Carrying the Momentum

Member generosity helps power the SCCA Foundation’s success – and future growth

The SCCA Foundation reported strong financial and program results from 2018 at this year’s SCCA National Convention. One key measure of the SCCA Foundation’s performance each year is the amount of money raised to support its core programs. In 2018, the Foundation raised nearly $150,000, which was a 50-percent increase over 2017. It finished the year with net assets of $313,000, which represented an increase of $98,000. These kinds ...

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Remember That?

SCCA Archives: A Lasting Record of Trans Am History

A significant part of the SCCA’s 75-year history includes the glory days of SCCA Pro Racing’s Trans Am Series. Much of that important history is recorded in the collection of the SCCA Archives at the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) in Watkins Glen. With funding provided by the SCCA Foundation, the staff at the IMRRC has sorted, catalogues, and properly stored a wide variety of historical materials about the Trans Am ...

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Celebrating the 75th

While SCCA celebrates its milestone anniversary, the SCCA Foundation is working to preserve those memories and build for the future

The SCCA celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2019. Throughout the year, the Club will honor this significant milestone in many ways, including specially branded events, publications, and gear. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate and remember our role in the history of American motorsports and to talk about what we want for the future direction of the organization.

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Powered by Generosity

The SCCA Foundation excels when members like you offer a helping hand

Throughout the years, this page has highlighted programs of the SCCA Foundation. Special attention has been paid to the SCCA Archives and the amazing work being done by Archivist Jenny Ambrose along with Archives Technicians Joe Call and Rick Hughey. Reader feedback on the articles about our collection of Region publications, dash plaques, race programs, and diver records has been enthusiastic.

This article first appeared in the December 2018 issue ...

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Workers Appreciated Through History

SCCA Archives preserves SCCA’s history, as told by the members

The history of the Sports Car Club of America is more than the accomplishments of those who have competed in its events over the past 75 years. The achievements of big-name drivers in professional series like Trans Am and Can-Am are well recognized, the champions at the National Championship Runoffs are added to the record books each year, and winners at the Solo National Championships are listed in the Solo Rulebook ...

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70 Years of the Glen

Watkins Glen and the SCCA share a past dating back to the 1940s, and the SCCA Archives help preserve that history

When drivers and race fans recount the bucket list of great race tracks they aspire to visit, Watkins Glen International usually is among the first to be named. This year heralds the 70th anniversary of racing at Watkins Glen, commencing with the first SCCA sanctioned race in 1948 over 6.6 miles of public streets. Subsequently moved to a dedicated facility ...

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A Historical Road

The SCCA Archives uncovers and helps preserve SCCA’s RoadRally history

Whether it’s informal drives to a common destination for meetings or carefully planned and scored RoadRallies, rallying has been a part of the SCCA lexicon since the Club’s inception. The RoadRally Rulebook records the first official National RoadRally Championship as taking place in 1958, won by Joseph and Celia Bechtel, with the spirit of that yer continuing to this very day in RoadRally’s key annual event, the United States RoadRally Challenge.

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Programs! Get Your Programs Here!

SCCA Archives preserves decades of historical race programs

The SCCA Archives contains an amazing collection of race programs dating from the first post World War II race at Watkins Glen in 1948 to the early 1990s. The collection covers SCCA races from coast to coast, as well as some from professional series like Can-Am and Trans Am. Examples of the collection include the Bridgehampton Sports Car Road Races on June 11, 1949; and the Delaware Valley Sports Car races on July ...

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Found in the Archives

Our Club’s history recorded – on dash plaques

The Giant’s Despair hillclimb. The Gator Gamble National Rally. The Barefoot Mailman National Rally. The Beaver Trek National Rally. The Rustler’s Run Rally. These historic SCCA events represent just a sampling of the more than 1,000 events memorialized in the form of dash plaques in the SCCA Archives.

This article first appeared in the May 2018 issue of SportsCar magazine.

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Archiving Our History

Pro and amateur driver records are being preserved by the thousands in SCCA’s Archives

In February 1982, SCCA member number 35,400 sent in his application to have his National racing license renewed. The member hand wrote four races into the section reciting the prior year’s events, satisfying the minimum participation requirements. He first listed a second-place finish in the September 1981 Can-Am race at Mosport. Next, he listed a fourth-place finish in the November 1981 Can-Am race in Las Vegas. The ...

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