Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA)
As one of the oldest organizations in vintage racing, and the only one with a national presence, SVRA is committed to presenting the best possible experience for our competitors and fans. From 200 MPH Indy and Formula 1 cars to classic Jaguars and Porsches, our events provide a rolling history of motorsport where the cars are the stars at legendary tracks across the country such as Watkins Glen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, The Circuit of the Americas, and Portland International Raceway.
For competitors, SVRA provides a complete weekend of events and activities with lots of track time and a full slate of sprint and endurance races, as well as off-track activities.
For spectators, the paddock area is all always “open” at no cost beyond admission, offering a level of access to cars and drivers not available in most other forms of motorsport.
SVRA is the largest and one of the oldest Vintage racing organizations in the United States. Originally called the Southeast Vintage Racing Association, the organization was founded in 1978 by Ford Heacock III following the success of the Kendall Vintage Grand Prix held as part of the annual 12 Hours of Sebring. With an initial membership of approximately 25 drivers and supporters, the organization has become the premier vintage racing organization in the United States with over 2,500 licensed competitors.
Founded in 1978, SVRA is the largest vintage racing organization in the United States.
Currently, SVRA conducts Vintage events at legendary race tracks throughout the country including Road America, Sonoma Raceway, Watkins Glen International, Auto Club Speedway, and Virginia International Raceway.
In its first year the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway immediately became the largest Vintage race in the U.S. drawing over 700 entries. Additionally, The U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship at The Circuit of the Americas has become a premier event drawing hundreds of competitors each fall.
SVRA events provide wheel to wheel competition with similar cars, of the same era, restored to a condition consistent with their original, as-raced, specifications.
At the heart of SVRA are the core values that our events will provide; Safe, Fair and Fun competition for the enjoyment of our spectators, competitors, crews and fans.
SAFE: Our events feature a century of Classic and Historic racing cars, restored to their original racing specifications and livery, but equipped with state of the art safety equipment and the latest driver protection gear. Our professional staff is on hand at each track to verify the presence and operation of this equipment. On track driver behavior is closely monitored to insure close competition while maintaining the spirit of sportsmanship that is a hallmark of Vintage racing.
FAIR: SVRA events provide wheel to wheel competition with similar cars, of the same era, restored to a condition consistent with their original, as-raced, specifications. Pre-race inspections and post- race follow-ups ensure that the preparation of each car is in accordance with the appropriate rules for its category and making sure that the only on track advantage lies with the driver.
FUN: Our weekends provide a variety of activities designed to provide a fun experience for all involved. Car shows and a wide variety of vendors provide spectators with activities to fill the gaps between on track action. The “open pits” at all SVRA races allow spectators the chance to get up close and personal with the cars, drivers, and crews providing an experience unparalleled in other forms of motorsports.