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The Home of Vintage Motor Racing

The Vintage Sports Car-Club is the only member’s club organising race meetings for pre-war cars, with over 80 years’ experience since holding its first meeting at Donington Park in 1937. Under the Formula Vintage banner we have a programme that is exciting, friendly and fun, delivered with care to ensure that the racing is competitive and safe. Our racing is unique spectators and our grids feature some of the rarest machinery in the world. Open paddocks offers competitors, spectators and marshals a special opportunity to engage with the drivers and an eclectic mix of competing cars. Each event has its own place in Club history and drivers compete for trophies of historic importance in a range of grids:
  • Vintage Racing Cars (pre-1930)
  • Pre-1961 front engined racing cars
  • Standard and modified sports-cars
  • 2 Scratch races (cars grouped according to speed)
  • 2 Handicap races (cars grouped according to speed)
  • Other distinctive grids including Edwardian cars, 1950s sports cars and marque races
The remainder of the event programme, depending on the circuit, is filled with a mixture of additional pre-war Trophy Races or invited grids from the world of historic racing.



Why Race with VSCC?

Racing is one of the oldest forms of motor sport in the world. It requires drivers to be brave and talented, as well as understanding the limitations of their cars and how to overcome the competition with clever tactics. Club members enjoy the support of many volunteers, including the race officials, those on committees and the many marshals required to run each event; this creates a unique camaraderie and you can be assured of lifelong friendships.
Our racing is informed by a Strategic Plan based on VSCC data and evidence drawn from consultation with members. A group of Grid and Marque Coordinators is in constant contact with competitors in order that the Club can be responsive to needs and fill the grids at its meetings, offering the minimum entry cost commensurate with expenses.

‘Mallory was fabulous. Arriving at 08.45 on Sunday morning, it was difficult to find any space in the paddock. It must have been a large overall entry. I thought that the assembly and start line marshals were excellent. Who was the young man in the assembly paddock? He had everything and everyone well under control, and couldn't have been more than 14 years old; well done that man! On arriving on the grid, my exact position has never been more clearly pointed out, it was impossible to go wrong. Congratulations everybody.’ John Way

‘...and what an excellent meeting it was too! Car fabulous, track amazing and very challenging, weather was very challenging too. Thanks to all those marshals for a fab end to the race year.’ Tony Lees
‘Thanks to all the organisers, marshals, spectators and competitors. I can't remember an April Silverstone in such sweltering conditions. I did a couple of races and really enjoyed myself and the Riley performed very well. The organisation was slick and everyone seemed to having a great time. There was some really close racing. The VSCC at its superlative best’. David Pryke

Where do we Race?

We aim to hold five race meetings a year with Silverstone the traditional season opener in April.
This programme of events gives our racers and supporters a true variety, not only in geographic terms, but also in the style of the circuits and the challenges they present. Cadwell Park is well known for its undulating and technically challenging 

Technical Requirements

Your car will require a Eligibility Document (Buff Form), if you don’t already have one of these please click here (click here)

To see the Technical and Safety Requirements (Click here)

To see relevant VSCC documents (Click here)

This list is not exhaustive; you will also need to consult the current year's MSA Competitors' and Officials' Yearbook in addition to individual event Supplementary Regulations.

History

The first Race event organised by the VSCC wasn’t an entire Race Meeting; we started by entering a team at The Stanley Cup, held at Donington Park on 28 March 1936. Such was the support for this race from within the membership, that the very next year the Club decided to organise a Race Meeting in its own right, and revisited Donington on 10 July 1937 for the inaugural Meeting. This event was jointly organised with the Bugatti Owners Club, who we still work closely with to promote our Speed event at Prescott Speed Hill Climb.

More than 75 years on we now offer our members a full race calendar, taking in a variety of venues from Silverstone to Mallory Park. Each event has its own important place in the History of the Club, sees competitors presented with trophies of historic importance, and allows spectators the opportunity to witness a spectacle like no other!

Marshalling

We always need lots of marshals for Race Meetings. In addition to the obvious trackside marshalling duties, we also need volunteers to assist with Paddock, Startline and administrative duties such as signing on, and results co-ordination.

All of our Race Meetings are public events and volunteers are always needed to sell programmes, assist with car-parking and the Club’s display unit.

If you would like to get involved and help by marshalling at a Race Meeting event please click here


How do I enter?

As with all VSCC events, there are three ways you can enter:
  • Online  (click here
  • Download a PDF entry form and send it back by either post, email or fax (details at the bottom of this page)
  • Send a SAE to the Club office for an entry form (address at the bottom of this page)
In terms of memberships and licences, you are required to be a VSCC member, you will require a MSA Competition licence to a minimum of Race National B Status.

If an event is oversubscribed we select the final entries in line with the Club's selection criteria

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Bob Bull - Donningon