Pendle & District Model Car Club
is the premier club in the country for racing radio controlled 1/8th scale Rallycross cars.
Our complex at Lomeshaye Way in Nelson is acknowledged to be the finest of its kind available anywhere in the UK. The drivers' rostrum is a permanent structure with a roof and has been specially designed to accommodate drivers who are confined to wheelchairs. (The only one to do so in the UK).
The Club is a Members Club i.e. it is totally independent of any other organization/company and has a Committee consisting of a Chairman/Treasurer, a Secretary and four driver representatives who are all elected annually.
The Club is pleased to be affiliated to the British Radio Car Association.
Members driving abilities cover the entire range from complete beginners to top experts.
The Club's Track is situated off Lomeshaye Way, Nelson, BB9 7AF in the heart of Pendle Witch Country. Hence the Club Logo is a witch riding on a Rallycross Car at full moon.
The cars are 1/8th scale, 4WD and race on off road tracks. They are powered by 3.5 cc glo engines producing around 2 b.h.p. giving them a top speed of 60 mph and an ability to reach this speed in 3 seconds or so. Considerable skill is required to drive these cars competitively and races prove popular with spectators.
A typical Club meeting consists of four or five rounds of 6-minute heats and a number of 22 minute finals. Automatic computer controlled lap-counting facilities combined with the BBK race programme are used for race control purposes.