Between 1906 and 1937 the sands between Saltburn and Marske were used for speed record attempts.
Sir Malcolm Campbell recorded 138.08mph on 17th June 1922 in Sunbeam (although this was not recognised offically as electronic timers were not used)
The plaque say he reached 144.32mph in 1924, (at this time the record seems to have been beaten on a weekly basis)
On two wheels Ron Storey recorded 122.91mph in 1928 on a Brough Superior SS100
The plaque was unveiled in October 2011 by Desmond Heckle, one times holder of motorcycle speed record.