So for the last 2 years my mission has been to collect 1 of each of the production RC vehicles that Traxxas released. I collect Tamiya and Kyosho vehicles as well, but I've noticed a lack of information and availability of Traxxas products from the early years. With that in mind, I decided to take on the task of collecting all of the vehicles that Traxxas produced early on. I figure with the current market share (at least in the states) and growing support for the brand, eventually people would be interested in the history of the company.
Having contacted Traxxas on a couple of occasions and spoken with several people in various departments there, I can confidently say that while the customer support for current products is great, the historical knowledge is strangely lacking. Many questions I ask about early models either get ignored or shrugged off in replies from company reps. I'm certain there are people at Traxxas with more historical knowledge, but I've never had any success getting in touch with them... so I suppose that lack of information alone validates my effort to some extent.