This Saturday, 8th of September saw the Brighton & Hove Motor Club National Speed Trials run on the sunny seafront at Madeira Drive near Brighton pier. Frosts have been sponsoring this event for the last 21years and the event has been running for 107 years in total - an impressively long time!
event - either from the street above with a great view down onto the course or from next to the course at the start line or along the track. Our Wemoto reporter was right next to the start line to see the riders and drivers set off and the best way to tell the story of the day is in pictures.
Rest In Peace
|ASCO Honda Sidecar waiting in the sun|
The 64 year old driver from London remains in hospital at the moment in a critical condition. The sidecar was unable to stop at the chequered flag and crashed into the barrier. Although two ambulances and a helicopter were at the scene within minutes, the
|ASCO Honda sidecar at the start line|
Brighton & Hove Motorclub work very hard to keep the course as safe as it can be but, as their disclaimer says, Motorsports can be dangerous.
|1936 Brooklands Norton|
Have a look through our photo gallery of some of the scenes, cars, bikes and riders who took part on Saturday and feel free to post a comment - we would love to hear what you think. Which is your favourite?
|1964 Greeves Oulton R/R|
|1936 Ariel Badger|
|1927 Bayley-Cole DT - zooming out of shot!|
|1936 Triumph Jap|
|1966 Impulse & ballast|
|1979 Yamaha Cyclecar|
|Getting a little push|
|2002 Suzuki GSXR|
|1998 Ducati Special|
|1988 LCR Yamaha F1|
|1951 Vincent Special with ballast called 'Slim Lead Ed'!|
|1964 Hagon Jap Special|
|De Dion Bouton - apparently this is a car!|
|2004 Suzuki Hayabusa - home time|
|1952 Triumph Thunderbird Sidecar|
|One of the visitors to the event|
And for those of you who appreciate a cool car as well - here are just a few of the racing cars
|Allard J2 alias 'The Old Fella'|
|Car drivers returning to the paddock after their speed run|
|Sylvia Phoenix R1|
So there we have it - if you were there and have any stories to add or pictures let us know!