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Radio controlled (or R/C) cars are self-powered model cars or trucks that can be controlled from a distance using a specialized transmitter. The term "R/C" has been used to mean both "remote controlled" and "radio controlled", where "remote controlled" includes vehicles that are connected to their controller by a wire, but common use of "R/C" today usually refers to vehicles controlled by a radio-frequency link. This article focuses on radio-controlled vehicles only.

Cars are powered by various sources. Electric models are powered by small but powerful electric motors and rechargeable nickel-cadmium, nickel metal hydride, or lithium polymer cells. There are also brushed or brushless electric motors. Most fuel-powered models use glow plug engines, small internal combustion engines fueled by a special mixture of nitromethane, methanol, and oil (in most cases a blend of castor oil and synthetic oil). These are referred to as "nitro" cars. Recently, exceptionally large models have been introduced that are powered by small gasoline engines, similar to string trimmer motors, which use a mix of oil and gasoline. Electric cars are generally considered easier for the novice to work with compared to fuel-driven models, but can be equally as complex at the higher budget and skill levels.

In both of these categories, both on-road and off-road vehicles are available. Off-road models, which are built with fully functional off-road suspensions, and a wide tire selection, can be used on various types of terrain. On-road cars, with a much less robust suspension, are strictly limited to smooth, paved surfaces. In the past decade, advances in "on-road" vehicles have made their suspension as adjustable as many full scale race cars, today.

RC Racing is staged on tracks designed to scale, and use very similar technology to standard race cars for timing and scoring.  This has driven a cult-like group known as the RC Racer.

 
Date Title Venue City State/Province Type
Apr 28 '13 - Apr 28 '13
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Ontario Fifth Scale Offroad Championship Series - Race 1 RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
May 19 '13 - May 19 '13
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Ontario Fifth Scale Offroad Championship Series - Race 3 RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Jul 07 '13 - Jul 07 '13
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Ontario Fifth Scale Offroad Championship Series - Race 6 RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Aug 16 '13 - Aug 18 '13
9:00AM - 9:00PM
RC Pro Series Race (1/8 Canadian Series Event) - RC Acres RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Sep 22 '13 - Sep 22 '13
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Ontario Fifth Scale Offroad Championship Series - Race 10 RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Sep 29 '13 - Sep 29 '13
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Ontario Fifth Scale Offroad Championship Series - Make-Good Race RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Nov 10 '13 - Nov 10 '13
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Ontario Fifth Scale Offroad Championship Series - Make-Good Race RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Nov 23 '13 - Nov 23 '13
9:30AM - 4:05PM
Inaugural Invitational 1/8 Scale eBuggy Race RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Dec 07 '13 - Dec 07 '13
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Skycraft Hobbies Invitational 1/8 Scale eBuggy Race RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Dec 21 '13 - Dec 22 '13
The RC Acres Christmas Electric Classic (1/8 Scale eBuggy & 1/10 Scale SC Trucks) RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Jan 04 '14 - Jan 04 '14
8:00AM - 4:00PM
RC Acres ThunderDome 2014 Blast-Off ft. 1/8 eBuggy RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
May 11 '14 - May 11 '14
Non-Points Race At RC Acres RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
May 25 '14 - May 25 '14
8:00AM - 4:00PM
2014 OFSOC Points Race 1 RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Jun 01 '14 - Jun 01 '14
8:00AM - 5:00PM
2014 OFSOC Points Race 2 RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Jun 15 '14 - Jun 15 '14
2014 OFSOC Points Race 3 Walton Raceway Walton Ontario RC Racing
Jul 06 '14 - Jul 06 '14
Non-Points Race #2 At RC Acres RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Jul 18 '14 - Jul 20 '14
2014 Canadian 5ifth Scale Nationals Walton Raceway Walton Ontario RC Racing
Aug 10 '14 - Aug 10 '14
OFSOC Series Race RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Sep 07 '14 - Sep 07 '14
OFSOC Series Race at Walton Walton Raceway Walton Ontario RC Racing
Oct 04 '14 - Oct 04 '14
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fifth Scale des Nations - Off-Road Dirt Track RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Oct 05 '14 - Oct 05 '14
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fifth Scale des Nations - Off-Road Dirt Oval Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken Ontario RC Racing
Oct 19 '14 - Oct 19 '14
OFSOC Rain Date RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Oct 26 '14 - Oct 26 '14
the RC ACRES 8ight Scale Fall Classic RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Nov 30 '14 - Nov 30 '14
8:00AM - 5:00PM
RC Acres Dome Opener - November 30 - eBuggy and Kids' Class RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing
Dec 07 '14 - Dec 07 '14
8:00AM - 5:00PM
RC Acres Christmas Electric Classic RC Acres Hamilton Ontario RC Racing