Photo special – action from the Race the Waves spectacular on Bridlington’s south beach

Thousands of people turned out to watch the Race the Waves spectacular which took place at the weekend.

By Phil Hutchinson
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 9:49 am
The starter jumps to it as she flags away hotrods on Bridlington’s south beach. Photo: TCF Photography
The starter jumps to it as she flags away hotrods on Bridlington’s south beach. Photo: TCF Photography

The main event starred hotrod-style vehicles, motorcycles and scooters which sped along a stretch of south beach.

Spectators lined up along Princess Mary Promenade and sat on the seawall to enjoy the amazing array of vehicles at the event, organised by Backfire Promotions.

On Saturday and Sunday the beach-race pilots performed 1/8 mile exhibition runs along the sand from a flagged away start.

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A vehicle flying the flag during the event at the weekend. Photo: TCF Photography

There were trade and charity stalls along with the Bridlington Gold Radio roadshow on the promenade, a charity auction on Saturday afternoon at the RNLI station, and various Steampunk events held at Bridlington Spa.

The weekend started with a cruise from the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at York on Thursday, finishing with a parade through Bridlington’s Old Town and High Street.

On Friday the vehicles were located at Church Green in the Old Town, where locals and visitors had the chance to meet the beach race pilots and even got to sit in the cars.

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Classic motorbikes are flagged away to race along the beach.

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The Twisted Roots Distillery’s Rum Runner vehicle. Photo: TCF Photography
Thousands of people flocked to Bridlington’s south side to enjoy the event. Photo: TCF Photography
There were various Steampunk events at the Bridlington Spa.
Entertainers Cheeky Blinders relax during performances.
People line up along the seawall on Princess Mary Parade to watch the action. Photo: TCF Photography