Photo: Classic cars, southport / Credit Paul Davenport

The Kings Gardens played host to a selection of Classic cars today as part of the Southport Festival Of Speed celebrations.

The winner of best car in the show picked by ex top gear presenter Steve berry was to Graham Williamson with the his Lotus 1960.

David Barton added: “Earlier today celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Sir Henry Seagrave’s World Land Speed Record run on Southport Beach during the Concours d’Elegance here in Southport. The route taken that myself and my co-organisers decided upon when requesting the road closures (Aintree Circuit Club & Ormskirk Motorfest) to the Council formed part the original racing circuit route used by prestigious motor champions during Southport’s golden era of motor racing long before the sport was transferred to the Southport Beach covering Ainsdale & Birkdale. 

I should also like to personally thank Mr Mark Ravenscroft, one of our incredible winners today for kindly inviting me to join him for a most thrilling ride in his newly restored blue 1967 Ford Mustang as part of the procession through Lord Street. Many appreciations to all the various departments at Sefton Council, especially Highways and Parks & Greenspaces not to mention all our high street businesses and individuals who have contributed towards restoring our boulevard of dreams for the benefit of local residents and our ever growing visitor population.”


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