TOPEKA, Kan. (July 3, 2018) -- To better express core concepts that drive the Sports Car Club of America®, an updated Welcoming Environment Statement has been drafted.
Efforts to craft the statement began earlier this year, and the Board of Directors approved the new statement in May. It is the hope that this new declaration will henceforth be noted in event Supplemental Regulations and find a home at Region websites or in publications to remind everyone of standards the Club strives to maintain.
The updated statement reads as follows:
The Mission of the SCCA® is to fuel a safe, fun and exciting motorsports experience for automotive enthusiasts. The Club’s Vision is to be the preferred motorsports community in the United States, built on fun, shared passion and access to an exhilarating motorsports experience. In all its activities, the SCCA seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages living the Values of the SCCA, which include:
Excellence: The Spirit of a Competitor
Service: The Heart of a Volunteer
Passion: The Attitude of an Enthusiast
Team: The Art of Working Together
Experience: The Act of Wowing our Community
Stewardship: The Mindset of an Owner
The SCCA strives to ensure ALL participants at its events and activities enjoy a welcoming environment.
The SCCA supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, and will make every effort to maintain an environment that is free of harassment, discrimination and any behavior that interferes with a safe, fun and exciting experience.
A commitment to a welcoming environment and the SCCA Values is expected of all members and attendees, including drivers, workers, crew, guests, staff, contractors and exhibitors, and other participants at SCCA activities, sessions and social events when representing the SCCA in print or electronic media.
SCCA President & CEO Mike Cobb said, “As a member-based organization that is approaching its 75th Anniversary, it is important for us to grow and evolve to better serve motorsports enthusiasts while leveraging the core DNA of the Club.
And while the spirit of competition is essential to this Club at its core, it’s also important to understand we are all members serving one another with the aim of delivering a great motorsports experience.
“Our new welcoming language is simply an extension of our updated Mission and Vision and is intended to remind us that we are indeed a community of individuals who all love having fun with cars,” Cobb continued, “and it is the duty of all SCCA members -- staff, leadership, officials, members, etc. -- to deliver an environment and an experience that is welcoming to all who choose to participate.”
An expanded definition of Club Values has been created for SCCA employees and now resides in the Employee Handbook to serve as a guide for those serving members and those who serve the members.
These concepts build on core competencies SCCA President & CEO Mike Cobb introduced during the 2018 National Convention in Las Vegas. An expanded version of SCCA Values are provided below to also serve as a guide for Region leaders, volunteers, workers, event organizers and participants.
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 31, 2018) – For 2019, the annual SCCA National Convention will return January 17-19 to South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
This year’s National Convention will be very special as its theme is “Celebrating Our Legacy, Building Our Future” and serves as the official start of the Club’s 75th Anniversary celebration.
The Convention will again be a familiar format that encompasses leadership development and skills training for Club members. Details on times and a full schedule will be announced later this year.
But as usual, the Annual Meeting and welcome reception will be held Thursday, followed by two days of training.
Various fun social activities will certainly be included, too. The SCCA Hall of Fame and Awards banquet on Saturday night then caps festivities.
Organizers are also seeking additional topics and presenters for Convention leadership and training sessions. Those who believe they have subjects of interest can submit a presentation proposal at https://www.scca.com/pages/speaker-application. Presentations are usually done in one-hour blocks. Longer presentations are allowed under rare circumstances. The submission deadline is June 15, 2018, for presentation proposals.
More information about the 2019 SCCA National Convention and special lodging packages will be made available at https://www.scca.com/pages/nationalconvention in the coming months.
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 4, 2018) -- From a handful of car enthusiasts meeting in a brick home at 140 Mount Vernon Street in Boston, to a nationwide Club boasting 67,500 members, the Sports Car Club of America® has come a long way since its 1944 inception.
On February 26, 2019, the SCCA® will officially celebrate 75 years of having fun with cars. To commemorate the achievement, a special SCCA 75th Anniversary Diamond logo badge has been designed and will be featured in 2019 across the width and breadth of Club activities.
