The Sandown Sprint
Harking back to the days before national speed limits on UK roads, Isle of Wight Speed Trials inaugual event, The Sandown Sprint will evoke a sense of nostalgia as vehicles compete once again on Culver Parade.
Pathe Newsreels still provide a record of motor rallies and sprints being held on public roads on the Isle of Wight in the 1950s, in places like The Cascade in Ventnor and the Esplanade in Sandown. Once the national speed limits were introduced in the 1960s all of this was inadvertently outlawed until a recent change in the law.
Following nearly two years of consutation and planning, Solent and the Isle of Wight Car Club have today announced the dates for the first Sandown Sprint part of the Isle of Wight Speed Trials 2020. Taking placeover the weekend of 28th – 29th March 2020 this new motor sport event will be one of the first of its type to be held on public roads in England.