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Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Video Report Vol. 24


Electric RC Car Experience Running Tour “Try !! Tamiya RC”, a “trailer passenger ride experience corner” where you can ride a large RC trailer, and “Tamiya RC Car Festival” in Tokyo, Odaiba’s theme park “Tamiya RC Car Festival”, such as experiences of “Triple Wheel Series Dancing Rider” and driving experiences of “4 WD off road car heavy dump” We held at MEGA WEB (mega web). In addition, we also hold “TRI !! Tamiya RC School in MEGA WEB”, a radio control car production experience. I enjoyed driving with the assembled RC car.

Visiting the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen

We had the luck to recently be able to visit the Porsche museum in Zuffenhausen Germany, which belongs to the Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and is a unique experience for any real car, model car and even Tamiya aficionado. The current form of the museum was finalised in 2009 and it has many vehicle as well as part exhibits from the whole history of the company, which this year celebrates already 70 years, 1948-2018. As many Tamiya fans who have read the autobiography of the president of Tamiya, Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, know, Tamiya has a very special relation to Porsche, starting in the mid 70s, where Tamiya actually purchased a Porsche 911, dismantled it and rebuilt it in order to better understand the car to release a fabulous 1/12 scale static model, on which they soon after even created their first radio control car model which was a huge sale success in Japan but also in export. Therefore, on this article we will only concentrate on museum exhibits which in a more or less similar form and version were released from Tamiya as static or R/C model kits.

TRF Race Report 1/10 Electric RC Touring Car All Japan Championship including first test results with prototype of the TA 07 MS


2018 JMRCA Japanese National Championship (1:10 Electric Touring Car)
July 20th-22nd 2018
Shirakaba 2in1 Circuit, Nagano, Japan

Kiyokazu Suzuki and Takayuki Kono attended the 2018 JMRCA Japanese National Championship to support drivers of Tamiya cars at the event, also taking the opportunity to race a prototype of the TA07 MS. There was great news in the Open Class, as young speedster Takuma Sasaki and his TRF419XR took an imperious overall victory, following on from his wins in last year’s Sports Class and the Tamiya R/C World Championships. He was fast all weekend, with the top time in three of the six qualifying sessions and second fastest in two more, then putting the opposition in their place with victories in the first two rounds of the final. His victory was the first for a Tamiya car in this class at the JMRCA Japanese National Championship since 2012. Fellow TRF419XR drivers Shuma Shinozawa and Masaaki Honda finished 5th and 6th overall respectively to cap a great weekend. Kiyokazu Suzuki also competed in the Open Class, achieving 11th overall with a prototype of the new TA07 MS, while in the Super Expert Class, Shinya Shimazaki demonstrated the TRF419XR’s potential with a 9th place overall finish.

First CAD image of Tamiya TA07 MS Chassis

Suzukis Open Class winning TRF 419 XR setting sheet

1989 Paris Dakar Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser with Tamiya as sponsor

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Original source in Japanese language: My navi news

Go out to meet the machines that came to the facilities and events of the city, jumping out of the circuit and garage, the series ‘A town car racing car’. This time is the story of “Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” which is a Paris · Dakar Rally participation vehicle that we met in the front garden of Shizuoka City · Tamiya head office building.

“Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” @ Tamiya Head Office (Shizuoka City)

The goal point of Paris Dakar was the capital of Senegal

Senegal who fought Japan against the group league at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russian tournament. Such capital Dakar of Senegal is famous as the goal point of “Paris · Dakar Rally” which is said to be the harshest rally in the world. It was a competition that ran from France / Paris to Dakar once, but due to political instability of transit countries, it is currently held under the name of “Dakar Rally” in South America.

“Team Land Cruiser · Toyota Auto Body” who participated in Dakar Rally 2018

At the Dakar Rally 2018 held in January, the “Land Cruiser 200 (VDJ 200 type)” of the “Toyota Auto Body Team Land Cruiser” won the class in the diesel car division without retailing commercial vehicles. We have achieved 5 consecutive victories as a team. About 30 years ago, “Land Cruiser 70 (BJ 74 Type)” who was participating in the same class from Japan is “Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” introduced this time.

“Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” 1989 Specification

“Team ACP” who challenged Paris Dakar for the first time as a Japanese

It is Paris Dakar that began in 1979, but in 1981 “Team ACP” by media correspondents started participating from Japan as soon as possible. In the same year I finished with Toyota “Starlet”, and in the following year I won the class with Toyota “Carina”, so I took up the topic with my 2WD car. In addition, it also serves as a support for 2WD cars, and also entered from Land Cruiser from the beginning. I kept fighting with Land Cruiser all the time until the year 1993 which was the last challenge of the team.

Challenge from Japan. It has an international number to bring it overseas

When the actor, Yosuke Natsuki, participated from ‘Team Children’ s Wolf ‘in 1985, the degree of public attention in Japan of Paris Dakar rose in a stroke. In 1987, the popular TV program “NARUTO! THE WORLD” closely adheres to the team ACP, as a singer / Yumi Matsutoya Yumi singing to another private team’s support caught up in a wide range of media. Participating warfare team from Japan and sponsoring Japanese companies will also increase.

The logo of various Japanese companies color the body

In 1989 and 1990, team ACP was sponsored by world model manufacturer Tamiya. With that kind of affair, it was exhibited in Tamiya head office building. Although the photograph is a specification car in 1989, the 1990 specification car is also made into a popular hobby “familiar Tamiya” mini 4-wheel drive “

Body color reminiscent of Tamiya’s logo mark

Running a course over 10,000 km, the second best in the class

This “Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” participated in the 11 th conference in 1989. From Paris to Tunis (the capital city of Tunisia) – Dakar run over 20,000 kilometers over 20,000 km, shining 2nd in the diesel car category with no retail cars.

Mr. Kubota is a driver, Ryuji Tsuruta is a navigator

Safety equipment including a seatbelt for competition and a roll cage for protecting passengers during rolling are added, but the main parts such as engines and transmissions are the same as the commercially available land cruiser. Activities at PARIS DAKAR are also proof of the reliability of commercial vehicles.

The same BJ74 type “Land Cruiser” that was on the market at the time

Even after Team ACP leaves Paris Dakar, it has been selected as many teams and continues to be active even now, “Toyota Land Cruiser”. “Toyota Auto Body Team Land Cruiser” is going for test runs from May as early as possible for the Dakar Rally 2019. It is anticipated for the 6th consecutive title of the commercial car division!

“Team Land Cruiser · Toyota Auto Body” who won class in Dakar Rally 2017

Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser (Specified in 1989)

Full length × full width × full height 4,265 mm x 1,690 mm x 1,905 mm
Wheelbase 2,600 mm
engine 13B-T type in-line 4-cylinder diesel turbo
Displacement 3,431 cc
Maximum output 120 ps / 3, 400 rpm
Maximum torque 29.0 kgf-m / ​​2,000 rpm

About Tamiya headquarters
There is a real car exhibition corner with the showroom at the Tamiya head office in Shizuoka City, and tours are possible (reservation required). Every year, an open house (general tour without reservation unnecessary) was held according to the public release date of the Shizuoka Hobby Show, and this year I was greeted by this “Land Cruiser” at the front yard.

It is along SBS street lined with ward office and large shopping center

※ This article is information on the time of publication, it may differ from the latest one. Please note

First information on upcoming Tamiya TA07 MS Chassis

TA07 MS Chassis

Tamiya is delighted to inform their customers that TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) will be attending the JMRCA Japanese National Championship 2018 this coming weekend, and they are planning to use a prototype of a new chassis – the TA07 MS! They will also be dispensing advice to Tamiya users in attendance.

About the TA07 MS

A prototype of the TA07 MS chassis will appear in the Open class of the upcoming JMRCA Japanese National Championship 2018.
The TA07 MS takes the single belt-driven 4WD TA07 PRO chassis to a new level of performance.
Stay tuned to this site for more information about the chassis in the days following the race!

About the JMRCA 2018

TRF to attend the JMRCA Japanese National Championship 2018!

From July 20th to 22nd, the Shirakaba 2in1 Circuit in Nagano, Japan plays host to the 30th running of the JMRCA Japanese National Championship, with Open and Super-EX classes held. TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) team members Kiyokazu Suzuki and Takayuki Kono will Be in attendance, not just to drive, but also offer advice and answer questions from Tamiya fans and drivers. Enquiries will be happily received!

