CSCC founder eyes starting new racing club
A new racing initiative is set to provide a home for current series and fresh ideas from next season.
Classic Sports Car Club founder Richard Culverhouse plans to organise cheap events that can sustain smaller grids than is the case with most current clubs.
“At the beginning of the year there were groups of people who approached me to put on some race meetings or get them on to events,” said Culverhouse, who has yet to name his new organisation.
“Ferrari Classic, for example, don’t have a home [it is not attached to any one club]. It’s the same with some MGS and Northern Saloon and Sports Cars, which struggle to get races at circuits like Cadwell Park, Donington and Mallory.
“This is about trying to get an association of people – series, championships or new ideas – that have nowhere to go. We’re looking for commitment from people and it doesn’t have to be classics.”
Culverhouse believes he can keep costs down with a number of measures, which should mean that fledgling series will have a chance to grow.
“There are things I have done in the past to reduce costs, like merge qualifying,” he said. “If you have two grids in the mid-teens and can qualify them together – they still get their separate races – you save time and can run another race on the programme.
“There are lots of cars out there with nowhere to race and many organisers won’t take 12-car grids. We won’t be stealing competitors from anywhere else.”
Culverhouse is planning to meet with the Motor Sports Association this month and further details will be released before the end of the year.