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

Be it a racing driver that is 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.

Becoming a member of one of the most prestigious motorsport organisations comes with a raft of benefits too.


Club Membership | £40

This entitle members to carry to the BARC badge and again reap the rewards of all benefits that are listed such as the quartering British Automobile Racing Club magazine, Thruxton admission discounts 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 are meetings and championships. In addition, racing members may also attend any of the BARC workshops that are organised for certain 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 of partner may become a joint member of that centre for an extra £5.00.

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.


Becoming a member of the British Automobile Racing Club brings with it a host of benefits, all of which you will be entitled to

  • The British Automobile Racing Club magazine, which is sent out for free every quarter, will be available to all members and it is filled with the latest news from the Club as well as a host of interviews, bespoke features and reports
  • At the end of every year members will also receive the BARC Season Review, which is the definitive guide to how every championship associated with Club played out that year and who enjoyed title glory
  • A glossy wall calendar for the following year, packed with some of the best images from the previous 12 months, will also be sent out towards the end of the season too to all members
  • Every member will receive an annual programme of race meetings and other Club-related activities throughout the country, ensuring they never miss an event that year
  • Members can take advantage of a discounted rate on a subscription to Autosport Magazine
  • 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 marshals will be able to take part in essential training. A grading system coupled with a unique stamp scheme will allow volunteers the opportunity to offset membership and regalia costs
  • Discounted admission prices to Thruxton events such as the British Touring Car Championship and British Superbike Championship, among more, with Paddock Access also included for free
  • A chance to buy tickets for the Members Grandstand at Thruxton which overlooks the start/finish straight and final chicane, a notorious spot for action down the years
  • Discounts at the Thruxton Motorsport Centre on Driving Experiences
  • 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 Championship Awards Presentation Evening, staged each year to honour and celebrate all champions, officials and marshals


It couldn’t be easier to become a member of the British Automobile Racing Club. The first way you can do so is become contacting our Membership Department via 01264 882200 (Option 5) or

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

The British Automobile Racing Club will inform you at least six 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 membership does not automatically register you to compete in BARC associated championships. Those wishing to take to the track must register with their chosen championship, something is need in addition to the joining the Club. Each championship page will have 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. In addition, membership fees are annual and renewable every 12 months.

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.