We have a fantastic Tamiya radio-controlled King Hauler US-style big-rig kit up for grabs worth £475!

Trucking has once again teamed up with The Hobby Company and Japanese model-maker Tamiya to give away an awesome 1:14-scale King Hauler radio-controlled truck kit to one lucky reader.

The prize bundle includes model kit, radio, battery and charger worth a total of £475!

The Mighty King Hauler resembles the classic conventional American tractor truck. It’s powered by a 540 motor driven with a three-speed transmission, which has no problem turning the dual rear axles. Each axle is supported with leaf spring and shocks. And the metal C-channel ladder frame keeps the power to the pavement.

To further enhance the vehicle, Tamiya Multi-Function Control Units (sold separately) offer light, sound and vibration operation raise realism to the next level. Engine sounds have been digitally recorded from actual trucks, and together with air horn, gear shifting, and many other realistic sounds, give you the feeling you are driving the real thing!

Headlights, brake lights, fog lamp, hazard lights and turn signal operations are also at your fingertips.


  • Bearings: Metal and plastic bushings
  • Body material:ABS plastic
  • Chassis material: Aluminium
  • Differential type: Gear
  • Drive type: Three-speed
  • LED light buckets
  • Motor:540-brushed type
  • Scale:1/14
  • Friction damper
  • Suspension: Leaf spring
  • Dimensions: Total length: 630 mm / Total width: 186 mm
  • Wheelbase: 447 mm
  • Tread F/R: 156/138 mm
  • Tyre Width F/R: 22 mm
  • Diameter F/R: 83 mm
  • Clearance: 19 mm
  • Gear ratio: 1st gear 32.49:1, 2nd gear 17.76:1, 3rd gear 10.66:1
  • Weight fully equipped: Around 3.1 kg (without multi-function unit)

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes, just correctly answer the following question and click on the button below to fill out the entry form:

Q) In what year did Tamiya begin manufacturing models?

A) 1948
B) 1958
C) 1968



Where to Buy
Tamiya 1/14th scale trucks and trailers are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company. For more information, visit www.hobbyco.net