Bristol Motor Sport

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Product ID 02269
Duration 60 mins
Bristol Motor Sport

With extensive use of archive film and historical photographs, trace the progress of four wheeled motor sport in the Bristol area from the 1920s to today.

Many people today equate Motor Sport with Formula 1, which has changed beyond recognition in recent years. However, Club Motor Sport has remained fundamentally the same, and the Bristol area has a rich history of motor racing, speed hill climbs, trials and sprints.

The Bristol Motor Cycle and Light Car Club has been running Motor Sport events since 1911. Today, successful meetings are still held for the genuine enthusiast, by what is now Bristol Motor Club.

Difficult though it is to believe now, the forerunners of Grand Prix races were held on what is now Bristol International Airport, and what became the M5 motorway dissects a speed hill climb dating back to the 1940s.

The Portway was used as a sprint course before it was opened to the public and there were hill-climbs at Backwell, Naish and Dyrham House. The much-loved Castle Combe race circuit was an airfield prior to its first race meeting in 1950.

Relax and enjoy this tribute to a proud sporting tradition.

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