The British Automobile Racing Club is one of the biggest motorsport clubs not only in the United Kingdom but also the world, and it exists to ensure that its members can enjoy all aspects of motorsport.

Be it a racing driver taking their first steps in the sport, a seasoned racer or someone who soaks up the action and excitement trackside and in the paddock – there is a BARC membership for you. In addition, the BARC also allows those wishing to become actively involved in the sport that they love to do so by becoming an official or marshal.


Club Membership | £40

The basic Club Membership entitles members to carry the BARC badge and reap the rewards of all benefits that are listed such as the quarterly British Automobile Racing Club magazine, discounts on Thruxton admission and more. Members are also welcome to become further involved in the sport by training to become officials or marshals.

Racing Membership | £145

Racing Membership is open specifically to competitors who are participating in competitions organised by the BARC’s headquarters. Eligible for all the benefits of Club Membership, racing members will also be able to enter events and receive regulations of all BARC organised race meetings and championships.

Centre Memberships | £15 EACH

Membership of the various BARC Centres is available for a small additional annual fee on top of the Club Membership, allowing you to take part in your chosen Centre’s competitive events. Hillclimb and Sprint competitors wishing to enter racing championships organised by our regional centres need only hold an appropriate centre membership in addition to the basic Club Membership. A Centre member’s spouse or partner may become a joint member of that Centre for an extra £5.

Joint Membership | £10

If already a member of the Club, a spouse or partner may also join at a reduced rate.

Junior Membership | £7

Those aged between 10 and 17 can become a member of the BARC for under £10. Entitled to carry the BARC badge, junior members will also receive the quarterly BARC magazine as well as be eligible to special spectating concessions at the fastest circuit in the UK, Thruxton. Junior members must submit an annual photograph (passport size preferably) and once they turn 18, may transfer to Club Membership.

Limited Racing Membership | £50

A BARC Membership for competitors racing in a one-off event who do not want to take out a full Racing membership. Please select this option by adding it to the basket, then select View Basket to checkout.


Becoming a member of the British Automobile Racing Club brings with it a host of benefits:

  • The quarterly British Automobile Racing Club magazine, which is sent to all members, is filled with the latest news from the Club as well as a host of interviews, bespoke features and reports
  • The British Automobile Racing Club Season Review, documenting the highlights of every year
  • Racing Members have the opportunity to compete in over 30 Motorsport UK registered championships and series, as well as a host of sprint and hillclimb events too
  • BARC’s enhanced Marshals Stamp Scheme allows volunteer marshals the opportunity to collect points for their volunteering days which can be used against the purchase of membership, gifts and regalia, or a ticket for the annual BARC Awards dinner
  • Discounted admission prices to Thruxton events such as the British Touring Car Championship and British Superbike Championship, among others, with Paddock Access also included for free
  • A chance to buy tickets for the Members’ Grandstand at Thruxton which overlooks the final chicane, a notorious spot for action down the years
  • Discounts on Driving Experiences at Thruxton, including skid pan and 4×4 activity
  • An exciting range of Club and circuit-branded clothing and accessories can be purchased via the online BARC Shop
  • Preferential rates for special events such as the annual BARC Awards Evening, staged each year to honour and celebrate all champions, officials and marshals


The easiest way to join the Club is via the online BARC Shop. Select your membership type, complete the information and then check out as normal.

Membership fees may also be paid by any of the following methods:
• Direct Debit
• Credit or Debit Card
• Cheque (made payable to ‘British Automobile Racing Club’)

If you wish to contact the Membership Department please call 01264 882200 (Option 5) or email:

Renewal takes place at the start of each year. We will inform you at least four weeks in advance of the amount of your membership renewal, allowing you plenty of time to make changes to your membership if required.


Obtaining a BARC racing membership does not automatically register you to compete in any BARC championship. Those wishing to take to the track must first register with their chosen championship. Each championship page contains the relevant links and information regarding this matter.

Membership of the BARC is subject to election by the Council of the British Automobile Racing Club and to you abiding by the rules of the Company. Membership fees are annual and run for the calendar year, irrespective of when it is first taken out, so that renewals are due on the 1st January each year.

Any badges issued remain the property of the Club and are to be returned on termination of membership. The BARC reserves the right to require the return of its badges at any time, with badges not transferable to any other person.

The BARC will not pass any personal information on to any third party.