The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) was founded in February, 1944. The first issue of Sportwagen came out a month later, including the SCCA Constitution, which stated the club’s purpose as being “to foster the preservation and operation of sport cars, to act as an authentic source of information thereupon, and to provide events for these cars and their owners.
The Florida Region became active in 1952 as the 11th region in the nation. Membership was restricted to those of “good moral character” who owned or were interested in sports cars and subscribed to the SCCA’s principles and were proposed to membership by two other members in good standing and the regional executive. The Florida Region’s re incorporation of the club in 1979 essentially restated much of the founding language of the original 1952 corporate papers. Persons of note who joined in the re incorporation were then regional executive K.P. Jones, Meredydd Francke, and LouElla Cook, along with ten others.
The “Sand ‘n Shoes” Region, owing to our balmy weather, enjoys one of the strongest road racing programs in the country with season championship events stretching from early January, where we kick off our season with the Florida Region Winter Rational races at Homestead-Miami Speedway right on through mid-November at the Palm Beach Classic.