Sir Henry Segrave’s Sunbeam reenact land speed record run on Southport beach March 16th, 2016 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments Today Sir Henry Segrave’s Sunbeam Tiger car reenacted his land speed record run along Southport beach Wednesday 16 March 2016 The shoreline was packed with spectators lining up to see the classical car return to the resort, 90 years after the record was set. Sir Henry’s nephew Stephen was also on Ainsdale beach to watch the recreation, and said it was great “to see his uncle’s memory brought back to life.” Segrave raced along Southport beach at 152.3 mph in March 1926 – setting the land speed record. On Wednesday, a reenactment of the record-breaking run took place as thousands watched on. 27 other classic cars from the Sunbeam Talbot Darracq vintage car club joined the Sunbeam and completed their own laps of the beach in front of the crowds. The reenactment was part of a week-long schedule of activities, called the Festival of Speed, which included interactive performances at the Atkinson and arts and crafts activities. On Saturday, (March 19) a Historic and Classic Car Procession will leave from Kings Gardens, at 10am and a second Arts & Crafts session at Southport Library. View all the cars here Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!