Thanks to all participants, sponsors, volunteers and spectators for a fantastic day! Watch this space for news on future events.
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The Beast Meets Babs … & Bluebird’s Coming Too!
The highlight of the inaugural festival in 2016 was Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 1926 land speed record breaker the Sunbeam Blue Bird. The 2017 Festival featured no less than THREE land speed record breakers! Fiat’s “Beast of Turin” from 1911 plus “Babs” from 1927 and the “Napier Bluebird”, a replica of Sir Malcolm’s vehicle that broke Babs’ record later in 1927.
Here’s a slide-show presenting all four record breakers:
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. On 2nd April 2017 we did even better with close on 200 classic vehicles and between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors. We believe everyone had a brilliant day and we are hugely grateful to the organisers, volunteers, spectators who made the event possible.
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Bromyard Speed Festival is a street motoring event held in the centre of Bromyard. It is a celebration of the rich motoring history in and around Bromyard. The inaugural event took place in 2016 and the second festival took place on Sunday 2nd April 2017.
Close on 200 historic, vintage and public interest vehicles relevant to Bromyard, 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 pace cars used to determine safe circuit speeds. Commentary comes from a Public Address system on the streets and in the paddocks.
When not on parade the vehicles are held in paddocks in the town’s two main car parks where they can be open to public view. Trade stands and other attractions complete the offering and provide a fun day out for the serious motoring fan as well as the casual enthusiast.
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NB: There will be signs at all entrances to town directing visitors to 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.