About Us


The HSCC is a Club that has stood the test of time and continues to deliver to our members, through a shared competitive spirit, the ability to enjoy historic motor racing in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment.

Racing with Respect is at the core of what we do.

Our values promote high levels of safety on and off the track, create a community of like-minded people who are passionate about their sport and embody all that is good about working as a team and benefitting from the shared experience of the Club and its members.



The HSCC intends to ensure that historic motor racing remains viable, sustainable and relevant to the ever changing demographic of racers and spectators alike. The Club is actively engaged in ensuring that the environmental impact of our sport is minimised and eventually neutralised.


The Club’s heritage

The HSCC was created in 1966 by a small group of enthusiasts, notably Guy Griffiths and Betty Haig. They were frustrated by a lack of races for older sports cars and wanted to stop them being modified, inappropriately, beyond their original specification or exported to the USA. Members from the sixties, and we have quite a few, say that the Club was formed to help competitors enjoy themselves racing ‘nice proper cars’ on interesting circuits.

Griffiths and Haig were part of a very small group who thought historic cars should be preserved. Today, the Club is proud to have played a role in making historic racing a major part of the UK racing scene.


Corner’s D-Type at the first race

The HSCC’s first race, at Castle Combe in May 1966, was organised by Guy Griffiths, started by daughter Penny and won by Neil Corner’s Jaguar D-Type. Today we have around 800, mainly racing, members. We have grown from a Club running races at other people’s meetings to become the premier organiser of historic racing in the UK.

Our Brands Hatch Legends of Brands Superprix and Oulton Park Gold Cup are two of the top meetings on the historic calendar. The Club runs around eight race meetings each year, covering all the major UK tracks.

In recent years we have been asked to organise the racing side of the Silverstone Festival and also historic races supporting the British Grand Prix.

Today, the HSCC is a thriving, innovative and experienced organiser of historic racing and historic championships and series. The Club is home to cars from the late 1950s right through to the early years of the 2000s.

The Club’s portfolio of championships include Historic Formula 2 Series, one of the leading historic single-seater categories in Europe. The Club is also a perfect place to start historic racing, with categories like Road Sports, Historic Touring Cars and Historic Formula Ford all being ideal for novice racer starting out with limited budgets.

The HSCC welcomes anyone with an interest in cars spanning half a century of motor sport to get involved and elsewhere on this site you will find details of the Club’s race categories.

The 10 core values of the HSCC are:

  • Genuine historic racing
  • A friendly Club of like-minded enthusiasts
  • Races on the best UK and European tracks
  • Value for money motor sport
  • Sporting competition
  • First class atmosphere: on and off-track
  • Focus on good driving standards
  • Diligent safety and eligibility scrutineering
  • A progressive Club, professionally run for the members
  • A range of cost-saving members’ benefits


The HSCC is a Club run for its members, with a prime aim of delivering racing for its members. It is not profit driven but must, of course, endeavour to provide a modest return on investment.