BROOKLANDS RELIVED.

Went to Brooklands Museum today, some of you may have seen the programme on the television called The Secrets of the Transport Museum which takes place at the Museum and what is left of the racetrack.

The track itself was built by Hugh Locke King in 1906 and was the worlds first purpose built race track with massive banked corners on which, if they didn’t get it wrong and fly off the top, men and women would reach some remarkable speeds.

I took a few photos, this one is of the Napier Railton which has a massive 24 litre engine and was built in 1933 and raced by John Cobb who has the all time lap record at Brooklands of 143.44 MPH which was achieved in 1935.

It was also famous for aircraft manufacture and Barnes Wallis, inventor of the famous bouncing bomb and many other things was based there during World Way Two, there is also a bus museum and a real life Concorde and many other aircraft on site and is well worth a visit.

I am a Club Member so my wife and I had a very pleasant lunch in the Members Bar and managed to drive home in my 1947 Bentley Mk VI all the way without getting caught in the rain, as they say, a good time was had by all.

About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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4 Responses to BROOKLANDS RELIVED.

  1. Neil Bailey says:

    Glad you enjoyed the day – hopefully avoiding the rain! Neil

    On Sat, 7 Aug 2021 at 21:48, The Diary of a Country Bumpkin wrote:

    > The Diary of a Country Bumpkin posted: ” Went to Brooklands Museum today, > some of you may have seen the programme on the television called The > Secrets of the Transport Museum which takes place at the Museum and what is > left of the racetrack. The track itself was built by Hugh Locke King in 1″ >

  2. Do I see Bentley cufflinks there Joe?

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