As you may be aware Southport is one of the original homes of Bristol motor sport and was incredibly important in the life of Tony Crook being the place he was first introduced, aged six, to motor racing.
The Aintree Circuit Club www.southportclassicandspeed.com are running Southport Classic & Speed for the third year running over two days, 16th & 17th September. This is reviving motor sport in Southport after sixty years.
There are several things going on over the weekend and BODA hopes to support as many of them as we can. In particular:
- Timed Sprints on closed roads at the seafront on the Saturday afternoon, watch or take part.
- Dinner on the Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel, Southport, where The Aintree Circuit Club arranges a special room rate
- An excellent conventional Classic Car Show on the Sunday at Victoria Park
We have a sponsor who is prepared to provide an award (provisionally the Anthony Crook Memorial Trophy) if we can assemble a group of Bristol and Bristol engined cars to take part in our own separate sprint class.
The sprint rules and regulations are about as light as you might hope so, please let me know if you’d like to take part in this or any other part of the weekend. We hope to have ten or so cars on display on the Sunday.
Michael W Barton
23rd June 2023
Tel: 07801 538170