified, the second motor being a very rare BoLink Checkpoint Mabuchi 380 as used with dual motors powered 1/12 4WD cars.

June 23, 2013
New additions at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”.
Bolink Spyder Can-Am body, used for display at a Bolink Challenger car in 1980.

Introducing now a new section at Classic RC,“vintage bodies 1/8th scale” at “Other” area.
We are starting with the fantastic Associated Porsche 917- 30 KL and the Parma Sorbello, all of them more than 30 years old.

June 06, 2013
New addition at AYK “1/12th scale”
We are showing now the unique AYK crown gear diff

May 12, 2013
New additions at “vintage bodies 1/10th scale”.
Andy´s Sauber Mercedes, first generation version intended for using an additional wing.

PB Sizzler Cavan, introduced in 1989 with the PB Sizzler car. This body got a paint job far from being perfect but we think we should show this body because it´s very rare.

May 1, 2013
Starting new “Prototype cars” section now, to be found as subdivison at “Specials” area.
Associated RC10LC and HPI RS10GW prototype cars reworked and moved to this new section now.
HPI RS10GW production car, new addition at “1/10th cars”. Also updates on most HPI cars pages.

We have another prototype car at our workshop currently. Will be shown later this month after restoring.
Also more HPI cars in the works.

April 27, 2013
Another Tamiya car at “1/12th cars”, the New Man Porsche 956 RM MK 7

New addition at “ESC”, the Corally MMS 2

April 5, 2013

New brand at Classic RC, Tamiya.
We are showing now the Tornado Racing Master MK 3 at “1/12th cars”.
More Tamiya cars following soon.

New addition at “ESC”, also new brand. Ko Propo CX-I

March 23, 2013
New additions at the vintage bodies galleries.
MRP Kremer  Porsche CK-5 at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale” and Andys Nissan at “vintage bodies 1/10th scale”.

March 12, 2013
Today weare introducing a new section “small scale cars” at the “Other” area.
Here you can find cars smaller than 1/12 scale, first car on show is Kyosho´s Little Sports, released in 1978.

New addition at “ESC” area, Futaba FP-MC5

March 1, 2013
New and very rare addition at the “Electronics” area.
Delta´s Peak Detection Charger, the very first automated charger using the now well known Peak Detect cutoff function. Released in 1982!

February 24, 2013
Picture of Andy Dobson´s Schumacher C-Car at the “Championship cars” section.
Also new entries at the “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”.

February 14, 2013
Jerobee Lola T282, new addition at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”.

February 4, 2013
New entry at the “Championship cars” section, the Parma Euro Panther of Bud Bartos winning the 1/12 World Championships Stock Class in 1984.

January 20, 2013
Carrera, new brand at “1/12th cars”
Carrera Ford Capri Turbo, new addition at “1/12th cars”

Bolink Porsche Flatnose body, new addition at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”.

January 13, 2013
We are starting into the new year with a new section at the “Specials” area.
This is
“Championship cars” where we will show all sort of cars, used for winning Worlds, Euros or Nationals titles or used at an A-Main of those events. First car is the fantastic Associated RC12i of Kent Clausen, winning the very first 1/12 World Championships Stock Class in 1982.

December 31, 2012
Last update for this year. We are showing now additional pictures for our most viewed car, the Associated RC10LC prototype. Also there is a picture for showing the dimensions of this smaller car comparing with a wide RC10L2 production car.

Finally some statistics and preview. Since starting Classic RC these had been the most viewed cars and objects:

Overall Top 5
Associated RC10LC prototype
vintage 1/12 bodies
Tekin Mospower Controller (the very first Tekin ESC)
vintage 1/10 bodies

1/12 Cars Top 5
Delta Phaser

Associated RC12i – our personal race car
Kyosho Plazma MK III

Schumacher XL
Demon MF-1

1/10 Cars Top 5

Associated RC10LC prototype
Yokomo YRX10-MK II
Delta Villain
SG Energy 10
TRC Pro10

Top 5

AYK GZ1200
Sping 05 Igarashi
Checkpoint Yokomo
Trinity 1985 World Champion Le Mans
Losi Revolution motor

ESC Top 5

Tekin Mospower Controller
CS Car Speed Profi
Demon 2
CS Car Speed Super
Victor Engineering VIC-1B

As preview for the new year, we have some interesting cars in the works as another prototype car, new cars as Delta, Corally, Kyosho and Phantom and some other we want keeping secret for the moment. We also hope being able finishing some cars what still are waiting at the workshop because of missing parts.
One of the first additions will be a Special, the beginnings and history of electronic speed controls.

