When Was the First RC Car Made?

The first remote-controlled car was unveiled in the 1960s and instantly became a hit with hobbyists who wanted to race their cars against each other. The first RC car, called the “Tamiya Hornet”, was a 1/10 scale replica of a real-life off-road racing vehicle.

It featured an electric motor, four wheel drive, and dual throttle control. This model was so popular that it spawned an entire industry of RC racing cars.

The Tamiya Hornet was just the beginning of remote-controlled technology. Soon after, more advanced models began to emerge including gas and nitro powered cars.

These cars were capable of speeds up to 70 mph and could navigate complex off-road terrain with ease. As technology improved and prices dropped, these RC cars became even more popular.

Today, there are many different types of RC vehicles available for hobbyists including boats, planes, trucks, helicopters, and even submarines. There is also a wide variety of accessories such as radios, batteries and motors that can be used to customize your vehicle for maximum performance.

The popularity of RC cars has only grown since the advent of the Tamiya Hornet in the 1960s. Today there are hundreds of different models available on the market ranging from beginner level vehicles to professional grade racers. They are used for everything from leisurely drives around the neighborhood to competitive racing events.


The first remote controlled car was unveiled in the 1960s and since then it has become an immensely popular hobby around the world. With new technologies and advancements in design, today’s RC vehicles are capable of more than ever before and are used for leisurely drives as well as competitive races.

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Stephen Dunn