Some early pioneers in Radio Controlled Car Racing

Tom Dion and Leroy Pertner, two guys in the Midwest, had a fully developed, commercially available RC system – Electric cars, proportional radios and an organized sanctioning group. It all had to be developed in 1966 since this article appeared in print early in 1967. This is the earliest information I have of a fully developed manufacturer and sanctioning body for raceable, proportional radio controlled cars.

First known listing of NAMCO Cars for sale.
Also Testor’s RC car listed.