Saturday September 5th, Brighton sea front Brighton Speed Trials is a great British tradition. A drag race along Madeira Drive right on the edge of the beach, it started as a flying start kilometre in 1905. For a long time two cars ran side by side along the narrow road but as speeds rose it evolved in to a 1/4 mile sprint from a standing start, one car at a time. Around 5,000 people turn out to spectate, some for free from the main road above. An important point when you compare times to those achieved in the US is that there is no roll out, timing starts as soon as the car starts to move. Charlie Fraser works in sales at Tesla Gatwick and ran their new P85D demonstrator which is one of the first right hand drive Ds in the country. He won the Brighton and Hove handicap and clearly had a great time. Look out for the addition of "Works Driver" to his job title on any future emails! 0 to 60 feet: 2.20 seconds. Finish line speed: 106.5 mph. Time: 12.51 Brighton and Hove Motor Club have started up a special class, Class C14 Electric Cars. This was won by James Bromley in a lovely white P85 I competed in the GTD40 Sprint and hill climb series for ten wonderful years and I would love to see us put up at least six cars to compete for the Electric Cars class in future years, both roadsters and Model Ss. Sound off here if you are interested and I'll investigate with Brighton and Hove for 2016. This is a photo of our 40s in the paddock, looks good doesn't it?