The "most important speed trials on the British calendar" are taking place this Saturday in Brighton, 1st September 2018
This weekend, Premier GT will be hotfooting it down to the South Coast to watch the Brighton National Speed Trials. Described as, undoubtedly the most important speed trials on the British Calendar, they are also believed to be the oldest running motor race.
The first race was held 19-22 July 1905 after Sir Harry Preston persuaded Brighton town council to tarmac the surface of the road adjacent to the beach between the Palace Pier and Black Rock, not something we can imagine happening nowadays. This stretch was named Madeira Drive in 1909 and the quarter mile sprint for both cars and motorbikes is still held there to this day. These days, it is a unique event where vintage and exotic classics meet the latest in street and racing cars. Public access is allowed to the paddock and start line which means you can get much closer to the action and excitement than at most events.
Len Wooller, Chairman of the organising Brighton and Hove Motor Club, said: “We’ve had a fantastic response already this year, and spectators will see a whole host of cars and bikes from the ultra-modern to the old classics.”
Spectators can watch from the start line right at the heart of the action, with tickets available on the day for £15, or via the website here in advance at £12. Practice runs start at 8.45am, with the timed runs beginning at 11.15am and you will be able to follow competitors’ progress live from the start line, then through to the finish line via a 21m2 LCD screen.
The weather is looking great for the weekend so why not join us for some adrenaline-pumping car action?