STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of our events is to encourage the restoration, preservation and use of historic, sports and racing cars. Our races are for fun with nothing to be won. Satisfaction and camaraderie among friends is the reward.
We want to see old cars with racing history RESTORED. Today many believe the term “restore” means, “… to make new”. Webster says, “restore… to bring back to a former condition.” We accept the latter. The enjoyment for us is in driving and experiencing the cars as they were. To support that we arrange our race groups by age and their engine size. Modern technology can make vast improvements in performance possible but that is not our desire and our rules are written with the intent to prevent such modification. We want the cars to be as they were, not what they could have been.
Drivers note that our events are not intended to offer individuals a “career option”. There are other professional organizations which would be a better choice. Driving well is important, winning is not. Safety is very important and driving well makes a major contribution toward a safe experience.
Racing at any level can be dangerous. We, therefore, have rules and regulations which we hope will be helpful in making your participation both enjoyable and safe. As an overview, we divide safety into two categories: Car and Driver. An old car cannot be made as safe as a modern car. A McLaren with a monocoque tub is definitely safer in a crash than an M.G., Ferrari or Bugatti. The driver of the old car is subjected to more possible injury due to car construction, seating position and inability to use selected modern safety devices to their best advantage. We want you to be aware of these facts. You can get hurt in these cars.
Making a car safe is one approach to safety. Making a driver safe is another. If the car is in good order then the driver must go wrong to have a wreck. We place a very heavy emphasis on the driver. He is responsible for the preparation of the car (either directly or indirectly) and operates it. We expect entrants and drivers to understand the purpose of our events as stated and conduct themselves accordingly.
ANY DRIVER IN AN INCIDENT SUFFICIENT TO CAUSE DAMAGE WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE EVENT AND ANY FUTURE EVENT. HE MAY APPEAL HIS EXCLUSION AFTER ONE YEARS TIME FROM THE DATE OF THE INCIDENT.
Our rules are simple. They are not explicit in many areas as the “spirit of sportsmanship” is the primary focus. The "Statement of Purpose" will take precedence in any rule dispute. If an entrant is found to have contravened the spirit of the rules he will risk disqualification from any further involvement. In other words, cheating is something that is neither necessary, nor acceptable and will not be taken lightly.
If your car is prepared by a shop or professional, be sure they have a copy of these rules. It is important that they understand what YOU want. If you want an oversize engine or modern bits that improve the car beyond the rules, they have the ability to do that. YOU are the one that faces disqualification and we believe they would not, knowingly, put you in that situation.