Kiyokazu Suzuki will be running a prototype of the TA 07 MS in the Open class. He will of course be available to offer setup advice and answer questions.

Takayuki Kono will be running the TRF 419 XR in the Super-EX class. He too will be happy to provide setup advice and answer enquiries.

Tamiya Hobby World 2018

Tamiya Hobby World 2018 Wednesday, August 8 – Tuesday, August 14

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – August 14 (Tuesday) Hankyu Umida Main Store 10th Floor Central Street Park 
10 am – 8 pm (10 am – 9 pm on Friday and Saturday) 
* The last day is the afternoon Admission free until 5 o’clock  

We will hold “Tamiya Hobby World” that we can watch, make, play and enjoy parent and child together. We also offer four kinds of workshops (fee) that allow you to experience noteworthy new products such as mini 4WD and pleasant work series and experience the pleasure of manufacturing. Furthermore, from fun events that are interesting to fans, shopping can not be overlooked, including items such as T-shirts and apparel and novelties. Please come to Tamiya Hobby World 2018 where all the family can enjoy this summer. 

⇒ 【Venue】 Hankyu Umida Main Store 10th Floor Central Avenue Park Click here for access map

⇒ Click here for Tamiya Hobby World Report last year.

Make it with parent and child and have fun! Four types of workshops held

During the period, we will hold four kinds of workshops, “Fun Train Craft Experience”, “Mini 4WD Workshop”, “Try !! Tamiya RC School” and “First Time Programming Experience Classroom”. Tamiya staff will support you so that you can feel free to join us even for the first time. You can experience “enjoyment to make” and “pleasure to move things you made” through a workshop class. ※ “Mini 4WD construction class” “Try !! Tamiya RC school” “First programming experience class” is reserved in advance 

Fun Train Craft Experience – Difficulty ★ ☆ ☆

Let’s make “fun train series” that you can enjoy a lot of speed feeling with motor and battery! Since the chassis is assembled, the body is easy to assemble because it is a screwless type that requires no adhesive, it is also recommended for small children like train! After completion, it is possible to run on a special circuit. Come on, depart! 
◎ Dates: August 8 (Wednesday) to 14 days (Tuesday) 
Hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm am (production takes about 30 minutes) 
※ last day 14 (Tuesday) until pm 4 
◎ Participation fee: 1,058 yen (including tax / traveling dry battery) 
◎ Usage kit: 17801 700 series Shinkansen, 17802 300 series Shinkansen, 17803 923 type Shinkansen electric orbit general test vehicle, 17804 500 Series Shinkansen, 17805 700 Series Shinkansen Hikari Rail Star, 17806 E2 series Shinkansen Hayate, please choose one. 
◎ Target: over 1st grade of primary school. Elementary school students should attend with parents. 
◎ Capacity: 12 people ※ We accept at the venue all the time. We may wait when we are full.

Mini 4WD Workshop – Difficulty ★ ★ ☆

Choose the machine you like from the three models and let’s complete it! Since we do not use glue, we can participate with peace of mind for those who are first assembling. It is also possible to run the machine on a special circuit after completion. Please customize with various parts selling in the venue and run “Mini 4WD only by yourself”. ◎ Schedule: August 8 (Wednesday) – Friday 10 (Fri) 
4 times a day (Production required time: about 1 hour) 
● 10:30 am – 1 pm – 3 pm – 5 p.m. – 5 pm Time ~ 
◎ Participation fee: 972 yen (tax included / with running batteries) 
◎ Use kit: 18639 Avilista, 18642 Spark Rouge 18648 Mad Razor. 
◎ Target: over 1st grade of primary school. Elementary school students should attend with parents. 
◎ Capacity: First come first served 18 people ※ Prior reservation is available 
◆ Details of the event · From here click here >>> ※ 7/23 (Mon) Start from 10 am

Try !! Tamiya RC School – Difficulty ★ ★ ★

I will assemble Tamiya’s entry RC (radio control) kit according to the explanatory drawing order. Tamiya staff supports lecturers from machine assembly to practice running. We will train future engineers through the production of RC cars! 
* It is an assembly of only the chassis. Body production and painting will not be done at the time of the school. Also, paint sold separately is required for painting. (We will sell painted body in the hall for school participants.) 
◎ Schedule: Saturday, August 11, Sunday 12 (Sunday) 
1 time per day (Production required time: Approximately 6 hours) 
● 12:00 am ~ 10:00 pm 
Participation fee: 16,200 yen (including tax) 
◎ Use kit: 1 / 10 RC Reikiri GT (First Try RC Kit / On Road Car Type TT – 02 Chassis) 
◎ Target: 3rd grade elementary school students and junior high school students. Please participate with parents. RC inexperienced beginners are targeted. 
※ Please refrain from everyone who has experienced racing such as Tamiya Grand Prix. 
◎ Capacity: 12 people for each first come ※ Reserved in advance 
◆ For details of events · Sign up from here >>> ※ 6/25 (Mon) Start from 10 am

First time programming experience class – Difficulty ★ ★ ☆

The importance of STEM education for children in all over the world increases, and experience “programming” which is attracting attention now because it will be compulsory in elementary school from 2020! It is a classroom for beginners for programming with children’s computer IchigoJam. All necessary equipment is prepared here. You can actually move the robot just by entering the program with the keyboard under the teacher’s lecture. After the classroom, we will give you a cam program robot working set that you can enjoy analog programming without computer. 
◎ Schedule: August 13 (Monday), 14th (Tue) 
4 times a day ( about 1 hour of experience) 
● 10:30 am – 1 pm – 3 pm – 5 p.m. ~ 
◎ Participation fee: 3,456 yen (tax included / with cam program robot working set included) 
◎ Target: over 3rd grade elementary school students. Those under junior high school students should attend with parents. 
◎ Capacity: 12 people for each first come ※ Reserved in advance 
◆ For details of the event · Please click here >>> ※ 7/23 (Monday) Start from 10 am

Mini 4WD Special Circuit

Let’s run a boasting machine! The special circuit dedicated to mini 4WD using Junior Circuit was permanently installed in the venue. We also have a sales corner for upgraded parts.

New product exhibition corner

We will exhibit this summer’s new model as the center, centering on mini 4WD and fun work series. In addition, models that can enjoy children and adults such as RoboCraft and 1/35 dinosaur series are also displayed. You can see plenty of model wonderfulness.

Sales corner · event venue limited item

We have Tamiya products such as Mini 4WD, Craft Kit, Fun Train and 1/35 Dinosaur Series, plus original goods perfect for souvenirs, outlets with special price, noteworthy items of event limited venue everyone We are waiting for your visit.

Outlet product

We sell outlet molded product sets of scale model such as sports car series and military miniature series. It is a bargain item which parts including decals etc. are gathered together. We also sell outlet products of completed RC (radio control) cars. In addition to the painted body and the finished car body, things necessary for traveling, such as transmitters and batteries, are in full set, so if you take out of the bag and charge the battery you can enjoy running soon. 

Outlet products and limited items have a limited number. Please pardon when sold out. For popular items, we will limit the quantity purchased by one person. In addition, please be advised that the sale items we are introducing may be subject to change.

Tamiya Modelers Gallery 2018 – where a new past and a nostalgic future intersect

July 26 th (Thursday) 2018 to July 31 (Tue)

Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro store 8F Fount hall (1 to 2) 10 am – 8 pm on the last day 5 p.m. Closing entrance free on the last day

A model that has motifs of every era from long ago to the present age. It is fascinating that you can see the past and present model on the desk at the same time and can create the future you can draw stereoscopically. Tamiya Modeler’s Gallery will be held this year with an exhibition full of such models’ charm. This time attention is the exhibition including the model of the cartoon “aircraft carrier IBUKI” realized with collaboration with Shogakkan “Big comic”. Besides this, scaling model, mini 4WD and RC model are plentiful. In addition, there are plenty of events such as mini 4WD construction classroom, sweets decoration production experience, handling experience of topic three wheel RC car “Dancing Rider”. I can spend a full day of fun.

