Tamiya racing question...

07-22-2003, 12:23 AM
Doesnt it seem weird to you that Tamiya doesnt actually sponsor any racing group? it seems that they have all kinds of connections in F-1, DTM, JTCC, etc... but ive never seen there name on a car. why do you think this is? they are obviously the dominate modelling company in many of these racing curcuits so you would think they would have a sponsorship department. just a thought really.

07-22-2003, 12:38 AM
They really should :iceslolan but I've never seen a Tamiya sticker on any of the cars. It would be great advertising, like most of us the fans would love to build their favorite cars :biggrin:. I dunno :dunno:

07-22-2003, 01:13 AM
They do. The JGTCC Skylines are, for the most part. I knew the Pennzoil was, so I looked for a pic, and lo-and-behold, a slew of them are. The Loctite, Kure cars are. Maybe more but I don't feel like doint all the leg work. You can see the Tamiya logo right in front of the rear wheels.

Here's proof: http://www.automotivearticles.com/infiniti-nissan/rgt-r.htm

Also, didn't you ever wonder why the kit's came with Tamiya decals to put on the car? Did you think tamiya just wanted to pretend they were badass (when, in fact, they actually are)? And now that I think about it, you can see it on Gran Turismo, even.

I wouldn't be surprised if they also sponsored, I don't know, a Raybrig NSX, or a Castrol one, or any of the other JGTCC cars they make models of. I just don't feel like finding them. Any one here willing to get off their lazy butt and find them?

07-22-2003, 01:17 AM

After further thought, they make a pretty large showing on Capcom's Automodellista. Not only can you put a Tamiya decal on your car in the game, but you can unlock a secret race track called "Tamiya," which is actually the RC circuit they have at their factory (or headquarters) in Japan. What's really boss about that is they make your car (whatever it is) look like a little RC car, with the body attachment posts and antenna, and make it all whiny and whirry like a little RC car is.

That's kind of a tangent, but interesting nonetheless.

07-22-2003, 01:31 AM
I saw some Tamiya stickers on Porsche GT cars.

07-22-2003, 01:51 AM
sorry... my fault..though i cant see a Tamiya logo on any of those pics(bad eye site). but you would think they might have a more substancial sponsorship program then that like a secondary or driver sponsorship or such. i find video games to be really inaccurate sources for sponsors as well as there are liscensing issues. and Capcoms Automodellista is sort of based on R/Cing anyhow (yes i do research new race games as these are the only games i play with the exception of 2K hockey series as well as NFL... go Saints) and those cars are far from accurate, not to say its not a great new game( in fact its a very good game). but come on... one would expect a Tamiya Skyline at the least... and these photos still dont convince me... anybody else have something more substantial as proof?

07-22-2003, 02:12 AM
automodelista 0WNZ!! lol Great cars. I like my RX-7 The best. One time i did 16 (dunno what, it just says 16) in my RX-7 in R/C mode

07-22-2003, 02:21 AM
A couple I had on my HD...



They probably can't afford to full-sponsor a car or team, so they place their mark strategically...

07-22-2003, 02:27 AM
thank you... i feel 100% better! any others? and this sticker location is a very minimal sponsorship and i would think they would have much more money then this.

07-22-2003, 02:53 AM
The Mobil 1 JGTC from 2000 has the tamiya sticker on the back of the wing too.

07-22-2003, 03:37 AM
They used to sponsor the Lotus Formula 1 car when jonny herbert used to drive, they had stickers on the front wing. And they sponsored Tora Takigis PIAA Porsche 911.
BTW, Ive just flicked through an old tamiya catalog, i didnt know that off by heart!

07-22-2003, 06:00 AM
They have sponsered a few over the years, can't remeber which now.

Ebbro and Tomica are two other model (albeit diecast) manufacturers that have sponsered race cars.

07-22-2003, 06:30 AM


i want this car back in the JGTC:redface: :frown:

and it would be nice if they Sponsor a DTM car ,too , for example Kaneishi's Arta AMG CLK,but sadly they don't manufacture it so why sponsor it?:P:loser:

07-22-2003, 06:42 AM
Hummm, I don't know if this is a good idea guys... they better keep the money from sponsoring to do something more creative, let's say hummm, lots of model as good as the Enzo kit !! Like a Audi TT DTM or a McLaren F1 GTR... you know, plenty of money to spend on loyalties there.

07-22-2003, 07:01 AM
They used to sponsor F1 Team Lotus in the early nineties.


07-22-2003, 07:07 AM
I believe they also sponsored the Wolf F1 team in the 70's.

07-22-2003, 07:15 AM
I think they should sponsor the Toyota F1 Team that would be great a deal!!!

07-22-2003, 09:28 AM
There are 5 stickers on this CLK.

07-22-2003, 11:28 AM
there were...i doubt the car will ever see the track again:frown:

07-22-2003, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by Thesaint111
I think they should sponsor the Toyota F1 Team that would be great a deal!!!

and please get us the model then...i love the Toyota Livery

07-22-2003, 11:42 AM
ah, well, at least we do have the revell toyota, right ?

not that much of a great model, but at least, we ca amke it look great .


07-22-2003, 12:07 PM
totally forgot about that one,but you are right:)

07-22-2003, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by Cychalen
There are 5 stickers on this CLK.

A shame that none of those stickers ever was the finish line !! Still hope they'll make the model, cool CLK though.

Did someone know a place where they have JGTC engine in pictures... I'm doing a NSX and don't have a single clue on what it should look like !?

07-22-2003, 12:35 PM
Tamiya made a 1/10 RC version. Unfortunately they did not make a 1/24 model.

07-22-2003, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by Cychalen
Tamiya made a 1/10 RC version. Unfortunately they did not make a 1/24 model.

That would be so sweet in my Benz collection :frown: :biggrin:

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