Historic Racing is one of Motorsport’s Best Kept Secrets
Historic racing is one of motor sport’s best kept secrets, and the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of NSW (Inc) is one of Australia’s leading car clubs catering specifically for historic racing, sports and touring cars. Thank you for your interest in our club. Please take the time to look around our web site
Established in 1981, our aim is to preserve, restore and compete in the cars we grew up with or admired from afar. What were once regarded as old, obsolete, un-competitive and thus of little value, survive to relive the scenes of their youth, competing at circuits around Australia. Through Historic motor sport you can enjoy the friendship and camaraderie that modern motor racing has lost, you can experience the thrill of driving cars that made heroes of their drivers, and you can sense what it might have been like during the ‘golden years’ of Australian motor racing.
The HSRCA organises and runs major historic race meetings each year at circuits such as Sydney Motorsport Park and Wakefield Park. In addition we hold regular club meetings, various social events, club plate runs and we will be running driver training events in the near future. See our club calendar for more information on our events, as well as other historic events within Australia.
Our club magazine, ‘The Oily Rag’, is regarded as one of the finest club publications in Australia, and is published quarterly; it is available only through membership in one of the participating clubs – the HSRCA, the Victorian Historic Racing Register (VHRR) or the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland (HRCC).
We cater for cars from the early 1920s through to the racing and sports cars of the 1980s, and would welcome anyone interested in Historic motor sport to come along and join us. Our race meetings regularly attract over 300 competitors and are widely praised by both spectators and drivers.
Becoming a Member
The 2021/2022 membership form for the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association is available as a PDF or DOC file from the following links. Just right-click and select ‘Save As’ to download it to your computer:
Then simply print the form, fill it in and post it to the address on the form, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Renewal fees via direct deposit are $135 for a renewal and $60 for associate members.
Please note that since our membership years runs from 1 July to 30 June mid-year membership fees are pro-rated; contact the club for the current fees.
If this all sounds a bit too complicated just click here and request a Membership Application Form via post.
The HSRCA Constitution
The HSRCA Constitution is available here for download. Updated October, 2021.
Once the full document is downloaded to your desktop click on the Acrobat PDF icon, print and complete the form and post to the address at the top right of the form.
Please note: The download is a PDF file, so you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print the pages. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is freely available and may be downloaded from the Adobe web site by clicking here.
The Oily Rag
‘The Oily Rag’ has traditionally been published quarterly, and is only available to current members of the HSRCA (NSW), HRCC (Qld) or VHRR (Vic). If you’d like to receive your own copy of the magazine, why not join one of the clubs noted above? Links to these two clubs’ websites can be found using by clicking on their names, or heading to our links page here.
The Editor is Patrick Quinn.
Keen to learn more about the Conditional Registration scheme (known to many as Club Plates)? Learn more about how to put your classic ‘on the road’ by downloading these articles written by our Club Plate Registrar – Rick Marks.