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Let’s ask how to enjoy Mini 4WD and how to make it live! – Tamiya’s interviews with event organizers

We interview the event organizers of all over Japan!
A mini 4WD event that is not an official tournament sponsored by Tamiya, which is held all over the country, “Kusada 4WD event” (in the way of grass baseball). Recently, various events have been frequently seen, from large-scale events to events specialized for the local community. [List of events other than Tamiya sponsorship] . From such a number of events, we will talk directly to the organizers of the events that interest you, and introduce you mini 4WD activities. It may be useful for those who are considering holding a mini 4WD event from now on?

The third bath four wheel drive, hina four wheel drive, 笹 four wheel drive …
We are thinking a lot of interesting ideas! “Saiin nugumi”
We interviewed the organizer of the Mini 4WD event and listen to the various things about the management, the third of the plan, in Kyoto, the course of the public bath “Asahiyu” in Saiin is paved the length and breadth of the bath of the mini 4WD. Race to “bath four wheel drive”, mini four wheel drive to honor the lady and the inner back (ladder) and decorate the hiland “Hina four wheel drive” etc … I can not forget once heard in the catchy naming, excellent impact We talked to “Seiin-gumi” who is hosting a mini 4WD event!

An original event logo with the letters “Bath 4WD” on the center. If it is said that the impact when you first see it on SNS!

ど う How was the Mini 4WD Team “Seijin Team” formed?

“Seiin’s” Seiin “is the name of the city of Ukyo-ku, Kyoto city. There was a pub called” Jamin “where mini 4WD lovers gather in Saiin, but in the shop” mini 4 J Jamin Cup “(Japan I was holding a mini 4 wheel drive event called “I’m playing a cup”. At the invitation of the members at that time, as a part of the event of the city’s music festival ” The Saiin festival “, it was decided to open a mini 4WD booth at Kasuga Shrine and formed a team. In fact, most of the members do not live in the Saiin … but because it was formed in the wake of the Saiin, it was named “Seiin’s Union”. After that, there was a change of members, and now members are centered on the people who gathered at the time of the first four wheelers. ”

A state of Hina 4 wheel drive. When I planned to “make it fun when I decorated the mini 4 wheel drive!”, Various “Hina 4 wheel drive” seemed to be gathered by volunteers. People gathered at that time are now at the center.

── You have events such as “Bath 4WD” and “Hina 4WD” that go beyond the scope of mini 4WD. How did you come up with these ideas?

“From the 4th in the public bath to the” bath 4th “, from the 3rd to the 4th” Hina 4th “, from the rhythm of the reggae to the 4th mini” 4th “. After deciding on the title of the event, I think it would be interesting to see what the event is … I think the Saiin-gumi group currently has 8 members, but there is no team representative. “Because I become a leader and plan an event, and other members support the planner with all my energy, so there may be a lot of withdrawal of ideas.”

“The main events of the Saiin-gumi group are” Bath 4WD “,” Rege 4WD “, and” New 4WD “to be newly planned this time, but the person in charge is different in every project. There is … but I always think about what I think would be interesting if realized. ”

── Each member plans as a leader, so many ideas are born. We are anxious about new event “笹 4 笹”!

“This year’s Tanabata,” Fourth Four-wheel drive “planned by members of the Saiin team on July 7 (Sun), prepare chopsticks and short strips and want to write and tie wishes (to Mr. Tamiya) Actually, it was planned to be held last year, but unfortunately it was canceled without being blessed with the weather, but this year’s venue is planned to be indoors, so it depends on the weather I think it can be held without any problems. ”

── Saiin Gumi holds events in various places such as public baths, shrines, cafes, etc. How is the venue secured?

“Basically, there are many opportunities to connect in a group of people. There is an offer from those who met at” The Saiin festival “that was the catalyst for team formation, and when we talked about hobbies, in fact each other’s minis The story gets excited in the 4th generation of cars … Then do it at home? Or become. Where do you actually put the course? What will you do with pit space and power? How do you advertise? … etc. If you meet each other by the meeting day, you will be able to ease the management of the day if you meet each other many times, and it will be possible to cope with it smoothly even if any trouble occurs if it is a pattern while trusting each other. ”

“Of course we have customers who take part in the event enjoy it, but if you are exhibiting at a shop lent to the venue or at a festival etc., the event organizer, and an event where all of our members can smile” We aim to

西 Mr. Saiin-gumi holds various events, how do you decide the race method and rules?

