Lionhead Motorsports – Club History

    The Alberta Beach radio control club was first formed in the spring of 2006. In the beginning the club was initially focused around cars, trucks and buggies with people just getting together to drive around the various sections of the local parks and surrounding areas. In 2009 it was expanded to to include various boat events, then saw another expansion in 2011 offering fun-fly days for various types of aircrafts under 250g. This however changed in 2018 when boat, aircraft and general surface events were all dropped in favor of scale trail trucks and rock crawler based events. In 2020 new events were added to include 1/24 scale trail trucks offering a more affordable entry point into the hobby those interested on top of previous years 1/10 scale events. In 2022 a change was made to allow all 1/24 to 1/6 scale trail/rock racer vehicles into the various events going back to the bring what you got mentality the club was founded on. The club services were also adjusted to compensate for the new style of events and better manage expenses.

     Over the years I’ve met a lot of interesting people had lots of fun driving, boating and flying around the parks and other areas. While events and such have changed over the years the clubs core ideal of just getting together for some fun has always remained the same and likely the reason the club has been kept it going this long. Over the years no single event ever really stood out above any other which is no doubt due to the open diversity of what people brought to the various events which made for some fun times. We’ve had almost every imaginable type of event and looking back I can’t think there isn’t anything we haven’t tried as I was always looking for something new and open to suggestions from others.

    Since the clubs inception it has always made every effort to be a welcoming place for all ages and skill levels. Its also continues to offer numerous formal and informal events at no cost to the participants. The club had also offered members other benefits such as free use of equipment such as the R/C truck, charger, batteries, ramps, cones and trail markers along with no labor charges if a member needed help with soldering or repairs along with other benefits.

Lionhead Motorsports Statistics : 2006 – 2021

Club Details
2006 – 2022: Active, 17 years

R/C Events Featured
2010 – 2022: Trail Vehicle R/C events held
2006 – 2017: Surface R/C events held
2009 – 2011: Boating R/C events held
2014 – 2017: Boating R/C events held
2011 – 2017: Aircraft R/C events held
2006 – 2021: Total events offered – 166

Club Services
2006 – 2021: RC Car Action Magazine Digital/Paper 
2006 – 2021: No labor charge for repairs
2006 – 2021: No labor charge for soldering
2006 – 2021: Free use of all 9 club ramps
2006 – 2021: Free use of all 120 marker cones
2008 – 2021: Free use of club charger & accessories
2010 – 2021: Free use of trail markers
2010 – 2021: Free use of maintained R/C trail course
2010 – 2015: Free use of Traxxas Slash club vehicle
2010 – 2015: Free use of 6000mAh 2S LiPo batteries
2014 – 2017: Free flying lessons (Plane)
2017 – 2021: Free use of Axial SCX10 Deadbolt
2020 – 2021: Free use of Axial SCX24 Deadbolt