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Motorsport Day at Brooklands

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FOLLOWING the success of last year’s inaugural Autumn Motorsport Day at Brooklands Museum, this year’s event promises to be even more spectacular, with highlights including historic Formula One cars and a Top Fuel Dragster.

Taking place on Sunday 14th October, it’s a wonderful chance to round off the season with the sight of competition cars from all eras in action on the Mercedes-Benz World test track, adjacent to Brooklands Museum. Selected cars will also run up the demanding Brooklands Test Hill.

Among the many race cars present will be F5000, FIA GTs and Touring Cars, as well as Group B rally machinery – plus two Benetton Formula 1 cars: a B193 Benetton raced by Michael Schumacher and Riccardo Patrese in 1993 and, from three years earlier, a B190 that Nelson Piquet drove to victory at Suzuka and Adelaide in the 1990 F1 World Championship.

What sets this Brooklands event apart is how close spectators can get to the action and its inclusiveness: the organisers are keen for owners of all sorts of competition car to bring their vehicles along for display, as well as still having a few slots for special cars to take part in the action. Clubs are invited to book space for their members to display their cars, and there will be a special display area reserved for Italian cars of all models and years.

Enquiries about club space or offers of competition cars to join in the action should be made to Phil Ward, via philward@gingerbeerpromotions.com or 0845 463 1246.

All the usual attractions at Brooklands Museum will be open on the day, including the Concorde Experience and the London Bus Museum

Parking for display and Italian cars is on the Museum site, reached via the Campbell Entrance off the B374 Brooklands Road, with additional public parking in The Heights off Wellington Way.

TICKETS: Adult £10; Senior Citizen/Student £9; Children (5-16) £5.50; Children under-5 free; Family ticket £27 (2 adults & up to 3 children). Pre-booking not required; just pay on the day. Gates open 9:30am.

For more information, see www.brooklandsmuseum.com

(Pictures show some of the action from last year’s Brooklands Motorsport Day)

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