The logo, created especially for the SCCA, is meant to communicate three key points. Through the overall design and use of a “diamond shape” as its foundation, the logo conveys a sense of past, present and future for the SCCA. In concert with the above, the design has at its heart SCCA’s legacy mark -- the “wire wheel.” Boldly atop the special mark is SCCA’s “birth” year, 1944, and the year of its 75th anniversary, 2019, with an ornate “75” graphic curling throughout to draw together all the design elements.
Mike Cobb, SCCA President & CEO, noted a preliminary draft of the SCCA 75th Anniversary Diamond badge was introduced at the 2018 SCCA National Convention in January. Beginning late in 2018, and throughout the entirety of 2019, the badge will be deployed across a broad range of communication tools and branded products.
“You only get one 75th anniversary, so we want to make the most of it,” Cobb said. “We are looking into many other unique ways and opportunities to highlight the Club’s momentous milestone, so stay tuned to see what we have in store.
Graphic: The SCCA 75th Anniversary Diamond logo
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 19, 2017 – The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), through a grant from the SCCA Foundation, will kick off the second year of its celebrated veteran outreach program this weekend. The program, which will again be run in partnership with the award-winning non-profit VETMotorsports, works to help reduce the suicide rate among injured veterans by engaging them in transformative motorsports experiences. As part of the program, post-9/11 veterans with service-connected injuries are placed inside the ropes and behind the wheel at select SCCA events, and mentored by SCCA members and staff.
The 2018 program officially kicks off with the West Coast Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA event April 20-22 at Crows Landing, CA. The plan is to place veterans behind the wheel at all national Tire Rack CAM Challenge events; establish regional outreach programs in Arizona, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin; and find other opportunities to work one-on-one with veterans throughout the season.
“We are very grateful to the men and women who have served our country in defense of our freedom,” said Howard Duncan, SCCA Senior Director of Rally/Solo. “Military service builds leadership skills, teamwork, and dedication to task -- all of which are applicable to motorsports. The SCCA Foundation is pleased to give back to our veterans through this program and welcome them to be part of the SCCA family in every community across the country.”
“We continue to do everything we can to try and reduce the veteran suicide rate, which stands at an unconscionable 22 veterans a day,” said VETMotorsports Founder and Executive Director Peter Cline. “Having the SCCA Foundation and the SCCA work hand in hand with us for a second year, to honor and empower these brave service men and women, is incredibly validating and gratifying. We can’t thank everyone at the SCCA enough for taking up this important cause. They understand and embrace what we’re doing, and they’re going to make a tremendous difference in these veterans’ lives.”
VETMotorsports is an award-winning, non-profit, non-clinical outreach program that honors and empowers injured post-9/11 service members by embedding them with professional racing teams and putting them behind the wheel to race in amateur events. By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. Since its founding in 2012, VETMotorsports has helped more than 190 veterans with service connected injuries and caregivers participate in more than 75 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. More information about the organization is available at www.VETMotorsports.org.
TOPEKA, Kan. (March 21, 2018) -- The Sports Car Club of America® announced today that Chevrolet will continue in 2018 to provide critical support for several SCCA® competitive activities. For a third year, Chevrolet is the "Official Truck" of the Sports Car Club of America and provides the Club with multiple Silverado pickup trucks -- the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road -- as well as an Express Cargo van.
The legacy of dependability built by Chevrolet will be called upon to execute the busy competition calendar of the Tire Rack SCCA National Solo® and Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour programs, as well as the SCCA National Championship Runoffs®. Mike Cobb, SCCA President and CEO, said the Silverados will be trusted with hauling three National Solo equipment trailers essential for the implementation of nearly 30 events this year, including the year-end Tire Rack Solo Nationals.
"We're ecstatic Chevrolet has again chosen to support the SCCA in 2018," Cobb said. "Trucks play a large role in the lives of our members, whether it is towing a racecar, helping their business operate or serving as a family vehicle."