Tamiya Modelers Gallery Event Details

“Tobu Tamiya Modelers Contest” exhibition

Models fan The Tobu Tamiya modeler’s contest which is a remarkable feature. Entry works including scene works, single works, sweets decoration etc. will be on display. Pleasantly devised, please look carefully at the painting and remodeling techniques carefully finished up to the detail. Also, on Saturday, July 28, we will also present awards ceremony for contest winners inside the hall. 
■ Tobu Tamiya Modelers Contest Awards Ceremony: Saturday, July 28 (Sat) from 1 pm

⇒ Tobu Tamiya Modelers Contest work application method (Deadline July 16 (Monday, Holiday)) 
⇒ Tobu Tamiya Modelers Contest Last year’s winning works

Exhibition of new and old Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha YZF – R1 which transforms the concept of large displacement super sports bike and gathers envy of fans all over the world. I will exhibit the actual cars of the latest 2018 YZF-R1M and the first YZF-R1 that appeared in 1998. In addition to seeing the evolution of technology, it is a great opportunity to observe the real cars carefully in order to compare old and new buildings in future models.

Koji Ishizaka and his colleagues mini gallery

We will exhibit the work of everyone of the model club “Rokugan” that the actor Koji Ishizaka serves as the chairman. As the name of the party is taken from “presbyopia” as you know, everyone is a senior modeler. However, it is only a masterpiece that casually shows how the model is being produced while enjoying it.

Mini 4WD challenge in TOBU held! July 28 (Saturday) 4 pm – 29 th (sun)

We will perform an official competition at the official 5 lane course in the hall. On July 29 (Sunday) in the morning only junior class players for elementary school fourth graders to junior high school graders only, two part system (capacity 200 people) and 100 people each for 100 people from 4 pm on Saturday, Saturday 28th From the afternoon of the day (Sunday), we will race only with open class players targeting more than high school students for the three-part system (100 people each). The open class will be accepted in advance, and the junior class will be accepted at the venue on the day of the event.

⇒ I will show you the details at a later date.

It is held every day! Mini 4WD competition

We hold a popular Mini 4WD competition everyday at the special circuit in the venue. (Except Saturdays and Sundays) In 
addition to the competition that everyone can participate in three times a day, we will also race limited to “Emperor”. In addition to selling kit and parts, we also prepared a pit space convenient for assembly and setting. 

■ Mini 4WD competition 
held 4 times a day (excluding July 28th, 29th and 31st) 
Race start time 
● 11 am – 1 pm 30 pm – ● Emperor limited race 4 p.m. – afternoon 6:30 – 
※ First come first served 90 people (No entry fee) 
※ The reception will start 30 minutes before each race starts. 
* Emperor limited race can participate only in vehicles equipped with emperor ‘s name such as emperor. 
※ July 28 (Saturday) is not for modeler’s contest award ceremony · Mini 4WD challenge in TOBU. 
※ July 29th (Sun) is not for the mini 4WD challenge in TOBU. 
※ There is no time at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm for closing at 5 pm on July 31 (Tue) on the last day.

Mini 4WD work classroom

Mini 4WD workshop (fee) will be held everyday. Staff will carefully advise such things as you do not know about assembly.

■ Every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (production required time: 60 minutes) 
* The final day is July 31 (Tue) from 10 am to 3 pm. 
※ There are times when you wait when you are full. 
[Participation fee] 972 yen (with tax / running for batteries) 
[use kit] 18,639 Abirisuta (MA chassis) , 18642 spark Rouge (MA chassis) , 18648 Mad Razor (MA chassis) one selected from among.

Sweets decoration production experience July 28 (Saturday) and 29 (Sun)

Miniature sweets “Sweet Decoration” made of clay gaining popularity mainly by women. We will hold a production experience (charged) on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, 29th. Please challenge us to make accessories for cute candy. (Works can not be eaten)

“Seashell Macaroon Plate” 
lecturer: Makigo Sekiguchi (presided by pastel sweets) 
● 10:30 am ● 11:15 pm ● 1 pm ● 1:45 p.m. ● 2:30 p.m. ● 3:15 pm 
(Production required time: about 30 minutes) 
Arrangement ticket distributed from 10 am each time 
【participation fee】 800 yen (tax included / material cost included) 
Plate: Size about 10 cm × 10 cm 

“Panda Magnet” 
Instructor: Tamiya staff 
● 4:30 p.m. 5:10 ● 5:50 ● 6:30 ● 7:10 
(Production required time: about 30 minutes) 
Distribution of numbered tickets from 4 pm each time 
Participation fee 500 yen (tax included / material cost Included) 
Dishes: Size 7 cm

Beginner’s big welcome! RC car experience corner

At the RC experience corner, we hold a hands-on event that enables us to experience the pleasure of maneuvering, including a demonstration of a powerful RC trailer and RC tank every day. Of course it is a beginner’s big welcome. Please also join us for the first time for children and women at RC. 
This time, you can enjoy the handling experience of a new sense of bike type RC ” Dancing rider “.

Exhibition corner

We will show you the splendor of the model from this summer’s new product to topical models such as a beautifully finished scale model, a mechanical attractive full-filled RC model. In addition, you can see masterpieces whose model fans nationwide skillfully showed, such as exhibits of contests selected for dolls remodeling.

⇒ New product list of Tamiya (latest posting)

Exhibit of the 46th Doll Modification Contest Winning Work

The doll remodeling contest is a model contest using a “1/35 Military Miniature Series” 5 cm tall soldier doll. From a simple remodeling just changing a pose or a small item to a completely different person or character, a technical person who transforms it into a character or a character, an idea of ​​a game with a fun thought, a soldier doll is the source anyway Even a bad work OK! If you devise not only the doll but also the backdrop on the table, you can emphasize the movement of the doll or let the story feel. 
Exhibited works that were made over time with news of the year and person who became a topic carefully. Please take a look at the achievements of winning works.

⇒ Doll rebuilding contest 46th prize-winning work

Exhibition of works published in RC · Model Special Magazine

Each RC machine magazine “RC Model Magazine” introduced RC machines and model magazines “Model Art” “Hobby Japan” and “Armor Modeling” at each publisher booth. Of course we prepared a related book sales section.

Sales corner · event sale item

After seeing and having fun, of course, shopping. Plastic models and RC models, original goods, as well as publications such as Tamiya news and catalogs are abundant. Event sale items and so on.

Please wait for further information for details!

■ The pattern of the event is taken with still images, movies, etc., and it may be published on each media related to Tamiya, such as printed matter and homepage. 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. 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.

Tamiya Mini 4WD News 01 – Tamiya Mini 4WD 30 Years Japan Cup History

Japan Cup History – 30 YEARS OF THE JAPAN CUP –

Big event in the summer! Let’s look back on the history of the Mini 4WD Japan Cup

“Mini 4WD Japan Cup” is a big event in the summer of the Tamiya accredited competition that decides the mini 4WD in Japan, which started in 1988. It is a tournament with a long history that celebrated its 30th anniversary this year in 2018, showing the excitement that total of more than 1 million mini-4 racers will participate. After achieving the resurrection for the first time in 12 years in 2012, it becomes an environment where children and adults can enjoy beyond generations, and even more fun! In the race, official and difficult sections full of individuality appear every time, and a lot of dramas are produced. This time, I introduce the history of such Japan Cup carefully. Further deepening your understanding and enjoy this year’s Japan Cup, which is traveling around the country venue even more!

Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2018 is now underway!

“Fujitsu Battery Offered Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2018” started from the 16th Tokyo Convention and is currently visiting 14 venues / 17 tournaments nationwide until the October championship battle. The 2018 course is a high-speed circuit that arranged the 1988 Japan Cup · 1st official course “Ultra Great Dash Circuit” to the contemporary specification with the concept of return to origin. “Classical Circuit 2018” with a total length of 169.8 meters with a number of sections appeared in the venues nationwide. Let’s join this year’s Japan Cup without success!

