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.