Each year, the National Solo program covers nearly 70,000 miles hauling equipment trailers to Championship Tour, Match Tour and ProSolo events. Those trailers, ranging from 20-feet to 28-feet long, weigh between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds. Silverado 2500HD is more than up to the task: with the Duramax 6.6L, turbo-diesel V-8, it is the most powerful Silverado, ever – delivering 445-hp, 910 lb-ft of torque, and up to 18,100 pounds of trailering capacity for the 2500HD models. The Express Cargo van is equipped with a Vortec 6.0L V-8 and nearly 240 cubic feet of cargo space inside. All of that should come as good news to the more than 12,000 racers that compete at SCCA Solo, RallyCross and Road Racing meetings over the course of a year.
"Chevrolet is proud to partner with the SCCA as the Official Truck of the Sports Car Club of America, and proud that SCCA counts on Chevrolet to haul its important equipment and vehicles from event to event," said Jim Campbell, vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "Chevrolet has a long history in performance and racing, and supports the efforts of SCCA racers from all around the country. Chevrolet also has a long history and tradition of building durable, long-lasting trucks that get the job done when pulling a trailer full of race cars, parts and equipment, which is why we're excited about this partnership."
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 17, 2018) -- B-Spec, B Street, American Sedan, Classic American Muscle, Prepared All-Wheel Drive, E Street Prepared, GT-1, Touring 1 .... Admittedly, participation options within the Sports Car Club of America® can be varied, confusing and daunting for newcomers. Be it road racing, autocross, RallyCross®, RoadRally or other SCCA® activity, the immense complexity of motorsports itself sometimes acts as a barrier to entry.
But thanks to support from Hoosier Racing Tire, the SCCA is producing the Hoosier Shop Manual series -- a set of videos taking a quick look at some of the ways Club members have fun with cars. Each short video provides a glimpse into a competition activity and a specific way to get involved. Videos will be rolled out early in 2018 and can be viewed at SCCA.com.
Mike Cobb, SCCA President and CEO, said the videos are being created to help automotive enthusiasts gain a better grasp of the SCCA member experience. The first set of videos focus on specific car classes across several Club. In the future, the Hoosier Shop Manual series also hopes to explore various volunteer specialties.
"We want SCCA Regions to use these Hoosier Shop Manual videos as a tool for explaining just what this Club is all about and what we offer to those who want to have fun with cars," Cobb said. "I'm sure many current Club members have experienced a time when they've tried to explain the SCCA lifestyle to someone outside the Club and it just becomes a little confusing. With these videos, regions now have an online destination where prospective members can learn more from those actually taking part in specific SCCA motorsport pursuits."
The first Hoosier Shop Manual video is now available for viewing here and focuses on Beth Aquilante and her SCCA road racing American Sedan Camaro. Check back to SCCA.comfrequently as new videos are uploaded in the coming months.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 4, 2018) -- Beginning immediately, the Sports Car Club of America® has hired Chris Robbins as the new Director of Region Development. Robbins will now lead both the Region Development and Member Services departments.
In his new role, Robbins will focus on helping SCCA® regions grow by developing and deploying an effective mix of membership acquisition, membership service and training, and program creation as part of an overall development plan for regions. He will work closely with staff, regional leadership and member services to provide regions with effective growth strategies.
Robbins worked at Southwest Airlines for more than two decades. From 2011 until his retirement in 2017, he served as a Customer Service Senior Manager, as well as a Curriculum Development Senior Manager and Senior Program Lead at Southwest Airlines University. He was part of the original leadership team focused on centralizing training for Southwest Airlines, provided leadership for a team of curriculum designers and developers, and managed customer service/hospitality training for over 54,000 employees. Additionally, Robbins has been a guest speaker at several SCCA National Conventions.
"The SCCA has been part of my life since childhood, attending SCCA events in Ponca City and Salina with my dad," Robbins said. "It's now an honor to join the staff of one of the most recognized brands in motorsports to actively engage Region Leadership, Members, Staff and Stakeholders in service of growing SCCA participation and membership."
