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Guildford RC Banger Racing CLUB

Remote Controlled Mayhem: Inside the World of RC...

Rich Lee 04/01/2017 Deputy Editor We explore a vibrant scene happening in Guildford where RC fans and their families gather for high-speed thrills and a sense of community found nowhere else…Banger Racing is one of the most popular motorsports in the UK and Europe that you may have never heard of, much less seen. It might be considered by some to be a brash, brutish country cousin to the glitz and money of fat cat Formula 1, but for the thousands that attend events around the country every week, Banger Racing represents a far more accessible way to get their motorsport thrills. And if the vehicles (and their drivers) get scratched, spoiled, dented or outright totalled during proceedings, well, that’s kind of the whole idea. Races feature used-up cars and vans destined for the scrap compactor given a tune up and a colourful coat of paint and a chance go out in a blaze of glory with other creaky old bangers, all hurtling around and into each other until one finishes first or is the last vehicle left that isn’t a smoking pile of crushed metal. It’s a sport unlike any other and...

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