Motoring lovers will be able to enjoy the Ocean Sprint Revival this Saturday! 

This will be the first time that Southport, a historic motor sport location, has seen a competitive event in 60 years. 

It will see part of Marine Drive in Southport closed to traffic with spectators looking down from Southport Sea Wall as cars race past. 

Tickets are available on this link here

This year, for the first time, crowds will be wowed by the Ocean Sprint Revival along a half-mile / 820m section of Marine Drive in Southport, presented by Cataclean and supported by Ocean Plaza Leisure.

This will be a competitive, timed, high-speed event.

It will revive the historic sprint course that used parts of Marine Drive up until the early 1960s prior to the establishment of the Coastal Road.

It will also recognise the 120th anniversary of the first Southport Speed Trials, which were held along the Promenade in 1903. This year is also the 60th anniversary of the last Southport Speed Trial, which took place along The Esplanade and Marine Drive in 1963.

The Main spectator entrance is the rear of KFC / Waterside via Marine Parade (No access from Marine Drive / Fairway) or Marine Drive / Victoria Way before 9.30am.

10am: Practice Runs starts

Followed by the Ocean Plaza Leisure Competition Winner Passenger Demonstration runs by BTCC Driver Dan Rowbottom

1.30pm: Timed Competitive Runs

The cars will be ceremoniously flagged by The Mayor Of Sefton, Cllr June Burns, for their first run.

4pm: Expected finish time

Followed by the Awards and the special Fastest Time of the Day Ocean Plaza Leisure Trophy Presentation,  in the Victoria Park Paddock, between 4.30- 5pm.

The Ocean Sprint Revival at Southport Classic and Speed. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

The Ocean Sprint Revival at Southport Classic and Speed. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

All timings approximate and subject to track conditions and weather.

It is part of the annual Southport Classic and Speed event which will explore vintage, classic and modern cars of all styles, eras and speeds for the whole family to enjoy.

The event, organised by Aintree Circuit Club, builds on the growing success of previous shows in 2021 and 2022.

Sunday will see a free car show at Victoria Park followed by a parade through Southport town centre. 

Organiser Michael Ashcroft said: “We would love to see people from across the region come and join us to celebrate two real landmarks in motoring history. We have a really good mix of cars coming this year for people to enjoy, in the Ocean Sprint Revival and at Victoria Park and in the Grand Parade.

“Southport Classic and Speed will be celebrating over a century of motoring history featuring Southport’s record breaking motor sporting heritage!”

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