Remote control cars became popular once again throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Koby Bennett was involved in the hobby growing up until around age 16. It wasn’t until his friends began purchasing remote control cars at the start of COVID-19, that he decided to finally come back to his childhood hobby.
Daniel Schmidt, the Lincoln HobbyTown franchise owner, noticed a large increase in the demand for remote control cars since the start of COVID-19. While the store normally carries around 75 to 100 remote control cars, the demand caused them to run completely out one weekend.