1988 Japan Cup / 1988 (1st)


The Japanese cup which goes nationwide with a flashy and conspicuous mini 4WD symbol car “Dash Wagon” started from the Hokkaido convention on July 24th. The first Japan Cup in 1988 traveled around 16 venues nationwide and coverage of TV and other interviews became a big success. The qualification course holds a race at “Great Dash Circuit” of 52 m in length. Ultra Great Dash Circuit, 150 meters long, with the top 30 riders entering the final race in the order of time from the qualifying 1st place, and the final course combining three qualifying courses. The open course “Domino Attack” and “Jet Spiral” which can participate freely were also set up at the venue. In Sapporo and Yokohama, the fans who could not participate were great successes. At the venue Mini 4 Fighter and Mr. Chan played the role of the Progressor and met with many Mini 4 racers all over the country to deepen their exchanges. Dr. Tokuda Zaurus was also overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the venues such as Sapporo, Matsumoto and Yokohama, and the Dash No. 1 and the emperor, which was released at the convention venue, also enjoyed great success. The winning time of the mini 4 racer at the top of 15,560 people nationwide is 35 seconds 91. The machine used is Fire Dragon Jr. “Komagi Special” which is remodeled by Shakotan. Komaki who won the tournament has also appeared in fan meeting at the 2012 Japan Cup championship decision race.

● Name: 1988 Japan Cup
● Schedule: July 24 – August 28 (16 venues)
● Participation application number: reception on the day
● Number of mobilization: 53,600
● Number of participants: 15,760
● Course: Ultra Great Dash Circuit 150 m)

Hokkaido convention July 24: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Yamagata convention July 27: Yamagata Matsuzakaya (Yamagata Prefecture)
Miyagi convention July 29: Sendai Mitsukoshi (Miyagi Prefecture)
Fukushima convention July 31: Koriyama Seibu (Fukushima)
Niigata Competition August 3: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Nagano convention August 5: Matsumoto Celvin (Nagano Prefecture)
Kanagawa convention August 7: Yokohama Mitsukoshi (Kanagawa)
Shizuoka convention August 10: Hamamatsu Seibu (Shizuoka)
Aichi Tournament August 11: Nagoya Matsuzakaya (Aichi)
Osaka convention August 14: Umeda Hanshin (Osaka)
Okayama convention August 15: Mitsukoshi Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture)
Ehime Competition August 16: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime Prefecture)
Hiroshima convention August 19: Hiroshima Fukuya (Hiroshima)
Fukuoka convention August 21: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Oita Competition August 23: Oita Tokiha (Oita Prefecture)
Tokyo Competition August 28: Isetan Shinjuku (Tokyo)

1989 Japan Cup / 1989 (2nd)


Following the popularity of the Japan Cup in 1988, the second Japan cup in 1989 scaled up further. Prior to the Japan Cup, the “Japan Cup Jr. Circuit” which is the same course standard as the official certificate was released, making it possible to conduct research on setting at home or model shop. The preliminary round course is “Dash Circuit” and the final course is held at “Ultra Dash Circuit 1989”. A steep new section “Niagara Slope” has appeared, and the Mini 4 racers are struggling to capture. At the venue, shooters of the Racer Mini 4WD were released, and in the Shogakkan / Korokoro comic, as the “Ultimate Light Weight Modification Machine” commemorating the Japan Cup, the development model of Zen Peller · Z (Zett) Emperor is released it was done. Also, a track “Dash Cargo” that carries mini 4WD racing equipment has appeared, and Mr. chan, mini 4 fighter, dash lady is a big success at the event stage of the venue. In addition, Famicom Soft “Racer Mini 4th Generation Japan Cup” with the theme of the Japan Cup showing excitement was also released and showed great success over the previous year.

● Name: 1989 Japan Cup
● Schedule: July 26 – August 29 (17 venues)
● Number of entries: 150,200
● Number of mobiles: 91,500
● Course: Ultra Dash Circuit 1989 (164 m)

Hokkaido convention July 26: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Aomori Games July 28: Aomori Takeda Department Store (Aomori Prefecture)
Miyagi convention July 30: Sendai Mitsukoshi (Miyagi Prefecture)
Saitama Tournament August 1: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Kanagawa convention August 3: Yokohama Sogo (Kanagawa)
Niigata Competition August 5: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Toyama convention August 7: Takaoka cartoon Kingdom (Toyama)
Shizuoka convention August 10: Shizuoka Matsuzakaya (Shizuoka)
Aichi Tournament August 13: Nagoya Matsuzakaya (Aichi)
Osaka convention August 15: Namba Takashimaya (Osaka)
Okayama convention August 17: Mitsukoshi Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture)
Ehime Competition August 19: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime)
Hiroshima convention August 21: Hiroshima Fukuya (Hiroshima)
Fukuoka convention August 24: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Kumamoto convention August 25: Iwataya Isetan (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kagoshima convention August 27: Kagoshima Yamagata (Kagoshima)
Tokyo Competition August 29: Isetan Shinjuku (Tokyo)

1990 Great Japan Cup / 1990 (3rd)


The hot summer that will be the 3rd Japan Cup also brings further scales up! Jumping spot “Dragon Jump” which is the first jumping spot to be officially recognized, and hairpin bank “Excite Bank” with an inclination angle of 30 degrees, a three-dimensional intersection “Aerobridge” where numerous holes are opened throughout the course, and is suitable for the name of “Great” “Horizon circuit” was set up. In addition to holding new competition · Wild mini 4WD race, the mini 4 fighter and the fellow fellows’ stage of the fighter corps “, the mini 4WD sports competition,” Mini 4 clinic “by the new character” mini 4 doctor “also It became very popular. In addition, as a special event for Korokoro Summer Vacation this year, the “Mini 4WD Event Train · Mini 4WD Express” is operated specially between Shinagawa and Shizuoka, and mini 4WD racing and animation video screening will be displayed in the moving train It was conducted. After arriving in Shizuoka, a Tamiya head office, a factory tour, an event at Tamiya Circuit, etc. were also held and the event of Mini 4WD Zammai ‘s dream came true.

● Name: 1990 Great Japan Cup 
● Schedule: July 22 – August 30 (17 venues) 
● Number of entries: 31,730 
● Number of mobilization: 91,600 
● Course: Horizon circuit (236 m) 
● Planning and production: Shogakkan Korokoro comic / Tamiya model 
● Cooperation: Shogakkan learning magazine / other sponsors manufacturer

Hokkaido convention July 22: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Northern Tohoku Games July 25: Sendai Mitsukoshi (Miyagi Prefecture)
South-Tohoku Tournament July 27: Koriyama Seibu (Fukushima)
Kita Kanto Tournament July 29: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 1: Yokohama Sogo (Kanagawa)
Joetsu convention August 3: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Hokuriku Tournament August 5: Yamato Kanazawa (Ishikawa)
Tokai Games August 10: Shizuoka Matsuzakaya (Shizuoka)
Central Championships August 12: Nagoya Matsuzakaya (Aichi)
Kansai Competition August 14: Abe no Kintetsu (Osaka)
East China Competition August 16: Mitsukoshi Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 18: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime Prefecture)
Western China Competition August 21: Hiroshima Fukuya (Hiroshima)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 23: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Minami Kyushu university August 25: Kagoshima Yamagata (Kagoshima)
Medium Kyushu Tournament August 27 :: Kumamoto Iwataya Isetan (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Tokyo Competition August 30: Shinjuku Isetan (Tokyo)

1991 Super Japan Cup / 1991 (4th)

Start from the Sapporo Games on July 21st. In addition to Racer Mini 4WD, Wild Mini 4WD in addition to the racing mini 4WD section official recognition race was held in the event, female champion appeared in the tracking division. In addition, FM chassis machines such as Neo Burning Sun, Crimson Glory and Zero Chassis Machine were a big success, and the width of the race participating machine further expanded. The difficult point of the course is “Victory Jump” where the course is interrupted in the middle and the jumping table to the landing point is 20 cm away. The Great Emperor was pre-sold at the venue, winners of the top three races got a Grand Prix Award, and a ticket from Tokyo – Hong Kong from Alitalia Airlines gifts. I was invited as a goodwill ambassador to the world championship of Mini 4WD held in Hong Kong. This year, Mini 4WD is a hobby beyond the border.

