Vintage Racing organized by
VSCCA
Fri, May 3 - Sat, May 4, 2024

VSCCA Vintage Racing Drivers' School

Lime Rock Park

About this event

  • Current VSCCA members save $50 by entering by April 19!
  • Non-VSCCA members automatically receive Associate Membership by applying for the Drivers' School. Your entry includes the school event, $100 first year dues and a $30 membership application fee (which includes a club grille badge).

The VSCCA Drivers’ School is similar to a full-on race school, but at a fraction of the cost and you can bring your daily driver. You’ll have a great time and will want to return for VSCCA races, hill climbs and rallies. The VSCCA’s Drivers’ School is one of the easiest ways to get into vintage racing and with VSCCA approval in hand, you can participate in other VMC vintage organizations’ events across the country.

Wheel-to-wheel “racing” vintage cars is a special experience. (Racing is in quotes because we practice low-stress, fun track time. There are no trophies to be won.) We race as gentlemen and gentlewomen with special rules in place to keep us and our vintage cars as safe as possible. In addition to racing skills, these are the rules that are taught during our Drivers’ School.

  • Drivers' School entrants can run just about any muffled car in the school track sessions.   
  • You’ll get a great introduction to vintage racing with professional instructors in both classroom and on-track sessions.
  • This is a muffled event.
  • Full details of the VSCCA's Drivers' School can be found in this PDF document.
  •  If you're not entering a VSCCA-eligible race car, you'll be free Saturday afternoon and can also do Driven to Race! Join us on the autocross track!
  • For more information on the Driver’s School please contact Charles Bordin at cbordin123@aol.com or 914-968-5700.
Event Dates
  • Friday, May 3rd - All day track and classroom.  Also, you are invited to a potlock cookout at the track at 6
  • Saturday, May 4th - Classroom, Track time, Student race
Entry Fee
  • Current VSCCA members save $50 by entering by April 19!
    • VSCCA members $500 by April 19th (Early Bird)
    • VSCCA members $550 after April 19th
  • Non-VSCCA $630 which includes the school event, $100 first year dues for Associate Membership and a $30 membership application fee (which includes a club grille badge). Associate Members do not vote in club elections, and do not receive a roster. They can become full members by submitting two letters of introduction from members and approval by the membership committee at any time for no additional cost.
Event Chair

Charles Bordin at cbordin123@aol.com or 914-968-5700

Event Organizer

The VSCCA Drivers' School is organized by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America.  Check out the VSCCA at VSCCA.org

Early Bird Policy

The Early Bird Entry is up to two weeks before the start of a track event: specifically the Springs Sprints, Drivers' School, Empire Cup, Thompson Vintage Festival, White Mountain Vintage Grand Prix and Fall Finale.

  • Only offered to current VSCCA members.
  • If you DO NOT pay by Credit Card, your payment MUST BE MAILED to the Event Chair no later than two (2) weeks prior to the event. If you do not send your payment promptly and show up at the event with a check in hand, you will have to pay the Regular Entry fee which is $50 more than the Early Bird rate.
  • There is no Early Bird discount for Tech sessions, Hill Climbs, the Annual General Meeting and Holiday socials. The Lime Rock Historic Festival has its own Early Bird and cancellation policies.
Membership & Driver Qualification

Please review this PDF for full details: Getting Started With The VSCCA (PDF)

  1. Open to all drivers with a valid driver's license, 18 years of age or older.
  2. Racing experience: None required - this is a school to learn to vintage race.
  3. VSCCA membership: Not required. Non members will become Associate Members by signing up as non-members. The $630 will include first year dues, application fee and a club grille badge. Associate Members do not vote in club elections, and do not receive a roster. They can become full members by submitting two letters of introduction from members and approval by the membership committee at any time for no additional cost.
Current medical
  • Not required if you don't intend racing with a VSCCA group Saturday afternoon.
  • Required ONLY if bringing a VSCCA-type car and you wish to race in a VSCCA race group Saturday afternoon. Download medical form here.
Personal safety gear

The VSCCA requires certain items that you can either rent or buy, Full details and links to vendors in Getting Started With The VSCCA (PDF):

  • Required: 
    • SA certified helmet (Snell SA2015 or SA2020 - not an “M” or “K” helmet.) Full face and with a shield if an open car.
    • Nomex driving suit - 3 layers total preferred, but 2-layers minimum. A 1-layer suit is acceptable only if worn together with fireproof underwear.
    • Fireproof driving gloves, shoes and socks.
    • Balaclava if you have facial hair, otherwise optional.
  • Recommended:
    • A head & neck restraint device is highly recommended for cars with 4- to 6-point harnesses. (Please note other vintage clubs require this.)
    • Arm restraints, especially in open cars.
Car Eligibility

Drivers' School entrants can run just about any muffled car in the school track sessions - including racer cars, daily drivers and SUVs.

    • Muffled? Yes. Please make sure your car meets the sound requirement of 86db or less. It is at the track's discretion to remove you from the event if you are over the sound limit due to town ordinances. We cannot issue refunds or any credits due to non-compliance.
    • Tires: VSCCA rules and all VMC organizations require treaded tires. Cars with slicks will not be allowed to run with VSCCA groups.
    • Technical inspection: Required. Please remember to print a copy of the tech sheet, fill it in and bring it to the event - Download Tech Sheet here (PDF)
    • Logbook: Not required.
    • Car Safety Equipment:
      • Street-legal car:
        • Required: Seat belts in good condition.
        • Recommended: Fire extinguisher.
      • Race car:
And finally
  • Registration is subject to approval. We’ll review registrations and get in contact if we have questions.
  • If you decide to bring a different car from the one registered, you must notify us of this change or you may not be allowed to participate in this event.
  • Questions and to check car eligibility in advance, please contact the Event Chair.
  • When registering, please help us group cars appropriately by answering the car questions in detail.
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Entries (25)

OS
Orrie Simko
CB
Christopher Bernard
JM
James Mead
DB
Duncan Binnie
PM
Peter McLaughlin
JJ
John Johnson
HG
Harvey Gordon
JK
Jackson Krall

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Lakeville, CT
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