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Jan 02 2012

Brca

brcaThe 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 and Keith Plested, who also founder of PB Racing, who manufactured RC cars.

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 1:5 scale off-road cars, with specific rules as regard to maximum and minimum dimensions etc. 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.

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