Tuesday, 8 September 2015

THE BIRMINGHAM SUPERPIX TRAILER

Watch the official trailer for an exciting new project set to be released on the Superprix's 30th anniversary next year.



From 1986 to 1990, Birmingham City staged a street race every August Bank Holiday weekend.

It took over 20 years to develop, support and plan the event prior to the inaugural year in 1986, with involvement and backing from Bernie Ecclestone, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, and Nigel Mansell, and with rising stars such as Damon Hill, Jean Alesi, Mika Hakkinen and Martin Brundle all charging around the city streets in their earlier, pre-formula one careers.

To this date, Birmingham is the only city in the UK to be able to stage such an event, having a government approved Road Race Bill passed especially for the Superprix.

80,000 spectators would arrive for the august bank holiday weekend in the heart of the city, gathering to see the action from formulas such as F3000, British Touring Car Championship, TVR Tuscan's, Formula Ford 1600 and many more.

This documentary will cover the intricate, vast details from the local sources that have fond memories of the event, right through to the organisation of the officials who made the Superprix a reality, in order to relay to a new generation what the city and its people achieved through what some saw as the impossible.

The Birmingham Superprix Film team are inviting donations of photos/films/memorablia or interest in being interviewed for the film.
Email here.

Available from Veloce! Superprix – The Story of Birmingham’s Motor Race
By SS Collins & David Page

The story of Superprix, Birmingham’s very own road race – the subject of much controversy amongst residents of the city, politicians' and race fans alike. More info.