Land speed record cars star at Brom­yard

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Two of the world’s most fa­mous land speed record cars will star at the Brom­yard Fes­ti­val of Speed on 2 April.

Fiat’s ‘Beast of Turin’ from 1911 and Parry Thomas’ ‘Babs’ from 1926 will be on show along­side the ‘Napier Blue Bird’, a replica of Sir Mal­colm Camp­bell’s 1927 ve­hi­cle. Fes­ti­val chair­man Gra­ham Hodg­son-Jones says that he reck­ons vis­i­tor num­bers will dou­ble in the event’s sec­ond year.

‘Last year more than 5000 peo­ple at­tended,’ he says. ‘ This year, we reckon it’s go­ing to be more like 10,000. We’re ex­pect­ing a big in­crease due to the three aero-en­gined cars. The spec­ta­cle of hav­ing The Beast, Babs and the Napier on the streets of the town will surely be some­thing no-one will want to miss.’

The all-day pa­rade, in­clud­ing an eclec­tic mix of more than 180 clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles, will pay homage to the area’s rich mo­tor­ing his­tory.

Ve­hi­cles on show will in­clude a DeLorean and ‘plenty’ of Minis.


Fiat’s fire-breath­ing 300bhp ‘Beast of Turin’ will be on show at Brom­yard.

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