Monday 26th July 1948
The 3 mile (4.85 km) track located at Blandford Camp, Dorset (England), home of the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, staged its first motor car races. Although a success, this first meeting lost the organisers money. There was one spectacular accident of note, when P.K.Braid left the road, demolished a bus stop, hit a pine sapling and took off to land on the roof of Battalion Headquarters. However, Gordon Woods, who also went off at the same place, received severe head injuries and later died from his injuries. The second race meeting took place on Whit Monday, the 29th May 1950, and was filmed by the BBC. Unfortunately, there were further fatalities at other meetings that year, and the authorities withdrew approval for racing.