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 #39735  by oily bike bloke
The Brighton Speed Trials was first run in 1905 and is said to be the longest running motorsport event in the world.

The event is organised by The Brighton and Hove Motor Club
whilst the motorcycle entries are managed (by kind invitation of the B&HMC) by the Sprint Section of the VMCC.

It’s not unusual to have a mix of bikes entered from the 1920’s right up to current day, with faster bikes reaching speeds around 160mph!!! ... lcome.html ... rials.html

The Brighton & Hove Motor Club have recently released the following-

Saturday 1st September 2018, 08:45 to 18:00
Madeira Drive, Brighton
Managed by Brighton & Hove Motor Club

Two level spectator viewing area and 21sq.m. LCD screen which will show the runs the full length of the ¼ mile course.

Entrance £15, includes full event programme.
20% reduction for Advance Tickets available at

Up to 200 cars and 75 motorcycles will take part throughout the day achieving spectacular speeds over the ¼ mile course.

Come and join us for a great day out on the seafront at Brighton.

Some footage that gives an insight into the event
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 #39773  by oily bike bloke
From the VMCC Sprint Section facebook page

Nice photo of 'Thor', a V-twin JAP in a Norton Featherbed frame, at a previous Brighton Speed Trials.

Good to see the Brighton & Hove Motor Club (the organisers of the Speed Trials) and Frost of Brighton (main sponsor) featuring in the photo too
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 #39788  by oily bike bloke
Found some very nice photos from the 2017 Brighton Speed Trials on Steve Mills’ site which folk may find interesting ... ials-2017/

... and here’s ESA Photos’ selection of various motorcycle events run by VMCC Sprint Section, including Brighton Speed Trials 2015, 2016 and 2017. ... Eq75IxKn44
 #39803  by oily bike bloke
Well, Sat 1st September brought us a cracking day of ¼ mile competition with 150+ cars and 75 motorcycles entered at a sunny Brighton for the Frosts Brighton National Speed Trials.

The Brighton Speed Trials celebrates an event first run in 1905 and as such there are a variety of motorcycle and car entries that cover many decades, with the oldest motorcycle being a 1928 Douglas, and the oldest car a 1922 Vauxhall.
There of course some more modern and powerful machinery, and there’s top six run off for both cars and bikes.

The Winner ‘Phil Manzano Award’ for the fastest motorcycle time set in the top six run off went to Craig Mallabone on a Hyabusa Turbo with a 9.00 seconds at 178.9 mph, not bad for a piece of un-prepped road at the seaside!!
The winner of the car’s top six run off went to Brent Crooks with a 10.20 at 143 mph.

Thanks as always needs to go to the Brighton & Hove Motor Club for organising the event, the Sprint Section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club who, under kind invitation of the B&HMC, organise the motorcycle side of things, Frosts Cars Lld of Brighton for their continued sponsorship, the medics and last but not least, all the marshals without who motorsport like this wouldn’t be happening.

Diary date for the 2019 Brighton Speed Trials - Saturday 7th September

Some great videos from Nick Pettit can be found here viewtopic.php?f=6&p=39801#p39801

Official results can be found here ... 183581.pdf

Brighton and Hove Motor Club website

VMCC Sprint Section website and facebook ... lcome.html