The Vintage Sports-Car Club has announced the appointment of its new Club Secretary, Tania Brown. A long-term member of the club Brown has been marshalling, officiating and competing for many years, serving as a director and committee member for the last seven. A regular on the trials scene and with a strong passion for all forms of vintage motorsport she also has close connections with the Midland Automobile Club among other historic motoring clubs.
“It is with a deep sense of honour that I take on this position with the VSCC,” said Brown. “The club has shaped much of my life, growing up running grid sheets at race meetings before moving onto the assembly and the start grid. I ran the first Young Persons hill at the Lakeland Trial and am very proud that the VSCC have such a strong and active youth membership, in part due to this initiative”.
Club President Paul Tunnicliffe commented: “We are privileged to have Tania at the Club’s helm. She has an exceptional track record of involvement in classic car motorsport and events and will make an immediate impact. The Club has a full calendar of more than 40 events planned for the year, including four prestigious race meetings; she will be vital in helping deliver great experiences for our members and visitors.”
The VSCC, founded in 1934, currently has more than 6,000 members, and operates circuit racing, hill climbs, sprints, driving tests, trials, rallies plus numerous social events. Based in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, it has an office staff of eight and is the Europe’s leading club specialising in pre-war motoring.
Brown added: “Aside from topical challenges like the coronavirus outbreak, we face a future that will become increasingly challenging for owners and drivers of vintage cars. I intend to explore ways we can protect the Club against these difficulties.”