Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Events Previews -


More than 100 clas­sics, in­clud­ing a Sun­beam land speed record car orig­i­nally driven by Sir Mal­colm Camp­bell, will be head­ing to Here­ford­shire for this new one-day event.

The 1924 record-break­ing 350hp Blue Bird will fea­ture on demon­stra­tion runs on closed town cen­tre roads at this free-to-at­tend event. Mor­gan – which built its first car in Brom­yard, be­fore mov­ing to Malvern – is the fea­tured mar­que on the day. Other cars con­firmed in­clude an Ash­ley-bod­ied 1959 AustinHealey Sprite, a 1965 Tri­umph Spit­fire rac­ing car re­bod­ied in the style of a Jaguar D-type, and a 1990 Fer­rari Tes­tarossa. The event will be opened by racer Bar­rie ‘Whizzo’ Wil­liams, whose grand­fa­ther set up the town’s Wil­liams Garage. The com­bi­na­tion of static dis­plays and runs around the street cir­cuits takes place be­tween 10am and 4.30pm.

Brom­yard Speed Festival Com­mu­nity In­ter­est Com­pany says it has launched the festival to cel­e­brate the town’s his­toric links to the mo­tor in­dus­try, with the bosses of Austin, Bean and Mor­gan all hav­ing lived there at one time.

‘The event has been de­signed to ap­peal both to par­tic­i­pants who wish to drive their ve­hi­cles, as well as the general pub­lic, who will be able to spec­tate all around the cir­cuit. Brom­yard and its im­me­di­ate lo­cal­ity have been linked to the Bri­tish au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try since the birth of the mo­tor car,’ says a spokesper­son for the event.


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