The End of Brighton Speed Trials?

During the speed trials in 2012 a lady rider on a combination was killed. The inquest had not been held so the event did not take place this year in case the coroner made some recommendations on safety. However, since then the green party lead councillors of the Economic Development & Culture Committee have decided that the speed trials should not take place in the future and they have already pencilled in an alternative event for the day in September when the trials would normally take place. They have also decided that there should be an event to ‘Celebrate ‘ the end of the speed trials!
There has been no full council involvement in this decision.

There is an e-petition on the Brighton and Hove city website and I ask as many of you as possible who care about such things to sign the petition to keep an event that has been part of Brighton and motor sport in this country since 1905.
This could also mean the end of the Brighton and Hove Motor club as it is their main event and income for the year.
We need at least 1250 signatures to get a full council debate.
Please sign up before the deadline date of 23rd January 2014. Thanks

Robin Jackson joins the British Drag Racing Hall of fame selection board.

Robin Jackson, MSA British Drag Racing Championship Public Relations Officer will be joining the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Board of Selectors. BDRHoF Chairman Stu Bradbury said,

“The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame has great plans for the future but needs help in the areas of press and sponsorship communication plus event planning and management. Robin has agreed to take on this task assisting Brian Taylor and myself”.

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Allan “Bootsie” Herridge


30 years today we lost Bootsie.
It’s hard to say anything that hasn’t already been said about Bootsie but going by the amount of people I still continually meet that have told me that Allan built this for me or Allan done that for me I guess we will never fully appreciate how much he did for other drag racers and the sport in general.

One things for sure and that’s we will never stop missing him and we will never stop remembering him.

8 pages about Allan can be found here


Vic Hammond


I’m very sorry to hear that Vic Hammond has passed away. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. R.I.P Mr Big.
For more visit the forum here