Joining the SCCA in 2007, Robbins is a member of the Texas Region and served from 2012 to 2014 as the Region's Membership Chair where he produced a quarterly newsletter, fielded questions about SCCA membership and Texas Region activities, and acted as Region ambassador at autocross, road racing and car show events. He is an active autocrosser who also participates in Club Trials.
Michael Cobb, SCCA's President and CEO, said, "Chris is a great addition to the SCCA team as we work to accomplish our Mission of fueling a safe, fun and exciting motorsports experience for auto enthusiasts. His professional 'tool box' and leadership experience of over 20 years at Southwest Airlines certainly provides him with a unique set of skills which can be fully leveraged in support of serving our Members and those that serve our Members."
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both Club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA's activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.
Photo: Chris Robbins
TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 3, 2018) -- Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack has experienced incredible growth in its first three years. In 2017 alone, the initiative saw nearly 7,500 drivers get out on a racecourse through 119 events at 30 tracks around the country. Designed to grow the SCCA® at all levels, the program is now investing directly in regions with creation of a special Track Night in America grant.
In 2018, the Track Night Region Development Grant is funded with $50,000 to be distributed to regions for the purposes of training, equipment upgrades, marketing, or offsetting costs of pilot events. Heyward Wagner, SCCA's Director of Marketing and Experiential Programs, said the funds do NOT need to be used for Track Night activities. The monies are being offered to support any region development activity across the board.
"SCCA Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack has become an extremely successful product for the Club," Wagner noted. "The program has engaged motorsport enthusiasts of all ages, brought new members to the Club, and has proven financially viable. It's important to now give back to regions with fiscal support so they can best position themselves to be able to give these new members the best possible SCCA regional experience."
Grant applications must be submitted online at https://www.scca.com/pages/scca-region-development-grants. Submissions are due no later than January 31, 2018. Grant requests will be reviewed by a five-person committee made up of SCCA Board of Directors members and National Staff. Submissions will be judged on both merit and need. If all funds are not distributed in the first round, a second submission window will be opened until March 1, 2018.
In evaluating a grant, the selection committee will give the most attention and focus to projects that are innovative or demonstrate a need, are backed by a project management plan, and will have a positive impact on a Region or the Club as a whole. Submissions should include: Goal/Purpose, Anticipated Result, Project Timeline, Project Budget and Amount of Grant Request. Applications without a realistic and cost-effective budget will not receive consideration.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 6, 2017) – Eight individuals who have made significant contributions to the Sports Car Club of America® and the world of motorsports have been announced as the Club's newest Hall of Fame class, adding their names to a list of timeless superstars. William C. Bradshaw, Peter Cunningham, Janet Guthrie, August Pabst, Dave Stremming and Loren Pearson, Bob Sharp and Dr. Dick Thompson comprise the latest class to join the select ranks.
As in years past, this group will be formally inducted during the SCCA® Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet. That event takes place Saturday, January 20 and serves as the capstone of the three-day SCCA National Convention taking place again in 2018 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Along with the accomplishments of the 75 previous inductees, these Hall of Fame members positioned the building blocks that have elevated SCCA's stature in the motorsports world for more than 70 years.
William C. Bradshaw
Over his 50+ years as an SCCA member, William "Bill" Bradshaw held many positions within the Club and earned many awards, including The Carl Haas Award for outstanding service to SCCA, Glen Region's Jacquelyn Homan Race Worker of the Year Award, Glen Region RE's Award, and the Northeast Division's Floyd Stone Award for excellence among Stewards. As a steward, he took an interest in driver safety, gathering statistics on incidents and outcomes to create risk management profiles. His process for data collection, analysis and reporting helped form the current Club Racing Safety Steward model. Bradshaw's commitment to safety extended to supporting and promoting the recognition of Emergency Services as a separate, unique specialty, an effort that resulted in the creation of a stand-alone license for Emergency Services.
