The Mini class offers racers a far more affordable and less complicated form of racing, as all the cars are based on the same M03 or M05 Tamiya front wheel drive chassis. There are a wide range of body shells available for this class such as the classic 60's Mini, Suzuki Swift, BMW Mini, Fiat 500 and many, many more, all of which add a great deal of variety to the track.
Whilst these cars are a little slower than the Touring classes, they offer an excellent starting point for anybody who wants to get into RC racing without spending lots of money. The racing is very close and competitive and like its full size counterpart, is great fun. The basic car will cost around £130 for the rolling chassis (this price does not include radio gear or battery)
Moving with the times, we now have a brushless class option for the Tamiya Minis. Allowing the Hobbywing Brushless combo and limiting the brushless kit to that specific combination means the field is still level but comes with the ease of use of a brushless system and a little more pace.
With the recent release of the Tamiya M07 M-Chassis we have decided to air on the side of caution before allowing this new chassis to the class. We will examine the car when we get a chance and if the committee feels it is suitable for the class we will update the rule accordingly.
You can find the current rules here Mini Rules Download.