Born in the romance of vintage cars on the road.
The VSCCA was founded December the 14th, in 1958. Founded in Boston, it was the brainchild of a group of Sports Car enthusiasts interested in a club that would focus on the cars, their history, their preservation, and their use. Several of these enthusiasts had also been founders of the Sports Car Club of America just over ten years earlier and had watched that club evolve towards one more focused on competition than upon the cars themselves. It appears they resolved to remedy this situation by creating a new club, the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA). The impetus for the founding came from two mid-fifties events that brought American and British enthusiasts together for what were called the Anglo-American Vintage Car Rallies. In 1954 a group of Americans took their cars to the UK to be guests of the British Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) and in 1957 the Americans hosted the British. Exposure to the VSCC in the UK served to further encourage the Americans’ enthusiasm and from that enthusiasm came the founding of the VSCCA.
Initially the club was focused on prewar cars but soon those of the early fifties were made welcome. As the club grew, the Officers and Board of Directors came to realize that the VSCCA would need to work hard at staying true to the founders’ vision.