In 1975, Finger Lakes Region requested Bradshaw's assistance as they attempted to create a stage rally in northern Pennsylvania. The Susquehannock Trail Pro Rally (STPR) became a perennial highlight of the SCCA Pro Rally season and Bradshaw continued to tirelessly support it. In 2004, the Pro Rally community created the Bill Bradshaw Award for volunteerism.
Bradshaw's commitment to SCCA and the Northeast Division never waned. In the 1990s, he ran for a position on the SCCA Board of Directors (BOD) to represent Area 10. However, Bradshaw did not reside within the Area's geographic boundaries. But the support for Bradshaw's candidacy was such that the Central Pennsylvania Region, where he lived, actually ceded Bradshaw's home county to Glen Region in Area 10, thus forever redefining the border between the two areas. Bradshaw went on to serve two full terms on the BOD.
Shortly after graduating from high school in 1980, Peter Cunningham began participating in SCCA Solo events, claiming one national championship along the way. In the early '80s, he started contesting SCCA road races in the Showroom Stock class before making the jump quickly in 1985 to the pro ranks. In 1987, he founded RealTime Racing which, to date, has claimed nearly 90 race victories.
Cunningham has never strayed far from the Club. He has been a factory Honda, Acura, BMW, Nissan and Audi driver in his career. Beyond road racing, Cunningham has also ventured into ice racing, SCCA Pro Rally, and even gave the SCCA RaceTruck Challenge a go. While he stopped driving full-time in 2017, his RealTime Racing team continues to be at the forefront of North American motorsports, and he continues to be an ambassador for the sport and for SCCA. Under his leadership, RealTime Racing contributed significantly to the SCCA-sanctioned World Challenge record book, taking 14 driver championships -- seven of which were claimed by Cunningham himself. The team has also earned 14 manufacturer championships.
Janet Guthrie grew from grassroots SCCA regional racing to be a pioneer in Indy cars and NASCAR, inspiring others to imagine the impossible. Early on, she campaigned a Jaguar XK 120 coupe, competing in autocrosses, hill climbs and field trials in the New York Region. She then moved to a Jaguar XK 140 for competition in SCCA regional and national races. Guthrie built her own engines, towed the car to races and was her own crew. By 1972, she was a full-time racer, and a year later won the SCCA North Atlantic Road Racing championship in a BS Toyota Celica. She also managed to achieve a couple Sebring class wins.
In 1976, Guthrie tested an Indy car and was also the first woman to run a NASCAR superspeedway race. In 1977, she was the first woman to qualify for and compete in the Indy 500, and was the first woman and top rookie at the Daytona 500 that same year. Her driver's suit and helmet are in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and she is also a member of both the NASCAR Hall of Fame and International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
During his 10-year racing career, August "Augie" Pabst teamed with some of the best in the motorsport world, including SCCA Hall of Fame members Roger Penske and Briggs Cunningham, as well as Walt Hansgen and Harry Heuer. He piloted some of the best and most famous cars of the era – Ferrari, Scarab, Maserati, Mercedes and Corvette -- and won countless races, along with two National Championships driving for Peter Hand. Additionally, Pabst was part of a group of drivers who helped bring about payment for drivers involved in U.S. road racing.
In his short, but storied career, Pabst not only competed against but often beat competitors such as Carroll Shelby, Roger Penske, Bob Holbert, Jim Hall, Bob Sharp, Sterling Moss and Dan Gurney. He is a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, remains a supporter of local Club events and serves on the Road America Board of Directors. Of course, Pabst is also well known as one of the impish individuals responsible for landing a Ford Falcon rental car at the bottom of a hotel pool in Monterey, California.
Dave Stremming and Loren Pearson
In 1994, the Solo Championships were in danger of either discontinuing or having to soldier on in a sub-standard manner at the competition site in Salina, Kansas. In the fall of 1994, Topeka's Forbes Field was suggested as an alternative venue. In desperation, SCCA Solo organizers set up a meeting with Forbes Field airport president Dave Stremming and local SCCA representative Loren Pearson. What resulted was an 11-year partnership that changed the future of Solo in profound ways.
