Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association Ltd. (VSCDA) Members Group

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Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association Ltd. (VSCDA) Members Group

The Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association is a Midwest based not-for-profit organization of 600 members. VSCDA is a member of the Vintage Motorsports Council.

Website: http://www.vscda.org
Location: Michigan, USA
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2013


Listed below is a brief overview of what the VSCDA involves:

Driving Events
Wheel-to-wheel competition race weekends are held at major tracks in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Participants are afforded ample opportunity for track time and friendly competition via practice and qualifying sessions, sprint races, handicap run and enduros. Our feeling that these cars were meant to be driven is the basis for safe, friendly competition where camaraderie on and off the track is the ultimate goal. Everyone is a winner with the emphasis placed on participation rather than finishing first.

The annual driver's school is for those members who are just getting into racing as well as those who just want to sharpen their driving skills in a structured setting. Special groups within the club who actively campaign their cars include Monoposto, formed by single seater race car drivers, and Group I, pre-war and early MG drivers.

Social Events
The main social event of the year is the annual banquet, where member gather in a more formal setting to reminisce about the past season, consider the coming one, meet old friends and talk current vintage car projects. Other periodic events include garage tours and concourse gatherings. Also, each race event offers participants a complimentary track party on one evening and more formal dinner on the other evening.

Structure
The Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association is a Midwest based not-for-profit organization of 800 members. It is run by officers and a board of directors elected by members and governed by a club commission. All meetings are open and members are encouraged to voice their opinions through their directors or association's newsletter. Opportunities for member participation range from spectating at events to running for Board position. Members are encouraged to run their cars or volunteer their services at events.

Sponsorship
Opportunities also abound for event sponsors. Many members and participants are avid drivers and restorers of vintage automobiles who use products and services related to this sport. Potential sponsors need not be automotive related. Vintage sports car owners are frequently professionals and entrepreneurs whose lifestyles afford sponsors many opportunities to promote their products and services. Race events also provide an ideal vehicle for V.I.P., client and employee hospitality or entertainment.

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Comment by Stan Mason on July 11, 2011 at 8:51am
Thanks for all of your comments.  I think VSCDA is on the right track more than one way!!
Comment by Ricky del Rosario on January 13, 2010 at 8:10am
Stan, Ken, Others,
VSCDA is a great group that has some good people guiding it. Recent events are unfortunate but the bell has been rung. I trust you have seen the recent letter from our President. It is not the last we will hear as the subject of Sheree's position has yet to be cleared up.

I will say this: I really wanted Sheree to do well in the position she has, AND, listen very carefully, our board really wanted it to work as well. I know they tried.
That is all I'll say. Stay tuned for info from our board.

Ricky del
Comment by Ken Girard on January 12, 2010 at 8:17pm
Yes, indeed, Stan! Certainly confusing. But, I've run companies for years now and I know how often good people have "filtered" some facts intuitively to support a certain point of view, and, as a sometimes quick-decision type of manager, I have to force myself to calmly wait for all points of view to weigh in, lest I exercise weak judgement. I'm thinking there will be more dialog that will give us a good look at the soul of this outfit. Would you agree?
Comment by Stan Mason on January 12, 2010 at 7:50pm
I feel I am uninformed on how to react to the recent e-mail from Sheree Dewey and would be interested in my fellow VSCDA members response.

I have been in and out of enough clubs to see this type of thing happen before. I am a VSCDA outsider and have my personal opinions based on individual contacts. I also know from being an officier in other clubs that having any responsibility in a club is difficult and usually thankless, while others judge you on lack of information.

I have several concerns:
1. This will reduce membership and make racers question supporting VSCDA
2. How do we determine if this is accurate
3. How do we not repeat this mistake in the future

I would be interested in any comments others would have and if they have opionions on current slate of members for office.

Thanks,
Stan Mason
Green Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye Class 2E
Comment by Bobo LaMontagne on August 10, 2009 at 11:09am
Ken has passed me several times in several races in the past I wish I could pedal faster !! good job Ken see you at Grattan
Comment by Bobo LaMontagne on August 10, 2009 at 11:08am
This is my favorite race group to race with they are like family always...just love it !
Comment by Ken Girard on June 23, 2009 at 12:31pm
I started racing with VSCDA in 2006 and have enjoyed literally every event they have run. Each one was well organized, professionally administered, and the staff has always been encouraging. I have one car running in their Group 8 that is in Era Correct trim and another car that I run in Group 8, but Mod-1. Highly competitive people demonstrating a great sense of respect for each others' hardware as well as their well being. Personally, I couldn't be more pleased than to race with this group.
Comment by Stan Mason on June 22, 2009 at 8:13pm
VSCDA is a great club with lots of support for new members. My personal experience at the Gingerman Driver School ( 2004) to renew my race driver privilage resu;ted in a broken transmission after 2 hours into the school. I was on the verge of packing things up and enjoying spectating for the rest of the weekend when a complete stranger by the name of Gary Kropf walked up and offer 2 of his crew an engine host and race transmission. Approximately 4 hours later I was running and completed my driver school. The Spridget Group is one of the great support groups and we are always interested in others Spridgets joining in the fun. I am also proud to have an Era Correct Car demonstrating that my car was as raced according to 1967 SCCA General Competition Rules for my Bug Eye. There are other great groups in VSCDA that share similar values some that I am familiar with are Vintage Formula Vee and Triumph Group. Come join in the Fun at Grattan this August a fun challeging track for fast and agile vintage race cars.
Comment by David Patton on April 5, 2009 at 11:12pm
I hope to make it this year, I've missed the last 3 Blackhawk events due to various engine troubles. Great track for the small bore group.
Comment by Denny Elimon on March 19, 2009 at 8:54pm
The VSCDA races at Black Hawk Race track is an event that you don't want to miss, I have served as a volunteer for the last three years and have always enjoyed the competition and friendly nature of the drivers.Mark your calendar and take in the action this year!
 

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