Our Grids feature some of the rarest motor sport machinery in the world, and the paddock at lunch time offers both competitors, marshals and spectators a special opportunity to socialise and have a close look at the eclectic mix of competing cars in the paddock. All of our race meetings follow a similar structure, which sees our 6 regular ‘Sets’ of cars compete.
The core programme at our 5 Race Meetings is races for the following:
- Vintage Racing Cars (Set 1)
- Pre-1961 Front-Engined Racing Cars (Set 2)
- Standard and Modified Sports-Cars (Set 3)
- Special Sports-Cars (Set 4)
- Short Scratch Race (Set 5)
- Short Handicap Race (Set 6)
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 such as Formula Juniors, F3 500s and 1950s Sports/Sports Racing Cars.
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 the drivers. For example Cadwell Park is well known for its undulating and technically challenging track, whereas Mallory Park is a very high speed yet a short lap!
Some thoughts from Club Members:
‘Just to add to what others have already said, Mallory was fabulous. Arriving at about 08.45 on Sunday morning, it was difficult to find any space in the paddock. It must have been a very big 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. Well done 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
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If an event is over subscribed we select the final entries in line with the Club's selection criteria (click here)
It is mandatory for competitors to carry a Fire Extinguisher of a minimum size of 1.75 litres of AFFF or similar. Powder and BCF are specifically banned. 2 x 1 litre extinguishers are acceptable.
You are required to have personal safety equipment that complies with MSA Regulations, the items listed below are mandatory requirements:
- Overalls are required to comply with FIA 8856-2000 or FIA 1986 Standard.
- Helmets are required to comply with FIA 8860-2004 (not valid after 31/12/20), FIA 8860-2010, FIA 8859-2015, SNELL SA2005 (not valid after 31/12/18), SNELL SA2010 (not valid after 31/12/23), SNELL SA2015 (not valid after 31/12/23), SNELL SAH2010 (not valid after 31/12/23) and SFI Foundation 31.1A, 31.2A (not valid after 31/12/18).
- Flame resistant balaclava, underwear and socks are strongly recommended.
- Flame resistant gloves and shoes and mandatory.
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!
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