Susquehanna Region SCCA History


You can check out all photos available from Susquehanna Region SCCA autocross, rallycross, karting and banquet events throughout this website, but if you’d like to view them all in one place, feel free to check out all of our photos (by year) on our Flickr site.

Club History

In the late fifties, some of the members of The Susquehanna Sports Car Club, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and some of the members of the Appalachian Sports Car Club, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania began actively promoting the conversion of their clubs into a Region of the SCCA. When it became apparent that there was not sufficient interest among the members of either of the clubs, the group promoting the change decided to form a separate SCCA Region. On June 29, 1959 the new Susquehanna Region of the SCCA was incorporated.

The membership of the new region grew slowly and it operated only a limited number of events over its initial years. While there was a lot of sports car activity in the area during the period, most of the events were conducted by an array of local clubs. The region conducted some events of its own and some events were conducted in partnership with local clubs. Many of the region’s members were also members of those local clubs. The local clubs grew but the Region did not.

The idea of incorporating local clubs into the Susquehanna Region was again considered when in November of 1977 the SCCA board of Governors established guidelines for the formation of SCCA Chapter Clubs. The concept of becoming a Chapter Club of the Susquehanna Region attracted interest and caused periodic, heated debates at club meetings but no action was taken until a serious reality occurred.

Just a month before the Appalachian Sports Car Club’s scheduled 1978 spring Goldmine Hill Climb, the club was notified that its insurer would no longer cover hill climb competition events. This was not entirely unexpected, as indications had been received that this problem might soon arise. The previous year, a hill climb competitor had crashed into a concession stand at a nearby Region’s event with significant losses for the insurer.

Since the ASCC had been working with the Susquehanna Region on combined events for some time, the Region agreed to co-sanction the hill climb with ASCC and provide the needed insurance coverage. Not long after that, both the ASCC and the SSCC became Chapter Clubs of the SCCA.

You can download a PDF of the ASCC 25th Anniversary Booklet and 50th Anniversary Banquet program & history. View some photos from both banquets below.


Photos

ASCC 50th Anniversary Banquet | September 16, 2006

ASCC 50th Anniversary | Sep 16, 2006

 

ASCC 25th Anniversary Banquet | December 10, 1982

ASCC 25th Anniversary | Dec 10, 1982

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