Quarterscale started out in the late 70's with Jeff Schmidt's Pacesetter sprint car and soon companies like DWA,WCM, PRC and Raco brought us legendary sprint cars, NASCAR, Indy cars and off road cars! Over the years many manufacturers have slowly died away, with the exception of a few. The first car was designed in 1979 and was his 60's style sprint car. This was the first quarter scale RC car ever put into production by anyone. Pacesetter was 3-4 years ahead of the competition contrary to how most people believe that Raco and WCM were the first! After the release of the sprint car, Jeff produced an offroad buggy (Grizzly) and also designed the first 1/4 scale top fuel and funny cars. As the years went by, Jeff could not stay up with all the orders and had a partner. After about 7 months, they terminated the relationship around 1987 at which point partner took Pacesetter and Jeff started up a new venture called QRS.
QRS was owned and operated by Jeff Schmidt. Jeff was the original founder of Pacesetter and made the first 1/4 scale RC car. In 1987, Jeff started QRS producing some of the best "FUN" 1/4 scale cars and trucks around. QRS was the first out with a monster truck and stadium truck. The monster truck was 4wd and 4ws with a VERY powerful servo for the steering. With only about 20 of these trucks ever produced, if you have one, keep it! The stadium trucks were the best selling model. Races were conducted at local tracks where many stadium trucks came to race! Jeff, over the years, produced many different and innovative vehicles, one of which is probably one of the most amazing 1/4 scale RC car ever made, the Daytona Cobra Coupe. The Daytona is fashioned after the 60's Daytona Coupe that was designed by Peter Brock for Carroll Shelby. Jeff went as far as getting original blueprints for the original Daytona coupe and meeting with Peter Brock. The car's body is a fiberglass design with a tilt up front hood section to get to the Zenoah 23cc engine inside. The chassis is a steel tube design that is scaled down to the size of the tubes. The front and rear suspension is a leaf spring design that was used in the full size cars. This car is nothing short of a work of art. It was featured in US and Asian model magazines and currently resides in a very safe place. The Daytona Coupe was the last car produced by QRS and only one exists. QRS closed their doors in 1997. Now enters "QRS Fiberglass" where Jeff designs and builds bodies for full size off-road race trucks and sand buggy's. He also builds and modifies Porsche body parts.