CRSCCA History

A Brief History of the Chattanooga Region SCCA

Before formation of the CRSCCA there existed an active sports car club in Chattanooga called Sports Car Association of Tennessee (SCAT). There were several SCCA members in the area who were members of the Tennessee Region.

Hale C. Holland, VP of SCAT, handled the application for designation as Region of SCCA, beginning in July of 1960. The Regional Executives of adjoining regions approved transfer of territory to the proposed region. These cooperative RE’s were: Cecil Stockard, Atlanta Region; Andrew Ewing, Tennessee Region and Tommy Edward van Hoosier, East Tennessee Region.

On September 15, 1960 the request was submitted to SCCA, and provisional approval was received on September 30, 1960.

At a SCCA Executive Committee meeting in New York on June 24-25, 1961 the following motion passed:

“MOVED, That Chattanooga Region SCCA Inc., having met the requirements for a Region of the Sports Car Club of America be and it hereby is granted a full charter.”

Hale Holland was the RE and membership included: D. Chamberlain; Walter Cline, Jr.; Raymond Denny, Jr.; David Kammer; Albert Kemp; William Shivelle; William Springer; Dan Williams; J. Frank Harrison; T. R. Kimbrough; Eugene Fields; Miss Smokey Drolet; and Don Johnson.

The Chattanooga Region originally, and still, includes the following counties: Polk, Hamilton, Bradley, Sequatchie, Van Buren, Marion, Franklin and Grundy counties from the Tennessee Region; Bledsoe and Rhea counties from the East Tennessee Region; and Whitfield, Catoosa, Walker and Dade counties from Atlanta Region.

Regional executives in the 1960’s included: Eugene Fields, Michael Richards, Ronald Sullivan, William C. (?); Harold Rose

RE’s during the 1970’s included: Frank Graham, Brian Young, MD (?), Joe Grow

RE’s during the 1980’s included: Bill Meadows, Jill Bauer, Charles Johnson, Jeff Ballinger, David Hester

RE’s during the 1990’s included: Brian Flanagan, Mike Mohr; Tom Shirley, Gus Veness, Cheryl Tompkins, Dave (?)

More to follow, when I catch someone with memories to share (Charles Johnson, Peyton Carter, anyone?)

Bill Perry