Race The Waves Weekend supported by Steampunk

Type:Car/Motorcycle Rally

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An image of a 1920s style poster, with artwork of a motorbike and an open-topped car travelling on sand


*** We currently have a few remaining RtWs places available for 2021, apply to Neil, email: backfirepromotions1@gmail.com ***


SAVE THE DATES EVERYONE! Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th MAY 2021

(Please note the description and info will change as the event develops and more attractions are confirmed and added so please keep checking in to receive regular updates)

Email Paul: paul.backfire@outlook.com

Email Andy: wswofficialevents@gmail.com


Bridlington Tourist Information Centre, The Spa, Bridlington YO15 3JH

Tel: 01482 391634    Email: bridlington.tic@eastriding.gov.uk


Welcome to WSW EVENTS in partnership with the phenomenon of the U.K. Motoring World – RACE THE WAVES at The Royal Hall Bridlington Spa, and on the foreshore outside The Royal Hall on Bridlington Sands.

Save the dates for your diary Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th 2021 to enjoy both Race The Waves and The Royal Hall too!

This Family Friendly event is absolutely free entry so no advance tickets are required, no admission fee to pay on the door and no wristbands to purchase or 'stamp on your hand' needed to enjoy the spectacular Race The Waves event and Car and Bike Display outside, or to peruse the fabulous Retail Emporium, Entertainment and Vintage Motorbike Exhibition inside, what's not to love!


A veritable celebration of vehicles, retro, and where the past is the future, Backfire Promotions and Race The Waves in partnership with WSW Events are all in one place for all of your leisure pleasure, automotive excellence, and Steampunk shopping and sonic fix, all in the exceptionally beautiful surroundings of the Royal Hall and Foreshore and Sands, Bridlington.

Inside The Royal Hall in Bridlington Spa will feature around 60 Purveyors of the finest Steampunk, Alternative and Goth Stands, Automotive Memorabilia Stands etc Live Entertainment, Tea Room, Bars, Vintage Scooters and Classic Bike Exhibition and much more.

Outside The Royal Hall on the Foreshore and Sands is a truly Retro experience and will feature vehicles exhibiting and riding on the sands in an old fashioned manner, and a veritable display of Rat Rods, Hot Rods, Vehicles and Bikes for example.

A dedicated Food Court will be established between the Spa and RNLI Station on the foreshore concourse where literally thousands of attendees pass through between the racing on the beach and the Royal Hall.

Thousands lined the Bridlington foreshore for our previous events to enjoy this unique experience, and massive crowds are expected as the advertising and promotion (and race entries) is literally worldwide.


A truly stunning and unique experience awaits with this phenomenal spectacular with the noise and excitement and sight of vehicles exhibiting and riding on the sands!

At this time, the 2021 Beach Race ‘ENTRIES ARE CLOSED’ apart from to those who left their paid RtWs 2020 entry in place...

Email: paul.backfire@outlook.com
Tel: 07718 420630

Race the Waves is about being inclusive and the taking part, where everyone involved from the audience to the entrants gives of themselves to create an engaging atmosphere.

The BACKFIRE invitation to run vehicles along the Bridlington Sands is indeed a privilege and not bestowed lightly to those we wish to engage.

Everyone’s a winner who takes part with the display on the beach, as they all have made the huge contribution and effort to conquer the playing field which Mother Nature has served us for our abuse until she retrieves with her briny veil.

RULES: there are no rules, rather Respect and Gentlemanly conduct to all which is paramount to our BACKFIRE events.

Race the Waves at Bridlington is a phenomenon in the UK motoring world. We have created a Retro event originally styled towards the 1950s.

This allowed for the inclusion of later constructions to be involved, especially custom builds. Period correct vehicles from earlier years are most welcome but again not in a stock form (unless produced for racing)

For 2021 we are embracing 'The New ROARING 20's'...more exciting details to follow so keep checking on the page for updates!

Attire.. ladies and gentlemen we value our event visuals and the resulting photography, therefore Retro attire is of paramount importance to the beach engagement. Our audience will be encouraged towards a Retro dress code too.


The Royal Hall is Bridlington Spa's largest exhibition space with incredible views out to sea, and this will be the place to be for the Retail Emporium, Exhibition of Bikes and Live Entertainment, Vintage Tearoom and Café.

Trade Stands can be left up overnight as the Royal Hall is secured once trading closes. Please note goods are left at your own risk and we do not take or accept any responsibility for your merchandise.

Email Andy: wswofficialevents@gmail.com


As stated above dedicated Food Court will be established outside between the Spa and RNLI Station on the foreshore concourse.
Please note that no personal generators are allowed. More information is supplied on the Booking Form.

Email Andy: wswofficialevents@gmail.com

Guide Prices

Free entry

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  • Disabled access


  • Children welcome



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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    By Road:From A614 or A615 follow brown signs for South Beach/The Spa.Accessible by Public Transport: Bridlington station is 0 miles away.

    Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH
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    Opening Times

    Season (15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021)
    Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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