What's On

Racers are you ready?


Event opens


Official opening by Paddy Hopkirk MBE

4:15pm - 5:45 pm

Run Session 1: road legal cars, showing up to 80 runs.

5:45pm - 6:15pm

J40 Roadster pedal cars, 2 short sprint sessions, 1 in each direction with the grid mirrored. Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, for each sprint.


Raffle prize draw of Hypnos King Size bed

6:15pm - 6:30pm

Runway experience runs in ultra-quick Tesla Modes XP100D

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Run Session 2


Runway closes, event ends

Run the Runway

Cars will line up on the wide smooth runway of Booker Airfield, an unusual opportunity to use the full capability of an aeroplane runway legally! Drivers undergo rigorous briefing and will get ready to give their cars some good ‘exercise’.

After the quarter-mile marker chequered flags will designate the end of the run, following on to the slowing down phase, before turning off to the paddock and making way for the next display.

If you have an exotic car and would like to take part in Run the Runway – fill up your tank, sound your engine and contact us.

Static Display

The static display in the paddock will feature beautiful and interesting cars that are unable to run.  Spectators have the opportunity to get up close to these exotic motors and speak to the mechanics and owners.

Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin car clubs are expected to be present with members who own unique cars, the best of which may be invited to Run the Runway.

J40 Pedal Car Race

Sound of Speed is seeking budding J40 pedal car racers, up to the age of 11, to apply for the Sound of Speed J40 pedal race. The car does not have to be immaculate, however, it does need to be race worthy and can pass the unmodified checks. Normal attire is race overalls but helmets are not necessary.

The start is classic Le Mans; dramatic run across the track, a neat jump in and smartly pedal off. There is a chicane to negotiate and a laurel wreath for the first three drivers home on each of the two short sprints. There will be a live interview broadcast of the winning drivers by a celebrity and a chance to give signatures for all the autograph hunters!

See the rules

The Cars

See all the confirmed cars

Aston Martin


TVR Tuscan

S 2002


911 RS

AC Cobra



D Type

Austin Healey






Austin Healey


Iso Grifo



Model T 1927



Food & Drink

From light bites to hearty meals, you won’t go hungry at Sound of Speed. The stands will offer burgers, wrapped baguettes and street food. Not forgetting caffeine drinks to top up your energy levels and of course, refreshing beer to keep you cool.   

The Beechdean Farmhouse Dairy Ice Cream stand will be there to satisfy your ice cream cravings.

If you arrive early then grab a bite before you get stuck in or if you have a long journey home then refuel before you go.

Take care of yourself by telling the stall holder about any food or drink allergies.

All Things Motor Related

Get into gear before Run the Runway starts by visiting the many motor exhibitors and car dealerships to see the latest high-performance cars. Don’t forget the car clubs for a chance to swap stories with the members manning the stands. Fancy some retail therapy? Then choose between multiple high-quality motor stalls and treat yourself.

Visitor Info

Personal Safety

Please keep vigilant whilst on site and be aware of moving vehicles, some of which are electric and make no noise. Please respect the Stewards’ instructions as their primary objective is your safety. Please remain behind all barriers also there for your safety.

Please ensure your children are completely under your control at all times.

Anyone who does not keep to these rules or any other terms and conditions during the event may be required to leave the site immediately.

Car Parking

Please park in the allocated area for spectators and follow the directions of the Stewards. Cars will be parked on a grass surface. Cars are allowed on site and in the spectator car park entirely at your own risk.


The spectator car park will have a signed area for blue badge holders.

Disabled toilets are available.

Lost and found

If you lose a person or a personal belonging, seek help from the Rotarians at the yellow gazebo of the Rotary Club of High Wycombe.

Medical assistance

Medical assistance will be available near the retail village.

Food and drink

Remember to inform food or drink providers about any food allergies you may have.


No pets of any kind are permitted on the site except guide dogs.


Programmes are available at the spectator car park entrance and at the yellow gazebo of The Rotary Club of High Wycombe.


The event may be cancelled, suspended or terminated due to adverse weather, or other circumstances, at the entire discretion of the organising committee or Wycombe Airpark management.  If this occurs, no refunds of the ticket price will be made.