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SOUTHPORT SPRINT REVIVAL 2023
CLASSIC AND SPEED SUNDAY
17 September 2023
Closed Road Motorsport Speed Meeting
Marine Drive will be closed between 8am to 5pm
Practice from 9am 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 and Subject to Motorsport UK and Sefton M.B.C. approvals
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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Southport Classic and Speed 2022 builds on the great success of 2021 and will once again celebrate our motoring and motorsport heritage.
We are delighted to celebrate the historic Grand Prix's that took place at our motor racing circuit at Aintree, which remains the UK's only purpose-built Grand Prix Track.
This year marks the 65th anniversary of one of the most important races ever to take place in this country, the 1957 Grand Prix de Europe held in July.
This marked a groundbreaking milestone in our motor racing providence and history when Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks became the first British Drivers, driving a British car, the Vanwall, to win the British Grand Prix.
The Vanwall featured a Colin Chapman designed chassis with the aerodynamic body designed by Frank Costin (brother of Cosworth founder, Mike).
This was the turning point in the success of British Formula 1 racing teams with Vanwall going on to set another precedent the following year by becoming the first British Team to win the Formula 1 Constructors World Championship.
It is fair to say, since then, we have never looked back.
We are also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1962 British Grand Prix, held again at Aintree in July of that year.
This was won by Jim Clark in the groundbreaking, Colin Chapman designed, Lotus 25 Formula 1 car which established the use of a monocoque chassis design, the principles of which are still used to this day for most racing car designs.
In a reflection of 1957, Clark and Lotus went on to win the 1963 Formula 1 World Drivers and Constructors Championships, another "first" for a British Team.
We shall also be celebrating The Queens Platinum Jubilee and inviting entries of iconic cars and motorcycles, showcasing 70 years of automotive development and innovation.
From Bentley's to BMW's, Morris's to Maserati's and Volkswagen's to Vulcan's!
All exhibits will be curated following registration by entrants.
Vulcans? Yes, another celebration.
Last year, visitors will recall we themed the event around the 1903 Southport Speed trials and the cars that participated, particularly the exploits of Miss Dorothy Levitt and her Gladiator Motor Car.
This year marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of The Vulcan Motor and Engineering Company Ltd in Southport in 1902.
We have managed to attract a number of these very rare cars including 1904, 1910, 1926 Sand Racing Car and a 1927 models which include cars owned by Southport based Mike Wood, who is very kindly sponsoring the event through his business.
Other Veteran and Vintage Motor vehicles will also be invited to exhibit.
***Additional attractions are in development and will be announced once confirmed***
Finally, following consultation with participants, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Southport Speed Club.
This will be an exclusive hospitality facility provided for vehicle entrants, their guests and friends.
Access to the Club will be by purchase of a per person pass, which will provide all day access and refreshments with breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea plus a cash bar.
This year's event will open at 10am with the Parade starting earlier at approximately 3.30pm.
All timings subject to change.
For more information contact:
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Founder, Stand Up For Southport
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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 #Porsche Centre Preston, #Sefton Council, #Southport BID and #Victoria Park Events.
Victoria Park, Southport PR8 1RX
SOUTHPORT'S MOTOR SPORTING HERITAGE
WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD 1926
152mph on Ainsdale Beach
SIR HENRY SEGRAVE,
2021 marks the 95th anniversary and the 125th anniversary of Segrave’s birth.
SPEED TRIALS 1903
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 took place on Southport Beach throughout the 1920s and 1930s and again in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and many motor car manufacturers were based in and around the town in the early years of the 20th century.
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
Brought to you by Aintree Circuit Club, supported by Victoria Park Events, Sefton Council and Southport BID