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Brooklands Relived: Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of the British Grand Prix

Type: Event

Location: Brooklands Museum

Entry: Paid Entry

Event Date: 07/08/2021

Step back in time to the heyday of the track as we relive the incredible thrill of a day at the Brooklands races. This year we will be celebrating the 95th anniversary of the first British Grand Prix, which was held at Brooklands on 7th August 1926. The incredible tales of this race will be brought to life as we bring racing back to Brooklands. Cars that competed in the race will take centre stage and some of them will be firing up their engines to take to the track again, exactly 95 years after they made their appearance in the first British Grand Prix. With a line-up of Grand Prix cars from the decades that followed that race, you will be able to trace the history and evolution of cars from the pinnacle of motorsport. The most spectacular display of the day will be the ‘Race Starts’. Watch as cars and bikes of the period are lined up and flagged off for a high-speed dash up the historic Finishing Straight and on to the Members Banking. You’ll be able to see, hear and smell many of the wonderful machines in action during the parade laps and then cheer them on as the tackle ascents of the original Test Hill, which with a gradient of 1 in 4 at its top still tests cars and bikes to this day. Throughout the site, there will be some of the actual cars, motorcycles and bicycles that raced here from 1907-1939. We will also be welcoming other pre-War vehicles, which will be parked up, as spectators’ vehicles would have been on race days. With reenactors working on racing cars and motorcycles from the Museum collection outside the Race Bays and Tuning Sheds, you will be able to see how parts of the site would have looked “back in the day”. Tickets Normal Museum Admission, pre-book via 01932 857381

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