Ahead of the new racing season, the Historic Sports Car Club has underlined its leading position in historic racing and unveiled its core values, detailing 10 key reasons to race with the Club.

With nine prime race meetings taking in the leading UK circuits, 18 race categories covering a fantastic array of cars and the award-winning Historic Formula 2 category as the flagship, the HSCC is set for the best season so far in the its 55-year history. New for 2020 are the Geoff Lees Trophy for 1980s single-seaters and the 80s Production Car Challenge, while the hugely successful Classic Formula Ford Championship joins the HSCC.

The 10 core values of the HSCC are:

1 Genuine historic racing

2 A friendly Club of like-minded enthusiasts

3 Races on the best UK and European tracks

4 Value for money motor sport

5 Sporting competition

6 First class atmosphere: on and off-track

7 Focus on good driving standards

8 Diligent safety and eligibility scrutineering

9 A progressive Club, professionally run for the members

10 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. The Club has kept its racing membership fee, which include championship registration fees in all series except Historic F2, at just £180, with single race entry membership (for those yet to join the Club) at £60. The Club has managed to maintain competitive entry fees across its racing programme for 2020 without the need of additional charges, deposits or post-race agreements.

In 2020, the range of benefits to members will be extended to take in a wide range of products and services and by taking advantage of these benefits, members could save their membership fee and more. This year, building on the success of 2019, hospitality for racing members will be extended at selected events.

Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC, said: “We are very proud of what we offer for people who want to race period cars and as the new season gets closer this is a good time to remind everyone of what the Club stands for. We will be at Race Retro (21-23 February) if anyone would like to come and find out more.”