Based on reviews.

Hudy Customized bags now available for pre-orders!

We're using cookies to serve you better - Read more
Shipping to over 180 countries
Online since 2010
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

About Horses and Buggies - Hobby Letter #11/22


Hello and whats up! Heikki here from the Storage Room lurking behind the shelves full of holy RC goodness. It has been a sweaty summer for us and my personal thanks to everyone who is keeping us busy here! You folks rule!

As funny as it may sound, the classic Off-Road Buggies are indeed living a new renaissance. Many new kits sell out pretty fast and classic Tamiya nostalgia kits seem to be soft spot for many older hobbyist.

To celebrate this, I'll "do the Tamiya" and re-release one of our articles from last year. Please read on to learn more about why is it that we call our buggies the way we do! This article was originally released in Hobby Letter # 14/21.

Ooh before we go.. Rumor has that there is a bunch of long-awaited new (!) Tamiya models finally arriving to our shop soon.. Keep close eye on our shop and follow these letters!

Everything was better back then but modern nitro powered RC buggy has easily output of almost 3 hp..

Antique, antique!

I used to connect the word buggy to the Volkswagen Beetle. They are called bugs and especially the Dune Buggy and Baja versions from the 60-70's resemble a lot of a real life little insects. I simply never questioned if my story is valid.

It is not too far from the truth as a beetle is indeed a type of insect but the word buggy is way way older than mass produced cute civilian car from the late 30's. Where is this word coming from? Well - no one who is alive really knows. It has been used for centuries to describe horse drawn carriage more specifically smaller, two seated and bit sportier versions of said vehicles. Horse and buggy.

Maybe it resembled some kind of a fly type of bug that was following horse from close behind and it earned its name there! Also the word roadster is rooting from the same moldy ages meaning the type of horse buggy that could make longer journeys.

Kyosho "Baja Bug" is fine example of early day RC buggy. This rare model has air filled tires and centrifugal clutch! (Image: EuroRC Museum)

Holiday at the Dunes

From our point of view, this following is the era where it all started. Old and busted Beetles offered excellent starting point for all kind of fun builds. It had simple air cooled engine, versatile platform with single chassis plate meaning that you could change the body for whatever and being popular model the spare parts were easy to access.

First to remember is the iconic dune buggy glassfiber body kit "Manx" by Bruce F. Meyers from 1968 that offered an easy option to transform your old rusty VW bug into something cool. People got wild of this new idea that you could have a car for "just for fun" or for "recreational use".

Traxxas Sledge is fine example of how far we are from hay days of RC Off-Road Racing.

For leisure drivers like us today this is business as usual but back in the days this idea was revolutionary. Radio Controlled Cars are very much in the meaning of the name - leisure vehicles!

Meyers Manx kit was bit on the pricey side but it popularized the customization of the original bug body. Chop said the beetle when people cut the fenders away to fit bigger rear tires and better suspensions.

Everyone remembers the legendary look of Baja 1000's racing bugs whose spirit is excellently captured in to Tamiya Sand Scorcher Kit for you to build.

Immortal buggy legend from Tamiya - Fighting Buggy - was originally released 1982 with name Super Champ

RC Buggies for Everyone!

Today we have a wide range of leisure vehicles available. Sometimes the biggest fun come in smaller packages. Thanks to legacy of Beetles in Baja-races the name buggy was adapted to very first of RC kits that started to get popular at the same era.

Today we have a plenty of RC buggies for everyone to smash! Big ones, small ones, 2WD, 4WD, bashers, racers.. From our simple point of view, buggy is just a type of RC car that is meant for offroad racing and has "wheels exposed" because in true racing fenders and other unnessecarities are just extra weight.

This type of setup suits very well for competitive RC cars. For me it is somehow funny to think that some countryside folks hundreds of years ago started joking about bugs buzzing around horses "rear side" and the legacy of this joke carries this far!

Buzzin' Around

Yeah, we've come a long way, babe! When it comes to fast paced off-road racing, modern style Buggy platform has evaluated to the point that it can hardly be any better. Yet some innovative companies such as Team Xray keep kicking the goalposts and somehow refine their models better and faster every year. Check out the features of latest Xray XB4'22 to catch my point.

Classic off-road racing may suffer a bit from the saturation of the hobby these days (bashers, crawlers..) but I think that every serious RC-hobbyist should always have a good racing buggy in their shelf - for true racing they are the best you can get!

Keep you Bug Spray in hand, Thanks for reading!

Heikki / EuroRC

ps. Keep those pictures coming folks, everything RC related welcome, just reply in this mail and attach some of your best shots!

Our friend Quintin just greeted us with this wonderful shot of their Backyard Track that should give you some perspective. Thank you Quintin, the layout looks excellent and pretty fast!

Order our weekly newsletter

Your shopping cart is empty

Terms and conditions


All products listed as “in stock” are in our warehouse and ready to be shipped within the next day. Exceptions to this are pre-orders and possible, but unlikely, errors in stock numbers. All products include the  VAT according to the destination country.  Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Customer service speed

We are answering emails everyday from the morning to the late evening, no matter if its Sunday or Christmas eve. We work in the EET time zone which is +2h from GMT. During the day our customer service is usually really fast and in the evening we are little slower due we have less people to answer questions. Easier things are usually handled within the hour and shipping related things we try to handle during the day so they can be shipped out the same day. Our goal is to answer all emails within 24h no matter how difficult the question is. The fastest way to get customer service is always to send us a email. Please include relevant pictures and a structured email with proper sentences so we can answer you faster. Take your time and read trough your email once before you send it to us.

