• Firle Beacon, the first-of-its-kind motorsport event coming 30-31 July, is delighted to announce their thrilling and diverse supercar collection
  • Alfa Romeos, Ford Mustangs and McLarens will be displayed and demonstrated in high-octane standing sprints
  • If you would like to attend Firle Beacon, please RSVP at
  • Tickets are now on sale at Prices from £35 for adults; £20 for children; under 5s go free.
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The organisers of Firle Beacon, a brand-new Rally, Sprint and Supercar motorsport event launching in East Sussex on 30 & 31 July 2022, are excited to announce the festival’s supercar collection.

Supercars dating from 1911 – such as a pre-World War One KRIT with an engine of 9.2 CC - until the present day will be on display within the Supercar Paddock and spectators can also see them in action as they take on an adrenaline-fuelled standing sprint course. 

The supercar collection is as diverse as it is impressive, ranging from a 2004 Nissan World Series, currently in RB7 Red Bull livery to the booming 5.0 V8 of a 2018 Ford/RTR Mustang. Super in every conceivable way, the collection features outrageous American muscle cars, historic vehicles ahead of their time, lightweight speedsters, and performance sports racers filling the paddock with sound and fury. 

Drivers and cars will include:

  • Ruairi Bell - Skoda Fabia Evo r5
  • Angus Furneaux - Audi A4 
  • Jason Andrews - Ford Mustang 1965
  • Steve Hardwick - Ford Falcon 1965
  • Peter Gossage - Morris-MG Oxford Super Sport Special
  • Chris Francis - Alfa Romeo 4C LE
  • Graham McDonald Hill - Caterham 620R
  • Chris Setters - McLaren 6755LT Spider
  • Trevor Meeks - Audi R8 GT
  • Peter Ellis - Lotus Evora S GP
  • Jim Wyatt - Shelby Daytona Cobra
  • Leonard Wooler - Dax Tojeiro 1986
  • Tim Cramer-Todd, TVR Tuscan 2000
  • Neil Gough - KRIT Speedster 1911
  • Davie Man - Alfa Romeo
  • Thomas James Mann - Lagonda M45 Tourer
  • Phillip Sherwin - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • Robin Stephens - Chevrolet Impala
  • Ross Pannell - Dodge NASCAR Cup Avenger
  • Paul Raymond Yorkshire - Chevrolet (Nascar) Impala SS
  • Simon Neil Chalkly - Ford Fusion
  • Mike G. Hickson - McLaren 600LT
  • Jamie Cashman - TVR Tuscan 2002
  • Dominic Obry - Ford/RTR Mustang 2018

Firle Beacon is designed to capture the spirit of early motorsport events on the site dating back to the 1950s. The high-octane action will be set against the gorgeous backdrop of Firle Place, a privately-owned country house built in the time of Henry VIII. The supercar sprint course will utilise Firle Place’s expansive main driveway as the supercars attempt the exciting quarter-mile run at intervals of 30 seconds. 

Henry Gage of the Gage Estate says: “The aim of the festival is to make a petrolhead’s dream come true and that wouldn’t be possible without our supercar selection. We’re set on offering guests an all-access approach so that nothing gets in the way of them seeing these amazing vehicles hit top speed up close.”


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Press contact:


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Notes to Editors:

About Firle Beacon

Firle Beacon is a new motorsport event arriving in July 2022, where heritage and a passion for performance meet. Developed by the historic Firle Estate in Sussex for all motorsport enthusiasts to enjoy, Firle Beacon captures the spirit of the early races dating back to the 50s, in a participatory event on a notoriously challenging two-mile course, combining the latest in technology and speed.It offers a first-of-its-kind opportunity for the public to witness everything from Rally, Sprint and Supercars take on this new challenging course.

Address:Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LP

When: 30 – 31 July 2022

Times: 9am – 6pm daily

Ticket information:

Saturday 30 July

  • Day Ticket: Adult (16 yrs+) - £42
  • Day Ticket: Junior (5-16 yrs) - £24
  • Family Ticket (4 people – max 2 adults): - £27 per person
  • Day Ticket: Child (Under 5yrs) – Free entry

Sunday 31 July

  • Day Ticket: Adult (16 yrs+) - £35
  • Day Ticket: Junior (5-16 yrs) - £20
  • Family Ticket (4 people – max 2 adults): - £22.25 per person
  • Day Ticket: Child (Under 5yrs) – Free entry

Weekend Ticket

  • Weekend Ticket: Adult - £64.80
  • Weekend Ticket: Junior - £39
  • Weekend Ticket: Child – Free entry


How to get there:

By car: Nestling in the foot of the South Downs near Lewes, between Brighton and Eastbourne in East Sussex, on the south coast of England. From London take the M23 and exit onto the A27 towards Eastbourne.

By train: The village of Firle is eleven miles from Brighton, four miles after Lewes. The festival is also a few minutes’ walk from Glynde railway station, accessible from London Waterloo.

About Henry Gage

The Firle Beacon event brings together two of founder Henry Gage's life-long passions: car technology and the South Downs National Park. From as far back as he can remember, Henry has been climbing the dramatic beacon at Firle, and enjoying the views out across Firle Place, The South Downs and out to sea. A keen collector of 'soon-to-be classic' cars himself, the possibility of establishing a new hill climb at Firle immediately appealed to Henry and his vision for this event has grown from there. 

About the Firle Estate

Firle Place is an outstanding privately owned country house in Sussex that dates from the time of Henry VIII, but which was substantially remodelled during the Georgian period. Firle Place is very much a family home which provides the perfect setting to house an exemplary collection of works of art, fine furniture and porcelain of national significance.

Incorporating several villages and farms spread over rolling hills, the Firle Estate, in the heart of the magnificent South Downs National Park, is just 60 miles from London. Firle illustrates a rare cultural continuity with an unusually intact estate and a thriving rural community. Central to the atmosphere is Firle’s diverse and culturally rich community with many artists, craftsmen and local businesses. As well as magnificent walks, bike rides and country pursuits, the Estate has many places to stay, eat and drink.


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