British Racing and Sports Car Club

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The British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) is one of the major organisers of motorsport events in the United Kingdom. The club currently runs around forty track racing championships for cars as diverse as Porsche, Caterham, BMW and Mazda. Formed in Bristol in August 1946 as the 500 Club, the organisation changed its name to the BRSCC in 1954 and now has its headquarters in Borough Green, Kent.

British Racing and Sports Car Club
BRSCC Logo.jpg
SportMotor Racing
Official websitebrscc.co.uk
History
Year of formation1946
Former names500 Club
Half-Litre Club
Officials
ChairPeter Daly
Vice Presidents
Club Details
Address
CountryUnited Kingdom
Telephone number01732 780100
Race Operations & General ManagerPaul McErlean
Regions

History[edit]

The 500 Club, as it was then known, was founded in 1946. [1] The club promoted racing in 500 c.c. single-seater racing cars, later known as Formula Three. Motor Sport reported in 1947: "The 500 Club's Patron is Earl Howe, its President S.C.H. Davis, and its Vice-Presidents Messrs. Findon, Mays and Pomeroy-which speaks for itself. A stall will be occupied by the Club at the next Shelsley Walsh hill-climb, and its magazine "Iota" will be on sale there." [2] The name was subsequently changed to The Half Litre Club on becoming a limited liability Company.[1]

In 1954 Motor Sport reported: "The Half-Litre C.C. is contemplating changing its name to the British Racing and Sports-Car Club, in view of changed activities." [3]

In 1966 the BRSCC staged the seventh Racing Car Show, 19–29 January, at Olympia West Hall, London. [4] By this time the club magazine was called Motor Racing.[1]

2020 BRSCC Championship Roster[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Racing Car Show 1966, Official Catalogue and Guide, Page 15.
  2. ^ Motor Sport, May 1947, Page 119.
  3. ^ Motor Sport, September 1954, Page 495.
  4. ^ Racing Car Show 1966, Official Catalogue and Guide, Pages 5, 13.

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