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By Mike Garrison
A Main Hobbies has just announced that they will be the exclusive retailer of Yokomo products in North America. Yokomo has been a race winning company for years upon years in both the onroad and offroad scene, BUT primarily in Europe. The announcement comes as a welcome surprise to diehard Yokomo fans who are used to ordering kits and parts overseas. The Yokomo lineup of vehicles is a wide range including 1:10 2wd and 4wd offroad buggies, all the way to 1:10 and 1:12 onroad cars.
With Yokomo returning to North America, will we see a Yokomo USA team once again? Possibly in time for the 2013 IFMAR 1:10 Offroad Worlds which will be hosted at A Main Hobbies very own Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, California?
Read the official A Main Hobbies Press Release below:
A Main Hobbies announces that it will now be the Exclusive Retailer of Yokomo products. A Main Hobbies will carry Yokomo'€™s line of off-road and on-road race vehicles, as well as the parts and products to support both racing lines. €œYokomo has always been a top-shelf brand that racers have gravitated towards.
"We'€™re excited to carry Yokomo and to support racers who want their product."€ - A Main Hobbies CEO Kendall Bennett.
Yokomo was one of the first Japanese companies to manufacturer RC cars. In the early 1970'€™s, Yokomo then named Yokobori Model Shop, produced the Cox .49ci Dune Buggy, which is considered to be the first ready-to-run. Yokomo has also long been heralded for it'€™s popular line of €œdog fighter€ racing buggies. Masami Hirosaka, who is the most successful RC racer of all-time, with 14 World Championships, has raced for Yokomo for several decades. Today, Yokomo offers on-road and off-road racing kits, mini and micro ready-to-runs, as well as hundreds of high-end accessories. Yokomo is also winning on the racetrack as Ronald Volker was recently crowned the champion of the Indoor International Championships.
CLICK HERE to see the entire lineup of Yokomo vehicles.