Payment Methods and Shipment Information

We ship globally for example to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania,Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom, Norway, Turkey, Switzerland). And many other countries, just go to the checkout and see if you can checkout. If not just let us know and we will quote you a price as we are able to ship to any country in the world.

We accept Paypal, credit card payments, Apple Pay and IBAN/BIC (SEPA) bank transfers.

Payment service

Our credit card and web bank services are delivered by Finnish Paytrail Oyj.

Paytrail Oyj, Business-id: 2122839-7

Innova 2
Lutakonaukio 7
40100 Jyväskylä

We also have numerous local payment options available through our international payment service


Kraanspoor 39
1033 SC Amsterdam
Postbus 37159
1030 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

P: +31 (0)20 8500 500
E: [email protected]


All payments are made in Euros. You can however browse the shop in other currency but the price then is not final. You will see the final Euro price in your shopping basket when paying for the product. The price is shown in “5. Send Order” part of the checkout form.


Our shop automaticaly includes or excludes VAT percentage from the prices by the destination country. You can change the destination country from the checkout pages before you order.  All our customers will pay the same price no matter the included VAT percentage. Companies who are buying with VAT numbers can buy products with exluded VAT according to destination country. 

Shipping options

You can browse all our shipping options with out registering. Just add the products you are interested in and proceed to checkout page where you can see all the shipping options and estimated delivery times.

Basic tracked shipping starts from 6,90€ (GLS road freight) in European Union countries.

Estimate Shipping times with GLS.

An international GLS parcel is delivered to neighbouring states of Finland like Sweden or the Baltic countries in a standard delivery time of 24 to 72 hours. To more distant European countries the international parcel dispatch takes between three and six working days, to remote areas up to eight days. Rough estimate is 1 week from order to delivery.

Please note that GLS shipping time is calculated in working days (Monday to Friday) and excluding the day when parcel is shipped.
Here you can find estimated delivery times.
Note! Here you can find collected statistics about average delivery times.

Estimated shipping times by DHL and UPS

DHL Express and UPS Express are our fastest delivery options. Both options can reach almost anyplace in EU in 1 day, but some places take 2 days.
• Depending what kind of products you want to order the shop will let you choose from available shipping options.
• Both Options are also Door To Door Services. The Courier will deliver the parcel to your door. But they also have pickup points where they might drop your package off so you can pick it up when it suits you.

UPS Standard is a slower and cheaper option from UPS for most European countries. Delivery time varies from 2 to 7 working days depending on the location. 

When you are checking out your order you can see a more precise estimate of each shipping option to your country.

Refund policy

We accept returns of new, unused merchandise within 14 days from the delivery. Please contact us at [email protected] to receive return information. The customer is responsible for any return costs unless otherwise agreed to with our customer service. We try to return the money with the same payment method that was used to pay for the order, if its not possible we make a wiretransfer. You can also request a gift card if you are making a new order to speed up the process.

We also accept returns after 14 days upto 50days, but we refund them with a giftcard to our shop so you can replace them with any products we sell. Please contact our customer service for details.

After we receive the merchandise and verify its re-sellable condition, we will refund the money or give you a giftcard. Depending on the item this will take 1-3 days after we have received the item. If there is a delay we will contact you.

Please note that all parcels that are returned to us because customer has not picked it up / accepted it or paid customs fees of it will processed. Handling and shipping costs will be reduced from the refunds.

Note! Every return made without notice via email will be charged with handling fee of 20€. Handling fee will be reduced from the total refund.

Damaged Shipment

In the rare occurrence that the shipment has been damaged, please take pictures and send those to our customer service [email protected] immediately and we will make sure we get you sorted and back to enjoying our hobby. Also notify the courier bringing you the shipment that it has been damaged.

Defective parts and Warranty Issues

If you feel that your product is defective please send us a email and we will let you know what to do next. Most items do not have a warranty as they will break in normal usage. For example if you hit something solid or take a larger tumble. Properly used items should easily last 3-12 months and during this period we are able to replace broken items if they have a manufacturing or material fault. We have years of experience with different makes and they all have different warranty policies. We have chosen to work with brands that have a good understanding how to serve their customers and you can be assured that you will get the best customer experience possible with us.

We do not replace or exchange products that are not defective or broken by improper use or have not been maintained. But we do help and teach you how to do things properly so you do not break anything in the future, just email us and we will help you out. We are however unable to wrench for you, its part of the hobby so its important that you will learn that part also your self, we have great tools to sell you so just ask us what you need.
Note! Many manufacturers are strickt that electronics are not allowed  to be modified (connectors changed etc.) without disabling the warranty. Remember to check this from your products manual.

Don’t worry you are safe with us! Most of our customers feel that they get excellent service in the rare occurrence that they encounter a problem with the product they have bought.

And remember if you run in to a problem or you feel that there is a problem with arrived products do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help and we do our best to sort it out as soon as possible.

What happens if EuroRC made a error in the shipment?

We ship a lot of orders each day and rarely there are errors. We do however try to minimize the effect on the customer. Please contact us immediately if we have made an error and we will make it right.

Address for returns

Always contact us before returning any product, we can not take responsibility for shipments that are sent without prior notice. Its very important that we can tell you how to mark the parcel so it will be processed in a timely fashion.

EuroRC Oy
Päiviöntie 8
12400 Tervakoski

[email protected]



My account

Customer service

More info