FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY MIKE KARPF
Mike’s build info;
This is my 1985 Kyosho Assault nitro buggy. The Kyosho Assault was basically a 1982 Scorpion electric buggy with a nitro engine stuck to the back end. (the Assault was an improved version of the 1983 Advance buggy with a larger engine and different body shell). My buggy started out as a parts car I won on eBay almost ten years ago, it took me that long to gather all the parts I needed to get it to where it is now! I still need to locate a few missing parts, and a few modern Scorpion re-issue parts (steering linkages) have found their way onto the car. The body is a repro from team blue groove in Canada, the decals are repros from MCI racing as well as a few vintage Kyosho decals. The silver stripes were cut by hand from a sheet of vinyl. Wheels and tires are originals, shock collars were 3d printed.