Motorsport UK’s StreetCar initiative expands to 34 member clubs

Wednesday 14 September 2022

StreetCar has continued to gather momentum, with the news that 34 motor clubs – quadruple the number at launch – have now signed up to support and promote the initiative, Motorsport UK announces.

Launched back in May, StreetCar unifies 12 different disciplines of the sport under one banner, and seeks to demonstrate that the sport is affordable, fun, and accessible whilst driving participation to the club motorsport community.

As the beating heart of the UK’s vibrant motorsport community, Motorsport UK’s member clubs can sign up to become ‘StreetCar-approved’, by agreeing to a charter that commits them to run StreetCar-branded events, and offer a welcoming environment to newcomers.

In return, they benefit from Motorsport UK’s commitment to help market both the clubs and StreetCar, with the ambition of widening participation in these events.

Examples of StreetCar events include AutoSOLOs, Trials, Cross Country events and, for rally aficionados, Targa and 12-Car rallies, or Treasure Hunts. Events can be contested in a standard road car, with no extra safety equipment and using only a free Motorsport UK RS Clubman licence to compete.

To find out more about StreetCar, and for our team to match you up with the perfect StreetCar club for you, visit the website by clicking the link here.

Eight clubs – Anglia Motor Sport Club, Basingstoke Motor Club, Devizes & District Motor Club, Farnborough Motor Club, Loughborough Car Club, Middlesex County Automobile Club and Sporting Car Club of Norfolk – signed up at launch, and have now been joined by 25 new members, the full list of which is below.

“I’m delighted with the continued growth of StreetCar, and I’m immensely grateful to all our member clubs for the energy and enthusiasm shown in support of the initiative,” said Claire Kirkpatrick, Head of Club and Community Development.

“Our ambition has always been to grow StreetCar to 50 member clubs by the end of the year. To have over quadrupled our membership in such a relatively short space of time is a fantastic indication of the response the community has had to the project, and we’re continuing to hold conversations with motor clubs about joining on a daily basis.

“Ultimately, we want to drive more people towards motorsport as a leisure activity, and these are very encouraging first steps on that path.”

The updated list of StreetCar-approved clubs as is follows:

63 Car Club

Anglia Motor Sport Club

Basingstoke MC

Blackpalfrey MC

Bognor Regis Motor Club

Caernarvonshire & Anglesey Motor Club

Camel Vale Motor Club

Cannock & District Motor Club

Clwyd Vale Motor Club

Devizes & District Motor Club

Farnborough MC

Guildford Motor Club

Hartlepool Motor Club

Hexham & District Motor Club

Ilkley & District Motor Club

IOW Car Club

Leicestershire & Rutland LRC

Loughborough Car Club

Maidstone & Mid Kent MC

Manx Auto Sport Club

Middlesex County Automobile Club

Mid Derbyshire Motor Club

Northumberland Motor Club

Oxford Motor Club

Saltire Rally Club

Scottish Sporting Car Club

Sevenoaks & District Motor Club

South Hams Motor Club

Sporting Car Club of Norfolk (SCCoN)

Stockport 061 Motor Club

Wigton Motor Club

Witney Motor Club

Woolbridge MC