Land speed record cars star at Bromyard
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.