Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2018

Summer festival of the Mini 4WD racer, this year also held!

Annual annual summer mini 4WD event big event, “Fujitsu dry battery provided Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2018” will be held again this year! The 2018 season celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Japan Cup started from the Tokyo Games on 16th June and traveled through 15 venues throughout Japan until the end of October championship. Let’s also join this year’s Japan Cup without a huge success!

This year’s circuit is “Classic Circuit 2018”!

In 2018 which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Japan Cup, the high-speed circuit was arranged to modern specifications based on the 1988 Japan Cup · 1st Official Course “Ultra Great Dash Circuit” with the concept of return to origin. “Classical Circuit 2018” of 169.8 m in length with numerous sections arranged will visit 15 venues nationwide!

Check the circuit section !!

● ” Vortex changer ” Approach to the climb gradient, a twist is added, a 90 ° turn, a down approach also twists, a changer of an image that winds up a vortex descending past the glide bank.
● “Rocking Straight” course A section where protrusions are placed on the fence and the machine is swung to the left and right.
● “Digital Corner” Because the machine is swung to the right to the right, it is a point not to reduce the load by reducing the load on the machine.
● “New Era turn” Corner that names the cap brand · New Era that supports the champion cap. It is expected that the machine will pass at high speed.
● “Summer Wave 2045” Machine that has reached top speed after going through a combined section, New Era turn, Long straight after continuous with Glide Bank 20 (Twenty), Glide Bank 45 (Forty Five) goes up and down, left and right Careful area where machine stability is particularly required.
● “Fujitsu Climax Road” Dragon back, Mohawk Straight continues, the final composite section that decides where to win or lose. The machine that passed safely here will have a winning run.

The 30th anniversary of the Japan Cup held! Mini 4WD design contest held!

A mini 4WD design contest is held for the first time in 11 years, which will be a commemorative year of the 30th anniversary held in Mini 4WD Japan Cup! Mini 4WD design contest was held in 2007, from among 597 entries entries The winning work has been commercialized ( ITEM 18623 Savanna Leo ). This time also the best award work will be commercialized as mini 4/4 kits kit and will be released in general. Please apply for everyone!


Recruitment start: Tuesday, April 17,
2018 Result announcement: September 28, 2018 (Fri) ※ First day of All Japan Model Hobby Show

Prize and award

★ First prize work 1 product: It will be commercialized as a 500,000 yen Mini 4-wheel kits and released in general.
★ Excellent work 2 people: 100,000 yen
★ Other prizes planned

Japan Cup 2018 related items also appear one after another!

Japan Cup 2018 holding commemorative machine & upgraded parts will also appear this year! Related items will be released in the future as well. Please look forward to the presentation!

Dash No. 1 Emperor (Emperor) Memorial (MS Chassis) Japan Cup 30th Anniversary

Employing “Emperor” which was also used for the Japan Cup 1st and 2nd emblem, the chassis is a popular MS type that is persistent. Silver color plating full of texture of the body. Japan Cup held 30 years of special design metallic style stickers set. Suspension sets a super hard large diameter low tire with white print on six spoke wheels.

Abilista Japan Cup 2018 (MA chassis)

A special kit based on mini 4WD · Abilista popular in the actual car style. The body is made of red color ABS resin which is strong against shock, the design of the race car style which imaged the Japan cup. Adopting the MA chassis with double shaft motor mounted in the center of the car body, in addition to the A spoke gun metal wheel, the outer diameter 26 mm super hard low height tire set with white print is also

Hyper Dash 3 Motor J-CUP 2018
Hyper Dash Motor PRO J-CUP 2018

Two kinds of annual Japan Cup Memorial motor. To commemorate the holding of the Japan Cup 2018, we decided to release two types of premium-filled motors that were specially designed for motor labels and mounts. Even as a souvenir, it is an item that is expected to have high demand for racing use.

HG Carbon Multi-Wide Stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2018
HG Carbon Multi-Wide Rear Stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2018

Two types of front and rear of the mast item “HG Carbon Multi Wide Stay 1.5 mm” which made popular multi-wide stay into a carbon plate appeared as the Japan cup specification.


※ Details of the venue etc will be released at the Shizuoka Hobby Show (Thursday, May 10, 2018 to Sunday May 13 (Sunday) * Public release day is Saturday and Sunday) . Public information is also posted on this page.
※ Open class pre-registration begins in mid-May. For details, please refer to “About the holding class”.

