Historic motor racing is one of the fastest growing sectors of Australian motorsport. There are many historic themed racing events that take place across the country that showcase a diverse range of significant and famous race cars. While the majority of these cars are derived from Australian motorsport history, there is an ever increasing number of cars being sourced from overseas that have racing credentials. Queensland is seeing this same growthin historic motorsport interest. Many car owners tell the story of attending car race meetings in their youth and being taken in by the excitement of seeing cars driven to their limits, however at that stage in their life they were not able to take up racing themselves. The enthusiasm remained though, so later when circumstances change they may be in a position to acquire a car from the era that they admired so greatly. 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.Principles of authenticity, preservation and amateur competition ensure that Historic Motorsport is conducted in a non-aggressive manner and great emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, enjoyment and the social aspects of motorsport. HRCCQ is affiliated with Motorsport Australia which establishes the foundations of car eligibility, safety as well as event regulations and control. The Club also actively works with non Motorsport Australia affiliated event promoters to enable a broad range of motorsport experiences to be available to its members. The annual racing calendar includes circuit racing, super sprints and hillclimb events which are well supported by Queensland competitors and also attract a large contingent of interstate competitors. Club members become involved as enthusiasts, owners, drivers, event officials and club administrators.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. It offers an ideal segment of motorsport for those people interested in motor racing history, in particular Australian motor racing history, and also with a desire to recapture the more relaxed atmosphere of the days of amateur motorsport.
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.
ConstitutionThe 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
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