Alongside its central headquarters at Thruxton Circuit, the British Automobile Racing Club also has a total of six centres situated around the United Kingdom, as well as one in Canada – all of which organise and run race meetings and sprint events.
The Club’s Midlands Centre was established in 1987 and for many years had a close association with Mallory Park. In addition to organising an annual programme of events that include the much-loved Curborough Sprint Course, the Midlands Centre is also responsible for managing the BARC Connaught Speed Championship, of which it has done so since 2009.
Existing since the end of the Second World War, the BARC North West Centre covers the Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside & Greater Manchester areas and organises race meetings at Oulton Park and Anglesey. The North West Centre also promotes the hugely successful CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship as well as providing marshalling, officiating and Rescue Unit opportunities too.
The BARC Ontario Centre is the only centre of the British Automobile Racing Club to be located outside of the British Isles, situated in Canada. Founded in 1959 by a group of motorsport enthusiasts in the Toronto area, the BARC-OC is one of the member clubs of the Canadian Automobile Sports Clubs Ontario Region (CASC-OR) and is responsible for staging events in southern Ontario during the summer race season primarily at Mosport International Raceway and Shannonville Motorsport Park.
Operating the iconic Gurston Down Speed Hillclimb venue, the BARC South West Centre was the first regional centre to be established - running competitive motorsport since the 1950’s. Billed as one of the fastest hillclimb venues in the UK, Gurston Down is home to little under ten events a year, two of which are the coveted British Hillclimb Championship and Leaders Hillclimb Championship.
Having garnered a reputation for effective and responsive administration of events since its inception in 1960, the BARC Wales Centre is responsible for organising sprint meetings in South Wales, primarily at the Club’s own venue Pembrey Circuit.
The formation of the BARC Yorkshire Centre came in 1922 and has remained at the forefront of the Club’s activities for little under a century now. Overseeing the running of Harewood Hillclimb, the longest speed hillclimb course in mainland UK, the Yorkshire Centre stages a raft of events each year including two rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship and Leaders Hillclimb Championship.