Membership & Fees

Membership & Fees

Northern Ireland Model Car Club welcomes both seasoned veterans and excited newcomers to the world of radio car racing! Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about participation:

New Racers:

Get ready to experience the thrill of RC racing! We offer a three-meeting introductory period where you can try things out without needing club membership. This is a fantastic way to discover if RC racing is your passion.

BRCA Membership (Separate from Club Membership):

For continued participation and to rack up championship points, a valid BRCA license is mandatory. However, the BRCA, like us at Northern Ireland Model Car Club, understands the importance of giving new racers a chance to dip their toes in the water. As a first-time racer, you can benefit from the BRCA’s one-time offer of participating in your first three club meetings without a BRCA license. Please note that BRCA membership is a separate organization and their membership is managed independently from ours.

Club Membership:

Northern Ireland Model Car Club membership provides a range of benefits, including:

  • Eligibility for Championship Points: Track your progress and compete for the podium! Please note that championship points are awarded for races attended after becoming a member and cannot be backdated.
  • Participation in Practice Days: Sharpen your skills and refine your racing technique. (Note: Special practice days might require club membership for participation.)
  • Voting Rights and Committee Involvement: Have your say in the club’s future! As a financial member, you can vote at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the end of the summer series. You can also nominate yourself or others to be on the committee, helping to shape the direction of the club.

Supporting the Club!

The Northern Ireland Model Car Club is owned by its members – without memberships, the Club does not exist. Your membership not only grants you access to the benefits listed above, but also directly supports the upkeep of the track, the running of events, and the continued operation of the club for future generations of RC racing enthusiasts!

Race Fee

Both visitors and members pay a daily race fee of £11 to participate in race days. This fee helps cover the costs associated with running race events.

Club Membership Fees:

Our club membership fees are the same throughout the year and are non-refundable. Here’s a breakdown of the annual fees for 2024:

  • Junior (under 18): £10
  • Adult: £20
  • Family (1 or more children under 18): £30

Club Membership Period:

Our club memberships run on a calendar year basis, from January 1st to December 31st. Joining mid-year provides membership benefits for the remainder of the current year.

Ready to Join the Fun?

Whether you’re a seasoned racer or just getting started, we encourage you to reach out to our club committee members. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about BRCA membership, club membership, or the exciting world of RC racing at Northern Ireland Model Car Club!