Fri, Feb 23|
Miles River Yacht Club
Suppers with Sidney Part 1
Local legend Sidney Dickson completed two turns of the London-Sydney Marathon, from the UK to Austrailia. Join us for "Suppers with Sidney Part 1" featuring the 1968 CBS film of the marathon race. Take the journey from London to Sydney with Sidney.
Time & Location
Feb 23, 2018, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Miles River Yacht Club, 24750 Yacht Club Rd, St Michaels, MD 21663, USA
About The Event
Local legend Sidney Dickson completed two turns of the 10,000-mile London-Sydney Marathon. The first leg of the race 7,000 from London to Bombay covered eleven countries in as many days. The final 2,600-mile leg of the race across Austraiia began after the P&O liner S.S. Chusan ferried the first 72 cars and their crews on a nine-day voyage from India to Freemantle. The marathon was first run in 1968. Seventy-seven cars participated, fifty-six cars finished. In 1993, a 25th anniversary race was held. Twenty-one of the original racers participated in the anniversary race. Local St. Michaels resident, Sidney Dickson finished both races.
Privately funded, Sidney was the only American entrant in the race. Not only did he successfully complete the 1968 race, but he built an identical 1968 race car to compete in for the 25th anniversary.
Both events were documented and filmed. In 1968, a CBS correspondent travelled the entire race as crew with Sidney. Charles Kuralt narrated the film and it was aired on national television. The 1993 event was filmed and narrated by Sidney.
Join us for two special “Suppers with Sidney”. The first event featuring the 1968 race will be held on Friday, February 23rd. The second event featuring the 25th Anniversary race will be held on Friday, March 23rd.
Both events will be held at the Miles River Yacht Club. A cash bar will be available with cocktails starting at 6:30. The Eastern Shore buffet dinner will begin at 7:00 PM. Join us as we journey from London to Sydney, with Sidney.
Supper with Sidney Part 1
Supper with Sidney Part 1 February 23, 2018 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM Miles River Yacht Club