The Vintage Sports Car Club of America
VSCCA Celebrates 60 Years of Racing
November 3-March 24
The Vintage Sports Car Club of America is the oldest club in the country that celebrates historic and vintage racecars. The VSCCA seeks to preserve these cars of the past and to honor their history and their use. Members not only cherish these wonderful survivors but also to exercise them on the racetrack, compete in road rallies and to climb mountains as quickly as possible.
Founded in 1958, the original members had long been active in the early road racing but grew disillusioned as the focus turned away from the cars and toward increasingly professional competition. Originally pre-war cars were the focus but the sports cars of the early fifties were made welcome. Over time a calendar of VSCCA club events evolved that included low key wheel to wheel racing and other events.
Soon a number of clubs, many commercial enterprises, saw the success of the VSCCA and began to sponsor vintage racing on tracks across the country. The VSCCA remains true to its founders and is an all-volunteer group. It maintains its focus on the cars that created the sport in America such as pre-war Bugattis and Bentleys, the post war production cars like MGs, Morgans, Jaguars, Alfas and Austin Healeys. The famous sports racers and formula juniors from Lotus, Lola and Elva have found a home with the VSCCA. VSCCA events often feature special grids for pre-war cars and for sport racers on tracks throughout the Northeast although Lime Rock Park has long been the VSCCA’s home track.
This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the club’s signature event, the Mount Equinox Hill-climb in Vermont, truly an event with romantic ambience.
These are special cars with unique and important histories celebrated with the motto;
“We came for the romance.”