Date(s) - 11-August
The styles of the 1910s, ‘20s and ‘30s will be brought to life at Brooklands Museum on Sunday 11th August for the annual Brooklands Relived event. Using the surviving parts of the original Race Track which opened in 1907 and became a household name for the record breaking speeds, flying and many personalities that frequented there, vehicles will take part in race starts, parades and blast up the hill climb just as they did in period.
Among the many vintage cars and bikes to take part, some notable entries actually raced at Brooklands before it closed in 1939. Making a return to the site will be a 1937 Stafford Special, a 1931 Austin Ulster TT (which took part in the August Bank Holiday meeting on 5th Aug 1935) and an Aston Martin Speed Model 1936. Joining them will be a mighty Lanchester 12/6 Sports saloon, Bentleys and an impressive array of motorcycles. These include a 350cc Velocette and a 500cc Aerial.
Making a real impact in the air and on the airstrip (just opposite the main Museum entrance) will be some vintage aircraft flying in for a visit. It was not uncommon in the 1930s for drivers to fly onto the aerodrome, compete in the racing and then flew off again. Expect to see Tiger Moths and other pre-War types arriving and the chance to chat to the pilots on the airstrip.
Spectators are known to really embrace the vintage theme at this event so period attire is encouraged to really add to the time travelling effect. The site also has many exhibition areas and buildings to explore; discover 80 years of aviation design and manufacture inside the Award-winning Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed, trace the origins of the first British Grand Prix that took place there in 1926 and go on board one of the most iconic aircraft ever to fly; Concorde.