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