The Appalachian Sports Car Club is made up of almost 200 motorsports enthusiasts from Harrisburg and the surrounding communities of South Central Pennsylvania. ASCC is the area's largest and most active motorsports club. 2005 marks ASCC's 49th continuous year of operation.

In 1956, several sports car enthusiasts from the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area that had been meeting at a local restaurant to drink coffee and talk cars formally established and legally chartered The Appalachian Sports Car Club. By the end of the first year the Club had 35 members. In 1979 the Club became affiliated with the Susquehanna region of the Sports Car Club of America as a chapter club and has since grown to become Central Pennsylvania's largest and most active motor sports club with over 200 members. Many of our members have belonged to the Club for more than ten years, some for more than twenty years and a few for more than thirty years. Over the years our Club has grown and become a group of friends and families with the common bond of an interest in organizing and competing in amateur automobile events.

Each year the Club operates or participates in 12 to 15 motoring events. Over the years these events have included road rallies, auto shows, tours, drivers schools, autocrosses, hillclimbs, mini kart races and other special events.

We currently operate a successful autocross series in lots at Park City Mall in Lancaster and at the Giant Center in Hershey. We also operate a Road Rallye Series with six to eight events a year including our annual picnic rally and crab feast. In the past we have operated automobile hillclimbs at Hershey, Carlisle, Tower City, Ravine and Pine Grove in association with an array of charitable and service organizations.

We have operated the Harrisburg Mini Grands Prix held in downtown Harrisburg and the Philadelphia Mini Grands Prix held in downtown Philadelphia for two Arthritis Foundations. We have also operated Mini NASCAR events for the Diabetes Association and a Mini Indy event for the Carlisle YMCA as well as an Electric Go Kart competition for high school students conducted as a joint project with the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company and General Public Utility companies.

page last updated 8/1/05