SF Region -Sports Car Club of
America (SCCA) Not totally vintage, but does have one
great vintage race at Laguna Seca each year. Type of car, or year
really doesn't matter, it's "race what you brung".
Vintage Auto Racing
Association (VARA) This is the largest club in the US,
and is centered around Southern California. Cutoff year is 1972 for
Production cars and Sedans. Rules are more slack on preparation than
Historic Motor Sports
Association (HMSA) This is the premier group that puts on
the Monterey Historics each year. Located in Central California.
Cutoff year is 1965, and does not allow any sedans, allows GT and
sports racing cars only. Very strict on car preparation, maybe the
strictest on the West Coast. Most races are at Laguna Seca or
Society of Vintage Race
Enthusiasts (SOVREN) Great bunch of guys from the Northwest,
based in Seattle. They put on the Northwest Historics each year.
Cutoff year is 1969 for Production cars or Sedans. Preparation rules
seem to be less of a problem than some clubs, as they seem to have a
lot of "well prepared" cars in the big bore group. Seattle
International Raceway is their home track.
Classic Sports Racing Group
(CSRG) A great Northern California vintage race club. Most
races at Sears Point or Thunderhill. Cutoff is 1967 for Production
cars or Sedans. Strict on car preparation, very few big bore cars
are currently accepted. My "home" club.
Racing- West (HSR-West) Race group that allows cars up
through the mid 70's, seems to be where all the "over prepared"
cars are going. Also based in Southern California, most races are
run at Willow Springs, California Speedway or Buttonwillow Raceway.
Sportscar Vintage Racing
Association (SVRA) The largest race club on the East Coast.
They only allow cars that have documented race history before 1973,
so if you want to build a car to race with them you are out of luck.
Production cars and Sedans are through 1972.
Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing (RMVR)
An active club centered in Colorado. Production cars and Sedans
through 1972, but prepared per 1967 SCCA General Competition rules.
Go figure! They host about 9 races a year.
Vintage Auto Racing (CVAR) Located in Texas, rules are similar
to VARA. Cutoff year is 1972. Most events are at the Texas Motor
Region- Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Also not totally
vintage, but puts on several vintage events each year. Car
acceptance is through 1972, and preparation rules are pretty lax by
most vintage standards.
Vintage Automobile Racing
Association of Canada (VARAC) Based in Ontario, Canada, but
does offer a few events "south of the border". Production cars and
Sedans through 1972, although they have a special group for 4 person
sedans built before 1966. (ie: Barracuda, Lancer, Valiant or Dart!)
If you know of any more active vintage race clubs, please e-mail