Pacific Coast Hobbies (est. 2003)

Established in 2003 with nothing more than a dream and a passion for RC Cars, Pacific Coast Hobbies opened its doors to the public with under a thousand square feet of retail space and only 30% of inventory. Today the store has tripled in size and now carries a full line of hobby products from RC Cars, Trucks, Airplanes, Helicopters and Boats to, scale models, trains, slot cars and much more.

A Place Where Quality and Quantity Meet

Pacific Coast Hobbies brings you a wide variety of products for all your hobby needs. Providing you with the best brands in the industry, we carry a large inventory of quality products that is fully supported by its manufacturers. Whether you're a general hobbyist or a professional racer, we have what you are looking for.

A Store for Hobbyists by Hobbyists

With a team that shares your passion and speaks your language (hobby language), Pacific Coast Hobbies can provide you with excellent product knowledge and advise for anything that you need. Whether you're building your racing machine for the big tournament or your cool DIY project, we have the necessary skills and experience to help you bring your ideas to life. Our staff has the reputation of being in the hobby industry in the areas of Off-Road Racing, RC Drifting, Rock Crawling, RC Flying and Scale Modeling. Please visit our staff profiles to see what we Race, Fly, Drift and Build.

Frankies Pit Stop

Located in the back of the store is Frankie's Pit Stop. This is a place to bring your projects and work on them with professional advice, or leave it with us for service and repairs.

Theodore "Theo" Captanis

President

The owner of Pacific Coast Hobbies. Theo was heavily into R/C Car Racing for several years and over the past few years added R/C Flying to his repertoire.

Specialities

- R/C Racing Nitro and Electric
- R/C Flying
- Multicopters

Lindsay Artinger

Office Manager

Lindsay has been the Office manager since 2005 and helps run all of the day to day operations for the store.

Mike "Monday" Luther

Store Manager

"Monday" Mike has been with PCH since 2007. He does a little of everything in hobbies. He builds plastic models, and is into R/C Rock Crawling.

Specialities

- General R/C
- R/C Rock Crawling
- Scale Modeling
- R/C Flying
- Slot Cars
- Rockets
- Trains
- General Hobbies

Shana Forster

Online Associate

Specialities

- Graphic Design and Web Design

Zach Heffner

Sales Associate

Zach got into R/C cars and offroad trucks at a young age. Has had everything from micro cars to 1/5 scale.

Specialities

-R/C Cars & Off Road Trucks

-Micro Cars to 1/5 Scale

Wayne Nagata

Mechanic

RC racing from back at Ranch Pit Stop, 1/10 pan car 1/10th oval, short course and Velodrome Super Speedway. Also raced 1/10th Sedan at Revelation

Specialities

-Currently race at the Tamiya TCS series and Off road Short Course trucks.
-Build scale model racing cars and WWII warbirds.

Tony Wilson

Sales Associate

Tony has been on the R/C scene since 1989. He is an all around Hobby know it all. Tony brings his videography experince to the Multicopter sector.

Specialities

- R/C Nitro
- 1/5 Scale
- Multicopter

Josh Feland

Assistant Manager

Josh joined PCH Staff in 2010. He had been into the hobby for more than 10 years.

Specialities

- Scale R/C

Stephen Williamson

Sales Associate/Heli Mechanic

Started out in Cars back in the UK. After coming to the states, he fell hard for Heli's. Stephen has competed in R/C Boat racing, and is currently having a blast flying planes.

Specialities

- Helicopters
- Boats
- Planes

Joe Aguirre

Sales Associate

All around R/C guy

Specialities

- R/C Planes
- Mirco Helis

Andrew Zamora

Sales Associate

Fast on the track, clean Drifts and great looking Scale builds.

Specialities

- Electric R/C Racing
- R/C Drifting
- R/C Rock Crawling
- Micro Heli's

Andrew Huniu

Sales Associate

Andrew joined PCH in 2010.

Specialities

- General R/C
- R/C Rock Crawling
- Robotry

Nick Packard

Sales Associate

Nick

Specialities

- R/C
- R/C Plane
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Justin Carter

Back Office Associate

Dakota Phend

2009 – ROAR Nitro Nationals – 1/8 Buggy A-Main 10th

2009 – ROAR Electric Nationals – Mod Truck Runner-up

Sponsored by: Losi/TLR, Orion, Spektrum, Proline

Ryan Cavalieri

Multi World Champions in Electric and Nitro

Multi National Champions in Electric and Nitro

Sponsored by: Associated, Orion, LRP, Proline

Adam Drake

The Only 2 Time National in 1/8 Gas

Multi JBRL Champions Nitro

Sponsored by: Losi/TLR, Novarossi, Spektrum, Proline

Dustin Evans

2010 Reedy Race Champion

Electric Worlds Runner

Sponsored by: Losi/TLR, Spektrum, Orion, Jconcepts

Mike Truhe

Multi National Champions in Electric and Nitro

Also R/C Plane and Helicopter pilot

Sponsored by: Losi/TLR, Spektrum, Orion, AKA

Ryan Maifeild

Multi World Champions in Electric and Nitro

Multi National Champions in Electric and Nitro

Sponsored by: Associated, LRP, Reedy, Jconcepts

Frank Root

2011 Reedy Open TQ

A-main Finalist at Nationals

Multi JBRL Winner

Sponsored by: Losi/TLR, Spektrum, Orion, Jconcepts

Todd Hodge

State and Regional Cahmpion

Sponsored by: Losi/TLR, Spektrum, Orion

Matt Chambers

11-time ROAR Modified Nationals A-main finalist

6-time Cactus Classic Modified A-main finalist

Sponsored by: Losi/TLR, Spektrum, Orion, Jconcepts

Jake Thayer

Multi Cactus Classic Modified A-main finalist

Team Associated, Reedy, LRP, Jconcepts, OCRC

Brian Kinwald

Multi World Champions in Electric

Multi National Champions in Electric

Sponsored by: Associated, Reedy, LRP, Jconcepts

Doug "Casper" Nelson

Multi Cactus Classic Modified A-main finalist

Sponsored by: Losi/TLR, Spektrum

Jason Corl

World Finalist in Electric

National Finalist in Electric

Sponsored by: Team Associated, Reedy, LRP

Matt Francis

Multi World Champions in Electric

Multi National Champions in Electric

Aaron Estrada

JBRL 2012 Off-road Series 3rd beginner

Sponsored by: Pacific Coast Hobbies

Robert Juarez

Professional Pilot

Sponsored by: Pacific Coast Hobbies

Armando Lewin

Sponsored by: Pacific Coast Hobbies

Tim Hallock

Dominated 2008-2010 Rc DriftClub Series

Sponsored by: Pacific Coast Hobbies

Stephen Williamson

Sponsored by: Pacific Coast Hobbies

Where We Are

Pacific Coast Hobbies is located in the city of Lomita just within the city of Torrance and 20 minutes away from Los Angeles in Sunny Southern California. Our store is located in the South Bay where major RC Off-Road Tracks and Flying Fields are within driving distance.


Store Address

  • Pacific Coast Hobbies
  • 1747 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Lomita, CA 90717

Hours Of Operation

Mondays-Saturdays 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sundays 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Contact Us

Phone : (310)-530-7127

Fax : (310)-530-7123