Bromyard Speed Festival at Shelsley Walsh 2018

On Sunday 13th May Holden Morgan were proud to join thousands of classic car enthusiasts, owners and trade and club representatives at The Bromyard Speed Festival On Tour at Shelsley Walsh.

Bromyard Speed Festival was founded in 2012 with the purpose of celebrating Bromyard’s rich motoring history which includes links with companies such as Morgan, Austin and Bean. Each year since, thousands have travelled from across the country to this picturesque town to view up close a number of fascinating motorcars spanning the decades. Those of you who attended in 2017 will remember The Beast of Turpin (among other landspeed record holders) thundering through Bromyard’s winding cobbled streets, the engine of which could be heard for miles. But what made 2018 a little different was that unlike previous years, the festival went on tour and took place at the historic Shelsley Walsh hill climb.

Shelsley Walsh is host to the oldest hillclimb in the world, dating back to 1905, and has accommodated continuous classic motoring events ever since. It was only fitting, therefore, that the speed festival should choose to go on tour at this location, where spectators could enjoy panoramic views of the 140+ classic cars in attendance, as well as refreshments, up-close viewing in the paddocks and the opportunity to meet motoring enthusiasts and professionals from across the country and beyond.

The festivities began at 10am and we were fortunate to enjoy blue skies and warm weather throughout.

A particular highlight for the Holden Morgan team was the chance to drive and display the 1970 Plus 8 currently available for sale, a video of which you can view here.

This stunning Morgan was despatched from the Factory on 1st August 1970 via Basil Roy Ltd in London and was originally finished in yellow with black upholstery. The car has benefitted from a ground up rebuild by Main Agent Brands Hatch Morgans, has been fully prepared to FIA Appendix K specification for Period ‘G’ sports cars, and offers entry into some of the most prestigious historic Motorsports events, such as The Tour Auto, Tour Brittania and HSCC 70’s Roadsports series, where a +8 is a front running car. Whilst having been built first and foremost as a competition car, it has in no way compromised its tractability on the road. The gearbox, having been attended to by renowned Moss box experts JB Sports Engineering is precise, offering the quick change expected of a competition car, the handling and ride has been very carefully set up as the car holds the road superbly, better perhaps than expected on slightly bumpy roads, the ride quality far from the race track. The supportive seats suggest that this is a car not just for racing but also perfectly suited to a little high speed touring as well. For more information on the car’s specifications and history, click here.

Another Morgan proudly driven by Charlotte Holden was the Plus 4 Supersport.

Also for sale at Holden Morgan, this beautifully finished car is one of only sixty of its kind. It features a carefully considered specification including an array of performance upgrades, track inspired accessories and fashionable sixties themed aesthetics. This truly versatile car promises all the reliability of the modern Morgan but with a large injection of legendary sixties racing spirit. If you’d like to view this car in person or arrange a test drive, you can contact Katie Turner on katie@holden.co.uk or click here for more information.

It was a pleasure to see some familiar faces at the event, including Granville Orange who recently purchased a three-wheeler from Holden Morgan (pictures below), which has received a stunning sheepskin interior makeover! We also had the pleasure of catching up with Stephen and Anne Massey who came in their beautiful Roadster.

Other cars and bikes of interest on the day included an Alfa Romeo GT Junior, Ford Model A 1928, Sunbeam Alpine 1967, Laverda Tipo Spaceframe 1975 981cc and a Dodge Tourer 1924.

Katie Turner, General Manager for Holden Morgan, said, “Bromyard Speed Festival On Tour was a huge success and the entire Holden Morgan team and customers enjoyed themselves immensely. The day presented a unique opportunity to see some spirited driving against a beautiful backdrop and it’s clear from the attendance levels and reception that it was a treat for all who came. We look forward to supporting Bromyard Speed Festival again in 2019 when it is expected to return to Bromyard.”

If you have any questions about the Morgans for sale at Holden Morgan, please email katie@holden.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you again on 7th April next year!

 

Classic Motoring Events for May

May is the first month of 2018 to play host to an enormous range of classic motoring and transport events across the country and beyond. From The Mini London To Brighton Run, to The Monaco Grand Prix Historic, this month is sure to offer something for any classic motoring enthusiast or owner. Scroll down to read about some of our favourite events, including the Bromyard Speed Festival which Holden Morgan will be attending.

4-6 May 2018 Donington Historic Festival

With a spectacular selection of world-class grids, Donington Historic Festival 2018 will welcome several hundred classic racing cars spanning nine decades at the world-famous Donington Park track between 4th and 6th May. For a full timetable, please click here. Tickets from as little as £10 each.

