The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is a national organization with approximately 69,500 members, committed to supporting and developing auto racing. South Carolina Region is one of 116 SCCA regions across the U.S. and is focused on organizing amateur motorsports events at the grassroots level, primarily in the Charleston, Columbia and Myrtle Beach areas.
South Carolina Region’s territory includes the Midlands, Lowcountry, and Pee Dee areas of South Carolina. The Upstate is part of neighboring Central Carolinas Region SCCA, and the two regions often work together to host events in that part of the state.
South Carolina Region was founded in the 1960’s as the Columbia Sports Car Club, an autocross and road rally club in Columbia, SC. In 1978, faced with the rising costs of insurance for independent car clubs and finding its members’ interests were expanding beyond autocross and rally to include time trial and club racing, the club petitioned to join SCCA as a new region. Central Carolinas Region agreed to cede Richland and Lexington counties, and South Carolina Region was born. In 1982, the Swamp Fox Region, which occupied the Pee Dee and Lowcountry areas, folded and its territory was merged with South Carolina’s to form the region we have today.