Saturday, June 16 Japan Cup Tokyo 1D
Sunday, June 17 Japan Cup Tokyo 1
Sunday, June 24 Japan Cup Kumamoto
July 1 (Sun) Japan Cup Osaka 1
July 8 (Sun) Japan Cup Shizuoka
July 14 (Saturday) Japan Cup Tokyo 2D
July 15 (Sun) Japan Cup Tokyo 2
July 22 (Sun) Japan Cup Ehime
July 29 (Sun) Japan Cup Fukui
August 12 (Sun) Japan Cup Niigata
August 19 (Sun) Japan Cup Hokkaido
August 26 (Sun) Japan Cup Sendai
September 2 (Sun) Japan Cup Kakegawa
September 8 (Saturday) Japan Cup Tokyo 3D
September 9 (Sun) Japan Cup Tokyo 3
September 17 (Monday, congratulation) Japan Cup Okayama
September 30 (Sun) Japan Cup Osaka 2
Scheduled for October Championship decision

About holding class: There are 4 kinds of holding classes! Do not forget to sign up for “participation in advance” for participation above high school students!

Three of “Junior Class”, “Family Class”, “Champions” are accepted on the day, so you can participate in the meeting day if you come to the reception desk at the reception desk on the day of the event. Do not forget to sign up for the official application “TAMIYA PASSPORT (Tamiya Passport)” as “Open Class” is a pre-subscription system!

Junior class
Eligibility People from elementary school fourth grader to junior high school third grader
Please participate on your own machine
way to participate Please come to the reception desk at the reception desk on the day of the event
Open class
Eligibility Those who are over high school students (advance registration system)
Please participate in your own machine
way to participate ※ Open class pre-registration begins in mid-May. Please wait for a while.
For smartphones: please apply from the application (TAMIYAPASSPORT) For those with
feature phone (GARAKEY) : Please apply from the web form

* The Web form for feature phones will be posted on the details page of each event.

Family class
Eligibility Those who are in junior high school grades 3rd grade
Please participate in the machine that you made or co-produced yourself
way to participate Please come to the reception desk at the reception desk on the day of the event

※ ON / OFF of the switch alone, can not start Please do not let your child’s participation.

Eligibility 2018 Champions Certified Person
Please participate in your own machine
way to participate Please come to the reception desk at the reception desk on the day of the event

★ Junior Class & Family Class The standard of participation is “10 o’clock in the morning!”
If you just want to run the machine at the circuit! If you can come to the reception at the venue by 10 o’clock, you can participate. However, pit space may be full at 10 o’clock, so if you want to do machine setting etc. at the venue, we recommend that you visit as late as possible.

★ If you are going to participate in another class with parent and child, visit is recommended. If you come to the
open class before the end of check-in reception, your departure may be from the afternoon. In some cases it may take time for children of junior class to have morning and adults to go to afternoon … so if parents are to participate in another class as early as possible Visiting is recommended.

About the race provision

Available machines All mini 4WD chassis (wild, excluding comics)
Available body All mini 4WD body (including Radio 4WD)
Available motors Normal, Rebutune, Rebutune 2, Torque Tune, Torque Tune 2, Atomic Tune, Atomic Tune 2, Hyper Mini, Hyper Dash 2, Hyper Dash 3, Power Dash, Sprint Dash, Light Dash
※ MA and MS Chassis are Mini 4WD PRO Limited to dedicated motors.
Usable battery Please use Tamiya’s AA type battery (power champ / neo champ), Fujitsu dry battery (FDK) alkaline AA battery in the market condition.
Applicable rule Mini 4WD official recognition rules (2018 special rule will be applied at the Japan Cup)
Other · The machine (competition car) is limited to what the athlete assembled oneself. However, in a family class, joint assembly is allowed.
· Use gears that are compatible with each chassis.

For those who join for the first time also check here!

Manners and notes

■ About how to start
■ Event patterns and race appearances Machines are shot with still images, movies, etc., and may be published on various media related to Tamiya, such as prints and Web sites. Please acknowledge your participation.
■ The organizer will pay attention to accident prevention, but we can not assume the responsibility in case of accident, theft, injury or other damage.
■ Please refrain from drinking in the hall. Smoking is prohibited in the venue. Smoking is allowed at the designated smoking place. Moreover, those who did the trouble acts of other customers and those who do not follow instructions of the staff may be sent out. Please note.
■ We ask for your cooperation so that each person gets the garbage home with you.
■ Do not bring charger, motor stopper, motor checker, battery warmer etc to the event venue.

Inquiries: Tamiya Grand Prix participant 054-283-0002 (8 o’clock – 12 o’clock / 13 o’clock – 17 o’clock: except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)