British Radio Car Association

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British Radio Car Association
BRCA
Sport R/C Car racing
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Founded 1971
Affiliation Motor Sports Association
Regional affiliation EFRA
Headquarters Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon
Official website
www.brca.org
United Kingdom

The British Radio Car Association (or BRCA) is an organisation to promote the construction and racing of all types of radio controlled cars in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1971 by Ted Longshaw[1] and Keith Plested, who also founder of PB Racing, who manufactured RC cars;[2][3][4] they coordinate BRCA affiliated clubs in the UK, and offer insurance for any accidents that might occur. They also organise regional and national racing events for various classes. Each year the BRCA produces a rules booklet for every UK racing class, such as 1:10th Electric touring cars, 1:8th Nitro circuit cars and 1:16th Electric micro offroad cars with specific rules as regard to maximum and minimum dimensions, and homologated motors and cells. It is recommended (and at some clubs compulsory) to become a BRCA member due to its insurance and health + safety benefits.

The BRCA is a member of EFRA (European Federation Of Radio Operated Model Automobiles). The BRCA follows EFRA rules and uses their lists of approved equipment used in model racing.

The BRCA is also affiliated with the Motor Sports Association who deal with motorsport in the UK, although deal primarily with full sized car racing rather than model racing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4b0YuvibZ0
  2. ^ Keith Plested History
  3. ^ PB Racing RC Cars | Radio Control Cars | Remote Control Cars
  4. ^ http://www.ifmar.org/pdf/History.pdf

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