Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN) Members Group


Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN) Members Group

Discuss cars, sell or buy cars, find parts. Communicate with SOVREN members and fellow VMC club members.

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2014

History of SOVREN
- The Northwests' Vintage Racing Club -

SOVREN, the Society Of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts, is a Seattle-based non-profit racing organization boasting 300 members throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia who are owners and admirers of older sports cars with racing histories. Ownership of a vintage race car is not necessary for membership.

In 1985, Seattle Porsche enthusiast D*** Mattei decided that there was a need for a vintage racing organization in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 100 enthusiasts were recruited at a meeting in 1986, and 15 of them became the charter members of SOVREN, an acronym coined by Mattei.

The club originally was organized to include both racing and touring; however, it soon became evident that the members’ main interest was in wheel to wheel competition.

In 1989, SOVREN, in conjunction with the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts, held their first Pacific Northwest Historics at Seattle International Raceway. Approximately 59 cars participated, and tradition was established. In the years since, the number and quality of
cars and the fun for participants and spectators has increased significantly. In 1990, the Historics became a fund raiser for Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle and 68 cars participated and $7500 was raised. Over the years SOVREN has doated over 1 million dollars to th euncompensated care program.

SOVREN competition rules recognize three groups of cars: Pre-War (pre-1941), Vintage (1941-1961), and Historic (1962-1969). Formula (single-seat) race cars must meet criteria of the "Monosposto Register," which allows cars up to 1972.

For SOVREN membership information, please call Judy Buckingham, SOVREN registrar, 206-232-4644 or email

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Welcome to the SOVREN member group

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Comment by Jim Culp on July 3, 2011 at 9:28pm
2011 Pacific Northwest Historics photos at:
Comment by Jim Culp on July 12, 2009 at 11:05pm
I've posted a few from Portland on Flickr at
Comment by Jim Culp on July 9, 2009 at 11:18pm
Great shots Bob!
Comment by Lateralg (Bob Pengraph) on July 9, 2009 at 8:53am
I have photos from the PNW Historic Races posted at:
Comment by Jim Culp on July 6, 2009 at 12:15am
Photos on Flickr

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