The SCCA Foundation thanks SCCA member Ben Lambiotte for his generous donation of a Factory Five Racing Type 65 Daytona Coupe in support of the Foundation’s programs. Lambiotte made the donation in the fond and proud memory of Wade Chamberlain of the DC Region SCCA. Chamberlain joined the SCCA in 2005 and enjoyed running a Factory Five Roadster he built himself at events prior to his passing on April 2, 2016. “Wade was the heart and soul of our little band of irreverent homegrown Cobra racers. Fiercely competitive autocrosser, burnout champion, devious prankster, talented engineer, brewer of fine beer, inveterate DIY problem solver, and loving husband and father, he was one of the finest men I ever knew, taken from us all too suddenly. He was an inspiration and an important part of the impetus for the Coupe project,” said Lambiotte. On Saturday, January 9, 2021, the car sold at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida for $55,000. You can watch the video by clicking here!
Your donation supports the SCCA Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Sports Car Club of America. The SCCA Foundation programs include:
- Saving the Lives of Teen Drivers – through the TireRack Street Survival program a day-long skills training program.
- Preserving the History of American Motorsport – the Foundation funds the preservation work at the SCCA Archives at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY.
- Encouraging Future Automotive Passion – support and prizes for the national Formula SAE competitions to encourage the automotive and race engineers of tomorrow.
- Women on Track – the Wendi Allen Scholarship program recognizes and encourages increased participation in autocross and Region leadership positions by women.
In celebration of the SCCA’s 75th Anniversary, the SCCA Foundation is holding a special fundraising campaign – 75 for the 75th – to raise $75,000 in support of the SCCA Archives. We are asking for 75 donations of $1,000 in support of the preservation of the history of the SCCA and American motorsports contained in the SCCA Archives.