The BSPF create a need for speed!

The 2016 President’s Weekend was hosted last weekend ( 9 – 11 September) by Alex Kemsley (BSPF President & BISHTA Chairman) and his partner Nicole Tingley and took place where the Spirit of Brooklands lives on. The location is set in the historical surroundings of the first purpose-built motor circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey by wealthy landowner Locke King in 1907. Brooklands is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, the home of Concorde, Mercedes-Benz World, the Brooklands Hotel and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century. A fantastic setting for the BSPF President’s Weekend with lots to see and do, especially for thrill seekers and transportation enthusiasts!

The President’s Weekend is a chance for members to join the current President for a celebration of their year in office and meet up with industry peers in an informal setting.

This year’s attendees all got the chance to see, touch and feel all of the latest models at Mercedes-Benz World and learn about the companies unique history as well as the opportunity to take the wheel for a breath-taking Mercedes driving experience. To culminate the weekend pre-dinner drinks took place at the Brooklands Museum, with a champagne reception and simulated flight on Concorde,  followed by dinner in the atmospheric surroundings of the Stratosphere Chamber with entertainment from the Nightingales singing duo all adding to the 1940’s evenings theme.

Our thanks go to everyone who supported the President’s Weekend; If you would like to see a taster of the weekend, you can view the President Weekend album on the SPATA and BISHTA websites.

Watch out for the 2018 Presidents Weekend, hosted by Will Dando; more details will be available at SPATEX 2017 on the BSPF Stand.