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Hobby Products International or HPI of Foothill Ranch, California, USA is a manufacturer of on- and off-road radio-controlled cars, both electric and nitromethane powered.

The company, originally an export firm, was founded in 1986 by Tatsuro Watanabe and a partner, each with a total investment of US $100 each. Their original office in Costa Mesa, California measured only 300 square feet. A line of electric R/C motors called the Uno series were among the first products offered by HPI. Buoyed by the success of the Uno, HPI opened a small office in Japan that same year.

1987 would see world champion driver Masami Hirosaka use an Uno in his first IFMAR World Championship win in England.

By 1988, the burgeoning RC aftermarket proved to be a boon to HPI USA as they started exporting popular American-made R/C products to Japan, including such familiar brands as MIP, Peak Performance and Paragon.

Vintage Rc Car Parts Lot Hpi Kyosho Paragon Spur Gear  Dynamite Bearing
Vintage Rc Car Parts Lot Hpi Kyosho Paragon Spur Gear Dynamite Bearing
Currently $9.00 (5 Bids)
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Vintage RC HPI Nitro Super RS4 Arm Set A454
Vintage RC HPI Nitro Super RS4 Arm Set A454
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Vintage RC Hot Bodies By HPI Fuel Tank GTx2 C8007 2
Vintage RC Hot Bodies By HPI Fuel Tank GTx2 C8007 2
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HPI Thunder Tiger TS 4 Nitro Racing Vintage Drift Tires 26mm Type B 2 HPI4794
HPI Thunder Tiger TS 4 Nitro Racing Vintage Drift Tires 26mm Type B 2 HPI4794
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Vintage HPI Micro RS4 4wd 1 18 Scale
Vintage HPI Micro RS4 4wd 1 18 Scale
Currently $86.00 (10 Bids)
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VINTAGE HPI RACING BLITZ SKID PLATE SET HPI 103328 NEW NOS
VINTAGE HPI RACING BLITZ SKID PLATE SET HPI 103328 NEW NOS
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Vintage HPI Mounted Super Low Tread Tire MATTE CHROME 4724
Vintage HPI Mounted Super Low Tread Tire MATTE CHROME 4724
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vintage PICCO rc car truck micromotor parts TRITP7123 Manifold Exhaust NPS HPI
vintage PICCO rc car truck micromotor parts TRITP7123 Manifold Exhaust NPS HPI
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VINTAGE RC HPI SAVAGE 21 RARE RRP VENTED FLYWHEEL 1 7000
VINTAGE RC HPI SAVAGE 21 RARE RRP VENTED FLYWHEEL 1 7000
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VINTAGE RC Car Buggy MIP CVD Shiny Bone Losi Associated HPI Traxxas 90mm Ver1
VINTAGE RC Car Buggy MIP CVD Shiny Bone Losi Associated HPI Traxxas 90mm Ver1
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HPI A488 RS4 Mini Lowered Shock Tower Set RARE VINTAGE
HPI A488 RS4 Mini Lowered Shock Tower Set RARE VINTAGE
Currently $19.99
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Vintage GPM Racing 1 Front  1 Rear Shiny Universal Swing Shafts HPI Nitro MT OS
Vintage GPM Racing 1 Front 1 Rear Shiny Universal Swing Shafts HPI Nitro MT OS
Currently $39.99
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HPI Racing Road Star Chassis Graphite Associated RC10L Vintage NOS
HPI Racing Road Star Chassis Graphite Associated RC10L Vintage NOS
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Vintage Team Differential Lube Set for Tamiya Associated HPI Cars
Vintage Team Differential Lube Set for Tamiya Associated HPI Cars
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HPI Racing 4794 Racing Vintage Drift Tires 26mm Type B 2
HPI Racing 4794 Racing Vintage Drift Tires 26mm Type B 2
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Vintage Hot Bodies HPI C8107 2 35mm Rear Shock Rebuild Kit NEW Lightning 2 Pro
Vintage Hot Bodies HPI C8107 2 35mm Rear Shock Rebuild Kit NEW Lightning 2 Pro
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Gear Brace Set for vintage HPI Nitro RS4 A907
Gear Brace Set for vintage HPI Nitro RS4 A907
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Clear Gear Cover for vintage HPI RS4 MT 7111
Clear Gear Cover for vintage HPI RS4 MT 7111
Currently $30.00
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VINTAGE HPI RS4 MICRO 4WD 1 18 SCALE NEW MAZDA BODY  HOP UP PARTS LOT TIRES
VINTAGE HPI RS4 MICRO 4WD 1 18 SCALE NEW MAZDA BODY HOP UP PARTS LOT TIRES
Currently $99.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 5m
VINTAGE OFNA Z10 HPI Nitro Manifold Silver 37935 NEW see description
VINTAGE OFNA Z10 HPI Nitro Manifold Silver 37935 NEW see description
Currently $14.00
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Vintage HPI 72418 Pro3 Alum Middle Shaft Mount
Vintage HPI 72418 Pro3 Alum Middle Shaft Mount
Currently $15.00
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