3.13 mile/4.85 km track located at Blandford Camp, Dorset, the home of the
Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. It held the very first post-war
road races in England on the 27th August 1949, and was sanctioned by the
Headquarters of the Southern Command. 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 placed, 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.