February 2003     

SCCA Performance Rally Historic Class Rules

SCCA Performance Rally Historic Class Rules

Revision Proposal
Feb 2, 2003
Rev. Feb. 26, 2003

  1. Principles
    The purpose of Historic Class is to "enable the active celebration of the History of the Motor Car" in stage rallying. The Historic Class rules are intended to "preserve the specification of (the) period and prevent the modifications of performance and behaviour which could arise through the application of modern technology." Furthermore, "Historic competition is not simply another formula in which to acquire trophies, it is a discipline apart, in which one of the essential ingredients is a devotion to the cars and to their history."
    (quotes taken from Appendix K to the International Sporting Code of the FIA)

  2. Eligibility
    In all cases, cars entering Performance Rally events as Historic Class are limited to two wheel drive normally aspirated cars of 1974 model year and earlier.

  3. Preparation rules
    In all cases, Historic Class cars must comply with Articles 5, 6, and 10.2.B of the Performance Rally Rulebook. All Historic Class cars must be prepared to at least one of the following specifications:
    1. Beyond the requirements of Articles 5 and 6, all modifications must use methods and technology contemporary to the car, with the following exceptions:
      1. Brake lining material is free
      2. Wheels and tires are free
      3. Lighting is free
      4. Odometers and non-performance accessories such as intercoms are free, although period instrumentation is encouraged.
    2. Eligible cars meeting Series Production Touring Car (T), Competition Touring Car (TC) and Standard Grand Touring (GT) specification as defined in Chapter II, sections 8, 11 and 12 of Appendix K to the International Sporting Code of the FIA, are eligible to compete in Historic Class. The car's driver is responsible for providing proof of compliance with these rules.
    3. Eligible cars meeting Historic and PostHistoric specifications of the MotorSport Associate (UK) current Competitors' Yearbook (Blue Book), section K paragraphs 36 through 37 are eligible to compete in Historic Class. The car's driver is responsible for providing proof of compliance with these rules.

  4. Enforcement
    Historic Class is a supplemental Class to Group 2 and Group 5. Event tech lines will only ensure class compliance with Group 2/5 rules (article 10.2.B). Compliance with Historic Class rules will be enforced among Historic Class competitors at each event. It is suggested that all Historic Class competitors meet for mutual inspection of the cars following event technical inspection and the first Parc Expose, and any conflicts resolved at that time among the competitors. Non-Historic Class competitors may not protest Historic Class eligibility. Following First Car Out, no protests may be lodged by any competitor regarding Historic Class eligibility.

  5. Future Direction of the Class
    While not required at this time, prospective Historic Class competitors are encouraged to build their cars to FIA / MSA specification. The rules governing the SCCA Historic Class are intended to allow reasonable modification for use in modern Performance Rally events while encouraging use of Historic Class cars in international vintage stage rally competition.

Submitted by
Phil Smith
Historic Class Manager

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