Brighton Speed Trials: entries are open

Welcome to BHMC

Organisers of the world-famous Brighton Speed trials

The Speed Trials takes place along Brighton’s historic beach front, Madeira Drive. It started in 1905 making it the longest-running motorsport event in the world!
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BHMC has a clubhouse in the arches under Dukes Mound on the seafront. Our Committee, Bar and Snooker Rooms are open to club members every Wednesday from 8pm until 11pm. Non-members are welcome to pop in too.
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Brighton Speed Trials competitor 2022

Dates 2022

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 
Sunday 6 November


Annual Dinner Dance 
Saturday 3rd December

Dates 2023

Club AGM | TBA


Bailey Sprint
6th May, Goodwood


Eagle Sprint
5th August, Goodwood


Frosts Brighton Speed Trials
2nd September, Madeira Drive | More…


Concours & Classic Car Show
11th June, Hove Park | More…


London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 
Sunday 6 November


Annual Dinner Dance 
Saturday 2nd December (TBC)

The longest-running motorsport event in the world

The first Brighton Speed Trials
E-Type jaguar on the startline at the 2022 Brighton Speed Trails

In 1905, local hotelier Sir Harry Preston persuaded the Town Corporation to lay a motor racing track. A track which used the pioneering material of Tarmac. It was the first of its kind.

The event know originally as “Brighton Motor Week” ran from the 19th – 22nd July 1905 and consisted of a series of motor races.

The first event ran westwards, from Black Rock to the aquarium, the opposite directions to which the race runs today. It attracted over 400 entries and their cars were classified according to their prices! They were timed over a flying start kilometre and were allowed to have passengers. 

During the first event, three world records were broken.

Brighton Speed Trials poster