● Name: 1991 Super Japan Cup 
● Schedule: July 21 – August 30 (16 venues) 
● Participation applications: 31 , 300 
● Number of mobilization: 31,600 
● Course: Super Wave Dash Circuit (250 m) 
● Planning / production : Shogakukan Korokoro Comic / Tamiya Model 
● Offer: Fujitsu Group (Fujitsu Limited · Fuji Denki Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.) 
● Sponsor: Alitalia Air Cargo System 
● Sponsored by: Kondo Kagaku Co., Ltd. · SANYO Electric Co., Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd. · Japan Remote Control Co., Ltd. · Hitachi Maxell Corp. · Futaba Electronics Industries · Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. · Mabuchi Motor Co.,

Hokkaido convention July 21: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Northern Tohoku Games July 24: Sendai Mitsukoshi (Miyagi Prefecture)
South-Tohoku Tournament July 26: Koriyama Seibu (Fukushima)
Joetsu convention July 28: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 1: Yokohama Sogo (Kanagawa)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 3: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Tokai Games August 5: Shizuoka Matsuzakaya (Shizuoka)
Central Championships August 11: Nagoya Matsuzakaya (Aichi)
Kansai Competition August 13: Abe no Kintetsu (Osaka)
East China Competition August 16: Mitsukoshi Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 18: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime Prefecture)
Western China Competition August 20: Hiroshima Fukuya (Hiroshima)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 22: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Medium Kyushu Tournament August 24: Kumamoto Iwataya Isetan (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Minami Kyushu university August 27: Kagoshima Yamagata (Kagoshima)
Tokyo Competition August 30: Shinjuku Isetan (Tokyo)

The Japan Cup ’92 / 1992 (5th)

Mini F’s official recognition competition, which will be the first in the nationwide scale, was held simultaneously with the Mini 4WD race, and a new character “Mini F Man” also appeared. Competition course adopted a powerful layout where the two circuits of Mini 4WD and Mini F course consisted of three-dimensional intersection. In addition, mini 4WD mission evangelist “Mini 4 Fighter” visited Mini 4WD tournament held in Malaysia and Thailand across the border, and the popularity in the mini 4WD world further accelerated. Prior sales venues such as “Aero Solitude” and “Pre-Tune Motor” were released.

● Name: The Japan Cup ’92 
● Schedule: July 26 – August 30 (16 venues) 
● Number of entries: 10,399 
● Number of mobilization: 21,800 
● Course: Dragon Scroll Circuit (210 m) / Mini F Course (132 m) 
● Planning / production: Shogakkan Korokoro comic / Tamiya model 
● Offer: Fujitsu Group (Fujitsu Limited · Fuji Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd.)

Hokkaido convention July 26: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Tohoku Tournament July 29: Sendai Mitsukoshi (Miyagi Prefecture)
Joetsu convention July 31: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 2: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Tokai Games August 4: Shizuoka Matsuzakaya (Shizuoka)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 7: Yokohama Sogo Kanagawa Prefecture)
Central Championships August 9: Nagoya Matsuzakaya head office (Aichi)
Hokuriku Tournament August 12: Fukui Bell (Fukui)
East China Competition August 14: Mitsukoshi Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture)
Kansai Competition August 16: Osaka Abe no Kintetsu (Osaka)
Shikoku Tournament August 19: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime)
Western China Competition August 21: Hiroshima Sogo (Hiroshima)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 23: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Medium Kyushu Tournament August 25: Kumamoto Itaya Isetan (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Minami Kyushu university August 27: Kagoshima Yamagata (Kagoshima)
Tokyo Competition August 30: Shinjuku Isetan (Tokyo)

Super Japan Cup ’93 / 1993 (6th)

In the Super Japan Cup which celebrated the sixth time, the “Mini 4 Fighter” redesigned the costume and reappeared as “Super Fighter”! Many Mini 4 / Mini F racer gathered a lot this year, and at the venue “Dash Lady” a lot of events excited up the event. In the mini 4WD race you can participate in the “Super Mini 4WD” which appeared as a new generation machine, and Liberty Emperor adopted as the event emblem. On the circuit, a surprising section such as the strong air blow section “3 Aero Tunnel” waiting right after the start, the “Slow Plane Change” that the machine changes lanes under the slope, and the “double conveyor belt” which hinders the propulsion of the machine Installation. Super Mini 4WD “Poseidon X” was also on sale at the venue.

● Name: Super Japan Cup ’93 
● Schedule: July 25 – August 29 (15 venues) 
● Number of entries: 6,490 
● Number of mobilization: 11,550 
● Course: No course name (200m) 
● Planning / production : Shogakukan Korokoro Comic / Tamiya Model 
● Offer: Fujitsu Group (Fujitsu Limited · Fuji Denki Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.) 
● Sponsor: Alitalia Airlines 
● Sponsorship: Kondo Chemical Co., Ltd. · Sanwa Electronics Co., Ltd. · Japan Remote Control Co., Ltd. · Futaba Electronics Co., Ltd. · Mabuchi Motor Co.,

Hokkaido convention July 25: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Northern Tohoku Games July 28: Sun Road Aomori (Aomori)
South-Tohoku Tournament July 30: Sendai Mitsukoshi (Miyagi Prefecture)
Tokai Games August 1: Shizuoka Matsuzakaya (Shizuoka)
Central Championships August 3: Nagoya Matsuzakaya head office (Aichi)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 6: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Joetsu convention August 8: Niigata Isetan (Niigata)
Hokuriku Tournament August 10: Fukui Bell (Fukui Prefecture)
East China Competition August 12: Tenmaya Okayama store (Okayama prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 18: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime Prefecture)
Western China Competition August 20: Hiroshima Sogo (Hiroshima)
Minami Kyushu university August 23: Kagoshima Yamagata (Kagoshima)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 24: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Kansai Competition August 27: Osaka Abe no Kintetsu (Osaka)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 29: Yokohama Sogo (Kanagawa)

Super Japan Cup ’94 / 1994 (7th)

This series started in “Korokoro Brothers Let’s & Go!” In the Korokoro comic, and in 1994 this was a big repercussion caused by the appearance of the full cowl mini 4WD of the aero body. On the official course there are “hurricane domes” where huge propeller blows the machine backwards, unique phenomena such as “explosion straight” and “super solid lane changer” that excites the race with a blown out sound from the speakers by the side of the course A section also appeared. The race form of the finals tournament is a time attack method that runs three heats and records the best time. The winning machine was “A TA American” (Super 1 Chassis / Torque Tune Motor), and the time was a record of 42 seconds 351. Also, the first Mini 4WD tournament competition was held in China this year.

● Name: Super Japan Cup ’94 
● Schedule: July 24 – August 30 (15 venues) 
● Number of entries: 7,757 
● Number of mobilization: 19,600 
● Course: Great Aero circuit (260 m) 
● Planning / production : Shogakukan Korokoro Comic / Tamiya Model 
● Offer: Fujitsu Group (Fujitsu Limited · Fujitsu Dry Battery) 
● Cooperation: Alitalia Airlines, Kondo Kagaku Co., Ltd., Sanwa Electronics Co., Ltd. · Japan Remote Control Co., Ltd. · Futaba Electron Industrial Co., Ltd. · Mabuchi Motor Co., Ltd.

Hokkaido convention July 24: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Tohoku Tournament July 27: Sendai Daiei Izumi Store (Miyagi Prefecture)
Tokai Games July 29: Matsuzakaya Shizuoka store (Shizuoka)
Central Championships July 31: Nagoya Matsuzakaya head office (Aichi)
Hokuriku Tournament August 2: Fukui Bell (Fukui)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 7: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Joetsu convention August 9: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Kansai Competition August 12: Takashimaya Sakai store (Osaka)
East China Competition August 14: Tenmaya Okayama store (Okayama prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 17: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime)
Western China Competition August 19: Hiroshima Sogo (Hiroshima)
Minami Kyushu university August 21: Kumamoto Itadaya (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 23: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 28: Sogo Yokohama (Kanagawa)
Tokyo Competition August 30: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi head office (Tokyo)

V Japan Cup ’95 / 1995 (8th)

Compared to the flat course of the Super Japan Cup in 1994, the 8th tournament has a three-dimensional section with a bank curve “Super Stereo Lane Change”, a “Bank Corner” with a maximum slope of 30 degrees, and an overwhelming presence A section with a height such as the steep slope section “Super Victory Mountain” (height 1.2 m, angle 45 degrees) was arranged, and it changed to a more three-dimensional course. In this year, the first generation mini-4 fighter retired, and the second generation mini-4 fighter made its debut at “Mini 4WD Autumn Cup ’95 held after” V Japan Cup ’95 “.

