I think this is the most beautiful of the classic Tamiya touring car chassis full of typical Tamiya quirkiness with the motor out in front and belt drive. It is also the first Tamiya kit to be named after its driver - David Jun.
These are Tamiya adverts promoting the TA03F-Pro and David Jun:
Some very interresting pictures form one of Tamiya's publications, pictures the TA03F Proto-Type 1, 2 & 3.
Proto-Type 4 became the tub chassis and Proto-Type 5 became the TA03F Pro chassis.
|This is a picture of the chassis from one of the Factory Tamiya Racers, Notice the servo placement and the belt tensioner in the middle and on top of the rear pulley. This was possibly the TRF version of the David Jun car that never went past the Proto-Type stage.|
To end things off, I have included pictures of a modification that David Jun used to do to his race cars, which was to hollow out the rear unused gearbox section in order to create more space for electronics such as the receiver or ESC.
Written by TC member Plopes and reproduced here with kind permission.