Assembling and racing Tamiya cars used to be a thing of our childhood. Now we can share this hobby with our children at MF11 Mini 4WD Woodlands Tamiya Store, a 24/7 store in Woodlands!
We visited this hidden spot in the north, near Admiralty to check out where the otakus are hanging out.
Several decades ago, Tamiya cars used to be sold in departmental stores and malls had Tamiya race tournaments. Hands up if you were there racing your hearts out!
About MF11 Mini 4WD
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MF11 Mini 4WD opened its doors in October 2022. It lets customers build their own Tamiya cars and test them or race them on the racetracks.
It is a neat hangout for Tamiya fans.
This store is never closed, allowing night owls to bond over their cars through the night and even public holidays!
It retails a large collection of Tamiya cars, trucks and even custom-built models for a couple of hundred dollars.
Building Your Own Tamiya Cars
Build the car of your dreams at MF11 Mini 4WD – this store has an impressive range of parts in every colour and design.
From the chassis to wheel sets, shafts, screw sets, spray paint cans, take your pick in the modification process.
There are more than 900 SKUs in-store, from stock cars to open class cars.
Of course, staff at MF11 Mini 4WD are on hand to provide any sort of guidance you may need. Various parts would contribute to factors such as cornering, stability, adaptability, ease of maintenance, toughness and acceleration.
For beginners or younger ones, perhaps getting a basic set is a good start.
Basic models cost $28 and above. Rare sets typically cost more; a Tamiya Anniversary car costs $65.
Take your pick of adorable animal themed sets or the SG50 Merlion edition that costs $131.
Racing on Singapore’s Biggest Racetracks
The race is on every Sunday, rain or shine. Enthusiasts gather to get their cars zooming, flying, making loops in the 5 to 6 tracks set up. There are tracks for pros as well as one just for the children.
Besides racing, you can check out the hobbyists race and assemble their cars. We saw cars flying off the tracks and speeding through circuits while we were there.
It was a joy to watch and possibly more enjoyment building your own from scratch.
MF11 Mini 4WD Tamiya Racetracks Pricing
To access the MF11 Mini 4WD racetracks, the pricing is as follows:
$4 Per Hour on weekdays;
$6 per hour on Friday evenings, weekends and public holidays; and
Free for kids below 0.9 m
Hardcore Tamiya fans can also choose to sign up for memberships at $89.90 per month. This includes perks such as birthday discounts, storewide discounts and cashback.
For more details, head to this site.
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