● Name: V Japan Cup ’95 
● Schedule: July 23 – August 29 (15 venues) 
● Number of entries: 37,132 
● Number of mobilization: 101,500 
● Course: Victory Aero Circuit (260 m) 
● Planning / production : Shogakkan Korokoro Comic / Tamiya Model 
● Offer: Fujitsu Group (Fujitsu Limited · Fujitsu dry batteries)

Hokkaido convention July 23: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Tohoku Tournament July 26: Sendai Daiei Izumi Store (Miyagi Prefecture)
Minami Kanto Tournament July 28: Yokohama Sogo (Kanagawa)
Central Championships July 30: Nagoya Matsuzakaya head office (Aichi)
Tokai Games August 1: Hamamatsu Matsubishi (Shizuoka)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 6: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Joetsu convention August 8: Niigata Isetan (Niigata)
Hokuriku Tournament August 10: Fukui Bell (Fukui Prefecture)
Kansai Competition August 13: Takashimaya Kyoto (Kyoto)
East China Competition August 15: Tenmaya Okayama store (Okayama prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 17: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime)
Western China Competition August 20: Hiroshima Sogo (Hiroshima)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 22: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Minami Kyushu university August 25: Kumamoto Itadaya (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Tokyo Competition August 29: Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store (Tokyo)

Super Japan Cup ’96 / 1996 (9th)

The equipment transportation truck appeared as “J – CUP Cargo”, and “Broadcast Brothers Let ‘s & Go !!” started to be broadcast as a TV animation. In the event of this year, the mini 4WD 2nd boom achieved the record mobilization number exceeding 300,000 in total. At the “Super Cyclone Circuit” which is a long course and a total length of 280 meters, “Cyclone Bank” at 6 degrees of slope and 15 degrees at slantness, “Hurricane Corner” at 30 degrees of slope is announced, “Evil obstacles” The strong reverse blast section “Three consecutive typhoon dome” which was hidden as its appearance was set up, and it is a course of impact greatly confusing many mini 4 racers.

● Name: Super Japan Cup ’96 
● Schedule: July 20 – August 24 (15 venues) 
● Number of entries: 62,664 
● Number of mobilization: 304,000 
● Course: Super Cyclone Circuit ( 280m ) 
● Planning / Production: Shogakukan Korokoro comic / Tamiya model 
● Offer: Fujitsu Group (Fujitsu Limited · Fujitsu dry batteries)

Hokkaido convention July 20: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Tohoku Tournament July 23: Sendai Daiei Izumi Store (Miyagi Prefecture)
Tokai Games July 26: Hamamatsu Matsubishi (Shizuoka)
Central Championships July 28: Nagoya Matsuzakaya head office (Aichi)
Kansai Competition July 30: Kobe Harborland Space Theater (Hyogo)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 3: Yokohama Sogo (Kanagawa)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 5: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 7: Niigata Isetan (Niigata)
Hokuriku Tournament August 9: Fukui Bell (Fukui)
East China Competition August 12: Okayama Tenmaya head office (Okayama prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 15: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime)
Western China Competition August 17: Hiroshima Sogo (Hiroshima)
Minami Kyushu university August 19: Kumamoto Itadaya (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 20: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Tokyo Competition August 23 and 24: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo)

Great Japan Cup ’97 / 1997 (10th)

In 1997 when the 10th time since the Japan Cup held, a tough downgrade technical course was adopted. In the section “Memorial Straight” celebrating the 10th anniversary, a straight course used in the first Japan Cup ten years ago was used, 1988, a 60 degree steep angle lane changer “Burning Bridge”, the course A difficult section such as ‘Cobra Straight’ with wide obstacles in the fence and ‘Atomic Twister’ with strong winds rolling up from the bottom of the course has appeared, and the race is the first challenge section for the racer and the senior racer Two classes of expert division were established. Also, “The Broke Brothers Let’s & Go !! WGP Runaway Mini 4WD Large Tracker!” Was screened, and in the following year the Mini 4WD “Gunblaster XTO” became a 1/1 model that can actually get on and run It appeared and blew up Suzuka Circuit.

● Name: Great Japan Cup ’97 
● Schedule: July 21 – August 30 (15 venues) 
● Number of entry: 41,113 
● Number of mobilization: 165,000 
● Course: Great Atomic Circuit (275 m) 
● Planning / production : Shogakkan Korokoro comic / Tamiya model 
● Offer: Fujitsu · Fujitsu dry battery

Hokkaido convention July 21: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Tohoku Tournament July 24: Sendai Daiei Izumi Store (Miyagi Prefecture)
Central Championships July 27: Nagoya Matsuzakaya head office (Aichi)
Kansai Competition July 30: Kobe (Hyogo)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 2: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Tokai Games August 5: Matsuzakaya Shizuoka store (Shizuoka)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 7: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Hokuriku Tournament August 9: Fukui Bell (Fukui)
East China Competition August 12: Okayama Tenmaya head office (Okayama prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 14: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime)
Minami Kyushu university August 17: Kumamoto Rockhouse (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 19: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Western China Competition August 22: Hiroshima Sogo (Hiroshima)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 24: Sogo Yokohama (Kanagawa)
Tokyo Competition August 29th and 30th: Chiba Makuhari Messe (Chiba)

Super Japan Cup ’98 / 1998 (11th)

Complex course “Knuckle Power Circuit” that combines a straight line such as “Max Straight” with longest straight section (9.6 m) which is the longest in history, up-down and so forth has appeared. As a secret section, “Wall Bank” and “Stack Straight” which were not released when the course was announced became a topic of the mini 4 racers. The “Wall Bank” has appeared only on the mini 4WD race course of Christmas Festa 2014 held on December 13 and 14, 2014 .

● Name: Super Japan Cup ’98 
● Schedule: July 20th – August 29th (15th place) 
● Number of applications: 18,683 
● Number of mobilization: 68,800 
● Course: Knuckle Power Circuit (300m) 
● Planning / production : Shogakkan Korokoro comic / Tamiya model 
● Offer: Fujitsu · Fujitsu dry battery

Hokkaido convention July 20: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Central Championships July 26: Nagoya Matsuzakaya head office (Aichi)
Hokuriku Tournament July 28: Fukui Bell (Fukui)
Shin Etsu Tournament July 31: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Tohoku Tournament August 2: Sendai Daiei Izumi Store (Miyagi Prefecture)
Tokai Games August 4: Matsuzakaya Shizuoka store (Shizuoka)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 7: Yokohama Sogo (Kanagawa)
Kita Kanto Tournament August 9: Oomiya Sogo (Saitama)
Kansai Competition August 12: Kobe Hankyu (Hyogo Prefecture)
Western China Competition August 15: Hiroshima Sogo (Hiroshima)
East China Competition August 17: Okayama Tenmaya head office (Okayama prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 20: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime Prefecture)
Minami Kyushu university August 23: Kumamoto Itadaya (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 25: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Tokyo Convention / 
National Final Competition
August 29: Omori Bellport (Tokyo)

Japan Cup 1999/1999 (12th)

The official course “Super Lightning Circuit” is a combination of “Super Rocking Good Straight” with obstacles in the fence, “Jumping Hill” where the slope is cut off in the middle, “Half pipe straight” with curved road surface, Slope “,” Lightning Bank “and so on, and a super long course of 308 meters longest course was adopted among the Japan cups so far. In addition, as a secret section “spinning changer” which is a unique shape lane changer was set up, surprised many mini 4 racers. At the end of the 1999 Japan Cup 1999 which ended in a great success, the Mini 4WD Japan Cup which began in 1988 closed the curtain once in 12 years history.

