About RC Nation
Your Remote Control Hobby Destination!
Hobbies have a funny way of turning into something more, don't they? For Lenn Korobanik, a love for everything RC has turned into a desire to help grow the audience, and the sport, of remote control cars and trucks. Focused on community and culture, RC Nation is starting right down at 154 Victoria St. West in Kamloops, BC. RC Nation will be hosting engaging local events to connect our community through RC fun. If you're just starting your RC journey or already an RC enthusiast, your Kamloops and area RC experience is about to take a BIG step up.
Remote Control Sales And Repair
RC Nation offers new and used RC sales, RC parts, and RC servicing providing expert repairs for almost any remote control rig you can bring us. Our nationwide distributors and buying network allows RC Nation to get you those hard-to-find parts you need for that DIY project. complete your upgrades before the next race or friend and family get together. Whether you're a dedicated competitive racer or an enthusiast who wants to pass on some of the RC magic to your children, our staff and prices are geared towards helping everyone enjoy the hobby without selling your real car to do it. If your old favorite Traxxas is sitting broken on the shelf bring it to RC Nation in Kamloops and we'll help get you back outside, having fun! Kamloops BC is a great place to explore the world of remote-control vehicles, and RC Nation is your remote-control hobby destination for everything RC. #rcbeautifulbc
RC Nation Founder
Lenn grew up in Kamloops BC, camping, snowmobiling, and 4-wheeling on the countless backroads and river washouts that access the spectacular lakes and mountains of British Columbia.
In November 2019, with an invitation from his best friend, Dustin “Dogbone” Torgerson, Lenn was introduced to the RC culture. He picked up the RC controller to Dogbone’s Redcat Gen8 and they went trail crawling up a creek bed just outside Kamloops.
Lenn was hooked and soon after bought his first RC, a Traxxas TRX-4 with a ‘79 Bronco body. Through the winter and the COVID-19 shutdown of 2020, with responsible social distancing, they explored the natural crawling terrain of the Kamloops area. In April 2020, Dogbone asked, “Do you know we have an outdoor, off-road racetrack in Kamloops beside the Valleyview arena?”
Soon after, they were racing, jumping and crashing their 2-wheel drive, Traxxas Slash and Losi 22S SCT short course trucks around that same dirt track and looking to get involved with the organized race events hosted by Jason Mardon and the Thompson Valley RC Club.
A few short weeks later, Lenno had the crazy idea to open an RC shop and at the end of May, he secured the property that would become the location in downtown Kamloops, BC for RC Nation Sales and Entertainment Ltd. The doors were opened on Labour Day weekend, September 2020. This high traffic location was perfect with a clean, bright showroom and large service department area.
Note from the Founder
I appreciate the reception from Kamloops and the local RC community and invited you to come in and see the more than 80 RCs out of the box and ready for fun. RC Nation has a full-service centre so bring your broken RC in for a repair quote or trade appraisal. You may shop online at shop.rcnation.ca for home delivery or curbside pickup.
~ Lenn Korobanik, RC Enthusiast