4 May 2018 T.S.S.C. Triumph Weekend Isle of Wight

Celebrating the historic Triumph on the beautiful Isle of Wight on May 4th. This family-friendly event promises beautiful views, refreshments, entertainment and a chance for likeminded Triumph owners and enthusiasts to come together in a breath-taking setting.

5-7 May 2018 Caledonian MGCC Three Day Scenic Tour

This year’s May three day scenic tour will take place around the Borders in the beautiful region of Dumfries and Galloway. This event is now full so please add your name to the Waiting List in case there is a cancellation. For more information on the route and participating cars, click here. Spectators are of course welcome, and the beautiful scenery makes for a beautiful picnic backdrop!

5 May 2018 Brooklands Auto Italia Day

The Brooklands Auto Italia Day is one of the biggest events of the year at Brooklands, celebrating the all things Italian. This year the event will be celebrating its 33rd year, and will welcome an abundance of beautiful Italian cars and motorcycles, as well as Italian food, themes and music. Highlights on the day will include a live demonstration of a rare 1955 Maserati A6G Zagato, a Lancia Stratos Group 4 Rally car and an Intermeccanica Indra, built by Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica. Tickets £16 for an adult.

5-6 May 2018 Shelsley Walsh Speed Into Spring

Taking place at the historic Shelsley Walsh, this fantastic family-focused classic motoring event promises fast cars, new faces and never been seen before cars. Trade representatives will also be present to answer questions. Click here for the full line-up. Tickets from £8 when booked in advance.

6 May 2018 Bowood Spring Classic Car & Bike show Wiltshire 

A first for Bowood House, May 6th will be the first of two new classic vehicle shows. The event takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 6 May and offers a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, day trippers and families. As well as beautiful grounds and refreshments, there will be a full vehicle concours overseen by leading commentator and vehicle expert Les Clayton. Advance purchase tickets from as little as £4.50.

6-7 May 2018 Stratford Festival of Motoring

On 6-7 May, the historic town centre streets of Stratford-upon-Avon will be shut to normal traffic, permitting motoring enthusiasts to showcase over 300 cars per day! There will also be engaging summer activities for the family, making this a fun day out for everyone. Entries for cars are now closed but spectators are welcome on the day.

7 May 2018 Swansea Classic Car Show 

The Swansea Classic Car Show has now been running for more than 30 years and is due to take place at Singleton Park, Swansea West Glamorgan, SA2 8PY, Monday 7th May. The day promises all-round family fun featuring more than 500 cars, an autojumble and trade stands. Children’s entertainment, fair and full range of catering will also be offered. .

11-13 May 2018 Monaco Grand Prix historic

Running since 1997, the Monaco Grand Prix Historic is a not-to-be-missed, spectacular event for all motoring enthusiasts across the globe. Set in the heart of Monaco, the programme this year features F1 Grand Prix cars from 1966 to 1972 inclusive, a parade for pre-war Grand Prix cars, a prize giving Gala Dinner and much much more. For the full programme details, click here.

13 May 2018 Bromyard Speed Festival On Tour

This year, the annual Bromyard Speed Festival will be going on tour and taking place at the historic Shelsley Walsh. You can expect up to 140 spectacular classic cars and motorcycles, many of which will be displayed in paddocks for the public to enjoy up close. Refreshments and entertainment, as well as trade stands and club representatives will also be in attendance. For more information click here.

20 May 2018 South Wales Classic Car Show   

Taking place at the Cardiff City Football Stadium, this year’s classic car show promises a huge range of classic vehicles spanning the decades, as well as visits from motoring experts across the country, trade stands and club representatives. For more information click here.

20 May 2018 Mini London to Brighton Run

The annual London to Brighton Mini Run is organised by the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club and remains one of the biggest events along Madeira Drive with parked Minis stretching all the way from the Sealife Centre to Blackrock. The event is open to all types of Mini, as well as a Show and Shine competition, which has 8 different classes, differentiated by criteria such as age of vehicle and degree of modification.  In addition, the Mini Run is an enormous market selling everything and anything you could want for your Mini. Basically, if you’re a Mini owner or a Mini enthusiast, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

26-27 May 2018 Land Rover Spring Show Scotland

The Scottish Land Rover Show returns to The Royal Highland Showground, Ingilston, Edinburgh on the new date of May 26th & 27th 2018. Major manufacturers, retailers and hundreds of autojumblers will be bringing the very best Land Rovers, parts and accessories to your doorstep. Hundreds of Land Rovers and Club Displays, Jam Packed main arena action, fun and games and evening entertainment will ensure there’s something for all the family. Advance tickets from £12.

Should you need any parts, clothing or accessories to attend any of these events, head over to our website now.