Vintage car show to be staged at Lewes Racecourse

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A vintage car show is being staged next year to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of Lewes Racecourse.

Organisers are looking for pre-1964 cars and bikes to join a parade on September 14. Starting in North Street, Lewes, it will make its way through the town to the old racecourse on the downs. It will be in aid of Lewes Victoria Hospital.

For more details please contact Barry Foulkes on 01825 761727, or email

For more information on the commemoration of the closure anniversary visit

When jockey Bobby Elliott galloped past the finishing post in first place on 7/1 shot Miss Rhondda at 4.32pm on September 14 1964, a fascinating racing tradition spanning two and a half centuries came to an abrupt end.

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