Mission of the Car Classification Committee
The Car Classification Committee (CCC) is made up of club members empowered by the Board of Directors of the VSCCA to investigate the eligibility of a newly submitted Sports or dedicated Race Car that a club member wishes to participate with in VSCCA sanctioned events. The decision of the CCC to accept an application is based on year, make, model, current condition and provenance of the car. Should there be any reservations regarding the eligibility of the car, it is the applicant’s responsibility to supply the CCC with supporting documentation. After investigation by the CCC, the application is presented to the Board of Directors (BOD) for a simple majority vote of ratification. Once ratified, it is added to the VSCCA Vehicle Eligibility List.
- A Pre 1960 vehicle will be added to the current Class II approved list of vehicles.
- Vehicles that are post 1959 through December 31st 1965 ( Class V ) will not appear on the approved list as they will be accepted on a case by case basis. Class V cars will also be presented to the entire BOD for a vote on eligibility.
This process balances fair and transparent decisions with the integrity, spirit and traditions of the VSCCA.
Benjamin L. Bragg IV as CCC Chair
I joined the VSCCA in 1973 and have been a continuous member since.
Most of my career, although a degreed mechanical engineer, has been spent loving and restoring antique and vintage racing and sports cars.
By around 1976 I was the chief scrutineer and was the original writer of what now has evolved into our tech inspection sheet.
I met Jerry Greaves in the mid 70’s and became a lifelong friend. I always told him that when he was ready to step aside a chair of the CCC that I would like to take over.
As CCC Chair I am not here to cause problems but to help resolve them. I am very easy going and will listen to most any plan. In this position I am the messenger. I have to uphold the rules and traditions and I am impassioned and want to see the VSCCA continue to prosper.
VSCCA member since 1988. Raced Devin/Crosley H-modified and Formcar FV until retiring in 2013.
Currently enjoy 1951 MGTD special and working at the former Abingdon Spares shop. Having spent many years involved in the sport, I hope to be of service to the CCC in a technical capacity.
I’ve been a member of the CCC for 15 plus years and have enjoyed working with Jerry Greaves along with the rest of the committee.
Within the VSCCA , I started racing in 1984 with an Elva MK 4 followed by a Series 1 Lotus 7 Climax, my wonderful Lola Mk 1( still racing it) and an Alfa Veloce Spider. Along with those, I have restored and raced Merlyn Mk 11A and 20A, 2 Brabhams, Ginetta G4, Tiga and Lola S 2000s with other organizations. Also, I was event chair of several of the early Bryor events. Being a total tech gear-head, the technical aspects and history of vintage sports cars has always been paramount among my interests. Being a member of the CCC has been a way for me to contribute to the health of the VSCCA and I’ve enjoyed every bit of it.
I was a car nut from a very early age. I grew up looking at 50s and 60’s sports cars when everyone I knew was into Fords and Chevys. I took apart alarm clocks and a washing machine just to see how they worked. My first car was an MGA and when I couldn’t drive it in the winter, I got a 56 VW Beetle. Alfas came along in the early 70’s and I’ve run a shop working on them for 40 years. Susan and I joined VSCCA in about 1980 and Don Lefferts took me under his wing to do tech inspection. Jerry asked us to write the CCC sheet for the Alfa Giulietta, when it was first proposed as a VSCCA car.
At some point, about 25 years ago, Jerry expanded the CCC to 5 members and asked if I’d participate. We have allowed new cars in as it made sense and tried to keep a lid on non period modifications. I will enjoy continuing this job to help keep the cars as original as possible.