The Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of NSW is one of Australia’s leading car clubs catering specifically for historic racing, sports and touring cars
The historic motorsport scene is alive and kicking today, offering value for money motorsport to competitors and edge-of-your-seat racing excitement for spectators to enjoy. There’s action at every corner, lots of overtaking and a wide variety of cars, each with their own sounds and handling characteristics. It’s raw, noisy, fast and thrilling, which is how motorsport should be, and the reason why historics are one of the fastest growing sectors in motor racing.
Established in 1981, the HSRCA’s aim is to preserve, restore and compete with some of the most desirable racing cars that have ever been built, and race them as they were intended. Due to the diversity of cars that compete in historic motorsport, each with different strengths and weaknesses, our racing offers plenty of opportunities for dicing and on track fun. Modern and highly skilled competitors can drive these cars faster than ever before, displaying their full potential to spectators.
What were once regarded as old, obsolete and uncompetitive are revived to survive and relive the scenes of their youth, driven by young and old, competing at circuits around Australia. Where else can you race a former Formula 1 car?
Many historic racing cars run on tyres that don’t provide as much grip as their modern counterparts, allowing drivers to slide through corners and dodge and weave through their competition, offering some very close racing and spectacular viewing for the spectators.
Through historic motorsport you can enjoy the friendship and camaraderie that modern motor racing has lost, and experience the thrill of driving cars that made heroes of their drivers.
At HSRCA meetings you can wander the paddock, meet drivers, pick the brains of renowned race engineers and admire the amazing array of motorsport history and some beautiful vintage racing machines.
We cater for cars from the early 1920s through to the racing and sports cars of the 1990s and welcome anyone interested in historic motorsport to come along and join us. HSRCA race meetings regularly attract over 200 competitors and are widely praised by both spectators and drivers.
We have developed an enviable record for low incident rates, good driver behaviour and efficient organisation with both entrants and circuit managers.
The HSRCA organises and runs major historic race meetings each year at Sydney Motorsport Park and Wakefield Park. In addition we hold regular club meetings, various social events and club plate runs.
See our club calendar for more information on our events, as well as other historic events within Australia.
The HSRCA is also a perfect place to start motor racing, with categories like Formula Ford, Formula Vee, and Group N and S and Regularity being ideal for novice racers starting out with limited budgets. Our club is accessible to people of all levels of experience and offers a great opportunity to race with and learn from some of the best drivers in Australia. There are entry level groups and classes across race, sprint and time trials.
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).
The HSRCA offers a first class experience on and off track, with a friendly atmosphere and great sporting competition. Relive the halcyon days of Australian motorsport with our club and take the fast track to the special emotive connection that historic motorsport offers.
For information on becoming a member, click this link to our ‘becoming a member’ page.
Becoming a Member
The 2023/2024 new membership and renewal forms for the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association are available 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.
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.