Bromyard Speed Festival : A Major New Motoring Event
The inaugural Bromyard Speed Festival took place on April 3rd 2016. As many as 5000 spectators watched over 140 classic cars and motorcycles drive around Bromyard town centre through the day. We believe everyone had a brilliant day and we are hugely grateful to the organisers, volunteers, spectators who made the event possible.
The management committee met on 4th April to discuss what went well, what improvements could be made and what to do next. A decision on whether to run the event again, what format and theme it will follow, and when it will happen will be made in May 2016.
Bromyard Speed Festival is a street motoring event to be held in the centre of Bromyard. It is a celebration of the rich motoring history in and around Bromyard. The inaugural event will take place on Sunday 3rd April 2016 and will focus on Bromyard as the birthplace of the Morgan Motoring Company.
Around 100 to 120 historic, vintage and public interest vehicles relevant to Bromyard, will take part in a street parade through the town centre, from the Town Square on Broad Street, returning via Rowberry Street. Each class of 10 -12 vehicles will drive around the circuit for a period of 15 – 20 minutes with a leading pace car used to determine safe circuit speeds. Commentary will come from a Public Address system on the street.
When not on parade the vehicles will be held in paddocks in the town’s two main car parks where they can be open to public view. Trade stands and other attractions will complete the offering and provide a fun day out for the serious motoring fan as well as the casual enthusiast.
BROMYARD SPEED FESTIVAL 2016 : MAIN SPONSORS
NB: There will be signs at all entrances to town directing visitors to free parking areas. A 10 to 15 minute walk will get the energetic to the town centre whilst a free shuttle bus is available to those wishing to conserve their energy.
NB: We have provisionally set the date of our 2017 event as Sunday 2nd April 2017.