CELEBRATING OVER A CENTURY OF MOTORING HISTORY FEATURING SOUTHPORT’S RECORD BREAKING MOTOR SPORTING HERITAGE
THE CENTREPIECE WILL 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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We are delighted to announce the provisional date for 2022 - Saturday and Sunday 10/11th September.
We will be adding additional elements to the event, including live Motorsport!
Please make a note in your event diary.
For more information contact:
Founder, Stand Up For Southport
M: 07919 112582
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.
The event complies with full Motorsport UK Covid protocols to ensure optimum safety for all those attending.
Victoria Park, Southport PR8 1RX
A limited number of trade stands are still available. For example, cakes and confectionery, local crafts, market stalls etc… NOT fast food or drink for consumption (We have a dedicated provider).
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 10TH OCTOBER 2021
Brought to you by Aintree Circuit Club, supported by Victoria Park Events, Sefton Council and Southport BID