Historic Motor Racing and HRCCQ
Historic Motor Racing has great appeal to people who love to see, hear and appreciate the huge variety of classic cars and the action they produce.
Historic motor racing is one of the fastest growing sectors of Australian motorsport.
Actively promoting Historic Motorsport in Queensland is the Historic Racing Car Club (Qld) Inc. which has been representing the interests of historic car owners, competitors and enthusiasts for over 20 years. HRCCQ enables opportunities for drivers to compete in historic category cars in a friendly, festival styled format that is aimed at re-creating an atmosphere similar to that which was enjoyed during the various historic periods.
The Historic Racing Car Club (Qld) Inc. was formed in early 1990s by the amalgamation of the Historic Racing Register (Qld) and the Queensland Appendix J Association. This brought together historic Sports and Racing type cars with Production Based Touring Cars up to the end of 1964.
Over time, new groups of cars have become eligible for Historic Racing and this has led to remarkable growth and interest in the Sport. The HRCCQ now caters for all the types of historic racing cars as defined by the controlling body, Motorsport Australia, as the 5th Category. From experiences gained in running many competition events, the HRCCQ now has capability to organise large race events including circuit racing, sprints and hillclimbs.
The Club has grown, developed a strong member base, has a dedicated management committee and is part of a network of similar clubs that operate in other States of Australia. This network provides a collective voice to Motorsport Australia. Operating within its constitution, the Club is well managed and offers historic racing competitors and enthusiasts a stable environment in which to enjoy the sport.
AIMS and OBJECTIVES
Actively promote and support historic motorsport events as well as welcome public interest and involvement.
Encourage preservation of motor racing history, especially for Queensland, including the cars, competitor memorabilia, publications, programmes, photographs, films and results and compile a register of all historic racing vehicles in Queensland.
Schedule general meetings, guest speakers, social events and static displays for members and friends in order to develop mutual interests, friendships, co-operation and club spirit between members.
Publish a Newsletter each month to communicate details of forthcoming events, club news and items of interest.
Improve driving standards through participation in historic motor sport by encouraging participation in races, sprints and regularity events. Foster driver education, safety and courtesy on the road and track.
Provide a forum for exchange of technical information, literature and spare parts so that historic racing cars can be preserved, restored, maintained, reconstructed and used in the best historic tradition.
Provide representation of club member views and concerns to Motorsport Australia.
Organise and promote Historic Race Meetings, Sprints and Hill Climbs at various venues in Queensland.
Encourage member participation in other Historic Race Meetings and Sprints organised by kindred Historic Clubs in Australia.
Participation in static Car Displays at Motor Shows and other Car Club functions.
Conduct General Meetings and social events during the year.
Organise training days for competitors and officials.
A guide to
Historic Motor Racing in Australia
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The Historic Racing Car Club (Qld) Inc. is managed and controlled under the rules and requirements of its constition. The constitution is made available for viewing.