Mid Essex Radio Car Club (established in 1984 as Springfield Buggy Club and then as Springfield Radio Controlled Car Club) has, since its early, days enjoyed a reputation for its friendliness and emphasis on ‘fun’. Many members have, over the years, achieved considerable success at Regional, National & International level and in team competitions.
Over the years, the club has held annual Race Meetings to raise money for those less fortunate members of society such as Cystic Fibrosis sufferers, children at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the BBC Children In Need Appeal. It has also appeared at many school & village fetes providing spectator entertainment.
The club races during the Spring, Summer and Autumn at its permanent ‘off-road’ track at Great Braxted (near Witham). Major competition meetings are also held here. A warm welcome is extended to everyone and members are always pleased to help and advise newcomers.
The Classes raced are all scales of Electric and ‘Nitro’ off-road Buggies, Trucks, and Truggies up to 1/8th scale. The off-road track at Great Braxted has proved to be ideal for these classes. All drivers, beginners to experts are most welcome. The Club has its own fully computerised automatic lap counting system, which is used at all meetings and has earned respect nationwide for the high standard of organisation at race meetings. In recent years the Club has hosted Buggy & Truck National competitions.
All members are also required to be members of the British Radio Car Association which can be arranged through the Club if desired.
The Membership fee for 2012 is:
- Under 16 (at 01/01/2012) & Students £12
- Over 16 (at 01/01/2012) £25
Note: Fees for those joining from 1st July will be 50% of Annual Membership.