The International Federation of Model Auto Racing (IFMAR) is the highest recognised world governing body for radio-controlled car racing. IFMAR oversees four affiliated blocs, of which Remotely Operated Auto Racers (ROAR) is the sanctioning body for the United States and Canada. ROAR was formed in 1967 and was the first organisation in the world to sanction competitive Model Auto Car Racing. IFMAR was formed 12 years later in 1979. As as result of clubs and organisations advertising their meetings and world championship rounds with their own rules, a meeting was called by thirty people involved in the industry with the clear intention to create an organisation that will establish a uniform set of rules and oversee a prestigious World Championship every two years.
Going forward, the objectives of IFMAR include the promotion of international relations between various governing bodies throughout the world, the governing and establishment of a uniform set of rules and regulations for the sport, to co-ordinate competitions for all classes, and maintain the IFMAR World Championships as the only recognised World Championships for RC Automobiles.