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Southport Classic and Speed Sir Henry Segrave World Land Speed Record Sunbeam Tiger Racing Car
PRESENTED BY
Link to Cataclean, sponsors of Southport Classic and Speed.

SUPPORTED BY

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DATES CONFIRMED FOR 2024!

OCEAN  SPRINT REVIVAL SOUTHPORT - 2024

SATURDAY
14 SEPTEMBER 
MARINE DRIVE






CLASSIC AND SPEED
SHOW AND PARADE SUNDAY
15 September 2024
Victoria Park

 

Closed Road Motorsport Speed Meeting

Marine Drive will be closed between 8am to 5pm 

Practice from 10am to 12.30pm

Timed High Speed runs from 1.30pm

Public admission to Competitors Paddock and Designated Viewing Areas will be by pre-paid ticket only.

Note: ALL TIMINGS PROVISIONAL

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10am to 3pm 

Grande Parade starts 3.30pm from Rotten Row

FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION TO THE PARK

CELEBRATING OVER A CENTURY OF MOTORING HISTORY FEATURING SOUTHPORT’S RECORD BREAKING MOTOR SPORTING HERITAGE
THE CENTREPIECE WILL AGAIN BE A FABULOUS THEMED DISPLAY OF VETERAN, VINTAGE, CLASSIC AND MODERN CARS FROM ALL PERIODS ON VICTORIA PARK – HOME TO SOUTHPORT'S WORLD FAMOUS FLOWER SHOW!
MARQUE AND CAR CLUB DISPLAYS.
FOOD, DRINK AND SHOPPING VILLAGE FOR ALL THE FAMILY!
A GRAND PARADE OF ALL CARS, RETRACING THE ORIGINAL GROUNDBREAKING 1903 SPEED TRIAL COURSE, ALONG LORD STREET AND THE PROMENADE, WILL BE THE FINALE OF THE DAY’S EVENTS!
SOUTHPORT WILL COME ALIVE TO THE UNIQUE SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND SMELLS THAT THESE CARS WILL CREATE FOR EVERYONE'S PLEASURE AND ENJOYMENT.
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Event
Southport Classic and Speed 2023 builds on the great success of 2022 and 2021 and will once again celebrate our motoring and motorsport heritage.
This year we will celebrate thw 120th Anniversary of the first Southport Speed Trials,held along the Promenade in 1903.
This year is also the 60th Anniversary of the last Speed Trial,held along The Esplanade and Marine Drive,in 1963.

This year's event will open at 10am with the Parade starting earlier at approximately 3.30pm.

All timings subject to change.

THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL NOTICES HAVE NOW BEEN PUBLISHED:

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For more information contact:

 

Media Team

E: media@southportclassicandspeed.com  stephen@actuariusart.co.uk

 

Andrew Brown

Founder, Stand Up For Southport

E: mediaandrewbrown@gmail.com

M: 07919 112582

 

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The 2021 Classic and Speed event attracted an amazing array of 250 cars from three centuries of motoring - veteran, vintage, historic, racing and modern classics - to the 34-acre Victoria Park, in celebration of Southport’s motor sporting heritage. 

 

The parade started at 5:30pm and thread its way along Lord Street and the Promenade, the scene of the 1903 Speed Trials. Opposite the Bliss Hotel, the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Carragher, performed the ceremonial flag drop

 

The Speed Trials on the promenade in which Dorothy Levitt competed attracted over 50,000 spectators, many of them accommodated in grandstands erected along the one kilometre course in front of the many hotels and boarding houses. It was a truly landmark event and one of the very first competitive speed events in the country, predating such well known venues as Brooklands, Donington Park and Goodwood. 

 

Southport Classic and Speed is organised by #Aintree Circuit Club, presented by #Cataclean and supported by #OceanPlazaLeisure #Sefton Council, #Southport BID and #Victoria Park Events.

 

Victoria Park, Southport PR8 1RX

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Trade Stands

TRADE STANDS

An extended number of trade stands will be available this year. For example, cakes and confectionery, local crafts, market stalls etc… NOT fast food or drink for consumption (We have a dedicated provider). Please click below if you wish to apply for a trade stand.
 

SOUTHPORT'S MOTOR SPORTING HERITAGE

WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD 1926

152mph on Ainsdale Beach

SIR HENRY SEGRAVE,

SUNBEAM TIGER

2023 marks the 97th anniversary and the 127th anniversary of Segrave’s birth.

SOUTHPORT

SPEED TRIALS 1903

Southport Promenade

120TH ANNIVERSARY - MISS DOROTHY LEVITT

“The fastest girl on Earth"

Dorothy was the first British lady ever to take part in a competitive speed event and she won her class…right here in Southport!

SAND RACING/SPRINTING

Ainsdale Beach and Marine Drive

WORLD CLASS RACING took place on Southport Beach throughout the '20s and '30s and again in the '60s and 70s with a major SPRINT held in March 1963 along Marine Drive, attracting the top drivers and cars of the day.

RACING ON THE SANDS AT SOUTHPORT. February 1926 - Motor Sport Magazine

  

Heritage

Southport is truly a trail-blazing pioneer in world motoring and motor sporting history. 

The Classic and Speed event will celebrate that history, in the spirit of record breaking Sir Henry Segrave and the amazing Dorothy Levitt.

DON’T MISS IT! SAVE THE DATE!
SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2022

Southport Classic and Speed 1930's style text
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SUPPORTED BY
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Brought to you by Aintree Circuit Club, supported by Victoria Park Events, Sefton Council and Southport BID

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