Since 1978 Novak has been in the RC industry. From the day they opened until the day they closed the brand was manufactured in the USA and I’m always saddened to see a family owned business close its doors. I don’t have a close personal stories of with the family like many people posting on their announcement on Facebook, but I spent many a year racing with their products in my off-road cars. Even my first crawler had a 21.5 Goat system in it that ran perfectly for many years of comping and scaling.
Thank you for the contributions you made to this hobby I love so much.
You an find the official release below:
“Since 1978, Novak has been proud to be a part of the remote-controlled hobby industry, designing and manufacturing important and innovative products to the market such as the modern-day ESC for R/C cars in 1983 (NESC-1), and the first R/C car sensored brushless motor and ESC in 2002 (Super Sport Brushless System). Our customers, our business partners, and all of the friendships we have formed in this industry have made owning and operating Novak not feel like “work” but rather fulfilling a passion.
We are announcing that we have decided to close down our operations effective today. This decision was difficult to make, as this has been a family business spanning two generations.
We are proud that we were able to continue to manufacture products in California during our 38 years in business, and we hope we have been a good steward to the industry. 20 IFMAR World Championships and countless ROAR and Club races were won with Novak products over the years and we want to especially thank our customers and race organizations for their belief in our product and their enthusiasm for the hobby.
Rather than saying good-bye, we wish to say thank you. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this incredible hobby and industry!
Bob Novak Laura Novak Linda Novak”