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« on: November 24, 2018, 11:42:19 AM »

Brighton Speed Trials 2019, Sat September 7th

Info taken from the back of the 2018 programme.


2019 event links to follow


Previous Brighton Speed Trials stuff - info, pics etc

http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16523.0
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 10:44:44 AM »

Brighton Speed Trials 2019 Flyler.............


Brighton & Hove Motor Club website - http://www.brightonandhovemotorclub.co.uk

VMCC Sprint Section website - http://www.vmccsprint.co.uk

VMCC Sprint Section facebook   https://www.facebook.com/vmccsprint/


Photos from the Sprint Section of the VMCC can be found here
http://vmccsprint.co.uk/vintage_classic_modern_motorcycle_sprint_racing/Event_Pics/Event_Pics.html

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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 11:40:38 AM »

The VMCC Sprint Section, who by kind invitation of the Brighton and Hove Motor Club, run the motorcycle side of things at this historic event, have just issued their Press Release (copied below).

BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS 2019
 Saturday 7th September

 The Brighton Speed Trials is considered to be the longest running motor sport event in the world as it first ran way back in July 1905. Jump forward 114 years and Saturday 7th September 2019 sees the yet another running of this iconic event, the current format being a standing-start ¼ mile sprint along Brighton seafront’s Madeira Drive.

 The VMCC Sprint Section will once again be organising the motorcycle side of things by kind invitation of our long standing friends and the event organisers, The Brighton and Hove Motor Club.
 The VMCC Sprint Section has been running the bikes at Brighton since the section was formed in the early 1980s, however the section’s founders were running the bikes from the very early 1970’s, namely Len Cole and Phil Manzano followed by Paul, Pat & Jayne Standing.

 So, to the event - Up to 200 cars and 75 motorcycles will take part during the day, and it’s not unusual to have a mix of bikes entered from the 1920’s right up to current day, and when we say “entered”, the bikes in the paddock are the bikes that are given the beans along the seafront!

 Spectator entry includes a free programme and access to the paddock area, so not only can the variety of machines be seen at close quarters, the riders / drivers / mechanics can be chatted to if you want to know some detail about the machinery, plus spectators will be able to follow competitors’ progress live through the whole of the quarter mile sprint via a 21sq metre LCD screen. Advance Tickets have a 20% reduction, details on the Brighton and Hove Motor Club website.

 Frosts Cars Ltd of Brighton are the main sponsor for yet another year, and we thank for them for continuing to support this historic event. Thanks are also in order for the marshals, medics and behind-the-scene teams.

 So, if you fancy a day at the sea-side and at the same time don’t mind seeing cars and bikes in competition (the fastest bikes can reach over 175mph), the annual Brighton Speed Trials could be worth a visit...........

 VMCC Sprint Section website - http://www.vmccsprint.co.uk
 VMCC Sprint Section facebook https://www.facebook.com/vmccsprint/
 Brighton & Hove Motor Club website - http://www.brightonandhovemotorclub.co.uk
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Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 08:07:05 AM »

A handful of ‘large’ motorcycle photos, supplied by the VMCC Sprint Section & taken by a certain Oily person, can be viewed on the ACU website. One of the rider's is Manky Monkey's own Dslam.......

https://www.acu.org.uk/News/2019/06/Brighton-Speed-Trials-2019-Saturday-7th-September/
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 03:40:14 PM »

Nice coverage Tony.
Looks like you had better weather than a lot of recent events.
Is this our man 'Slam?
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 06:22:48 PM »

Nice coverage Tony.
Looks like you had better weather than a lot of recent events.
Is this our man 'Slam?

Yep, that's Mr Slam on his 500cc normally aspirated Triumph taken back in 2011.

He built the little 500cc a bigger brother, a 750cc supercharged Triumph which had its first Brighton Speed Trials outing in 2018. See link below for details of the 750
http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=15284.0
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Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2019, 12:52:51 PM »

one for us older clients  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2019, 03:13:27 PM »

Looks photoshopped to me  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2019, 08:46:17 AM »

Just a little reminder - Sat 7th September.......................
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Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 09:16:31 AM »

cannot be there this year, first time in a very long time,  Cry Cry
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2019, 11:04:42 AM »

cannot be there this year, first time in a very long time,  Cry Cry

That's a shame.........

Maybe again next year, and who knows, we may even be able to persuade Sir Manky to come along too, after all, there's only one 'longest running motor sport event' in the world!
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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2019, 08:59:50 AM »

I’ve heard there should be three drag/sprint Vincents on display, namely:


Mighty Mouse. The 500cc supercharged single

Super Mouse, the 1100cc supercharged twin

John Renwick’s 1665cc outfit, Epimethius


https://classicmoto-cycles.blogspot.com/2013/07/mighty-mouse.html


Pic is Mighty Mouse (photo from the web, don't know who to credit)
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There's nowt as light as a hole, so add lightness.

Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2019, 09:00:25 AM »

Super Mouse (photo from the web, don't know who to credit)
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There's nowt as light as a hole, so add lightness.

Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

"Incontinence Hotline" - please hold.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2019, 09:11:01 AM »

Epimethius

Photo from VMCC Sprint Honington 2012
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2019, 09:14:07 AM »

Here's some video footage of the 2019 Brighton Speed Trials by Nick Pettitt.
He does the Timetravel DVDs covering early drag racing, as well as posting a lot of stuff on UKDRN website (http://www.ukdrn.co.uk/forum/  https://www.ukdrn.co.uk/ ).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJyGtaOGsYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RewqgqHMzlU

Sat Sept 7th was a good day weather wise, and lots of cars and bikes being timed over the ¼ mile made for a busy day.
The event is run by the Brighton and Hove Motor Club, and they kindly invite the VMCC Sprint Section to organise the motorcycle side of things.

We arrived around 7am and set up with our own Mr Dslam with his beautifully prepared home-built supercharged methanol burning pre-unit Triumph. The silencer is only there to comply with the noise regs of Brighton, it normally runs with open pipes!!
Signing-on followed by Tech Inspection (one of Mr Slam's roles is the chief technical officer for the bikes) and noise-testing of the motorcycles found us with a spectrum of around 70 bikes from the 1930s up to current day, with performance to match. Nick’s videos give a good insight.

The piccies I took are of somewhat older bikes, including the Vincent display organised by the VMCC Sprint Section’s Chief Paddock Marshall Alex Champion in memory of is godfather Bruce Floodthain who had been Senior Paddock Marshall until his passing earlier this year. A cracking display including Brian Chapman’s Mighty Mouse and Super Mouse, John Renwick’s Epimetheus, Morris Brierley’s Methamom, Roy Robertson’s Egli Vincent, Mark Reynolds Egli Vincent and Dick Wheedon’s VOC Grey Flash Sprinter.

First photo – we’ve just started Mr Dslam’s bike on the rollers near the start line, prior to his first run
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There's nowt as light as a hole, so add lightness.

Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

"Incontinence Hotline" - please hold.
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