A message from the NZRCA Secretary:
Hi Guys
Its time for the NZRCA annual general meeting.
Remits are required to be into me buy the 31th August but you can send them sooner and I will send them to the other clubs.
To be held in Clubrooms called Hanger Six Auckland Airport on Saturday September 21st

There will be a special meeting at 10.30 for the delegates to consider changes to the constitution before the main AGM
this should take 1 hour. The AGM will follow immediately after this meeting

Nominations are invited for the following proposed positions as stated in the discussion paper for the NZRCA Executive


Technical Officer Gas On Road
Technical Officer Gas Off Road
Technical Officer Electric On Road
Technical Officer Electric Off Road
Licence Secretary

Should agreement not be reached on the proposed positions the following nominations are also invited for the existing positions for the NZRCA Executive

Publicity Officer
Technical Officer Electric
Technical Gas Officer
Area 1 Zone Steward (North Of North Island)
Area 2 Zone Steward (South Of North Island)
Area 3 Zone Steward (South Island)
If all of the Executives elected are from the North OR South Island another person from the other is to be elected.

Other actions to be voted
R/C Drifting to be added to the Rule Book
Large Scale R/C to be added to the Rule Book ( Adopt Australian Rules )

Please send nominations for both sets of positions as changes may not be made effective
Please reply if I have left anything out or you have suggestions for consideration

Peter Knight
NZRCA Secretary

Keep up to date in the NZRCA AGM forum thread.

Lookout for a junior driver to join the M Branz race team

Press Release 1st August 2013
M Branz Limited & AHP Racing wishes to announce that they are on the lookout for a junior driver to join the race team.

This person must be 15 years or younger,
Preference is for someone who has not raced in Stock Touring beforehand.
You are interested in racing at a National level.

What is on offer!

A New Spec-R S1 chassis for the 2014 season to be used at club meetings and National events.
The car will come with.
Initial set of Ride Tyres
Matrixline Mazda 6 Body Shell
Entry fee paid for in Stock Touring Class at the 2015 NZRCA National Championship.
Mentoring by other AHP Racing Team members
Spares and tyres supplied at Team Member rates.
And depending on where you live, A few days with the team testing at North Harbour Stadium Track.
Also as part of the AHP Race team, you will be taught about
Car Set up
Shock Building
Car Handling
Tyre Choice
Motor Maintenance
How to submit a race report to sponsors.

How to Enter
You can submit in writing, or by posting a YouTube clip, or on Facebook. Be creative; explain to us why you would like to join the team. Include photos; mention any past achievements if you have any.
If you wish to enter. Please contact me directly with your intention to enter.
I will also need your parents details also for their consent should you make the team.

Clubs. If you have someone, who you think has talent, Please put their name forward.

All entries will be posted up on RC Racer and on M Branz Facebook page.
Entries close 1st December 2013
Winner Announced 24th December 2013 on RC Racer.

The winner will need to provide their own radio gear, and batteries.
At the end of the time, the car will be offer to the winner at a market value for a second hand car.

VRC Pro goes Free-to-play (F2P)

Great news for those who don't play often enough to warrant a full subscription. VRC Pro has gone to the free to play model.

Talk about VRC Pro in the forums here

An announcement from VRC

We have some exciting news for you. The VRC Pro membership model has changed completely into Free-to-Play. Thanks to feedback from the community, we now have a much simpler, much more attractive membership model for everybody.

This new membership replaces the Trial and Lite memberships, and basically gives you 8 tracks and 5 cars (on- and offroad), for unlimited time and totally free. Extra tracks, cars and other content, can still be purchased as before.

You can sign up for the Free-to-Play here:

This other new membership replaces the old Full membership and gives you access to all content: tracks, chassis, components, now and all future releases. As long as you have a valid all-inclusive membership subscription you can enjoy everything VRC Pro has to offer.

When your all-inclusive membership expires you will be reverted to the Free-to-Play account, so you can continue to enjoy VRC Pro with the basic Free-to-Play content, including all content you may have purchased as a Free-to-Play member.

2013 Southern Clash

An announcement from Jamie Scott (Otago Radio Control Car Club President)

Hi Guys and Girls
Our annual event The Beck Industries Southern Clash will be run on the weekend of 16th – 17th of March 2013.
Naming Sponsor for the Southern Clash this year is Beck Industries thanks to David Beck for supporting our event again this year

We are running this over 2 days again this year, as it was a big success last year.
We would like to welcome Blackwoods Protector as a minor sponsor at the 2012 Beck Industries Southern Clash On Road Champs.

They will be supplying an airbrush compressor kit valued at $150, which will be given away to a lucky winner during the weekend.

Every car that is entered into the event, will get one chance to win. The more cars you enter, the more chances you get to be the lucky winner!!!

Also like to add we are running 6mins heats and finals for all classes expect pro12 which will 8mins as normal.
This is a change we have made at the club, our club days are now run with 6min heats and finals

The website and the online registration is up

Practice and Scrutineering on Friday 15th
5 Qualifying Heats (IFMAR Called) on Saturday 16th
Scrutineering & Practice

3 Finals (Best 2 of 3 Results) on Sunday 17th

Min entries is 5 per class

Classes will be
1/8th 2WD IC
1/10th 4WD IC
1/10th 2WD IC
Touring Stock / 21.5t Open Brushless Super Stock
Open Modified
Pro 12
Pro 10
Formula 1

If guys need a power supply (i.e. Generator) let us know so we can organize at a cost to you.
For Accommodation

theses are close to the track

Any Question feel free to contact me

Jamie Scott

Club President
Otago Radio Control Car Club
Cell Phone 0274762687

2013 Racing Lines International Results

The results are now up for the 2013 Racing Lines international.

Go here for the results thanks to for hosting the results.

Talk about the event here in the forums

2013 Racing Lines International entries closing soon!

Entries have been extended to Wednesday 9th Jan.

If you intend on entering, make sure you do it soon!

Entry numbers so far (as of 7th Jan @ 11:03AM):
Pro12 - 13
Touring Stock - 17
Touring Modified - 8
Touring Super Stock - 10
Formula One - 7
M-Class - 10
Pro10 - 7
21.5 - 9

Total Entries: 81

2013 Racing Lines International website

Forum Thread

2013 Racing Lines International

This is the final Racing Lines International, you do not want to miss this event!

Location: Auckland

Hosted By: NHRCCC

Date: 11-13th January 2013

Entries Close: 7th January 2013

Classes to be run:
 -Touring Stock
 -Touring Super Stock
 -Touring Modified
 -Formula 1
 -Pro 10
 -Pro 12
 -21.5t Open

You can enter online right now at

2013 Electric on-road Nationals


The website for the 2013 Electric on-road Nationals is up and running.

Event Details:
Location - Christchurch
Date: 15-17th February 2013
Entries close 8th February 2013

A special function is to be held on the 15th for all participants, which sounds like a great idea.

More information to be found on the 2013 Electric on-road Nationals website

NRCCC Footage

Alan Simpson (NRCCC President) has uploaded some footage of the Nelson Radio Control Car Club's Off-road track.

NRCCC Website , NRCCC in the Forums

You can also see some photos of the track here

Go Pro Footage

A few Go Pro videos have been popping up in the forum of people mounting the camera on their RC Car, some very nice footage. Check them out below:

Forum user jahaworth showcasing the West Auckland Radio Control Car Clubs Off-road track:

You can comment on the video in the Forum thread

Also Forum user BigTed showcasing the Auckland Radio Control Car Clubs Off-road track:

Got some Go Pro footage of a New Zealand Track you want in this post? Email Me

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