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Classic RacingClubs and Associations

You will benefit from joining or knowing more about different types of clubs and associations when considering any form of classic car or classic motorcycle racing. In fact you will need to be a member to race in some cases.

  • Those that govern the sports, such as the MSA and ACU
  • Those that specialise in particular racing types, such as the HAS
  • Those that are extremely exclusive, such as BRDC
  • Those that are car and bike clubs, which may or may not take part in various forms of racing

This last one (the car and bike clubs) will be found in many different shapes and sizes and so we provide an extensive directory of them in our club directory. Many will be recognised by the MSA and ACU and will be able to help get you involved in motorsport. Just speak to your club to find out more.

Authority bodies

FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile)

The FIA is the international body for all four wheeled motorsport. With representatives around the world and interests in all major motorsport, this non-for-profit association looks to continuously improve, protect and promote competitive motorsport. They act as the highest authority for motorsport governance.


Addresss: 8 place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

MSA (Motorsports Association)

The MSA is the sole governing body in the UK for motorsports – recognised by the FIA (Federation Internationale de L'Automobile). The MSA holds responsibility for all governance and administration for all main forms of motorsport, including the rules and regulations that those sports adhere to. They provide a lot of helpful advice and links about getting involved in motorsport on many different levels.


Address: MSA, Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG

FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme)

FIM is the international federation for motorcycling, looking after and governing all motorcycle motorsport on an international stage.


Address: 11, route Suisse, 1295 Mies, Switzerland

ACU (Auto-Cycle Union)

The ACU is the governing body for motorcycle sport in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Since its foundation in 1903, the ACU has played an important part in the development of the motorcycle racing in the UK and internationally. It represents riders, volunteers and marshals. The scope of ACU covers all forms of motorcycle sport, from motocross, to road races.


Address: ACU, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, CV21 2YX

Motorsport clubs

BARC (The British Automobile Racing Club)

The BARC, first formed in 1912, started out as The Cyclecar Club, naturally developing over the many years. The club organises various races across the UK at many of Britain’s top racing tracks, four of which it operates: Thruxton, Pembrey, Mallory Park and Croft. In addition the BARC also operate two hill climb venues: Gurston Down and Harewood hill. It is the BARC that founded the Goodwood Festival of Speed and operate the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).


Address: BARC, Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PN

CRMC (Classic Racing Motorcycle Club)

Dedicated to promoting and supporting the preservation and use of postwar racing and sports motorcycles.


HAS (The Hillclimb and Sprint Association)

The HAS specifically focus of hillclimb and sprint races in the UK. As well as representing the interests of those involved in the sport, it also looks to promote the sport as one of the main starting points for those looking to dip their toe into motorsport. They hold some very useful information about getting involved and upcoming events.


BRDC (The British Racing Drivers’ Club)

The BRDC is an exclusive club for professional motor racing drivers from across the UK and the commonwealth. Its history stretches back to the 1920s and as such has hosted numerous legends of motor racing. This is not a club open to anyone, but really only limited to those at the higher level of their achievements in the sport. BRDC owns and runs Silverstone racing circuit and is considered by many as a guardian of British motorsport. The club also runs youth schemes to help foster the next generation of racing stars.


Address: BRDC, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN


British Motorsport Marshals Club

A UK club dedicated to representing the marshals that are so vital to the safe and fair running of all motorsport. Good advice if you would like to consider becoming a motorsport marshal.



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