I just thought I would voice a little bit of support for this much derided Tamiya. I have a shelfer and a runner and I have to say as well as the brilliant styling this car is suprisingly good to use. Lets be clear, you need to run a 8.4V battery for it to be anywhere near fast but when you do, this car moves at a good pace in vintage terms. The unique rack and pinion steering works pretty effectively too. The car is heavy but its also very planted and stable. I challenge any Tamiya lover not to be impressed by a box art decent Bigwig runner in action. Excellent alternative to the Hotshot series and better than a Boomerang. Great value too, a very decent runner should be well under £ 100.00. Mine was only £ 50.00 but that is thanks to Purplebugsy and Alan!!