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Vintage sports cars to bring Brooklands alive

Vintage sports cars bring Brooklands alive

AFTER a dramatic beginning to the New Year with its January 1 classic gathering seeing a record turnout of almost 5,000, Brooklands Museum’s busy events programme gets underway with some real competition action this Sunday, February 3.

The 32-acre site in Weybridge will come alive with high-octane antics when the Vintage Sports-Car Club takes centre stage for its annual driving tests competition.

Competitors and spectators will be treated to dozens of pre-war cars tackling a range of driving tests against the clock, designed to challenge both cars and drivers to the extreme. 

Cars taking part include examples of the highly competitive Bugatti Brescia, Austin 7 Ulster and Frazer Nash TT Replica, as well as oddballs like a pair of Trojan Utilities.

Such legendary areas as the Finishing Straight, Test Hill and Members’ Banking will again show no mercy as the vehicles and their drivers are put through their paces.

Based on the site of the first purpose-built racing circuit in the world – completed in 1907 – Brooklands is the perfect setting for this event and these incredible cars.

Tests will run throughout the day, starting from 10am, with a break for lunch. Additionally, the Paddock, Motoring Village and areas surrounding the Edwardian Clubhouse will provide an evocative setting for a fine display of visiting vintage vehicles of all shapes and sizes from mighty Bentleys to tiny but sporty Austin 7s and even rarer examples of automotive splendour from its greatest period. 

Together with the displays of cars, motorcycles and aircraft, the Concorde Experience and London Bus Museum, Brooklands will be the perfect venue for a family day out.

Usual admission prices to the Museum will apply (adults £10, seniors £9, children aged 5-16 £5.50 and families £27, with a supplement of £4 for adults and £2 for children for the Concorde Experience).  Gates open at 10am with additional parking for visitors arriving in non-vintage vehicles in The Heights off Wellington Way. Pre-war vehicles should arrive via the Campbell Gate off Brooklands Road – please follow event signage.

More details are available from Paul Stewart by calling 01932 857381 ext 249 or by e-mailing: paulstewart@brooklandsmuseum.com 

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