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Cardinal Racing was created in 2015 out of a love for racing cars, and a desire to lower the barrier to entry to this great hobby across North America. The cardinal that represents the  company is a spring bird that symbolizes agility, sleekness, and fresh beginnings – much like our mission to deliver high quality radio controlled cars, parts and accessories to racers across North America and the world.

 

Cardinal Racing is a supporter of small privately owned businesses that strive to deliver excellence in a competitive market and high attention to detail and quality. MCD was the start to this journey, and we are always looking to expand our connections in the RC world. 

 

For more information on partnerships, contact us at info@cardinalracing.ca



Our Mission

 

The quality and craftsmanship of racing cars built across the world varies. Our mission at Cardinal Racing is to bring the best of the best to racing car enthusiasts in North America.

 

We partner with manufacturers that are building high quality scale racing car parts in-house across Europe, supporting smaller manufacturers and placing emphasis on quality over quantity when it comes to scale racing cars.

 

Our customers appreciate the difference in quality between Cardinal Racing parts and local racing car parts. Our mission is to continue this journey and share this passion. 



Maher Busedra, Founder and CEO

 

Maher’s passion for racing cars started at a young age. His RC hobby started when he received hi first scale racing car kit. As he began building the car, he became more interested in the industry, the cars, and the community. 

He started attending and even racing in competitions across the country. After learning about the range of scale racing cars in Europe, Maher noticed these high-quality racing cars and parts were missing from North America. He started stocking MCD cars and parts, and using these to win competitions!

 

Since then, interest in Cardinal Racing and its partners has grown across North America. Cardinal Racing has even gone international, connecting and supporting scale racing car enthusiasts in different parts of the world.

 

Customer Service

 

We pride ourselves in making our customers a priority in all our endeavors.

 

We deliver a personalized end-to-end service, from finding the right car for you, to putting it together, to walking you through your first run. Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast or new racing car enthusiast, we can help.

 

By focusing on in-house manufacturers, we can access parts as and when we need them. That means our customers are never left waiting long.

 

Our goal is to make all our customers feel they are dealing with friends and fellow racers. Feel free to contact Maher at info@cardinalracing.com, or check out our YouTube channel for in-depth explanations of some of our cars





Our Partners

 

MCD

 

Cardinal Racing is the sole distributor for MCD (Model Car Design) in North America, and the first manufacturer of 4 wheel drive 1/5 scale RC cars in the world. Founded in 1994 in Istanbul by a small dedicated team, they have become an internationally recognized company in this field. MCD stands out in the RC world, thanks to the meticulous in-house manufacturing and quality control of their factory team. Their experience in research and development has given them good racing heritage and success in various competitions in Europe. 

 

G4Z

 

The MCD cars that our team races on the tracks have G4Z engines. G4Z is an engine tuning company based in Holland and the mastermind behind it is Chris Lukassen, aka "The Lazy Tuner". G4Z engines as they are both powerful and fuel efficient, making it no surprise that they are used by most RC winners in European competitions. We are proud to have helped G4Z make a mark in Canada where Cardinal Racing buggies have been on the podium in every race we participated in since 2015.

 

H.A.R.M. Racing

 

In 1995 a group of four built a prototype of a model car, 1/5 scale. Just over a decade later, after winning the pole position at the European Championship, they founded the company H.A.R.M. to focus on high-quality competition racing car models. The majority of their manufacturing takes place in-house, with some of the highest quality of craftsmanship around. And it shows: H.A.R.M. has won multiple national and international titles, as well as two world championships.

 

Hormann

 

Hörmann Modelltechnik has been specializing in the development, production and sale of model car components for over 30 years. Their claim to fame is the “Made in Germany” tag that accompanies every piece, assuring high levels of quality across the board. Their first vehicle was launched in 2001, and over the years their success has been reflected in national and European championship titles. 

FG Modellsport

 

T2M is the exclusive distributor of many prestigious hobby brands in France, as well as manufacturing their own products under FG Modellsport. For over 40 years, T2M has gained experience in race car modeling in all forms, as well as static modelling, miniatures and model trains. Their range suits all levels of model race car enthusiasts, from complete beginners to experienced racers at a competition level.

 

HPI Racing

 

HPI Racing’s success lies in the enthusiasm they have for all aspects of radio-controlled cars. Tatsuro Watanabe kicked things off in 1986, first selling car parts and later, full kits. HPI’s car designs have been used by the infamous HB Racing for their own racing cars, leading to the company’s first World Championship win in 2006. HPI’s claims to fame include one of the first electric tour racing cars, fastest Mini Monster Truck in the world and the first micro-scale car with Real Steer control.

 

Yankee

Yankee was born in 1977 in France. The company, headed by Dominique Désarménien is located in Talant, near Dijon.

Enthusiast of all-road real scale, M. Désarménien had the idea to create a first model: the Yankee Buggy 78.
Then come the runway models, including the famous track 4, the first 4WD car without suspension.
The first real buggy 1/8 is the Buggy Enduro, then the EV, the 82, the 83.

The major technical innovation in the world of Buggy 1/8 is the Buggy Enduro 84, first all-road 1/8 4WD and 3 differentials.
Yankee keeps inover with the Cross-Control, the first "big model" 1/6 scale and the first sedan 1/4 scale : the Renault 21. All these innovations contribute significantly to the evolution of the automobile model.
The frame type Concept 92 imposed references car design 1/4 scale.

In 1986 the advent: Yankee wins the World Championship Buggy 1/8 with Frédéric Veisseyre in Grenoble.

In the early 1990s, Yankee was bought by the Group Jouef, they market especially in 1994 the Predator - 1/6 scale.

The factory closed in 1998.

The brand was bought in 2002 by "2CM modelisme" (business based near Dijon), then in 2008 by Bruno Alliot, RC enthusiast. The manufacturing workshop is located in Montauban.
Production of 1/4 scale Models is resumed with especially the export of more than 200 models in South America.

Following the death of M. Alliot, the Yankee brand is taken over by Laurent Grau.
The workshop is now located near Montpellier where everything is done to recreate the legendary brand models to satisfy model enthusiasts.