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. It was established by five founder members: Colin Nicholson, Bruce Nicholson, Ned Lewis, Harry Bowler and Vivian Brookes.[2] The VSCC was known initially (October 34) as the Veteran Sports-Car Club, and from November 1934 was known as The Vintage Sports-Car Club, to distinguish it from the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain.[3][2] Its aim was to promote the pastime of motoring- the VSCC was first started in order to allow the "not so rich" to enjoy historic motoring.[3][4] Tim Carson joined the committee in 1935 and Tom Rolt in 1938, with S. C. H. Davis having become president in 1937.[2] 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.[5][6]

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

As well as social events (tours, and 'Concours' gatherings), 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[7] and sprints.[1] Their most famous race is held at Silverstone Circuit in April of every year.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c King, Seth (12 February 1961). "Vintage Cars in Vogue Among British Drivers". New York Times. pp. X42. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Motor Sport, February 1943, Pages 23-27. Accessed 23 May 2017
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Vintage Sports Car Club. Vintage Sports-Car Club Ltd. 2008. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Vintage Sports Car Club. Vintage Sports-Car Club Ltd. 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  5. ^ "What is a Vintage car?". Vintage Sports Car Club. Vintage Sports-Car Club Ltd. 2008. Archived from the original on 9 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  6. ^ "What Definitions are Used to Describe VSCC Eligible Cars? VSCC Eligibility Definitions". Vintage Sports Car Club. Vintage Sports-Car Club Ltd. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  7. ^ "The Great Steamer". Time. 20 September 1954. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  8. ^ Brewster, Georgina (13 November 2004). "The drive of my life". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 

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