Brighton Speeds Trials 2012
On Saturday 8th September the Plastigauge team headed down to Brighton seafront, just a short drive from our premises in Arundel, for the 107th annual Brighton Speed Trials. As a company we are proud to support this historic event which provides the opportunity for car and motorsport enthusiasts to indulge their passion on the sunny south coast at the oldest racing event of its kind in Europe!
This exciting and well-supported event is run each year by the Brighton and Hove Motor Club and sees a wide variety of classes of cars and motorcycles competing fiercely for the best times of the day. This year's record was a cool 154mph for the quarter mile sprint along Brighton's Madeira Drive.
This year thousands of spectators lined Brighton seafront in the glorious September sunshine for a glimpse of the fast-paced action as well as the opportunity to wander around the paddock, chatting to car and racing enthusiasts from around the country.
Both competitors and spectators will have been familiar with Plastigauge products which are widely used in both professional engine building and home rebuilds and which provides a crucial tool in ensuring correct oil clearances. It can be used for measuring clearance in both engine rods and main bearings. For more information on using Plastigauge in plain automotive bearings click here.
The Plastigauge team took many photos of this wonderful event which we are pleased to share with you below. We hope to see you there next year!
Bikes heading toward the start line, including a Kawasaki Z1000J
One Ferrari F40 and two very lucky owners!
Alpine Renault A110
TVR Tuscan V8 Racer
First burn-out of the day on the start line!
Preparing for launch!
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 - nice!
Dodge Buss Coupe
AC Cobra Daytona
Kirkham 289 Mk11
Two track cars
Ford Escort Mexico
OMS RA racing across the finish line
Cobra ready at the start line and Brighton pier in the background
Lining up at the start line
Mallock MK 8 along with two other track day cars
In the Paddock
Morris Cooper S being worked on before the time trial
Fiat Balilla crossing the finish line
Corvette Stingray Convertible
Ford Fairlane, left, Mazda RX7, right
Porsche 911 RSR
Noble M12 GTO
Volvo 850 T5R
Sunbeam Alpine 1V
Lotus Europa heading to the start line
Track car tensed for launch