All set for the Brighton Speed Trials

Burning rubber and exotic exhaust fumes will be among the olfactory delights when Brighton’s National Speed Trials will return to the famous seafront on Saturday, September 1.

As around 200 cars and motorcycles are launched for their timed runs, spectators will be able to get really close to the noise and action as they watch from the start line.

Boom time as a well-stretched Ducati roars off the line at the Brighton Speed Trials.

Organised by the Brighton and Hove Motor Club and sponsored by Frosts Cars, this year’s event will be in support of The Chestnut Tree House Hospice for young children, which will be fundraising on the day and running a Scalextric competition.

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B&HMC chairman Len Wooller said the club had enjoyed a fantastic response already, with a really diverse range of vehicles entering the event.

Vintage machines on two, three and four wheels will also be showing their paces on September 1, as this girder-fork JAP-engined machine demonstrates.

Spectators will be able to follow the competitors’ progress on a 21sq m LCD screen, and the event will also have a dedicated viewing area for the disabled and a raised viewing platform.

For those still wishing to enter, entry forms and entry criteria are available now at

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Wake up and smell the burnt rubber! This is the kind of action that spectators can expect on Madeira Drive.

Practice runs will start at 8.45am, and timed runs at 11.15am.

Admission, including a programme, will cost £15, or £12 when bought online through the website above.

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