A hobby as exciting as car racing does not require you to be a child, anyone whether aged nine or ninety can enjoy it. It is an adrenaline pumping activity for all ages. For those who wish to start, we would like to offer some basic information to help you get started, as there are a lot of things involved in rc or radio controlled cars and its racing.

Car racing as a hobby is not a small time activity to keep one busy as you would imagine it to be. Instead with cars that cross sixty miles per hour and have suspension systems as features just like that in a real car, it is a big deal for radio controlled car racing enthusiasts. In fact with so many features, varieties and types of RC cars available it can become difficult to decide where to start from, especially for beginners.

There are numerous choices that one needs to make before getting started. It starts from whether you want to purchase a race car ready to run or build one from scratch on your own. Next decision to make is whether you want a vehicle for on road racing or use it for racing off the road, on rugged terrains. The rc vehicles for the type of racing differ in features. Next is to decide on the type of rc vehicle, whether an electric one or a more powerful nitro rc vehicle. You could even decide if you want an electric slot car race set or if you want to use buggie on a dirt track.

The choice can be made a little easier depending upon how seriously you wish to pursue this hobby. If you are a speed addict, the rc vehicles running on nitro engines are for you, but if you prefer reliable and ready to run vehicles, then electric cars are the preferred choice. Similarly, if you wish to race in the quietude of your neighborhood, then electric engines are the better choice whereas if you wish to experience the thrill of a racetrack with the dirt and the dust and the thrill, a nitro motor run vehicle would be the best choice.

Also, it must be kept in mind that rc racing is an expensive hobby and you must be ready and willing to pay for the cost of purchasing and maintaining the vehicles. However, the thrill, and excitement of racing these cars in competitions is equally rewarding and totally worth the costs. These decisions might seem overwhelming but the time spent with your rc car and the exhilarating experience of this hobby will all make it worthwhile for the child within you.