BRT (Beamish Reliability Run)
A HERITAGE RUN FOR HERITAGE VEHICLES UPON A HERITAGE ROUTE
The north’s premier old motoring event namely the Beamish Run is to go ahead Sunday 18th June 2023 for vintage vehicles up to 1956 and motorcycles up to 1961.
How We Got Here
This event is probably the oldest & toughest regular event for old cars, motorcycles & light commercials certainly in Britain.
This is no Sunday spin out for old museum pieces, these vehicles are used in events all the year round & some are actually daily transport!
The event has a long heritage of about 90 years & maybe more. The hills & dales we now run over, were once the test grounds for the then infant motor vehicle, both before & after the Great War (1914-1918) period. These being used by manufactures, magazine publicists & motor clubs, so our event this weekend is a re-enactment of these previous events broken only due to WW2 & its aftermath.
However the Beamish Run is beginning to be historical in its own right as it approaches its 50th year.
The new series was re started in 1970 – 71 to be run over some of the former trial routes. What we have done is to join up the routes and form a continuous run of 155 miles to incorporate most of them, where possible.