“I can not say in general because the age group and the number of participants are different for each event, but events with a large number of participants, such as the Bath 4WD, have tournament-style races. I am allowed to play freely in free practice, do time attacks according to the mood of the children, hold simple races, etc., and change according to the scene. You will be glad to see them. ”

Course scenery of bath four wheel drive
“There are 40 open, 40 junior juniors, and their accompanying parents, who will be close to 100.”

“We will always have a racer’s meeting at the beginning of the event and will firmly explain the precautions and prohibitions.”
Since the venue may be in a residential area, it is essential to cooperate with the manners of the participants so as not to bother the neighbors.

“The regulation of the tournament basically conforms to the official Mini 4WD official competition rules , but in consideration of the junior pocket money, even the battery only 100 yen shop or the like is OK. In the event with many participants Because there are scenes where beginners and advanced players run together, the course layout is designed with the course layout in mind so that you can enjoy it regardless of your level. ”

Course layout of mini 4 wheel drive experience society held in the children’s center
“We are devising to be the position where obstacles such as slopes and banks are clearly visible from the start line.

One piece of “Regae 4WD” doing mini 4WD while playing Noga

State of exhibit at a junior event
“The atmosphere of the event also changes according to the age group participating in the event.”

── Saiin-gumi’s event logos and posters are very cool. Are members doing design etc?

“All members are designing and producing event logos and posters. Since I am a sign shop, I also make posters for events and stickers from the Saiin group with this technology. There are also things that can spread. ”

Event logo of original design Hina 4WD (upper). Reggae 4WD (Lower) “We make logos and send them together because it’s difficult to communicate with text alone. If you think it’s like this, you’ll be interested, so good readable logos, titles and photos that you can see at a glance are good. is not it.”

“In addition to the shops that handle mini-shikakeri, posters are attached to facilities where there is an event site and places where you can cooperate with the area. A poster was posted on Ms.’s main station, as those who look for information on the Mini 4WD from SNS are already playing with Mini 4WD, so it is quite effective as an approach to the other layer I think.”

By making announcements at facilities that the general public visits, approach the event to a group who does not know the Mini 4WD

“In addition, when you post events of the Saiin team on the Tamiya site, or send information via SNS, you can create a dedicated hashtag such as “ # Bath 4』” or ” # な 4』 “to share topics I’m putting it on. ”

The Tamiya site has a function that can post events hosted by shops and groups .
“We will post events of the Saiin-gumi group and check the posted events to see if they will be covered by other organizer’s events.”

“There are few permanent courses in Kyoto, so there is not a place where people who started Mini 4WD can easily run. If the number of teams holding Mini 4WD events in Kyoto increases, Mini 4WD becomes more interesting If you would like to hold a mini 4WD event in Kyoto but don’t know what to do, please contact saiingumi (at mark) gmail.com If you are new to Saiin-gumi, there are some parts that you are not familiar with, We can share the know-how we have experienced so far!

あ り が と う Thank you for the interesting story from the story of the event concept to the idea of ​​disseminating information!

You can check out the activities of the senior executive Saiin-gumi who can organize events that are not confined to the framework of the Mini 4WD and that can be realized by searching with the Twitter hashtag ” # Saiin-gumi “. In addition, you can look back on the past events if you search for the event-specific hashtags ” # bath four wheel drive ” or ” # hina four wheel drive ” etc. Great attention is also given to “ # 笹 4 駆 ” which will be held in July !

Event Organizer Interviews: Back Number
The 1st Mini 4×4 Community Contribution! “Muchu mini 4 wheel club”

About a year ago, I found an announcement of a mini 4WD event on Twitter. The Twitter account name is “muchu Mini 4WD.” When I read the contents of the notice carefully, it seems that there is a mini 4WD course at the printing company’s office in Saga Prefecture, which is released once a month. Why is there a mini 4WD course at a printing company? ? And the editorial department is also curious. The first time to commemorate, I asked the story of “muchu Mini 4WD”!
Read the continuation of the first interview

Event Organizer Interviews: Back Number
2nd Official Local Winner from Local! “Hi-Five Hokkaido”

Interview with the organizer of the Mini 4WD event and planning to ask them about their management, The second is “Hi-Five Hokkaido” who is hosting the mini 4WD race once a month in Hokkaido I tried to hear the story!
Read more about the second interview

Tamiya Hobby World 2019 limited Mini 4WD event sale items

A variety of Tamiya products such as mini-shikakeri, work kits, fun trains, original goods perfect for souvenirs, outlet products at special prices, and featured products limited to the event hall are also available. It is

Outlet product
We sell outlet molded product sets of scale models, such as sports cars and military miniatures. It is a bargain product that parts including parts except decal etc. are complete. We also sell outlet products for completed RC (radio control) cars. In addition to the pre-painted body and the completed car body, the transmitter and the battery etc. are a full set of things necessary for traveling, so you can enjoy traveling immediately if you take them out of the bag and charge the battery.

