|Jim Scott's B31 BSA Sand Racer |
(Photo by - MotoFreakoFoto)
The years immediately following WW2 were some of the best for grass track and sand racing in Lancashire and Cumberland. Even some of the smaller events could attract crowds of 5000 or more.
Sand races were held on the wide open sands of the Solway Firth and Morecmbe Bay, from the famous beach races at Southport Sands up to Skinburness near Carlisle. The bikes were mainly stripped down roadsters, with a smatttering of pre-war speedway and grass track bikes thrown in for good measure. The races were a mixture of straight line sprints and half-mile and one-mile ovals.