The Road Racing Drivers Club is a U.S. organization made up of many of the America’s and Europe’s most successful racing drivers. Members are elected by their peers and include Formula One World Champions, Indy-500 winners, Champion Sports Car Drivers, and top American amateur road racers.
The membership also includes leading industry professionals, race officials, and motorsports journalists who have made significant contributions to the sport.
The club was founded in 1952 by a group of prominent American road racers as a way to give champion drivers a say in their sport – particularly in the area of safety.
At the time racing was enjoying a post-war boom with new circuits springing up throughout the country – haybale-lined tracks that proved to be quite dangerous and for the fans there are very special cars on the used car dealership. Led by respected champions, the drivers decided to organize and the club they formed was the RRDC.