The competition profile of the Club accelerated better than some of the cars. Early outings in late 1934 included a run out to watch what was quaintly described as the ‘Old Crocks’ event, or what we now know as The London to Brighton Run, followed by a ‘Scavenge Hunt’ in December. The Club soon sought permits from the RAC and in January 1935 held its first competitive event, a trial in the Chilterns. In February 1935 it was decided that an annual calendar should include 5 trials, 2 speed events and 2 social events. The first speed event was held at the Howard Park Hotel in Aston Clinton in August 1935 and by mid 1936 the Club included classes for ‘Veteran’ cars “to be built prior to Dec 31 1914” in its speed events, later extended to 1918. Classes for Edwardian cars are still included in the Club’s speed and racing events. The Club’s first race meeting, organised in conjunction with the Bugatti Owners’ Club, took place at Donington Park on 10 July 1937. It included 10 races with Bugattis and Bentleys figuring prominently in the results. The first Prescott Speed Hill Climb took place in 1938 and the first Welsh Rally and Trial in 1939 and so completed the foundations for a comprehensive range of sporting and social events catering for pre-1931 cars and their owners. At the outbreak of war in 1939 VSCC membership was approximately 300.
There has been a steady growth in membership and the level of activities ever since, and the Club currently has around 7,000 members and runs over thirty five competitive events annually.