a buddy of mine had real good luck out of his bos car....spitzer also made some nice ones as well.... just watch it...they have a bad tendency to get out of hand $$$$$ wise... i know one of my old customers had large bucks in a single cylinder ....the guy with the bos car told me a story about going to get a motor for his and it was going to cost as much as he was wanting for his 427...his kid wanted him to just trade motors... mike just said he thought it would be too weird having to unload a motor with a cherry picker and the other he could carry out under his arm.... brandonIf you are at all interested in resale value I would stick with one of the major name brands. Half Scale, Motivational tubing, Mike Boss, Racer Pops, and Hardens are some of the top brands. You will definitely want to start with a used car for a beginner as there is a chance your kid won't like racing. The only other things I can add are to buy a nice chromoly chassts as opposed to mild steel. You will have a lighter package and room for growth. NHRA will not allow you to run 7.90's with a mild steel car. Also stay away from anything with "Great starter car" in th ad! That means great piece of crap!! Another great Jr Dragster site is jrdragsterplus.com. The people on there are very helpful and won't flame you. It's definitely not the bullet.... LOL I cannot tell you guys how much fun it is racing with my son. I have met some truly great people and my son and I have made friendships that will last for a lifetime.