Milton Keynes Radio Controlled Touring Cars had it’s first meeting on the 1st March 1998 when a group of “not so hardy” racers decided that they didn’t want to spend another winter racing outdoors.
Led by the founding chairman, Andy Marling, a suitable indoor racing venue was found at Millmead Hall in Wolverton.
This has been our home since those days, and our membership has grown substantially since then. We currently have over 80 active racers from Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Initially focusing in on touring cars, the number of classes we cater for has grown over the years.
With interest in the club growing, the decision was taken to build a permanent outdoor track and a venue was found at Wolverton Park.
To celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee the inaugural meetings were held in early June 2002. With this larger track, in addition to stock 1/10 electric cars, classes were also run for 1/10 electric modified and Schumacher electric Big 6 cars. It was hoped that this facility would become a regular venue for the various National Championships.
So, now with two venue’s, MKRCTC operated at Wolverton Park in the Summer and Mill Mead Hall in the winter, or when it was wet in the summer. Unfortunately due to development work Wolverton Park had to close and the club is currently looking for a suitable outdoor venue and now operates all year round from Mill Mead Hall.
Notable MKRCTC achievements are;
- June 1999 – Milton Keynes Grand Prix, a major race meeting held within Milton Keynes Shopping Centre.
- July 2001 – MKRCTC Shopping Centre meeting featured on local TV News.
- December 2001 – MKRCTC host two rounds of the BRCA 1/12 National Championship.
- 2002 – Building the outdoor track at Wolverton Park.
- 2003 & 2004 – Hosting rounds of the STCC and BTCC championships.
- 2014 – Hosting a round of the BRCA 1/12 National Championship at TheCentre:MK.
In late 2014 it was decided that a change in name was needed to better reflect the broad range of classes raced. In January 2015 Milton Keynes Remote Control Car Club was born.