When did RC racing start?
Radio-controlled (RC) racing is a hobby that has been around for many years. It is a form of model car racing that uses miniature cars that are controlled by remote control. The cars are powered either by electric motors or internal combustion engines and are raced on tracks that mimic the look and feel of real-life race tracks.
RC racing first started in the late 1950s, when the first model cars were introduced. These cars were powered by small electric motors, and were used mainly for recreational fun. As time went on, the cars became more powerful and the tracks became more sophisticated. This led to the development of more organized RC racing events throughout the world.
In the early 1960s, the first organized RC racing competition was held in Los Angeles, California. This was followed by the first major race in 1965, which was held in England. This race was organized by the British Model Car Racing Association (BMRA).
The 1970s saw the rise of RC racing as a competitive sport. The first world championship was held in 1972, and the first international championship was held in 1975. During this time, the sport was divided into two categories: Off-road and On-road. Off-road cars were designed for off-road tracks such as dirt, gravel, and sand, while on-road cars were designed for asphalt or concrete tracks.
RC racing has come a long way since its inception in the 1950s. Today, it is a popular hobby enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. There are various types of RC cars available, from electric-powered to nitro-powered, as well as various types of tracks and racing classes.
RC racing is a great way to have fun and get involved in a competitive sport. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With the right equipment and the right attitude, you can have a great time and make lifelong friends.