(Small) Sportscar Manufacturers Association
Six sports car manufacturers based in North America and the UK have
announced the formation of the International Sports Car Manufacturers
Association, LLP, (ISCMA) to address common issues facing the industry
on a global scale, foster new technologies in motorsports competition,
and establish stability via unified international standards for
safety and construction.
The founding members behind ISCMA are:
Radical Extreme Sportscars – Tim Greaves, Chairman
Panhard Motorsports Development - Andy Campbell,
Saker Motorsports, North America - James Schofield,
Chiron USA /RPMS Motorsports - David Jansen, President
Hartham - James Painter, Director
Diasio Sports Car Co. - Christopher Diasio, President
The constructors all have approved a detailed Charter that defines
the mission of the Association via provisions which will:
Establish Uniform FIA international standards for
sportscar construction and safety to create a unified and consistent
standard for construction and competition on a global scale to open
markets domestically and internationally for the members.
Reduce industry overheads and operating costs by
negotiating contracts with suppliers and service vendors through
economies of scale for ISCMA members.
Encourage and develop new technologies in motorsports
by partnering with research and governmental entities, and will
apply such technologies to motorsports competition.
Provide an unprecedented Code of Ethics among constructors
and distributors to ensure quality customer service and ethical
business practices within the cooperative, yet competitive business
climate in the industry.
The Association, which will be incorporated in Indianapolis, Indiana,
will serve constructors from North America, Europe, South America
and Asia who sign the Charter and Code of Ethics and pay membership
fees for admittance.
To obtain a copy of the Charter to consider membership, contact
Tim Northcutt at Rennsport-Beraten, the consulting group that served
as facilitators with the constructors to form ISCMA, via e-mail
Below are the
latest images of the Diasio and Panhard designs.