12th Circuit Timeline & History

1/12th Circuit

1/12 scale is one of the oldest RC racing classes still in existence and can trace it's roots way back to the 1970's. Traditionally it was a training and development ground for drivers who later went on to become champions in this and other classes.

1/12 scale is one of the oldest RC racing classes still in existence and can trace it's roots way back to the 1970's. Traditionally it was a training and development ground for drivers who later went on to become champions in this and other classes. More recently the class has become more specialised, due in no small part to the development of a wide range of other RC categories over the years.

That said, 1/12 is still a class that caters for competitors of all ages and abilities. The recent introduction of the GT12 class has resulted in an explosion in popularity of 1/12 scale racing at club level, and our national championships continue to be well attended.

Shown below is a timeline detailing all of the BRCA 1/12th National championship winners since it began in 1978. International and other championships won by British drivers are also shown along with notable events and landmarks associated with the class for each year.

Year
BRCA National Championship Winners
International Championship British Winners
Other Championship Winners
Notable Events and Landmarks
Relevant Media (links)
1978
Stock – Tony Whithorn
   
Associated RC12E Debuts
 
1979
Stock – Neal Francis
       
1980
Stock – Bill Maisey
       
1981
Modified – Neal Francis
Stock – Neal Francis
EFRA European Champion – Neal Francis (Brugg, Switzerland)
     
1982
Modified – Andy Dobson
Stock – Phil Stone
EFRA European Champion – Jimmy Davis (Watford, UK)
    Worlds Race Report
1983
Modified – Nigel Hale
Stock – Nigel Hale
EFRA European Champion – Mickey Booth (Milan, Italy)
 
Associated RC12i Debuts
 
1984
Modified – Andy Dobson
Stock – Andy Dobson
EFRA European Champion – Phil Olsen (Ulm, Germany)
    Worlds Race Report
1985
Modified – Phil Davies
Stock – Tim Dakin
EFRA European Champion – Andy Dobson (Fredrikstad, Norway)
     
1986
Modified – Andy Dobson
Stock – Phil Davies
   
Associated RC12L Debuts
Worlds Race Report
1987
Modified –Phil Davies
Stock – Phil Davies
       
1988
Modified – Phil Davies
Stock – Pete Farmer
EFRA European Champion – Phil Davies (Herning, Denmark)
    Worlds A Final Video
1989
Modified – Matt Ford
Stock – Matt Ford
      Ashby National 1989 Video
1990
Modified – Phil Davies
Stock – David Spashett
       
1991
Modified – David Spashett
Stock – David Hall
   
Associated RC12LW Graphite Debuts
ROAR US Nationals Video
1992
Modified – David Spashett
Stock – David Spashett
       
1993
Modified – Andy Griffiths
Stock – Phil Davies
EFRA European Champion – David Spashett (Lyon, France)
     
1994
Modified – David Spashett
Stock – Andy Griffiths
IFMAR World Champion – David Spashett (Paris, France)
    Worlds A Final Video
1995
 
EFRA European Champion – David Spashett (Bretby, UK)
     
1996
Modified – Oscar Jansen
Stock – David Spashett
EFRA European Champion – David Spashett (Eskilstuna, Sweden)
 
Associated RC12LC Debuts

Worlds A Final Video

Worlds In The Pits Video

1997
Modified – Andy Moore
Stock – David Spashett
       
1998
Modified – Andy Griffiths
Stock – David Spashett
IFMAR World Champion – David Spashett (South Shields, UK)
 
EFRA European Champion – David Spashett (Hinckley, UK)
 
