British Radio Car Association

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
British Radio Car Association
File:Brca logo1-300x107.png
Sport Radio-controlled racing
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Founded 1971
Affiliation Motor Sports Association
Regional affiliation EFRA
Headquarters Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon
Chairman Dave Waters
Official website
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.

File:Grande Bretagne 04324.JPG
BRCA representatives at the 2013 EFRA 1/8 Off-Road Championship

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 motorsports in the UK, although deal primarily with full sized racing rather than local racing

File:Early Logo.jpg
one of the early logos of the BRCA (1970s-1990s)

In 2016 the BRCA are hosting the first Reedy International 1/12 Race of Champions at centre:mk Milton Keynes, which is also part of the Model Motorsport Show


  2. Keith Plested History
  3. PB Racing RC Cars | Radio Control Cars | Remote Control Cars

External links