When it was released Tamiya could not have known the impact this model would have on the world of r/c cars. The first ever 1/10 scale r/c off-roader based on real sand racer cars. The Rough Rider featured some truly innovative design elements such as the fully waterproofed sealed transmission and radio mechanism boxed designed to keep everything dry and be accessible. You couldn't submerge the Rough Rider but you could come close to it! Suspension features a single swing arm at the rear and dual trailing arms at the front, torsion bars at the rear damped by oil filled shockers and lever springs at the front again damped by oil filled shocks. These models are loved today for their looks the world over and very sought after by collectors. Parts are still plentiful but command high prices. The Rough Rider came with 2 box art designs and truly amazing detail, even the tyres are authentic!