The Ulster Model Car Club is the oldest model car racing club currently running in Northern Ireland. Started back in 1984 by Dave Wilkinson, Cheryl Boyd and Brian Calder. Racing first at the Valley Leisure centre while holding demo races in Castle Park Bangor before moving to our first permanent venue at Gilnahirk, a grass track laid out with old fire hose, long straights and banked corners made for a fast and enjoyable layout.
Today the UMCC races in two modern venues, in the summer we race at our purpose built facility in Ballymoney, a fast and technical track.
In the winter the racing moves indoors to Wellington College Belfast, a large sports hall with specialist racing carpet, providing high grip levels and fast cornering speeds.
Have a look in the “find us” section for more information about our current facilities.
As a club, it is our intention to cater for as many racers as possible and, in doing so, help to develop and drive the sport forward in this region. Radio controlled model car racing covers a vast array of classes and abilities. The cars range from the “ready to go” variety you see in toy and catalogue shops, through to the top of the range chassis only kits designed specifically for professional competition use, to out find more details see the "what we race" section.
The club is affiliated to the BRCA,and operates under BRCA rules and insurance. As a club we are ran by our members for our members, but overseeing this is a small voluntary committee, any of whom you can meet and talk to at any club meeting. Our current committee is:
UMCC Committee 2018/2019
Chairman - Lee Cutler
Secretary - Martin Kenny
Treasurer - Jim Rowley
On-Road coordinators - Graham Kenny
We are a friendly and open club, inclusive of all and we would encourage anyone interested in joining this fantastic sport to have a read through the information on this website in the various sections then come down to a race meeting and have a look at the different classes and cars to see what will suit you best before making any purchases.