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About Us

In operation since 1988, Vermont SportsCar is the premier rally car preparation shop in North America. Vermont SportsCar specializes  in the construction and preparation of rally cars and running championship caliber teams for manufacturers and corporate sponsors.



Vermont SportsCar is the creation and vision of veteran rally car builder and former co-driver Lance Smith. Lance got started in rallying by  helping American rally legend, and fellow Vermonter, John Buffum during the 1980s and into the early 1990s. At the same time, Lance became involved in classic/exotic car restorations, but his true love was rally and he soon shifted the focus of his business almost exclusively to rally cars.

Smith’s reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail in the restoration business became hallmarks of Vermont SportsCar’s rally-car construction business and the company quickly formed a reputation for building the best prepared rally cars in North America. Vermont SportsCar has grown from a small four person operation in the early nineties to a unique bustling motorsports business with over thirty full-time employees today.



Since 2005 Vermont SportsCar has had official support from Subaru of America and in 2006 together created Subaru Rally Team USA. Vermont SportsCar is now the official technical partner to Subaru of America's motorsports and handles facets of Subaru Rally Team USA including the build of the team rally cars. The team rally cars are built nearly entirely in-house, including the shell prep, roll-cages, engines and many of the composite parts. The team has won eight Rally America National Championships in the last nine years (2006-2009, 2011-2014) with drivers Travis Pastrana and David Higgins.  Additionally, under the Subaru Rally Support Program, Vermont SportsCar administers a Subaru contingency program for privateers at each round of the Rally America National Championship.  The company also manages Subaru’s Rallycross program, fielding a multi-car team in the Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship.


Vermont SportsCar is located in Colchester, Vermont and is just minutes from downtown Burlington and Lake Champlain.  We are about 3 hours northwest of Boston, and 2 hours south of Montreal.


Vermont SportsCar
85 Gonyeau Rd.
Milton, VT 05468