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Entrants sought for returning historic speed trials

The Argus: Entrants sought for returning historic speed trials Entrants sought for returning historic speed trials

Petrolheads are being invited to take part in a historic seafront race event after a year’s absence and a very public fight for its future.

The Brighton and Hove Motor Club has announced that The Brighton Speed Trials is now open for entries.

The speed trials have been running in Brighton since 1905 and this year’s event will take place on Saturday September 6.

Following the death of competitor Charlotte Tagg in 2012’s event, the future of the event was in doubt with Brighton and Hove City Council citing safety fears.

But a high-profile campaign featuring Sir Stirling Moss, Brighton-based bestselling author Peter James, Tiff Needell of Fifth Gear, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and Top Gear’s The Stig has led to the race events return after just a year away.

More than 200 cars and motor bikes are expected to line-up to take the timed run along Madeira Drive.

Forms to enter the Speed Trials are now live to download via the web site www.brightonandhovemotorclub.co.uk.

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10:36am Tue 3 Jun 14

Martha Gunn says...

Well here I go.
Massive unpopularity in 30 seconds!

This is a loathsome event that should have been banned permanently.
It panders to only the worst kind of petrol-headed Clarksonista.

What on earth is a so-called environmentally aware council doing encouraging this sort of activity?
But there again it can't collect the rubbish either.
Well here I go. Massive unpopularity in 30 seconds! This is a loathsome event that should have been banned permanently. It panders to only the worst kind of petrol-headed Clarksonista. What on earth is a so-called environmentally aware council doing encouraging this sort of activity? But there again it can't collect the rubbish either. Martha Gunn
  • Score: -18

10:55am Tue 3 Jun 14

TIMBURRY says...

When asked about the event The Stig said
When asked about the event The Stig said TIMBURRY
  • Score: 7

1:33pm Tue 3 Jun 14

PaulJo says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
Well here I go.
Massive unpopularity in 30 seconds!

This is a loathsome event that should have been banned permanently.
It panders to only the worst kind of petrol-headed Clarksonista.

What on earth is a so-called environmentally aware council doing encouraging this sort of activity?
But there again it can't collect the rubbish either.
.......or how about a hugely popular, exciting event, something different, that brings in additional revenue for the city? We are a diverse breed with many different interests, and providing people enjoy it without impacting too greatly on others, then fine by me. I think it's now time to bring it back, and I'm glad they had a respectful pause last year in memory of Charlotte and to assess safety concerns.

Environmentally aware council? You sure about that? The same council that fills Lewes Road every day from Coldean Lane to the Vogue with bumper to bumper fume spewing, additional-fuel-usin
g traffic thanks to their unnecessary, vanity bus lanes?
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: Well here I go. Massive unpopularity in 30 seconds! This is a loathsome event that should have been banned permanently. It panders to only the worst kind of petrol-headed Clarksonista. What on earth is a so-called environmentally aware council doing encouraging this sort of activity? But there again it can't collect the rubbish either.[/p][/quote].......or how about a hugely popular, exciting event, something different, that brings in additional revenue for the city? We are a diverse breed with many different interests, and providing people enjoy it without impacting too greatly on others, then fine by me. I think it's now time to bring it back, and I'm glad they had a respectful pause last year in memory of Charlotte and to assess safety concerns. Environmentally aware council? You sure about that? The same council that fills Lewes Road every day from Coldean Lane to the Vogue with bumper to bumper fume spewing, additional-fuel-usin g traffic thanks to their unnecessary, vanity bus lanes? PaulJo
  • Score: 13

7:22am Thu 5 Jun 14

bodrick25 says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
Well here I go.
Massive unpopularity in 30 seconds!

This is a loathsome event that should have been banned permanently.
It panders to only the worst kind of petrol-headed Clarksonista.

What on earth is a so-called environmentally aware council doing encouraging this sort of activity?
But there again it can't collect the rubbish either.
The environmentally aware council that hired a 40year old bus to promote their election campaign then drove the sign written bus round the city. Not the best environmentally friendly vehicle to promote their campaign. Bit of an oxymoron don't you think?
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: Well here I go. Massive unpopularity in 30 seconds! This is a loathsome event that should have been banned permanently. It panders to only the worst kind of petrol-headed Clarksonista. What on earth is a so-called environmentally aware council doing encouraging this sort of activity? But there again it can't collect the rubbish either.[/p][/quote]The environmentally aware council that hired a 40year old bus to promote their election campaign then drove the sign written bus round the city. Not the best environmentally friendly vehicle to promote their campaign. Bit of an oxymoron don't you think? bodrick25
  • Score: 0

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