Sunday 1st August 1999
Construction of the Bedford Autodrome (England), a modern, purpose-built, private facility, owned by Jonathan Palmer, was completed. Built on the northern section of the former site of the Royal Aerospace Establishment, Bedford airbase it took five years to convert to a track using the latest in track laying techniques to provide a quiet and smooth surface. It was designed for high performance road cars. Because the track has no Armco safety it is not eligible to hold races or have an area for spectators because of the inability to ensure their safety.