● Name: Japan Cup 1999 
● Schedule: July 20 to August 29 (14 venues) 
● Number of entries: 7,000 
● Number of mobilization: 35, 300 
● Course: Super Lightning Circuit (308 m) 
● Planning / Production: Shogakkan Korokoro comic / Tamiya model 
● Offer: Fujitsu · Fujitsu dry battery

Hokkaido convention July 20: Sapporo Sogo (Hokkaido)
Shin Etsu Tournament July 24: Niigata Isetan (Niigata Prefecture)
Tohoku Tournament July 26: Sendai Daiei Izumi Store (Miyagi Prefecture)
Kita Kanto Tournament July 28: Omiya Sogo (Saitama)
Central Championships August 1: Nagoya Matsuzakaya head office (Aichi)
Tokai Games August 4: Matsuzakaya Shizuoka store (Shizuoka)
Kansai Competition August 7: Kobe West God Sogo (Hyogo)
East China Competition August 9: Okayama Tenmaya Head Office (Okayama Prefecture)
Western China Competition August 12: Hiroshima Sogo (Hiroshima)
Minami Kyushu university August 15: Kumamoto Itadaya (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kitakyushu Tournament August 17: Ogura Izutsuya (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Shikoku Tournament August 19: Matsuyama Sayogotsu (Ehime)
Hokuriku Tournament August 22: Fukui Bell (Fukui)
Minami Kanto Tournament August 29: Yokohama Sogo (Kanagawa)

Japan Cup 2012 / the 12th (2012)

“Japan Cup 2012” which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Mini 4WD and revived for the first time in 13 years was held in two classes, an open class without age restriction and a junior class below junior high school students. In the course, the big section “Niagara slope” 60 cm in height was standing in front of the players. The secret section published just before is “Aero Tunnel 2012” in which gusts blow against the machine. The impact and influence (?) Became the attention of mini 4 racers. In the championship decision race, a difficult course is developed, such as four consecutive aero tunnels blowing off strong winds and extension of straight sections. Also, at “Fan Meeting” by celebrities familiar with Mini 4WD, 1988 1st JCUP champion Komaki Mr. Komaki also participated. As a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the mini 4WD in 2012, the plan to celebrate the anniversary such as the mini 4WD / new series “Aero Avante” and the reprint of the hyper mini motor will be deployed one after the other, “Koth Playwright Komei Park prefix place” 2012 November 12 issue) “Mini 4WD” also appeared.

● Name: Japan Cup 2012 
● Schedule: July 15th – September 30th (12 venues) 
● Number of participants: 10,000 
● Course: Ultra Aero Circuit (209m) 
● Planning / Production: Shogakkan Shueisha Productions / Tamiya 
● Offer : Fujitsu dry battery 
● Cooperation: Shogakkan

“View related videos” 
○ Japan Cup 2012 promotion video

Tokyo Convention 1 July 15: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Akita Competition July 22: Akita Center Center Arve Shimame Plaza (Akita Prefecture)
Aichi Tournament August 5: Aichi Japan Center for Global Citizens Exchange (Aichi)
Osaka convention August 12: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall F Block (Osaka)
Gumma Competition August 19: New Sunpia Multipurpose Arena (Gunma)
Hiroshima convention August 26: Hiroshima Station South Exit Yale Ale Basement Square (Hiroshima)
Sendai Competition September 2: TIC 4F Event Hall (Miyagi Prefecture)
Tokyo Convention 2 September 9: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Shizuoka convention September 15: Shimada-shi general sports center Rose Arena sub-arena (Shizuoka)
Fukuoka convention September 17: Kanbee Kaen Sylvania Garden Great Tent (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Okayama convention September 23: Okayama Toy Kingdom (Okayama Prefecture)
Tokyo Games 3 / Champion Decision Battle September 30: MEGA WEB (Tokyo)

Japan Cup 2013/2013 (14th)

Japan Cup 2013 was held in 2013 with the extension of the period & further increasing the number of venues by receiving many requests from the great success of the 2012 Japan Cup. The circuit which will be the stage of the fight is “Superclim Circuit 2013”. A new section towering like a mountain “Super Delta Bank”, “Niagara Slope” that appeared in 2012 has further evolved “Niagara Slope ver.2”, “Wave section ver.2” where the wave was digitized, corner outside “Reverse Bank” and “Washboard Straight” that are installed at a low place and are easy to go out of the course, technical courses are being developed that shake machines up and down and left and right. A new chassis adopted double-shaft type new machine · Blast Arrow was released before the Tokyo Competition 1, and the “Aero Thunder Shot Japan Cup 2013” commemorating the Japan Cup was also released.

● Name: Japan Cup 2013 
● Schedule: June 23 – October 27 (15 venues) 
● Number of participants: 19,900 
● Course: Super Climb Circuit 2013 (213 m) 
● Planning / Production: Shogakkan Shueisha Productions / Tamiya 
● Provided: Fujitsu dry battery 
● Cooperation: Shogakkan

“View related videos” 
○ “Super Climb Circuit 2013” Car Camera 
○ Open Class · Champion Decision Battle

Tokyo Convention 1 June 23: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Osaka Games 1 June 30: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall C Block (Osaka)
Hiroshima convention July 7: Hiroshima Marina Hop · Event Space (Hiroshima)
Gumma Competition July 14: New Sunpia Multipurpose Arena (Gunma)
Shizuoka convention July 20: Shimada-shi general sports center Rose Arena · Main arena (Shizuoka)
Hokkaido convention August 4: New Chitose Airport Terminal Building and Event Hall Sho (Hokkaido)
Sendai Competition August 11: Sanfesta · First floor event hall (Miyagi prefecture)
Aichi Tournament August 18: Aichi Japan Center for Global Citizens Exchange (Aichi)
Tokyo Convention 2 August 25: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Tokyo Hobby Show 
Competition
September 16: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo) ※ Canceling rain (Free running only)
Okayama convention September 22: Okayama Toy Kingdom (Okayama Prefecture)
Fukuoka convention September 29: Kanbee Kaen Sylvania Garden Great Tent (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Osaka Games 2 October 6: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall C Block (Osaka)
Tokyo Convention 3 October 13: Tokyo Fashion Town Building TFT Hole (Tokyo)
Tokyo Games 4 / Champion Decision Battle October 27: MEGA WEB (Tokyo)

Japan Cup 2014/2014 (15th)

2014 is an open class with no age restriction and a junior class from junior high school fourth grader to junior high school third grader or less, junior class less than junior high school student third grader, champions class in the Hall of Fame by champion certified persons by each winner’s winner, parent and child participating family award class The range of holding and participation expanded further. In the Super glided circuit 2014, there are sections such as a compound new section “Super Glide Bank 30” which goes up by two degrees at an angle of 30 degrees and a section such as a lane changer “Fujiyama changer” with a difference in elevation as named Fujiyama Appeared. Also, Mini 4WD TV special number “Mini 4WD Championship 2014 ~ Aim for! Japan Cup ~」 was aired on the terrestrial wave. New machine · Avirista adopting MA chassis was released in Tokyo contest 1 in advance, “Aeromantarei Japan Cup 2014” commemorating the Japan Cup was also released.

● Name: Japan Cup 2014 
● Schedule: June 22 – October 19 (15 venues) 
● Number of participants: 26,000 
● Course: Super Glided Circuit 2014 (232 m) 
● Planning / Production: Shogakkan Shueisha Productions / Tamiya 
● Provided: Fujitsu dry battery 
● Cooperation: Shogakkan

“View related videos” 
○ “Super glide circuit” Onboard camera image 【Normal】
○ “Super glide circuit” onboard camera image 【Slow-Motion】
○ Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2014 Capture Special 
○ Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2014 digest

Tokyo Convention 1 June 22: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Osaka Games 1 June 29: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall C Block (Osaka)
Aichi Tournament July 6: Aichi Japan Center for Global Citizens Exchange (Aichi)
Gumma Competition July 13: New Sunpia Multipurpose Arena (Gunma)
Shizuoka convention July 20: Twin Messe Shizuoka (Shizuoka)
Ehime Competition August 3: Imabari Port Special Site (Ehime Prefecture)
Sendai Competition August 17: Sanfesta · First floor event hall (Miyagi prefecture)
Tokyo Convention 2 August 24: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Fukuoka convention August 31: Kanbee Kaen Sylvania Garden Great Tent (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Hiroshima convention September 7: Hiroshima Marina Hop (Hiroshima)
Hokkaido convention September 14: Shin Chitose Airport Terminal Building and Event Hall Sho (Hokkaido)
Tokyo Convention 3 September 28: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo)
Osaka Games 2 October 5: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall (Osaka)
Okayama convention October 12: Okayama Toy Kingdom (Okayama Prefecture)
Tokyo Games 4 / Champion Decision Battle October 19: MEGA WEB (Tokyo)

Japan Cup 2015/2015 (16th)

Proud Mountain> Glide Bank 45> Shooting Washboard> Mobius Changer> High Speed ​​Course with Mohawk Straight and Continuous Difficult Sections Arranged Hyper Dash Circuit 2015 with a total length of 197 m traveled around the country. “Proud Mountain” in a new section where uplinks and downlinks are continuous is an extremely important section where the attitude of the machine is questioned when entering “Glide Bank 45 (Forty Five)”. In addition, a surprising section such as “Mobius changer” which imaged the Moebius wheel which lanes changing while going around the course, “Mohawk Straight” which installed aggressive obstacles on the course appeared. “Japan Aviant Mk.III Japan Cup 2015” commemorating the Japan Cup was also released.