December 26, 2012
Twister Cyclone, new addition at “1/10th cars”

several new additions at “vintage bodies 1/10th scale”

December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas to all visitors of Classic RC and friends of vintage rc cars.

Today we have a new addition at “1/12th cars” section, the famous and very amazing AYK RX2000.

December 22, 2012
New brand at Classic RC, Twister Motors.
One red label Modified motor and informations on the company could be found now at the “Motors” section.

Also new addition at “ESC” section, Schroff + Ritzer Tele-Car from 1980.
More updates starting on Christmas day.

December 18, 2012
After some technical problems, Classic RC is back again.
Today we are introducing a new brand to the “1/12” section, Aoyagi Metals Industry also known as AYK. We are showing now their first RC car, the RX1200.
Other AYK cars will follow later.

October 14, 2012
Parma Suspension Panther, new addition at “1/12th cars”

Kyosho Axis, new addition at “1/12th cars”

“Brands”, new information page. Here you can see what brands you could find at Classic RC. Direct link at the front page.

October 10, 2012
new additions at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale” and  “vintage bodies 1/10th scale”

Tekin ESC-700 Pro Pulse, new addition at “ESC” section

October 2, 2012
SG Schkee and Carrera Ford Capri Turbo, new additions at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”.

SG Prosso Expert, new addition at the “1/12th cars” section.

September 24, 2012
New addition at the “Electronics, Chargers” section, the CS-Electronic T-Charger.

September 22, 2012
New addition at the “1/12th cars” section, the Jerobee McLaren MK8B.

This was the very first 1/12th scale car, introduced in 1972 as gas car. Later someone converted his Jerobee car using motor and battery from electric tools, this was the birth of 1/12th electric racing. We don´t have a Jerobee McLaren MK8B in our collection but had the unexpected chance for making pictures at a hobbyshop some days ago. 

September 15, 2012
Pictures now available for the AYK GZ1200R motor

Mugen Nissan, new addition at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”. Yes this is the same brand as the 1/8th gas cars, 1/12th cars were their roots long ago. Expect a Mugen 1/12th car later here at Classic RC.

September 14, 2012
Ishimasa Elfin Can-Am, new addition at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”.

September 11, 2012
HPI Super F1 Graphite, new addition at “1/10 cars, HPI”. This was the first HPI car ever, introduced in 1994.

September 10, 2012
Parma Osella, new addition at “vintage bodies 1/10th scale”. The Osella is a similar type as Associated or Bolink TOJ but less width

September 4, 2012
New electronic devices added today. Novak M1c at “ESC” section and very old Futaba FP-R2F at “receiver” section. Also additional pictures for the Tekin 850 charger. There had been 2 different versions for the frontplate design of the first Tekin charger, we are showing both versions now.

September 2, 2012
New section
“vintage bodies 1/10th scale” showing a very rare Mazda Group C body. This body isn´t 100% perfect after use and 20 years of storage but we think still worth of showing as being something different than other vintage bodies. We are not sure of brand but think made by Parma or Bolink. If someone knows the manufacturer please contact us.

We will postpone the new 1/12th car we wanted showing now. As the very first car of this brand arrived at our workshop we will show these cars according to their timeline order.

August 29, 2012
Correction at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale” . The body shown before as Parma Ralt is a Parma Lola T333.

We will have a new car at the “1/12th” section in some days. This time made by a famous Japanese manufacturer and one of our favourites. New brand at Classic RC also.

August 28, 2012
Gemini SLX Lexancar published at “1/12th” section.

August 23, 2012
Ishimasa 12X published at “1/12th” section.

Tru-Tyres Tornado car published at “1/12th” section.

TRC Pro10 published at “1/10th” section.

August 22, 2012
Kyosho Plazma MK III car published at “1/12th” section

new addition at “vintage bodies 1/12th scale”  Parma Ralt

August 21, 2012
vintage bodies 1/12th scale added at “Other” section

picture added for Schumacher B-Car at “1/12th” section

August 20, 2012
Today we are releasing our Classic RC project to the public. We have to apologize for being still under construction at some areas but some people who knew about the project didn´t wanted waiting any longer and “forced” us going online now. Thanks for supporting us in the building process before.

For the moment you will find most finished content at the Motor and ESC sections. A lot of our cars are still in rebuilding or completing process at the workshop because of missing parts so we can´t show final pictures. For some of them you will find pictures of current state after arrival at the workshop. Quick access to the workshop at the front page.

At this News page you will find new entries or additions.