About Us

Welcome. I’m Dave Stevens and I undertake to:

  • Respond to your emails and messages quickly (normally within a few hours). If it’s urgent, then don’t hesitate to phone me (Australian time).
  • Be transparent about the book and shipping prices early in the order.
  • Process your order promptly (eBook only orders are automated, most orders are processed within 12 hours and all within 24 hours).
  • All book orders are tracked and insured (unless you select uninsured postage), so that in the unlikely event of a problem, we can get to the bottom of it quickly.
  • eBooks come with a 14-day money-back guarantee.
I want you to be impressed with our service and to tell your friends.

There is a lot of information on the web about setting up RC cars. However, it is often hard to find, incomplete, brand-specific, out of date or on a forum where the discussion lacks the necessary context to make it truly useful.

In 2019, I wrote the Essential 1/12th & F1 RC Racer’s Guide to create a comprehensive manual that racers can follow to improve their lap times, regardless of their skill level or the brand of car they drive. 

I spent 30 years as a business consultant, and part of my skill set is extracting technical experience from experts in the field, pulling in relevant information from multiple sources, and presenting it in an easy-to-apply “how-to” format. I’ve worked with world champions, regional champions and national champions to bring you the most accurate and relevant information in a format that allows you to make use of it. I want you to be able to drive faster and to have fun doing it, and everything in my books is laid out with those goals in mind.

In late 2020, I released Essential Touring Car RC Racer’s Guide, and in late 2021, Essential Off-road RC Racer’s Guide

My RC books have sold in more than 50 countries.

I hope that the information in my books assists you in reducing your lap times and increases your enjoyment of this fantastic hobby.

All the best.

Dave B Stevens

More About Dave

Dave started racing RC touring cars in 2007 with his son Aaron. They were both hooked and spent most weekends at the track.

Dave’s website , www.RCformula1.com, went live in June 2012 to provide F1 enthusiasts with setup and other information. In the early years, it was the only dedicated RC F1 website, and it is still the most read, with over 9 million page views as of late 2021.

In 2013, Dave set a Guinness World Record for: The longest distance covered by a battery-operated remote-controlled car.

One of the inhibitors to growing the F1 class in Australia was the lack of a national set of rules. Dave worked with racers and clubs throughout the country to rectify this, and these national rules are still administered by RC Formula1 today.

Dave has been published in a number of magazines, including his regular column in Racing Lines magazine. He is a former president of the Templestowe Flat Track Racers RC club and a former board member of the Victorian On Road Tracks Executive Committee.

He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wonderful wife Jackie.

Dave also writes fiction, and you can read some of his short stories at www.DaveBStevens.com