Vintage Buggy Construction Rules

1:10th scale Vintage Buggy

Vintage buggy racing is as enjoyable to watch as it is to race. For many, the fond memories of childhood toys come flooding back and the thought of those memories is just too much, meaning Vintage buggy racing is seeing a huge growth. To fall in line with local, regional and national vintage classes, the cars cannot be any newer than 1998. You’ll see cars such as the classic Mardave Meteor, Schumacher CAT, Kyosho Optima and Team Associated RC10 all competing around our normal buggy track. Track features such as jumps and low-grip sections really test these old designs, but with the addition of modern electrics, it means the cars are potentially much faster than they were ever intended to be which increases the challenge for racers and fun for spectators.



•Any 1:10th scale 2wd or 4wd Buggy Kit from 1998 or before.

•2wd cars are those having only one pair of driven wheels on the same axle, either front or rear axle may be driven.  4wd cars are those having all four wheels driven.

•The overall width of any bumper must not exceed the overall width of the front of the car including wheels. The bumper must be constructed of a resilient material such as plastic or rubber, with rounded edges and corners and be of a design which will not cause personal injury

•Ride height must be no less than 12mm and is subject to spot checks to prevent damage to the carpet


•Maximum 10.5t brushed or brushless motor designed for 1:10th RC racing. Spot checks will be made to ensure motor spec is no greater than 10.5t

•Any brushed or brushless 2s ESC designed for 1:10th RC racing

•Any 6 cell nimh or 2s hard case shorty or stick lipo firmly secured into the car.

•Open choice.

Wheels / Tyres:
•Any standard 1:10th scale buggy wheel and rubber tyre

•Hard spiked tyres should be avoided as they can cause damage to the carpet and make the cars handling very hard to get right.

Body Shell:

•Any bodyshell designed for 1:10th scale buggy racing.

•Bodyshells must remain securely fastened to the car using either body clips or Velcro.

•Rear wings are permitted but must not be wider that the car.

Other Requirements:

•Tyre additive is NOT PERMITTED

•Hop-ups and upgrades are permitted although are frowned upon as it detracts from the Vintage ethos.

•Shock tower end MUST be covered to prevent damage to the carpet when the car is inverted.

•Spur gear covers MUST be covered (to prevent injury to marshals when handling the car).

•All sharp edges MUST be protected to prevent damage to the carpet and marshals