Associated RC12L3 Debuts
 
1999
Modified – Andy Moore
EFRA European Champion – David Spashett (Malmo, Sweden)
     
2000
Modified – Phil Davies
EFRA European Champion – David Spashett (Boston, UK)
     
2001
Modified – Andy Moore
EFRA European Champion – David Spashett (Ingolstadt, Germany)
     
2002
Modified – David Spashett
       
2003
Modified – Andy Griffiths
EFRA European Champion – David Spashett (Montbrison, France)
     
2004
Modified – Andy Griffiths
Stock – Andy Griffiths
   
Associated RC12L4 Debuts
 
2005
Modified – Andy Griffiths
Stock – Andy Griffiths
       
2006
Modified – Andy Griffiths
Stock – Andy Griffiths
IFMAR World Champion – David Spashett (Turin, Italy)
   

Worlds A Final Video Leg 1

Worlds A Final Video Leg 2

Worlds A Final Video Leg 3

2007
Modified – Andy Griffiths
Stock – Keith Robertson
Sportsmans - Russ Giles
EFRA European Champion – Andy Moore (Eskilstuna, Sweden)
AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions;
Andy Griffiths (LMP12 open mod)
   
2008
Modified – Andy Griffiths
Stock – Andy Griffiths
Sportsmans -
 
AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions;
Mick Farrell (LMP12 open mod)
Associated RC12R5 Debuts

Worlds A Final Video Leg 1

Worlds A Final Video Leg 2

Worlds A Final Video Leg 3

2009
Modified – Elliott Harper
Stock – Elliott Harper
Sportsmans -
 
AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions;
Mark Stiles (LMP12 open mod)
First BRCA National win for a li-po powered car – Olly Jefferies, Newbury
 
Associated RC12R5.1 Released
 
2010
Stock – Chris Kerswell
Modified – Chris Kerswell
Sportsmans – Mick Farrell
EFRA European Stock Champion – Chris Kerswell (Hinckley, UK)
AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions;
Andy Griffiths (LMP12 open mod)
 

Worlds A Final Video Leg 1

Worlds A Final Video Leg 2

Worlds A Final Video Leg 3

Euros Video

2011
Stock - Andy Griffiths
Modified - Andy Griffiths
Sportsmans - Mick Farrell
 
AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions;
Andy Griffiths (LMP12 open mod)
Chris Blakey (GT10)
Simo Ahoneimi & Hupo Honigl win EFRA Euros titles for CRC

Stock Euros A Finals Video

Modified Euros A Finals Video

2012
Stock - Olly Jefferies
Modified - Olly Jefferies
 
EPS series visits the UK for the first time.
 
AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions;
David Spashett (LMP12 open mod)
'Blinky' stock racing introduced.
 
David Spashett returns to 1/12th scale nationals and wins at his first event.
 
Naoto Matsukura wins three IFMAR world championships in a row

Worlds A-Final Video Leg 1

Worlds A-Final Video Leg 2

Worlds A-Final Video Leg 3

2013

Stock - David Spashett

Modified - David Spashett

17.5 - Gavin Clinch

Sports 10.5 - Jim Spencer

GT12 - Chris Ashton

 
AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions;
Chris Kerswell (LMP12 open mod)
GT12 is introduced as an official national class for the first time.  

2014

Stock - David Spashett

Modified - Olly Jefferies

13.5 - Keith Robertson

Sports 10.5 - Keith Robertson

GT12 - Chris Ashton

 

AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions;

Mark Stiles (LMP12 open mod)

Mark Jewitt (LMP12 10.5)

Kevin Creaser (LMP12 13.5)

Jon Dixey (GT10)

Craig Mawson (GT12)

A BRCA National is held in a shopping centre for the first time (R5 - Milton Keynes) - Video

Marc Rheinard wins CRC's first IFMAR 1/12 World Championship

 
2015

10.5 Stock - Olly Jefferies

Open Modified - Olly Jefferies

13.5 Stock - Leigh Dibble

Sport - Jim Spencer

GT12 - Adam Walker-Catchpole

GT10 - Darren Newton

F1 - Mark Green

  AMC/CARS Summer Shootout Champions; Alex Hagberg wins EFRA Euro's for Xray at Hudy Arena, Slovakia