2021 HMSA Rules — Download PDF

LICENSE: A racing license is not required. However, drivers must present evidence of experience in the form of one of the following:

A). A current competition license issued by the FIA or an ACCUS member (SCCA, etc.).
B). Evidence of the satisfactory completion of a full course in competition driving from a recognized driving school (Jim Russell; Bondurant; Barber; Roos; SCCA; etc.) and a

resume of experience.
C). A resume of experience listing previous races and vintage events run, types of cars driven,

licenses held in the past, current vintage licenses and driving record.

MEDICAL EXAM: All drivers are required to have completed a specified medical examination once every two years if under 60 years old and every 14 months if 60 and older. Examinations and medical cards for drivers who have not reached their 58thbirthday will expire two years from the date of examination. For drivers 58 and over, examinations and medical cards will expire upon the driver’s 60th birthday or one year from the date of examination whichever is longer. Medical cards will be issued upon receipt of your completed original physical form. *Any change in your physical condition or medical history invalidates your card and must be reported by letter to this office before entry in any race event. After the age of 50 only the HMSA or an approved exam form will be accepted. Original medical form must be submitted, do not send photo copy.

LOG BOOKS:  Each car shall have a log book (properly filled in and maintained) to be presented at tech inspection for each event and retained with the car at all times.  Log books must be presented at technical inspection. Download avehicle logbook application. HMSA membership is required to obtain a HMSA logbook. 

HELMETS: All drivers must wear an approved automobile racing helmet. All helmets must have be SA2010 or later and display a 2010 (or later) Snell Foundation or equivalent (Snell Foundation SAH2010, FIA standard 8860-2004 or later, or British Standards Institute BS6658-85 type A/FR) safety sticker inside. M stickered helmets are not allowed.

HEAD & NECK RESTRAINT: If a device is used it must be properly installed according to the manufacture’s instructions. A “horse collar” is recommended.

CLOTHES:  All drivers are required to wear a one piece driving suit made of approved fire resistant material (Nomex, Kynol, etc.) in single layer with full length approved underwear or double layers and socks of fire resistant material. It is not required to wear underwear with suits of two or more layers. Underwear must be FIA Standard 1986 Standard or FIA Standard 8856-2000 label or SFI 3-2A/5 or higher certification label. The suit must effectively cover the body from the neck to the ankles and wrists shall be worn.

All suits shall bear an SFI 3.2A/1 or higher certification label (3.2A/5, 3.2A/10, 3.2A/15, or 3.2A/20) or FIA 1986 Standard or FIA Standard 8856-2000 homologation label. Underwear of fire resistant material shall be used, but is optional with suits bearing an FIA Standard 1986 Standard or FIA Standard 8856-2000 label or SFI 3-2A/5 or higher certification label.

GLOVES & SHOES: All drivers must wear gloves of fire resistant material (Nomex) or leather (without holes).  Shoes must be of fire resistant material or leather on top.  Racing shoes are strongly recommended.

GOGGLES:  Goggles or a protective face shield must be worn in open cars. Non-breakable glasses or face shield are strongly recommended in closed cars.

BALACLAVA: A Balaclava is required for those with facial hair or long hair.