Speed Record Club
- speed on wheels, water and wings
Club Social Events
As well as receiving your copy of FastFacts, all club members are invited to
attend our social events. To date, these have all taken place in England, but
we are open to suggestions for alternative venues. It is usual for two social
events to take place each year, one in the winter and one in the summer.
They are a good opportunity to meet up with like minded people and chat about
all things record breaking.
This takes place in Coniston in the Lake District around about the first weekend
in January (it moves to the second weekend when the first weekend is part of the New
Year Bank Holiday). With both this and the Summer event, we try to provide a mixture
of formal talks and informal socialising. In 2007, as a mark of respect to Donald Campbell
and to commemorate his achievements on the 40th anniversary of his untimely death, we held a
series of lectures in the Coniston Institute, followed by a 60’s party at The Sun Hotel.
2008 was a ‘low key’ event - a table top sale of record breaking memorabilia, followed by
the opportunity to take part in the Campbell Cruise on Coniston Water and finishing with a
meal at The Waterhead Hotel.
Sometime during June or July, we try to organise an event based around a museum or event
linked to record breaking. These meetings have included Brooklands, National Motor Boat Museum (Pitsea),
RAF Cosford, National Motor Museum (Beaulieu) amongst others.
Sometimes a programme of speakers is organised, drawn from World Record Breakers
amongst our membership or known to us and engineers responsible for vehicles past and present.
Other times we just arrange a group visit to the museum during the day. The evening is given over
to socialising, usually at a hotel local to the museum where overnight accommodation is organised.
For 2011 we organised a Speed Record Forum at the Coventry Transport Museum,
featuring panels of "experts" including Richard Noble and club founder Robin Richardson, plus other notable British record breakers and designers.
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