Sponsored by the British Lawn Mower Racing Association
The BLMRA was founded in 1973 at the Cricketers Arms in Wisborough Green, West Sussex. The founders, having become disillusioned with the ever-increasing cost of auto racing, wanted to provide a motorsport that would be economically accessible to everyone.
Looking out across the village green a window at the Cricketers Arms, they watched a green keeper mowing the cricket pitch. They immediately realized that practically everyone has a lawnmower – little or no incremental cost would be incurred if, after the mowing the lawn, they raced their lawnmowers. Lawn mower racing was born.
They succeeded: lawnmower racing has been described by Motor Sport News to be “the cheapest form of motor.