Thanks largely to television, the world of Formula 1 Grand Prix racing is familiar to most enthusiasts and represents the ultimate dream of many young people entering the sport.
However, Formula 1 is by no means the only form of competition available: each year, there are over 300 race meetings, providing opportunities for a wide variety of cars.
From road-going saloons to single- seaters, and offering keenly-contested championships based on regions, individual circuits, makes of car, or type of car, there is a form of car racing to suit everyone.
Racing at club level is the backbone of the sport in this country and need not be prohibitively expensive.
It is still possible to race competitively in a car which you have driven to the circuit.