Items for Event Venues
● DCR-01 (Decross 01) Clear Blue Special (MA chassis) 1,296 yen (tax included)
· Clear blue body
· Super light gray made of ABS MA chassis
· Deep blue plated small diameter low height tire Y spoke wheel
· “PDC DESIGNWORKS / SUPER HARD’s white print small diameter super hard low height tires (Black)

● Avante Jr. Black Special 1,080 yen (tax included)
Released in 1989, Reproduced items that are currently being discontinued as event venue limited products .
· Smoked ABS body
· Black ABS type 2 chassis
· Fluorescent pink large diameter wheel

· Mini 4 wheel Koala pastel special (VS chassis) 1,296 yen (tax included)
· Light green body and pink VS chassis are pastel colors ABS-based
tires made of clear small-diameter low-height tires (soft)
and beige koala figures are assembled and painted.

● Mini 4WD basic box cabinet (with 1 box) 820 yen (tax included)
Mini 4WD Is a cardboard cabinet that can hold up to three. One basic box is attached.

● Full cowl Mini 4WD 25th Anniversary Blue Tire & Green Plated Wheel 388 yen (tax included)
● Full Cowl Mini 4WD 25th Anniversary Red Tire & Gold Plated Wheel 388 yen (tax included)
A set of tires and wheels commemorating the 25th anniversary of the full cowl mini 4WD.
· Small size low height tire (hard) with white print of “FULLY COWLED MINI 4WD 25th ANNIV.”
· Spiral spoke wheel for small diameter low height tire with plating · Hard to
bounce and hard to slow down at corners Hard type

※ The above items are Tamiya It is a product sold only at the event.

There are a limited number of outlet products and limited products. Please pardon when sold out. In addition, with regard to popular products, we will restrict the purchase quantity of one person. In addition, please understand that the contents etc. may be changed as for the sales product which has been guided.

2019 Le Mans 24 Hours – Tamiya RC Pitstop by Toyota Motorsport



The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing mechanics are specialists in making quick and efficient pit stops. Every team member involved knows exactly what he or she needs to do. But what happens when the TS050 HYBRID which stops in front of the lollipop is smaller than expected? Watch this video to see the pit stop on the TAMIYA RC TS050 HYBRID.
Source: Toyota Motorsport GmbH

Tamiya & TOYOTA GAZOO Racing collaboration cap


Join the Target RC Race and GET the Original Collaboration Cap!
TGR (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing) working on Toyota’s motor sports activities supports junior and female RC drivers! Held “TGR JJ Grand Prix” targeting juniors and women at targeted RC events. We will present an original collaboration cap to all the players who used the Toyota car body. Race in TOYOTA bodies such as Yaris WRC and GR Supra, which will be released in the future, and try to get premium items!

Target RC event
July 21 Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix in MEGAWEB (Odaiba Mega Web)
Scheduled for August Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Tokyo Tournament (Gotanda TOC)
September 8 Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix in MEGAWEB (Odaiba Mega Web)
September will Tamiya RC car Grand Prix Kakegawa tournament (Tamiya Kakegawa circuit)
September scheduled Tamiya RC car Grand Prix Aichi tournament (Nagoya Garden Pier Lingang Midorien)
October will Tamiya RC car Grand Prix Kansai tournament (Kobe Harborland umie MOSAIC before)

※ MEGAWEB in tournament Junior Grand Prix, Women’s Grand Prix are eligible.
※ For details , please check the event information (restricted by RC – Japanese pages) that will be released sequentially in Tamiya HP.

A final race will also be held at Fuji Speedway!
A final race of the TGR JJ Grand Prix will also be held at the TGRF (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing FESTIVAL) site held at Fuji Speedway in December 2019. It will be a fun race event for junior and female RC drivers. Recruitment guidelines will be announced as soon as they are decided.

Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup Memorial machines overview

A large collection of machines from previous generations! This year’s Baronbient 2019 is full of new attractions!!

In commemoration of the “Mini 4WD Japan Cup”, where hot battles are taking place all over Japan, a lot of special memorial models were born. This year, the “ Baronbient Japan Cup 2019 ”, which has been classically and elegantly organized, has been launched, replacing the racing style full of battle spirit . A wine-red bonnet with a black body and gold leaf coloring for the wheel arch. The combination with the “ HG Carbon Multi-Wide Stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP2019 ” with gold print will make it even more attractive. Launch of the “Baron Bient Japan Cup 2019” is around June 29th. Please stay tuned.

