Vintage Sports-Car Club

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Vintage Sports-Car Club
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VSCC Logo
Abbreviation VSCC
Formation 1934
Purpose Motor racing club
Location
  • Oxfordshire
Region served England
Membership 7500 (4000 in 1961)[1]
Website vscc.co.uk/

The Vintage Sports-Car Club or VSCC is a British motor racing club. Established "towards the end of 1934" [2] by Tim Carson and Tom Rolt to promote the pastime of motoring, the VSCC was first started in order to allow the "not so rich" to enjoy historic motoring.[3] General guidelines made the club principally for cars built before 1931.[1] This guideline generally remains in force although cars built before the Second World War but conforming to standards set in 1931 are also allowed.[4]

1937 E.R.A. 12C at VSCC Curborough Speed Trials 2009

As well as social events the club, which has a membership of some 7,500, organises a range of motoring competitions such as driving tests, hill climbs, races, road rallies[5] and sprints.[1] Their most famous race is held at Silverstone Circuit in April of every year.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c King, Seth (February 12, 1961). "Vintage Cars in Vogue Among British Crivers". New York Times. pp. X42. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  2. ^ Motor Sport, February 1943, Pages 23-27.
  3. ^ "About Us". Vintage Sports Car Club. Vintage Sports-Car Club Ltd. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  4. ^ "What is a Vintage car?". Vintage Sports Car Club. Vintage Sports-Car Club Ltd. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  5. ^ "The Great Steamer". Time. September 20, 1954. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  6. ^ Brewster, Georgina (November 13, 2004). "The drive of my life". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 

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