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Sat, Aug 12 - Sun, Aug 13, 2023

Mount Equinox Annual Hillclimb

Mount Equinox

About this event

Event Full!  Please contact Scott Fenley directly if you are interested in entering at fenleyts@yahoo.com

The success of the Mt. Equinox Hill Climb can be judged not only by the number of returning racers each year but also by the fact that it is marked as the event with the greatest attendance by significant others. No wonder subscription fills fast early on.

Drive in the tracks of the greats - John Fitch, Bill Milliken, Cunningham, Shelby and Dreyfus to name just a few. 

A five-mile, adult roller coaster that climbs 3200 feet. Experience cresting “the saddle” full throttle as your car hurtles seemingly into a cloud while testing the true meaning of the “pucker effect”. 

There will be a worthy entourage of eager course marshals choosing the winner of the Dreyfus Cup. 

All this and a great dinner at the Arlington Inn on Saturday night (Note: dinner not included in entry fee)

For more information, please contact the Event Chair, Scott Fenley, at fenleyts@yahoo.com or cell: 215 901-4324. 

Event Entry
  • Two-day Early Bird entry: $450 (non-members $475)
  • Regular entry (within two weeks of the event): $475 (non-members $500)
  • Sunday only entry: $225 (non-members $250)
  • Saturday Night Dinner (Not included with the above entry fee): $75 per person.
  • Please note that non-members can apply non-member increments ($25 Mt.Equinox, $50 at track events) up to $100 on your dues for the next calendar year should you join the club.
  • For payment by check, please make your check out to VSCCA, Inc. The remittance address will be found by clicking on the “Event Chair Contact Info” above and to the left.
Event Dates
  • Friday, August 12, 2023
  • Saturday, August 13, 2023
Tentative Schedule

Friday, August 11, 2023:

  • 4:00 PM Tech inspection and registration
  • 5:00 PM Mandatory First Time Participant Orientation
  • 5:00-6:00 PM Skyline drive will be open to all participants and guests
  • 6:00-7:30 PM Reception at the control tent at the base of the mountain

Saturday, August 12, 2023:

  • 7:30-9:00 AM Tech inspection and registration
  • 9:00 AM Mandatory Drivers' Meeting
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Run sessions (with break for lunch)
  • 6:00 PM Cocktail reception Details to follow
  • 7:00 PM Dinner Details to follow

          Sunday, August 13, 2023

  • 9:00 AM Mandatory Drivers' Meeting
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Run sessions (with break for lunch)
Places to stay

There is a wide variety of accommodations in this very popular tourist area. Demand can be very high, so please book your rooms early.

  • The Arlington Inn and Spa:  This is where Saturday night's dinner is.  The inn is owned and managed by VSCCA members Buzz Kanter and Tabetha Hammer.  VSCCA members receive a 10% discount! https://www.arlingtoninn.com/
  • The Arcady at Sunderland:  This is the closest inn to the event and only a half mile or so away.  (New owners).
  • There are several inns to the North on Rt 7A that attendees use:  Northshire Lodge, Brittany Inn, Weathervane Motel, The Manchester Inn and the really high end, Equinox.
Trailer parking
  • There is plenty of trailer parking directly across the road from the paddock but it is only accessible for small trailers, i.e. typical single car open or closed trailers.
  • There is NO CAMPING in the trailer parking area.
  • Space for motorhomes or large, multicar trailers is very limited.
  • Please check with the Event Chair if you intend to bring a motorhome.

Friday night reception (drinks and hors d'oeuvres) and lunch on Saturday are included.  You are on your own for Friday night dinner and Sunday lunch. Saturday dinner at the Arlington is a separate entry and not included in the entry fee.


Very important:  THERE IS NO RACE FUEL!  You must bring your own.

Event Chair

Scott Fenley, at fenleyts@yahoo.com or on cell at 215 901-4324

Event Organizer

Organized by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America. Check out the VSCCA at VSCCA.org


Event requirements

  • Entrants should be a member of a VMC member organization (e.g. VSCCA, VRG, VARAC,  etc.)
  • Competition License not required but if you do not have any hill climb or track experience please contact the Event Chair Scott Fenley, at fenleyts@yahoo.com or on cell at 215 901-4324
  • Current medical is not required.
  • Cars do not have to be have a VSCCA log book but the Event Chair will approve non-logbook cars on a case by case basis and may accept appropriate cars through 1973.  (1973 is used as a cutoff as the SCCA ran the event until then.)
  • All cars must pass tech inspection prior to the event. Bring a filled-in car tech sheet to the event: Tech-Sheet (PDF)
  • If you have any questions regarding your or your car’s eligibility please contact Scott Fenley at fenleyts@yahoo.com
  • Equinox Driver's Club car badges will be awarded to first-timers.
  • Entrants will receive a complete information package in advance of the event.

Entries (41)

Steven Eickelbeck
Jamie Waters
Nicholas Vorderman
Thomas Miller
steven silverstein
Charles Schoendorf
J.R. Mitchell
Andrew Greenberg

Mount Equinox

Sunderland, VT


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Event over!