Tamiya Museum

The staff here at Iconic RC were delighted when Alan Harman, owner of ADH Publishing, publishers of the mighty Radio Control Car Racer magazine offered to snap some photos of the myriad of classic RC on display at the Tamiya Museum at Tamiya HQ in Shizuoka City, Japan.

With Tamiya going from strength to strength in 2012, continuing their long succession of new models and re-releases, we couldn’t wait to feast our eyes on some of the classics that have made Tamiya the driving force behind the Radio Controlled Car hobby!

Tamiya have RC product lines which include Tanks, Tractor Trucks, Small Scale Buggies and Expert Built Ready to Run vehicles. Their showpiece 58xxx kit range, which began in the 1970’s, is currently on model number 525.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing you an entire gallery of the shots Alan took exclusively for Iconic RC on his recent visit to the Tamiya factory and museum with individual shots of some of the early 58xxx cars. From the Porsche 934 Turbo RSR that started it all in 1976, through to the Iconic early Sports Cars, Single Seaters, Special Racing Buggies (including a 1:1 Sand Scorcher!), 3-Speeds and many more vintage classics from Tamiya’s ‘1st 50’ dating from the late 1970’s and into the 1980’s.


The home of RC… Tamiya HQ in Japan

Just a small selection of the models & rc cars on display

Which models can you spot?

Some of the 1:1 prototypes that inspired it all…

More goodies on display at Tamiya HQ

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2 Responses to Tamiya Museum Visit 2012

  1. Matthew says:

    This is great thanks Alan

  2. stuart gains says:

    Some crackers in that cabinet 🙂 loving the Countach on the top shelf, is that a enzo next to it?

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