THE season for motoring events kicks off in style at Brooklands Museum with the annual Vintage Sports-Car Club Driving Tests this Sunday (February 2).
The tests are a terrific introduction to pre-war motor sport, demanding good car control at low speeds while the ‘all access’ nature of the museum site makes the event an exhilarating experience for spectators.
Dozens of pre-war cars will tackle a range of driving tests against the clock on various areas of the site including Test Hill, the Members’ Banking and the Finishing Straight. Tests run throughout the day from 10am with a break for lunch.
In addition the Paddock, Motoring Village and the 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 sporty Austin 7s.
2014 marks the 80th anniversary of the VSCC and they have a tremendous line-up of events to celebrate their long heritage, including tours, sprints, film nights, a Pimms party and a gala dinner.
Joining Brooklands again, they will be back organising the competitive elements of the Museum’s Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival which is held over the weekend of June 14-15.
Together with the permanent displays of cars, motorcycles and aircraft and the London Bus Museum, Brooklands will be the perfect venue for a family day out.
Ticket prices are: £10 for adults, £9 for seniors & students, £5.50 for children aged 5-16 and £27 for a family ticket (2 x adults and up to 3 children), with a supplement of £4 for adults and £2 for children for the Concorde Experience. Gates open at 10am.