Pictured at Retromobile 2011, the Lorraine Dietrich ‘Vieux Charles III’. Built for the 1912 Dieppe Grand Prix, this Brooklands Giant made its first appearance at the Surrey track later that year with Frenchman Victor Hémery setting records including 3 hours at 94.82mph. In 1920 Malcolm Campbell won the first race at the re-opened track with the car now in Bluebird racing colours. In the Nash family hands since the 1930s, the car can be seen in the Brooklands Museum. Shame the bonnet got repainted during the recent restoration, but much of the rest of the car carried an ace patina #lorrainedietrich#vieuxcharleslll#brooklands#brooklandsmuseum#retromobile#bluebird#malcolmcampbell#victorhemery
1933 - MG L2 Magna only 90 L2 examples were built. The L-Type had a Wolseley-based four-speed gearbox. Four body styles were available. Four-seat tourers, saloons, and a slope-back continental coupe were identified as L1 and this single two-seat model, the sports roadster, was called the L2.
Mavi Bugatti ve Yeşil Delage pek çok yarışta birbirleriyle yarışmışlar. 1926 ve 1927'de İngiltere ilk Grand Prix'inde yer almışlar. Yeşil Delage'nin egzosu sürücünün ayağına çok yakın olduğundan ayakları yanıyormuş. Bu nedenle her pit stop'da buzlu suya ayaklarını sokmak zorunda kalıyorlarmış. Bu müzede büyülü bir tarih var. Mutlaka gidilmeli. 🚗 The Blue Bugatti and The Green Delage raced each other in many Grand Prix especially in 1926 & 1927 which are the first Grand Prix of England 🏴 In the green Delage the exhaust ended near the driver 's feet so it burnt them. The drivers had to get out of the car and dung their feet in ice cold water every pit stop. Magical history over there. Please go and listen the volunteers. #tour#eat#read#toureatreadbloggers#travel#trip#uk#holiday#tatil#seyahat#britan#theuk#brooklandsmuseum#Weybridge
Some shots I took the other day of the bullet like 1933 Napier Railton 24Lt side by side with the luxurious Bentley Sport 4Lt .. two stunning cars that I see all the time but they still get my heart beating faster!
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A few grabbed vids on my phone of the 1933 Napier Railton actually taking to the original track at Brooklands where it broke so many records. We were filming for a new TV documentary about historic racing.
Driven much slower here obviously but using it's 24Lt W step engine it took the 24 hour record of 150.6mph set on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1936 and the Brooklands Outer Circuit Lap Record of 143.44mph in 1935
Work has started on recommissioning the Brooklands 1929 Morgan using a Baragwanath Tuned JTOR 996cc J.A.P. built for Clive Lones. This Morgan broke 37 World Records and, in 1930, was the first Light Car to lap the Brooklands Outer Circuit at 100 mph for which it was awarded a Gold Star by the British Motor Cycle Racing Club.
It needs a new oil tank for starters. You can see how tightly every thing was packed in to this tiny vehicle and they had to shave the carb sides down to sit side by side as seen in the last pic..
The Brooklands Motorcycle Team are taking it to this year's Montlhery Vintage revival and I'm hoping for a drive on the speed bowl.
We are taking the amazing Clive Lones Brooklands Morgan to Vintage Revival Montlhery this May so the team are starting to strip down and sort the engine and running gear out for a long over due overhaul.
This Morgan JAP achieved 37 World Records and, in 1930, was the first Light Car to lap the Brooklands Outer Circuit at 100 mph for which it was awarded a Gold Star by the British Motor Cycle Racing Club!
Two of the most beautiful noses of commercial aviation: VC-10 and Concorde. Brooklands Museum. #brooklandsmuseum
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Finally my 1938 Triumph T80 'Freddy Clarke' rep Brooklands 350cc record holder is out of the McEvoy shed and on its way to John Surtees own rolling road to be dialed in. I'm honoured to be able to take it there and a shame he's no longer with us as he took a keen interest in this project. The TT carb came from him so it seems appropriate that it will be set up there..
I've swapped out the drop bars for the track bars (so we can actually turn corners), popped the braked front wheel in and pulled the seat forward so we can test it on track now!
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