GBR - UNITED KINGDOM
WHITCHURCH AIRFIELD
Description  
Location Bristol
BST - Bristol, City of (unitary authority) - England
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 51°24'54"     - 2°34'54"
51.415     -2.581667
UTM Coordinates X = 529091.566  -  Y = 5696059.121  -  Zone 30U
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL 54 m - 177 ft
Inauguration  
Closing August 1st 1959
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English Motor Racing Circuits in England: Then & Now (page 159)Author: Peter Swinger - Published by: Dial House - year: 2001 - ISBN: 0 7110 3104 5
Description
(2) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Great Britain and Ireland --> GBR - Sprint Venues [ENG]
(3) English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitchurch_CircuitWikipedia
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=3377688Track layout
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(6) English www.the-fastlane.co.uk/formula2/F259_19.htmF2 Register

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Whitchurch Speed Trials
Description Speed trials were held in the 1930s. The course was set on the entrance road to what was then Bristol Airport. Competition had to cease at regular intervals to allow the airport bus to enter and exit the airport!
Map shows 1937 track layout.
Years 193x
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Sprint Venue
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 27th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 715  m 2346  ft 0.444  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Whitchurch Airfield
Description  
Years 1959
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration August 1st 1959
Closing August 1st 1959
Last update of this page July 21st 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1711  m 5612  ft 1.063  mi   (5)
length 1630  m 5348  ft 1.013  mi   (6)

Whitchurch Speed Trials 1937

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

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(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
December 27th 2009 Whitchurch Speed Trials 193x Guido de Carli andylaurence andylaurence New Description with map
July 21st 2009   1959 Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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