History of the BRCCC
The Boronia Radio Controlled Car Club was established in 1995 in a factory in Chadstone. A few members of The Alfa Car Club had purchased the then new Alfa 155 Tamiya radio controlled car to have some fun racing in between Alfa Car Club meetings. One of those members, whilst driving down a street in Boronia, nearly run over a child’s radio controlled car that the child was driving on the road. After that incident, he saw a need to give that child and others a safe place to race their cars. He approached the people who run the Y.M.C.A. hall on Dorset Road about hiring the hall once a fortnight. A temporary track was then constructed and we then raced rain, hail or shine. This was quite adequate for 12 months but was soon apparent with the popularity of the sport growing at a such a great rate that we were outgrowing this venue.
In 1997 we approached the Knox Council, with a view to using some of the tennis courts that were being under utilised. An agreement was then reached for us to use two of the Boronia Park Tennis Courts. At that time we had also become incorporated, formed a committee and started using this facility. Once we signed the lease agreement we set out the track, and built the stand. The track by the way can be configured to over 60 different tracks. Shortly after getting the use of the club rooms, the larger club room was burnt down by vandals. The council rebuilt the building for us, which is now the main building we use for members. Through our growing Membership, we have also been able to purchase computer equipment and through the generosity of Toy Traders the importers of TAMIYA, we have also been able to purchase Transponders (Electronic Device for counting laps etc) and the appropriate software to enable us to run the entire meeting via computer. This not only allows us to run many races per meeting, but also records lap times, race times and fastest laps, all of which go toward trophies for each class at the end of the season. So the club has grown from small beginnings with informal meetings with no members, to holding State Finals and having a Membership list of 150 Members.