HPI began in 1986 when Tatsuro Watanabe started the company in Southern California with minimal investment and a lot of hard work and dedication. The initial product range was car accessories like graphite parts, wheels, and motors. Their line of motor, Uno motor won a World Championship title in 1987, which allowed them to grow their product range quickly and eventually released their very first car kit designed by their own. From one of the very first electric touring car racers to the fastest mini monster truck in the world, their extensive product history features category defining milestone in the RC car world. All the upgrade parts available at the largest R/C store online.
HPI's success is firmly rooted in the excitement, curiosity and genuine enthusiasm for everything about radio-controlled cars. From the wheel-to-wheel action of on-road cars, to the wild acrobatics of monster trucks and the extreme size and power of large-scale off-road, HPI designers have continually led the way, forging a path for the rest of the industry to follow.