Pearson was a cheerleader for SCCA and the Topeka area. And while Stremming had every reason to say "no" to the potential use of Forbes Field for a motorsports event, he, too, saw the potential of it being a benefit to the local community. Stremming convinced the airport board to make an investment in the Solo Nationals because it would be good for Topeka.
Once the airport board was aboard, Stremming and Pearson teamed up to garner support from regional and state government officials, the visitors' bureau, local media and local businesses. It quickly became apparent that while Salina had been a great home for the event for many years, something special was brewing in Topeka and the event could move to the next level, which it most certainly has over the following decades.
An example of the dedication Stremming and Pearson showed to the Solo Nationals program took place the week of September 11, 2001, after the terrorist attacks on the United States. The attacks occurred just minutes after Solo Nationals began, and the Air National Guard needed to secure the Forbes Field runways. Pearson and Stremming were not only instrumental in helping to evacuate the site, but were also responsible for the Club's return to the venue later in the week to complete Solo Nationals.
In 1960, after serving in the Army and while attending college, Bob Sharp began racing a 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite despite it being his "daily driver" used to go back and forth to school. He competed across the northeast in SCCA competition, and switched to a Lotus Seven for a couple seasons before driving a Datsun, a partnership that would last 35 years.
Sharp was a salesman at P. Bruck & Son in Greenwich, Connecticut, selling Ramblers and Datsuns. He approached his boss, Paul Bruck, about racing a Datsun "Fairlady" 1500 Roadster to help promote the dealership. The car was a rarity in SCCA competition at that time, but Sharp's success changed that as he was an expert at tuning the 85-hp, 1500cc engine and suspension to maximize performance. At only 24 years old, Sharp started his own car dealership and repair station in Wilton, Connecticut, with a three-bay garage/Gulf gas station and a used car dealership, and operated a race shop in one of the garage bays. To help fund his racing, he convinced the head of Nissan USA-East Coast in 1965 to sponsor his team, which became the first factory-backed racing sponsorship.
Between 1967 and 1975, Sharp won the Sports Car Club of America National Championship six times racing for Datsun. His success led to greater factory support for his team and paved the way for Nissan to support other Datsun campaigners around the country. Even after his driving career ended, Bob Sharp Racing would be the springboard from which several top drivers of the era would leap to the pinnacle of success, including Sam Posey, Brad Frisselle, Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Paul Newman.
Dr. Dick Thompson
Dr. Dick Thompson, known as The Flying Dentist, began racing in 1952 when he purchased an MG TD to drive on the street and entered competition events as well. He competed in the first 12-hour race at Sebring, when he took his MG to the track and co-drove to an eighth-place finish. The following season, he purchased a Porsche 356 and ran it regularly in SCCA races for a couple of seasons, winning the 1954 F Production National Championship. That same year, Thompson ran some demonstration laps in a Chevrolet Corvette and immediately recognized the vehicle's potential. He sold his Porsche and a Jaguar XK 120, bought a Corvette, and embarked on a path that brought the Corvette to prominence in motorsport. Behind the wheel of Corvettes, Thompson tore through the record books, earning a class victory at Sebring and several National Championships. His success with Corvettes was inspirational in making the car a viable part of the SCCA race scene, and he was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2000, and then in 2013 joined the Le Mans Hall of Fame.
