The Purpose

The internet has brought a lot of information to our fingertips. Determining the validity of that information is a challenge, however. A statement can be made without proof and, can then be spread to many sites and become generally accepted as fact. My purpose with this index is to cite articles written back in the early days of radio controlled cars to document the real history. There are certainly other articles from back in the day and I would be grateful for anyone who can supply that information.

Car Model Magazine (unless noted otherwise*)

Month Year Pages Article Author Comment
October 1964 74-76 RC Big T (*R&C Custom Models) Ken Balz Very Early Conversion
April 1966 68 1966 Hobby Show Staff Testors 1:9 Mustang
March 1967 27-31 Revolution in Racing: Radio Control Tom Dion Elec Cars and a Racing Assn
Early 1967 144-145 Auto World Catalog – RC Cars for Sale Staff NAMCO & Testors
April 1967 14-15 1/24 Scale RC Car Staff Made  by Nichimo
51-55 Radio Control Part II Tom Dion Build an RC Car
June 1967 22-24 Radio Control Part III Tom Dion Vac Form an RC Body
July 1967 45-47 RC Gas Cars Bill Sippel Air Cars – No Throttle
75, 76 Radio Control Part IV Tom Dion Transmitter Explained
August 1967 45-49 Radio Control Part V Tom Dion Build a Transmitter
November 1968 35-37 R/C + GP Staff First 1/8 Gas Story!
July 1969 44,45 R/C Hobbyist Dream George Siposs Overview 1/8 Gas ROAR
September 1969 RC Roundup George Siposs Comprehensive Update
December 1969 33 The R/C Scene George Siposs First RC Column
45-48 Natl RC Championship 1969 George Siposs Calif (Ft Wayne mentioned)
January 1970 20 The RC Scene George Siposs Genl RC Info
February 1970 56,57 The RC Scene George Siposs Midwest Mention with Me!
March 1970 Unk The RC Scene George Siposs Unk
April 1970 17-22 Cox Buggy RC George Siposs Conversion
56-57 The RC Scene George Siposs Genl Info
June 1970 34 The RC Scene George Siposs Toledo & ME
July 1970 41 The RC Scene George Siposs Series 70 & ME
August 1970 10,11 The RC Scene George Siposs Indy Nats
September 1970 44,45 Ito RC Scene Ken Ito Midwest Overview
October 1970 38-40 Ito RC Scene Ken Ito Car Overview
November 1970 14-16 Ito RC Scene Ken Ito So ChiRace
December 1970 12-14 Ito RC Scene Ken Ito Indy Nats
40-42 Schnell Car Ken Ito Nats Champ
January Special RC Issue 1971 12 Scale Talk Staff Auto World CanAm
14-16 Ito RC Scene Ken Ito No. Chi Series
17,18 RC Catalogs Staff 16 Free Catalogs
22-28 Dynamic RC Car Bob Emott Detailed Analysis
29-31 Associated RC Car Ken Ito Part I
49 & 56 RC with DP David Palmeter My First!
50,51 Bob Ballenger Car Ken Ito Nats Runnerup
52,53 New RC Staff Latest Eqpt
February 1971 12-14 Ito RC Scene Ken Ito Series 70 Wrapup
14 Assoc RC-1 Staff First RC-1 Ad
32,33 Assoc RC-1 Ken Ito Feature Article
47 Dave Bloom Car Ken Ito 1st Ever Series Winner
March 1971 12,13,64 DP RC Scene David Palmeter 70 wrap, 71 sched
18 Dremel Award Staff Best RC Car
April 1971 12 RC Scene Ken Ito Car Build
May 1971 30-33 Series 71 East Staff First RaceEast
38,39 Trade Show Staff NewRC Items
48,49,54,56 RC Scene David Palmeter Complete 1971Rules
June 1971 20,21 RC Choice Ken Ito All Car Prices
36 RC Tips Tom Malone Little Info
42,43,53,54 RC Scene Ken Ito Build & Mfgs
July 1971 17,57 RC Scene David Palmeter Toledo Show
32 Transmitter Mods Tom Malone Orbit/Parma Combo
August 1971 34-37 Associated Build Tom Malone Assem Details
48,49,52,53 RC Scene Palmeter & Ito Race & Sell
September 1971 32 MCE Options Bob Harris Car Upgrades
48,49,54 RC Scene Ken Ito Sprint & Marker
October 1971 30-32 RC Scene Ito & Palmeter Unimat & Series
46,47 Suspension Tom Malone Sliding Pillar
November 1971 54,55 My Last RC Scene David Palmeter Series &ROAR
December 1971 21-25 Jerobee Mods Sal Lucania Look at1/12
52 RC Scene Ken Ito ROAR& Series
January 1972 44,56 RC Scene Ken Ito Cheap RC
45-47 Dynamic Car Ken Ito Build HowTo
February 1972 23-25 Veco, Enya Mods Sal Lucania Detailed Rebuild
March 1972 44 RC Scene Ken Ito Beginner’s Q&A
April 1972 12,52 RC Scene Ken Ito Carb Tuning
May 1972 10-14 Jerobee Accessories Bob Rule 1/12 Gas Upgrade
44-56 His Last RC Scene Ken Ito Cost Control
53 RC Body Painting Tom Malone How To
June 1972 10-12 Jerobee/Cox Buggy Bob Rule Kit Bash
43 RC Tips Tom Malone Antenna Mounting
July 1972 49 RC Tips Tom Malone RC Starter
August 1972 19-22 Jerobee/ Associated Bob Rule 1:12Radio 1:8 Car
September 1972 39-42 Heath Thumb Tach John Frankosky How To Build
43-45 RC Bugatti George Siposs 1:8 Kit Conversion
October 1972 45-49 1972 Nats George Siposs California
February 1973 17-20 Hallum Car Gene Husting 1972 Nat Champ

Model Car Science Magazine

February 1967 38-45 Testor’s RC Car Staff AlsoBoat Plane
March 1967 50-53 1:8 Gas Project Spencer Murray Tough Lessons
April 1967 52-55 WenMac Electric Staff 1:12 Test
June 1967 18-21 WenMac Gas Charles Eckles Conversion Test
October 1967 Unk Latest RC Cars Unk Lost Magazine
October 1970 50-53 RC Cars Update George Siposs Available RC Gear
July 1971 54,55 Guide B Rule Complete
56,58 Info GHusting Reliability
July 1972 4,5,8,9 Calif RC Racing Gene Husting Also Roy Moody Car

Model Car & Science Magazine

October 1967 32,33 Early RC Japanese George Siposs 1:15 Electric
November 1967 20-25 RC Roundup George Siposs Very Interesting NAMCO

Rod & Custom Magazine

October 1964 74-76 RC Big T Ken Balz Very Early Conversion