Sir Henry Segrave’s Land-Speed Record Reenactment

Sir Henry Segrave’s Land-Speed Record Reenactment

Date: Wednesday 16 March

At Ainsdale Beach, from 10am

It will be the 90th anniversary of Sir Henry Segrave’s land-speed record and is the heart of the Festival. The Tiger will leave the Atkinson early morning and return to the same stretch of beach where it will re-enact the record attempt in full view of the public.

We are proud to be working in partnership with Aintree Circuit Club who are running the car events at Ainsdale beach. Members of the Sunbeam Talbot Darraq Register are participating; plus a superb selection of pre-war saloons and race cars entered by local owners and drivers … the oldest vehicle promises to be a 1910 Sunbeam. They will then drive in procession through Southport, bringing some of these beautiful vintage sports cars to the town.

Public Access for spectators is available on foot via the entrance at Ainsdale beach and parking is available at Pontins at a reduced price £3 per car. Members of the public will be directed to a safe viewing area by stewards to watch the re-enactment. Vehicle access is not allowed on the beach.

Join us from 10am and bring history to life!

For more information on the #FestivalOfSpeed please click here.

Afternoon Talks

Join us for a unique afternoon with a selection of talks about Sir Henry Segrave’s life and connection to Southport, the History of Sefton’s ever-changing coast and Southport’s own special motor racing history. Tickets are £25* and include a buffet.

Theatre, 1.30pm

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*Please note our booking fee is £1 per ticket for all purchases made online or by phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales.

Posted on 4 February 2016 under Exhibition, General news, Just announced

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