If you're in the market for a small R/C car for you or someone you love, but you're not really willing to make the $200 investment in one of the larger gas-powered setups, we can easily recommend the XMODS R/C series from RadioShack. Powered by small electric motors, these kits come in under $30.00 and are exceptionally customizable.
We're currently pushing a RWD Mustang upgraded to the stage 2 motor kit with foam tires and a tighter suspension. If you're really insane, there's a company in Houston that offers Lithium-polymer-batt-powered super machines and a host of other aftermarket upgrades. It's a nice option if you don't have a garage but your hands need to tinker with something.