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As a r/c junkie from way back when I love the video. I've never been much of a drift fan, due to the ricer type vibe but it's pretty cool with the big fins sliding sideways...
They make a couple tri-5 bodies. The 57 you see in the video and a 56 Nomad. There was 55 Nomad and a 55 2dr sedan that used to be available but the company stopped producing them. Here's a couple of photos of my old ones.
All were built back in the early 90's by myself. Not your toy's r us stuff either. The 56 was good for 40mph easy. The 55 mad is full pro-street with 2.5 inch wide x 4 inch tall foam slicks. It covered a scale quarter mile (132ft) in under 8 seconds. The flamed 55 was built on an off road buggy converted for street duty.
For any of the Nomad crowd, the 56 of mine won the kids rc competition at the Springfield convention and I broke it back out at the convention in San Antonio. I need to repower it with a brushless motor and a lipo battery as technology has changed a lot since then. 70 mph in my off road truck now is normal with brushless power. It's fun, but another money sucking hobby.