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The Internal Federation of Model Automobile Racing (IFMAR) is the world governing body of Radio Controlled Car Racing.

IFMAR was created by professional racer and RC model entrepreneur Ted Longshaw in 1979. It grew with the objectives of unifying the different RC governing bodies around the world which operated under their own rules. IFMAR was conceived as a way to bring the different, fragmented organizations under a single, governing body. IFMAR's constitution also promotes international friendship and sportsmanship.

The national or continental level member organisations manage IFMAR World Championship events on behalf of IFMAR.

OBJECTIVES OF IFMAR[edit | edit source]

  • Promote International friendship and co-operation throughout the world through and for the constructions and operation of RC Automobiles.
  • Establish uniform International Rules and Regulations for the construction and operation of Radio Controlled Automobiles.
  • Co-ordinate International races and competitions for all classes of Radio Controlled Automobiles to keep records thereof and distribute information relating thereto.
  • Maintain the IFMAR World Championships as the only recognised World Championships for Radio Controlled Automobiles.