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Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit RC Experience Bus Tour with Dr. Fumito Taki held on Sunday, May 14

A profitable bus tour that you can see and experience the world’s largest all-weather RC car circuit!
Dr. Fumito Taki’s birth parent “Dr. Taki” will guide you as a navigator!

Over 70,000 people visiting hobby every year Big event “Shizuoka Hobby Show”. In conjunction with this event, we planned a bus tour that you can experience the “Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit” which was renewed as the world’s largest all-weather RC circuit in June last year. In the morning we enjoyed each hobby show venue and departed to Kakegawa circuit by charter bus from noon. Light talk of Tamiya RC car’s creator “Dr. Taki”? Lunch time in the car while listening. After arriving at the circuit, there are plenty of contents such as a tour of the facility and powerful engine RC car race, an experience traveling society where the RC car can actually be steered, special sale corner of the RC kit etc. Participants also have big souvenirs. Recommended tour for those who want to see the Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit.

Topic 1
Tamiya RC car’s birth parent “Dr. Taki” accompanies it! We will navigate everyone.

Tamiya’s first electric R / C car, “1/12 Porsche Turbo RSR 934 Racing” that appeared in 1976, was developed, and Dr. Taki Watanabe joined the bus and told everyone that it changed the flow of the RC car so far I will navigate. Mini talk show will be held by Dr. Taki on the bus. In addition to the fun of circuit driving and the charm of RC race, development confidential story of RC car may jump out. On the way to Kakegawa Circuit you can have a good time while eating lunch.

Topic 2
Watch a powerful engine RC car race! Please enjoy speed and sound!

The on-road circuit boasting the largest size in Japan is capable of running not only electric but also engine RC cars. On the day of the tour, we are holding an engine RC car race at the circuit. Exhaust notes that are powerful only of engines, and machines that run long straights at high speed are abundant. Can you see the refueling scene just like a real car race?

Topic 3
Electric & Engine RC Car Experience Running Meetings! Let’s experience running on a large circuit!

On the circuit day, we prepared an RC car for experiencing driving. Choose one from three plans to suit your wishes and challenge control. For the first experience of RC car, Tamiya staff will teach you how to control so it is safe. Please enjoy running experiences on a big course that you can not normally experience.

Topic 4
There is also a special sales corner of the RC car kit.

The special sales corner which the RC car kit can purchase at a great price is also opened at the venue. Please use it if you find a machine you like for future circuit running.

May 14, 2017 (Sunday)
※ For details, I will contact you again after I participate.
11:45 minutes: Twin Messe Shizuoka (Shizuoka Hobby Show venue) Collection
12:00 Depart for the Tamiya Kakegawa circuit by bus
Lunch at Dinner · Dr. Taki Mini Talk Show
13:30 Kakegawa Circuit Closing
Facility Tour & Engine RC Race watching
RC car experience trip meeting
14:30 Kakegawa Circuit departing 14:45 Departure
: Kakegawa station arrival
15:45 Shizuoka station arrival
16:00 Twin Messe Shizuoka arrival dissolved
* Schedule will be schedule. If there is no applicant, Kakegawa station, Shizuoka station will not go through.
Deadline / Capacity May 8, 2017 (Monday) Until 12 o’clock Capacity 30 people
* There are cases where lottery will be taken for a large number of applicants.
※ We will contact you by e-mail before May 9 (Tue) on whether to participate.
* Cancellation after May 8 (Monday) can not be accepted for the convenience of preparation, so please make sure to confirm the schedule beforehand and apply.

Those who have never been to the Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit * Those who are under junior high school students should accompany their parents.

About application method
Application from the homepage → You can enter from here.
Please fill in the necessary items and send it.
※ Application deadline is May 12, 2017 (Monday) until 12 o’clock

The meeting place
Twin Messe Shizuoka
〒 422 – 8006 Suruga Ward Shizuoka City Shinkin 3 – chome 1 – 10
TEL 054 – 285 – 3111 (Representative) Access here
※ Here are the Shizuoka hobby shows held, so the surrounding roads and parking lots are very crowded To do. Please take a moment to visit us or visit us by public transportation such as the station from Shizuoka station . There is no change in the departure time of the bus, so please be forewarned.
* If you wish to visit Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit directly by private car etc., please list in the contact column.
Participation fee
Free (Including souvenirs for those who participate)
* Souvenirs will be targeted for elementary school students and above.

※ Please pay attention to your health at your own risk. Especially on the day of the event, please stop participating if you feel sick. Also, if you feel any abnormalities during participation, please do not overdo it, please stop participating promptly.
※ I will pay attention to safety management during the event, but please be sure to bring a copy of insurance certificate for your situation (Please bring it yourself during the event).
* The pattern of the event is taken with still images, movies, etc. It may be published on each media related to Tamiya, such as printed matter and website. Please acknowledge your participation.
※ To prevent theft, please be sure to wear valuables.
※ Although the organizer will pay attention to accident prevention, we are not responsible for accidents, theft, injury or other damage.
※ If you can not follow the instructions of the staff, we may ask you to leave. Please note.

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RC WORLD No. 258 (June issue) featuring several classic Tamiya cars

The cover page is TAMIYA ‘s Mercedes Benz 190E “Divers s Art”.

Besides that, there is also content that tastes a little old Tamiya tooling car to a drift car.

It’s a popular serial series “Satoshi with TRF Setting Advice”, but the machine that Mr. Sumi Sumi picked up this month is … … THE BIGWIG (2017) !!!

Introduction of Tamiya’s old model which was very popular with oversized issue 256.
Will introduce it by age from this month.
This month is the edition of 1970!

RC WORLD 258 full of planning content (June issue)
880 yen (tax included), May 2 national bookstore is released at once!
Source and more: RC World Blog

Incredible Full-Size Tamiya Bruiser Video

We see RC cars modeled after full-size vehicles all the time. But a full-size vehicle modeled after an RC car? That’s something you DON’T see too often! Case in point, this beautiful “Tamiya Bruiser” that was on display at RCX. we’d say it’s “full size,” but it’s more accurate to say it’s “10:1 scale,” since it’s ten times bigger than the Tamiya model!
Source: Air AgeMedia Youtube Channel

Flashback Friday – Tamiya × Jun Watanabe Present 2015 RC Car Custom Design Exhibition

Source and more: Jun Watanabe work website & blog
Period: March 1 – 31, 2015
Room: Shibuya Liller
Tamiya’s radio controlled cars customized by 16 artists active in the front lines such as musicians, product designers, graphic designers, illustrators, cartoonists are displayed together. The radio controlled cars used for the exhibition include lineups of more famous cars such as Hornet, Grasshopper, Mighty Frog, Hot Shots, and other famous cars that have made a big boom in the 1980s. We exhibited radio-controlled cars full of individuality that was made with the theme of “unique, creative and fun” by gorgeous artists.

Participating artists BOSE / PES (RIP SLYME) / Wakana (Shonannokaze) / Takagi Ko (DJ · Producer) / CHOCOMOO (Illustrator) / JUN WATANABE (Creative Director) / Nezu Kota (Creative Communicator) / Yakazaki Takayuki (Product Designer) / Hiroaki Doi (Art Director) with Takafumi Yonezuka (Special Molding Art Designer) / Saki Rikiishi (Hyper Knitting Creator) / Takumi Yamamoto (Car Creator) / Yusuke Hanai (Illustrator) / hi-dutch (Artist) / TAKASHIMA DESIGN (RC color design & paint) / Ryuji Maehara (manga artist) Organizer