since 1905, to end 2014??

Dear diablog,

Many of you seem to love the car posts, but to even those that don’t I hope that you will find a moment or two to send an e-vote from the link below.

I would be surprised if any of our readers have ever heard of the Brighton Speed Trials let alone been to it.

However, before reading on have a quick glimpse at this and be awe struck at the names of past participants.

Having been there every year for about 10 at the height of my competitive driving exploits I can assure you that it is crazy




and an event for bikes, cars, dragsters, classics and Joe Schmoe in his Cortina that is unique in the world.

The well known (to Brits) genteel seaside town hosts, for 2 days a year, what is, to Americans, a drag meet and to Brits a Speed Trial and to most Europeans a Sprint.


down the main sea side promenade and, the best bit for anyone going, the opportunity to get right up and real close as the public virtually line the road and you can have all the access you want to the pits.

And it is free!


Its been going since


1905 and blow me, the local council wants to stop it!!!


WTF for???

Please, if you have a minute or two, help to save an institution by following the linkĀ  and voting here (NOTE: Casper has found not working – see new link in comments. Votes to be in in next few days please!) and let others enjoy…





or just see more images here.

Yours, diablog, crusading


11 Replies to “since 1905, to end 2014??”

  1. I fully support Glynsky on this one.
    Unfortunately today, anything which brings pleasure to somebody is likely to be banned. I understand that at schools in the UK, you need to make risk assessment, to take the kids to the park.

  2. How could I ever forgotten about the Brighton speed trials, only went once, a great place for petrol heads.
    There are so many good motoring events in England and here I am stuck in the ar5eole of beyond. Can’t even find a decent classic to buy.

  3. As the Druid may not read the blog before the end of the year, I wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

  4. This will be a first.
    Me voting for the same thing as G.
    Thank heavens it’s gonna be a new year tomorrow so I can wipe the slate clean.

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