● Name: Japan Cup 2015 
● Schedule: June 21 – October 18 (15 venues) 
● Number of participants: 33,000 
● Course: Hyper Dash Circuit 2015 (197 m) 
● Planning / Production: Shogakukan Shueisha Productions / Tamiya 
● Provided: Fujitsu dry battery 
● Cooperation: Shogakkan

“View Related Videos” 
○ Hyper Dash Circuit 2015 Onboard Camera Image 【Normal】
○ Hyper Dash Circuit 2015 Onboard Camera Image 【Slow Motion】
○ Japan Cup 2015 Holding Commemoration! Mini 4WD Special Program 
○ Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2015 Final race 
○ real car version Mini 4WD Aero Avante first appeared! Japan Cup 2015 Opening 
○ Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony & Starting Ceremony

Tokyo Convention 1 June 21: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Osaka Games 1 June 28: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall (Osaka)
Shizuoka convention July 5: Twin Messe Shizuoka / South Building (Shizuoka)
Kumamoto convention July 12: Greenland · Rainbow Dome (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Aichi Tournament July 19th: Aichi Prefecture Global Citizens Exchange Center (Aichi)
Ehime Competition August 2: Imabari Fisheries Cooperative / Special Venue (Ehime Prefecture)
Hokkaido convention August 9: Makomanai Sekisui Heim Arena (Hokkaido)
Sendai Competition August 16: Sanfesta · First floor event hall (Miyagi prefecture)
Tokyo Convention 2 August 23: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Fukui convention August 30: Fukui Prefectural Industry Center · Building 2 Building Exhibition Hall (Fukui Prefecture)
Okayama convention September 13: Okayama Toy Kingdom (Okayama Prefecture)
Tokyo Convention 3 September 27: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo)
Osaka Games 2 October 4: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall (Osaka)
Hiroshima convention October 11: Hiroshima Marina Hop (Hiroshima)
Tokyo Games 4 / Champion Decision Battle October 18: MEGA WEB (Tokyo)

Japan Cup 2016/2016 (17th)

From 2016, participation in open class is based on a pre-registration system based on the smartphone application “Tamiya Passport”. The official course “Ultra Burning Circuit 2016” is a complex section “Double Dragon” with two consecutive dragon bags, a three-dimensional section “The Alps” with a different height that imaged the Alpur mountain range, stands vertically at a height of about 170 cm Changer “Vertical changer” and other difficult sections were composed. In addition, from this year the cap brand New Era supported the champion cap, the corner “New Era turn” with its name, and the machine section that reached the top speed rushes into the complex section of the continuous S-shaped curve “Fujitsu Triple Sponsors section such as “S.” appeared. The Japan Cup holding commemorative “Raikiri Japan Cup 2016” was also released.

● Name: Japan Cup 2016 
● Schedule: June 19 – October 16 (14 venues) 
● Number of participants: 25,000 ※ Pre-entry & participation drawing 
● Course: Ultra Burning Circuit 2016 (205m) 
● Planning / production : Shogakukan Shueisha Productions / Tamiya 
● Offer: Fujitsu dry batteries 
● Cooperation: Shogakkan

“View related videos” 
○ Ultra Burning Circuit 2016 Mini 4WD Onboard Camera Video 【Normal】
○ Ultra Burning Circuit 2016 Mini 4WD Onboard Camera Video 【Slow Motion】
○ Fujitsu Battery Offers Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2016 Champion Decision Battle 【Digest】
○ Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2016 Champion Decision Fight / Mini 4wd Japan Cup 2016 Final 
○ Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2016 holding commemoration! Mini 4WD special program

Tokyo Convention 1 June 19: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Kumamoto convention June 26: Greenland · Rainbow Dome (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Shizuoka convention July 3: Twin Messe Shizuoka / South Building (Shizuoka)
Osaka Games 1 July 10: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall (Osaka)
Hokkaido convention July 17: Makomanai Sekisui Heim Arena (Hokkaido)
Ehime Competition August 7: TEXPORT Imabari (Ehime)
Sendai Competition August 14: Sanfesta · First floor event hall (Miyagi prefecture)
Fukui convention August 21: Fukui Prefectural Industry Hall · No.1 Building Exhibition Hall (Fukui Prefecture)
Tokyo Convention 2 August 28: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Kakegawa convention September 4: Yamaha Resort · Tsumagoi (Shizuoka)
Tokyo Convention 3 September 25: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Osaka Games 2 October 2: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall (Osaka)
Okayama convention October 9: Okayama Toy Kingdom (Okayama Prefecture)
Tokyo Games 4 / Champion Decision Battle October 16: MEGA WEB (Tokyo)

Japan Cup 2017/2017 (18th)

On the official course “Great Circuit Circuit 2017”, which gained hints on the cross system of the mini 4WD PRO “Descros-01” released this year, four types of circuit layouts were developed. Since we do not know which type A (A), type AA (Aimira), type B (bee), type BB (beer mirror) will be installed in the hall until just before the opening, flexible setting adjustment is made to the mini 4 racer The difficult course that was demanded. “New clay changer”, “loose road”, “omega bank”, and “double bouncing straight (multi)” where the influence on the machine changes depending on the direction became a big point of capture. Also, in commemoration of the Japan Cup held “Trigeille Japan Cup 2017” was released.

● Name: Japan Cup 2017 
● Schedule: June 18 – October 15 (15 venues) 
● Number of participants: 28,000 ※ Pre-entry & participation lottery course 
● Course: Great Circuit Circuit 2017 (200m) 
● Planning / production : Shogakukan Shueisha Productions / Tamiya 
● Offer: Fujitsu dry batteries 
● Cooperation: Shogakkan

“Watch related videos” 
○ Great cross circuit 2017 Onboard camera image 【Slow Motion】
○ Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2017 Championship Battle 
○ Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2017 Championship Battle / Mini4wd Japan Cup2017 Final 
○ Japan Cup 2017 Holding Commemoration Mini 4WD special program

Tokyo Convention 1 June 18: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Osaka Games 1 June 25: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall (Osaka)
Shizuoka convention July 2: Twin Messe Shizuoka / South Building (Shizuoka)
Kumamoto convention July 9: Greenland · Rainbow Dome (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Tokyo Convention 2 July 16: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Ehime Competition July 30: TEXPORT Imabari (Ehime)
Sendai Competition August 6: Sanfesta · First floor event hall (Miyagi prefecture)
Niigata Competition August 13: Hive Nagaoka (Niigata)
Hokkaido convention August 20: Makomanai Sekisui Heim Arena (Hokkaido)
Tokyo Convention 3 August 27: Shinagawa Seaside Forest Oval Garden (Tokyo)
Kakegawa convention September 10: Tsumagoi Resort · Ayano Township (Shizuoka Prefecture)
Okayama convention September 17: Okayama Toy Kingdom (Okayama Prefecture) * Rain stops
Osaka Games 2 October 1: Kyocera Dome Osaka · 9th Floor Sky Hall (Osaka)
Fukui convention October 8: Fukui Prefectural Industry Hall (Fukui Prefecture)
West Japan EX Convention October 9: Fukui Prefectural Industry Hall (Fukui Prefecture)
Tokyo Competition EX / Champion Decision Battle October 15: MEGA WEB (Tokyo)

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