CSMA Brands Hatch Classic Festival 2002

Last year the csma Brands Hatch Classic Festival drew an astounding 34,000 spectators in one day, making it one of the best-attended classic motorsport events on the calendar.

Last year the csma Brands Hatch Classic Festival drew an astounding 34,000 spectators in one day, making it one of the best-attended classic motorsport events on the calendar. This year, organisers csma are expanding this year’s event over a full weekend, 18th-19th May, with even more varied and spectacular activities.

The aim of the event is to offer affordable tickets, off-track entertainments to keep the whole family entertained, plus a packed schedule of classic motorsport. Some of the highlights are as follows:

  • The BARC will be putting on a diverse programme of racing on both Saturday and Sunday, with classic motorcycles and the EuroBOSS series of F1 and F3000 cars adding to the classic saloons, sportscars and single-seaters which helped make last year’s Festival such a success.
  • In a rare and dramatic display, courtesy of Brooklands Motor Museum, the mighty Napier-Railton, holder of the all-time Brooklands lap record and the sensation of 1934, will be seen in action on the Brands circuit.
  • The land speed record Easter Egg steam car of Leon Serpollet achieved 74mph on Bexhill seafront in 1902. To celebrate the centenary of the car, the csma has helped with the building of a faithful replica complete with engine. This piece of history will be running on both days at the Classic Festival.
  • In addition, Saturday will see an auction of classic cars and automobilia by Cheffins Vintage Auctions (01223 358731), including a charity sale with auctioneering by celebrity guest David “Kid” Jensen. Already entered in this sale is a signed guitar, generously donated by Nick ‘Pink Floyd’ Mason. The Expovilion will also play host to a reproduction 1930s garage complete with period petrol pumps and cars, based on Jack Lake’s original garage which today is part of the csma’s Cotswolds Motoring Museum.
  • Meanwhile a dazzling air show will feature the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - plus a daily mock battle by helicopter-borne Royal Marines.
  • Tickets purchased in advance cost just £9 per adult (or £15 on the day) with free admission for children under 16. Advance tickets are available from csma on 01273 744773.