The new class of eight inductees join the list below of 75 previously-entered SCCA Hall of Fame members:
2005: Cameron Argetsinger, A. Tracy Bird, John Fitch, Arthur Gervais, Harry Handley, Vern Jaques, Bill Milliken, Sue Roethel, Art Trier, Rob Walker
2006: John Bornholdt, John Buffum, Mark Donohue, Denise McCluggage, Grant Reynolds
2007: Marge Binks, Marc Gerstein, Carl A. Haas, General Curtis E. LeMay, Theodore F. Robertson
2008: Roger E. Johnson, Don and Ruth Nixon, Kjell Qvale, Robert Ridges, Fred Schmucker
2009: Bill Chambres, Bill Johnson, Jim Kimberly, Paul Newman, John Timanus
2010: Nick Craw, Briggs Cunningham, R. David Jones, Burdette "Berdie" Martin, Wayne Zitkus
2011: Karen Babb, John Bishop, Jim Fitzgerald, Tracer Racing, Harro Zitza
2012: Charlie Earwood, Jim Hall, Gene Henderson, Dr. Peter Talbot, Bryan Webb
2013: Skip Barber, Bill Noble, Bobby Rahal, Carroll Shelby, Andy Porterfield
2014: Kathy Barnes, Robert "Bob" Bondurant, Dan Gurney, Dr. Robert "Bob" Hubbard and Jim Downing, Pete Hylton
2015: Roger H. Johnson, Oscar Koveleski, Ron Sharp, Dr. George Snively, Bob Tullius
2016: Hubert Brundage, Bob Henderson, Roger Penske, Randy Pobst, Alec Ulman
2017: Pete Brock, Dennis Dean, Larry and Linda Dent, Joe Huffaker Sr., Lyn St. James, Phil Hill, Jim Kaser
The purpose of the Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame is to preserve, protect and record the history and accomplishments of the Club for current and future members by recognizing those members who have had a significant impact on the Club and the sport. This may be through service to the national organization, achievements in competition, advancement of the sport, or bringing recognition to the SCCA.
The Hall of Fame is overseen and guided by four Committees. The Steering Committee oversees the entire process. The Legacy Committee focuses on nominees from the first third of SCCA's history. The Nomination Committee focuses on nominees from the last two-thirds of the Club's history. The Chairs of the Legacy and Nomination Committees are encouraged to liaison with each other in cases where nominees might reasonably fall under the purview of both committees. The Selection Committee then picks each year's inductees.
Online registration for the SCCA National Convention can be found here and includes the Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet. Additional information about the upcoming SCCA National Convention can also be found here.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 15, 2017) – The Sports Car Club of America announced the results of the SCCA Board of Directors elections held in four of the SCCA's geographic Areas. One new board member was elected, with three incumbents rejoining the board for three-year terms in office.
Chairman of the Board, Lee Hill, of Brandon, Florida, will retain his position as Area 3 Director. In Area 4, Marcus Merideth, of Westland, Michigan, will retain his position. Charlie Davis, of Vallejo, California, ran unopposed to retain the Area 9 Director seat. Finally, in Area 11, Jason Isley, of Coto De Caza, California, ran unopposed to claim that position on the Board.
2018 Board of Director Election results are as follows:
Area 3: Encompasses part of the Southeast Division, including the Florida, Gulf Coast, Wiregrass, Central Florida and Dixie Regions.
- Incumbent Lee Hill ran unopposed.
Area 4: Encompasses the Great Lakes Division and each Region contained within it.
- Marcus Merideth: 562
- Patrick McCammon: 539
Area 9: Encompasses part of the Northern Pacific Division, including San Francisco and Reno Regions.
-Incumbent Charlie Davis ran unopposed.
Area 11: Encompasses the Southern Pacific Division, including Arizona, Cal Club, Hawaii, San Diego, Las Vegas and Arizona Border Regions.
- Jason Isley ran unopposed
The 2018 SCCA Board of Directors:
Area 1 - Bob Dowie
Area 2 - Jack Burrows
Area 3 - Lee Hill
Area 4 – Marcus Merideth
Area 5 - Bruce Lindstrand
Area 6 - Chris Albin
Area 7 - Dan Helman
Area 8 - Arnie Coleman
Area 9 - Charlie Davis
Area 10 - Earl Hurlbut
Area 11 – Jason Isley
Area 12 - Tere Pulliam
Area 13 - Jim Weidenbaum
Election ballots were received through November 15, 2017, and counted by Mize, Houser & Company, Certified Public Accountants. The current board is set to have one more meeting in December, with new BoD members officially taking their seats January 1, 2018.
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