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Block A, Floor 1
Commercial Square
Leigh Street
High Wycombe
HP11 2RH

Website: WRCC

Wycombe Radio Car Club (WRCC) race radio controlled model cars at their permanent indoor venue in High Wycombe. The club has been established for over 10 years and boasts a membership of around 100 people of all ages and backgrounds. WRCC is also affiliated with the BRCA (British Radio Car Association), who are the UK governing body for model car racing and provide its members with insurance that covers against accidents and injury.

WRCC meet every Monday (1/14th Buggy), Tuesday (Short Oval), Thursday (Bangers and Drifting) and Saturday (GT12) evening to race electric powered cars which are 1/12th , 1/14th and 1/10th scale. Their venue at Leigh Street is a converted industrial unit that the members have turned into one of only a handful of permanent indoor model car circuits in the UK. The racing takes place on a carpeted track area with specialist track markings and automated lap counting and timing systems. Drivers have access to a dedicated pitting area, as well as on site toilets and light refreshment making facilities.

As with full sized motor racing, there are several classes to compete in, and these cater for drivers with varying experience levels and budget; beginners can purchase a kit with everything needed to get started for as little as £80.

There are championships run throughout the year by the club, with monthly and series trophies for the top drivers at each ability level, and also the highest placed junior (under 16) drivers. The club holds a number of national championship events throughout the year, and has several National and British championship winning drivers to its credit. Beginners are welcome, and there is help and advice available for all newcomers.

Model car racing is both an interesting and fun hobby that is also family orientated; several fathers race with their sons (and daughters!). It also helps to give young people a basic understanding of engineering principles, and something with which to occupy their spare time and spend their pocket money on; you could be racing competitively for as little as £10 a week!

Lewis Hamilton raced rc cars before he was old enough to do karting, and the hand-eye co-ordination he gained at an early age will no doubt have helped him during his career.

Why not come along to one of WRCC’s weekly race evenings and have a look (or even race!). All are welcome!

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