Back in the summer 1996, Peter Loveless, Matt Loveless, & Martin Young started DMCRC at Oakmead School (old Gym hall). The Club steadily grew in size and we moved after about 6months, into the main assembly hall which was slightly larger. The Club then out-grew this hall and we re-located to Homefield School where we stayed until Feb 2005 until the school closed due to financial reasons.
At Homefield School the club regularly had 70+ people booking in and sometimes we used to run until between midnight and 1am in the morning! With the higher regular numbers a full AMB lap counting system was the first major purchase.
After about 6 weeks after Homefield School closed down, the club re-opened at Glenmore School for Girls where it stayed until we moved to Carter School in Poole, where we are now.
Since being located at Carter School, we have continually upgraded our equipment and always looking for improvement. At Carter school our hire facility has moved from the Gym hall, to the Assembly Hall, and now to the massive Sports Hall where you can find us every Friday evening.
We are a financially healthy and reliable club that races all year round. The only time we don’t race is Good Friday, and two weeks over the Christmas Holidays (and this is only because the School is closed).
We are family friendly and always welcome new drivers with our popular Novice Class. Experienced members are always close by to ensure safety is priority and offer any advice or guidance.
Refreshments, toilets, and ample parking is available for everyone on the night and spectators are always welcome too.
Peter Loveless was the founder of Dorset Model Car Racing Club in 1996 after taking over a financially closed club (S.M.I.R.C) based in Bournemouth and Sharpe Road, Poole. Peter had been racing at this club since the early 90’s and wanted to continue to provide a local facility for enthusiasts to race radio controlled cars after this club closed.
Due to Peters hard work, involvement, and dedication to this hobby and to DMCRC, Peter has grown this club and gone from strength to strength, concreted a strong foundation for the clubs future and allowing it to continue following his passing in 2012
Up until when Peter became ill, he would always run the club on a Friday night with great professionalism and pride with this responsibility. It was his faultless effort and consistency that kept people coming back every week. You knew what to expect on a Friday night and people had a lot of respect for him.
Pete had a very simple list of fundamental requirements for DMCRC; That it would be open to anyone without discrimination, that it would have no annual membership fee (a revelation nowadays!) and that it would provide a facility for the enjoyment of RC model car racing. Don’t think anyone can argue with those sentiments!
RIP Peter Loveless 1956 to 2012
|Mark Coates||Vice Chairman|
|Steve Elford||General Committee|
|Frazer Smith||General Committee|