This is who we are
The National Vintage Racing Association, Inc. is a 501c7 non-profit Georgia Corporation and membership in the NVRA is open to everyone who shares our passion for vintage automobile racing. The NVRA sanctions and promotes the “Vintage Thunder” Racing Series, the largest touring vintage stockcar racing series in the United States. Our mission is to provide todays race fans with the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of southern stock car racing the way it was back in the day. These are the current office holders of the National Vintage Racing Association.
Ernie Walker President
Jerry Williams Vice President
Larry Smith Secretary/Treasurer
Red Colman Technical Director
Dale Hardie Race Directory
This is what we do
Many of our vintage racecars are restored originals that were raced on tracks in the southeast in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, while others are replicas of racecars from that era.
Five divisions of vintage stockcars compete in the Vintage Thunder racing series. Flathead and 6-cylinder powered cars from 1930 to 1957 comprise our Limited Sportsman division; the Modified Sportsman division is made up of year model cars from 1930 to 1954 and run OHV V-8 engines; our Late Model division is divided into two classes, Sportsman & Modified, both classes are made up of car models from 1949 to 1968. Late Model Sportsman cars have OEM frames with OHV-V-8 engines, while Late Model Modified cars can run modified chassis with OHV V-8 power. The quickest of our vintage divisions is the Modified Open cars which represent the highly modified stock cars that appeared in the late 1960’s through the mid 1970’s. The NVRA chartered it’s first state chapter in 2005. The Georgia Chapter has nearly 100 members statewide. Other state chapters will be chartered when a sufficient number of NVRA members in other states petition for chapter status. To learn more about the NVRA please visit other areas of this website including our photo gallery, race schedule, and classified ads. A membership form can be downloaded, as can the NVRA rules, bylaws, and a car data form. If you have any questions about the NVRA please use the contactus email system to send us your inquiry.