Vintage Sports Car Club partners with Saratoga Automobile Museum to celebrate 60 years of racing

Vintage Sports Car Club of America celebrates sixtieth anniversary with special exhibit

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Nov. 5, 2018) — The Saratoga Automobile Museum (“SAM”) and the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (“VSCCA”) will be honoring VSCCA’s sixtieth anniversary with a special exhibit featuring cars and automotive memorabilia from the oldest vintage racing club in the United States beginning Nov. 3 at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

The exhibit will run through March 24 and includes cars that established the sport in America such as pre-war Bugattis and Bentleys, the post war production cars like MGs, Morgans, Jaguars, in addition to Alfas and Austin Healeys.

“The Saratoga Automotive Museum is very excited to bring this collection of vintage sports cars to the region. We truly hope that it will spark the imagination and desire of our visitors, both young and old, to continue the tradition of sports car racing for another sixty plus years,” said Carly Connors, executive director.

The VSCCA is the oldest club in the country that celebrates historic and vintage racecars, seeking to preserve these cars of the past and to honor their history and their use. Staying true to its founder’s wishes the VSCCA remains all-volunteer group; hosting club events featuring low key wheel to wheel racing and special grids for pre-war cars and for sport racers on tracks throughout the Northeast.

This year also marks the sixtieth anniversary of the club’s signature event, the Mount Equinox Hill-climb in Vermont, truly an event with romantic ambience.

These are special cars with unique and important histories celebrated with the motto; “We came for the romance.”

There will be a special exhibit grand-opening party on Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Complimentary beer, wine, and light fare will be served. Museum members admission is free and non-member admission is $10. Tickets are available at saratogaautomuseum.org.

For more information about the Saratoga Automobile Museum, visit saratogaautomuseum.org. For more information about the Vintage Sports Car Club of America, visit VSCCA.org.

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About the Saratoga Automobile Museum: The Saratoga Automobile Museum was organized in 1999, and opened to the public in 2002. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile.

The Museum is located within the 2,500 acre Saratoga Spa State Park, in the heart of historic Saratoga Springs, New York, world famous for its legendary, much honored one-mile thoroughbred track. The museum’s facility is the totally restored and renovated Saratoga Bottling Plant, a beautiful neo-classic structure built in 1934. The Museum is adjacent to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and near the landmark Gideon Putnam Hotel. Within walking distance in the Park are the National Museum of Dance, the Spa Little Theatre and the lavish Hall of Springs banquet facility. saratogaautomuseum.org

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