Pendine Sands Landspeed racing
I occasionally check Speedhunters for good photography of interesting cars and this morning I found this.
I almost could not believe that some of those pictures were taken in the present day UK. I’m also disappointed that I didn’t know about the event in advance, but apparently this is the first such event and hopefully there will be more.
Looks like a good day out. Very, low-key and care-free. The pictures are also quite easy on the eye due to the absence of branding, grandstands, promo girls and a dozen go-pro’s on every car.
Anyway, worth sharing I thought.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
OMG! That’s fantastic, I’ve got to got to this next year. I’ve been into rods and customs for forty-odd years, and I’ve driven along Pendine Sands in my old ’54 split-screen Minor. Had a 1300 A-series with a van rear axle, after I twisted the ends off the half-shafts, and I managed to get it flat-out at 73mph!Posted 4 years ago
They’re right about the wierd handling, my Moggy got really squirmy at that speed. 😀phildawsMember
sharkattack, over summer you can park on the beach, but you are pretty restricted on what you can do/where you can go. A large part of the beach is sectioned off for military weapons testing and I think “hooning” might be frowned upon 🙂
Thanks to the op, I will be keeping an eye out for any repeat events…Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
When I was down at Pendine, which was quite some time ago, early eighties, I guess, you could drive the entire length of the beach, about six miles before the sand got too soft to drive on. There was a speed restriction, with rangers driving around at the entrance, but once you got away from the first mile or so, there was nobody about to see how fast you were going. Great fun! 😀Posted 4 years ago
Just had a look at Pendine on the OS map on my phone, and the danger areas are in Laugharne Burrows, the dune areas behind the beach, so I guess you can still drive the whole length.
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