BriSCA Heritage is an association of Stockcar racing fans, sharing
a common interest in demonstrating the rich heritage that UK stockcar racing
enjoys. Stockcars came to the UK from America in 1954 but via Paris France,
where racing commenced in 1953. The contact element of the sport is something
that was added by the French promoters, but this Gallic twist has ensured
that the sport of today still features machines with substantial bumpers that
are more than just decoration! The racing that started in the 50's featured
big saloon cars, mostly of American origin. As these evolved and became custom
built specials, a low cost second division emerged featuring UK built cars
of around 1200cc engine size.
During the sixties, these became known as Formula Two, while the bigger cars enjoyed the Formula One tag, names that have endured to this day. BriSCA, the British Stock Car Association, is the promoting group which stages racing for Formula One and Formula Two Stockcars, while BriSCA Heritage takes place at BriSCA venues at monthly intervals during the summer season for both race divisions. The Formula One division of BriSCA Heritage stages racing events that demonstrate the way Stockcars were between 1954 and 1990, with most of the cars that regularly race reflecting the sport of the 70's and 80's. The Formula Two division is for cars that raced between 1960 and 1973, when updated regulations permitted the construction of cars more like those racing today.
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