Date(s) - Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
- Richard Campbell
The Prewar Celebration
September 27th – September 28th, 2019
The VSCCA has long been accepted as the Guardian of the Prewar Sports Car in North America. Given the ongoing success of the previous years’ Fall Finale, the Board of Directors (BOD) approved funds towards supporting the Fall Finale as the VSCCA’s permanent Prewar Focus Event.
Aside from exclusive grids for both Prewar and Preservation groups, there will be many features to make this year’s Fall Finale a very special event. The Fall Finale is destined to be memorable for all members of all classes of VSCCA cars.
The Prewar Celebration has a reduced registration fee for the Preservation Class. Also, the VSCCA medical requirement is waived for Preservation. Basic VSCCA racing safety requirements are still mandatory. For the Preservation Class, passing is only on the straight. If you have a pre or postwar VSCCA eligible vehicle and not wish to race it but still have fun exercising it the way it was meant to be, this should be just your cup of tea!
The VSCCA has an Exhibition Class for pre-war cars. Exhibition Class cars, along with pre-war cars entered for the race, are invited to participate in parade laps each day ( no passing, touring pace). Passengers are permitted during the Parade Laps. VSCCA driver approval is not required for Exhibition Class cars to participate and no racing safety equipment is required. Vintage attire is encouraged. If you have a pre-war car, are reticent to place it at speed but would like to have a rare opportunity to drive it on this unique vintage track, you are invited to the Exhibition Class.
As many of you know, Dan Davis, director/owner of Victory Lane is not only a vintage protagonist for many decades, he has also been an avid Prewar advocate. Dan has been very supportive of the VSCCA’s efforts to keep Prewar cars at our events. This year, Dan sponsored the VSCCA Prewar Celebration Cup, to be given annually, by Victory Lane. This is an award of national significance and it will recognize not only the best prepared Prewar but also the most appropriately driven in the Prewar grid at the Fall Finale.
New also this year is an exciting twist on our Exhibition Class. Headed by Mitch McCullough, we are incorporating an optional rally into the Exhibition Class on Saturday morning at 10:30 AM. Competitors will start on the Lime Rock circuit at timed intervals, turn one lap at the Exhibition Class speed limit, exit the track, then follow the rally route instructions. Driver and navigator should expect a one-hour drive on winding backroads (paved) with significant elevation changes. No special equipment is required. There may be a surprise checkpoint. The route ends at the start line at Lime Rock Park for one more lap to take the checkered flag. The Litchfield Run will be awarded to the team (navigator and driver) that comes closest to the predetermined TSD (time-speed-distance) values set forth by the Rally Master. All street-legal Prewar cars, including MG T models, are encouraged to participate.
Again this year there are two incentives for the Prewar owner!
1.) Enter a postwar vehicle at the regular entry fee, and bring a prewar car at no additional charge!
2.) Participate in the LRP Historic Festival on the Labor Day weekend with your Prewar car and receive a $100 credit towards your Prewar entry at the Fall Finale
Approved, non-VSCCA members are also welcome to The Prewar Celebration. If you know of someone interested that is not a club member, application to Charles Bordin for consideration to participate in the Fall Finale is all that is necessary.
Our many VSCCA prewar protagonists are excited, actively recruiting participation both within and outside our ranks. The Fall Finale is destined to have a Prewar showing the likes that our club, or any other for that matter, has not seen in a very long time.
Prewar cars as defined by the VSCCA are cars manufactured prior to 1940 or made during or after WWII which continued to be manufactured using prewar design and technology and original period parts (e.g. Prewar based specials, MG TC, late 1940’s HRG, Derby Specials as accepted by the VSCCA)
If you wish to participate in the Exhibition Class, please contact the Event Chair Roger Morse for further details and to enroll. Exhibition Class participants are limited to 36 cars.
VSCCA Entry and Cancellation Policy
The Early Bird Entry is up to 10 days before the start of an event. If you DO NOT pay by PayPal and you decide to pay by check, your check MUST BE MAILED to the Event Chair no later than 2 business days after you register. If you do not send your check promptly and show up at the event check in hand, you will have to pay the Regular Entry fee.
NO CANCELLATIONS after 10 days prior to the event unless for medical or family issues
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