Sir Henry Segrave’s Land-Speed Record Reenactment

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.

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 Land Speed Record 90th Anniversary 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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Segrave Anniversary Talk

We welcome two very special guest speakers, Stephen Segrave, great nephew of Sir Henry, talking about his great uncle’s life and Neville Hay, legendary race commentator and film maker, talking about his life in motor racing. Tickets are £20* (include an artisan pie and a pint of Southport Brewery ale) or £12* for the talks only.

Studio, 8.30pm

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This exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme.  The Atkinson would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.

Thank you to our funders



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