I agree. Back in the day the cars weren't as fast as those in the video but we did a lot of work making them pretty faithful reproductions of the real cars. We made our own chassis and rewound the electric motors and modified them. Later I think it got into vacuum formed bodies and ultra high rpm motors and sophisticated electronics. Sort of like how radio control cars went from pretty basic cars (cheap) to ultra sophisticated (very expensive) cars with exotic suspension, controllers, etc.That's ridiculous,
Maybe it's just me, but that does not seem very fun.
Guess it is just like real racing.....keeps getting faster, more expensive, sophisticated. Only difference is the danger ;-)