HVR Rules

To download a quick & easy printable version of the rules packet, click here: HVR Racing, Car, and Driver Rules

The rules packet covers all of the following:

  • General membership rules
  • Driver eligibility
  • Vehicle eligibility
  • Vehicle preparation
  • Clarifications & exemptions of classes
  • Safety equipment
  • Technical inspections
  • Driver etiquette

Original SCCA Rule Books – Click to view or download full PDF file

1972 SCCA Rule Book


General Licensing Information

Heartland Vintage Racing is a member organization of The Vintage Motorsports Council (VMC), and we adhere to the VMC Licensing process.  In order to compete in an HVR sanctioned event, all competitors must currently either hold a VMC license, or begin the application process. To begin the process, applicants are required to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Complete an HVR-approved vintage racing school (regardless of previous racing experience)

VMC Licensing Process

To be issued a license, the VMC requires that all competitors, regardless of your racing background, complete a vintage racing school. These schools usually run the course of a two- or three-day weekend, and must be completed fully without any incident or rule infraction. After successful completion of the school, three more full competition weekends as a Novice driver must be completed within a 12-month period – all without incident or infraction – in order to qualify for a VMC license.

Once the school and three competition weekends are successfully completed, the applicant will send the following to the HVR Licensing Contact, who will in turn submit them to the VMC:

  • Check for $25, made payable to the Vintage Motorsports Council
  • Two passport-sized photographs

The license will then be issued by the VMC and sent directly to the driver. The expiration date will be based on the date of the doctor’s signature (medical form) and the driver’s age.

Vintage Racing School

To enter an HVR Vintage Racing School, competitors must be a current HVR member in good standing, and have submitted the aforementioned licensing application and medical forms. In addition, an entry form for the race-prepared car must have also been submitted. See the HVR Racing and Car Rules to ensure your vehicle complies.

Following the successful completion of the HVR Vintage Racing School, the competitor will be issued a Novice Permit, and is eligible to enter in three more competition weekends in order to complete the VMC licensing requirements.  At each of these events, the driver will be judged by the Chief Steward and the driver’s group peers. Please note: upon successful completion of each of these weekends, it is the driver’s responsibility to get the Chief Steward to sign off on his/hers Novice Permit.


Please direct all questions to:

Heartland Vintage Racing
PO Box 302, Kearney, MO 64060