※ Products before 2018 have already been discontinued. Please note.

Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi 11th Modelling Contest Prize-winning Works

Tamiya Chairman’s Award Hiroaki Seki “Tilly Field Kitchen Car”



Source: Tamiya Plamodel Factory – Shimbashi

Introducing the featured sections of Tamiya Mini 4WD JAPANCUP 2019 Miracle Baron Circuit videos


Miracle Baron Circuit 2019
Miracle Baron Circuit 2019, the setting for the 2019 Japan Cup. Of the three layouts available: North (North), East (East), and West (WEST), the layout of North will be used as an example to introduce the whole story!


Digital Zone 2
Two consecutive digital dragonbacks are placed between the four digital corners to shake the machine up, down, left or right. The key is how to prevent the slowdown in this section on the first lap and the stability at the time of entry into the section on the second and subsequent laps on which the speed was applied.


New Era Turn
A corner bearing the name of Cap brand New Era that supports Champion Cap. The point is to pass the corners smoothly to accelerate the machine towards the second half of the course.


Kicker flap
A special section with a flap type jump platform whose angle changes depending on the machine weight. There is also a fear of a big jump → course out as the light machine jumps upward without the flap falling down. The reaction weight and angle of the flap may differ depending on the venue.


Fujitsu Pop
Japan’s 90th curve “Fujitsu Pop” with the name of the Fujitsu battery that provides the Japan Cup. A sharp curve section that looks easy, but doesn’t look like it looks as the machine passes at high speed.


Rising Phantom Changer
Rare Section “Phantom Changer” is further evolved. The caution section where speed and power are required that the machine on the speed climbs a gentle slope and lands on a wide landing, and then runs up a steep slope with an angle of 60 degrees.


Balancing straight
The straight is much wider than usual. The road surface on both sides of the course is lower than the central part, and if you do not go straight, the chassis will contact the road surface, resulting in significant speed loss. The section where the straight running stability of the machine is asked.


Last turn
The last turn following the balancing straight. How much speed can I keep after passing a rising phantom changer or a balancing straight? And it is the border of the game whether the machine that reached the highest speed can withstand the cornering of the last turn.


Miracle Baron Circuit 2019 Onboard video
“North (North)”, “East (East)”, “WEST (West)” in order, introduce the video of the on-board camera that ran the Miracle Baron Circuit 2019. Identify the circuit characteristics in each layout pattern and prepare for the tournament!

The 18th Tamiya World Modelers Contest Winners

Super Kids Land Award Touring Shuji Tatsuya


The 18th Tamiya World Modelers Contest was held. This time the day of bringing in works overlapped with the local event, and despite the crowded area around the Super Kids Land Main Store in Osaka Nihonbashi, which was the venue, a very large number of works of 137 points were gathered. Shuji Ashiya’s “Touring” was awarded the Super Kids Land Award. This is a big work with 1/6 motorcycles, African twins and lights. The Tamiya Prize-General Division, who caught the eye in vivid colors, “Mizutama” of Satoshi Nakata. As its name suggests, it is not only eye-catching to the emerald-colored paint, it is a work full of attractions such as piping and accessories detail-up that have been added to the engine room. Tamiya Prize-Military category is Masaaki Mizobe’s “F-4EJ Kai Mitsubishi Special”. In addition to the reproduction of the rare paint shown after IRAN (regular maintenance), the painting and the work were also wonderful works that were remodeled from the EJ product to the EJ Kai according to the actual machine. I tend to look at big works, but there were also small but interesting works. At first glance, Tani Noriyuki’s work “YZF-R1 mini” looks like a normal motorcycle work, but do you feel uncomfortable? This work, labeled “mini,” cuts down on various parts of the base YZF-R1. The wheel is balanced and made by itself, and the cowl is molded with a light-curing putty. The finish was so natural that there were a lot of inquiries about small bike products. In addition, delightful works such as challenge works and scene works to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MM have won awards this year.

Ad video of upcoming Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2019 at Miracle Baron Circuit


Summer celebration of Mini 4WD racers will also be held this year!
The annual summer Mini 4WD big event “Fujitsu Dry Battery Offer Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2019” will be held this year! 2019 started from Tokyo tournament 1D on June 15 and traveled to 17 competitions in 14 venues all over Japan until the end of October. Let’s all join in the glowing Japan Cup, which keeps your hands on!

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