The Brooklands Museum is a must-see for lovers of classic cars, aviation and British war history. The day we went, it was the Brooklands Easter Classic Car show. Anyone could show off their car older than 1992, and there were a lot of cars on show.
Brooklands had the world’s first purpose-built ‘banked’ motor racing circuit. We climbed part of it, and it was very steep. It must have been incredible driving 100mph along this banking. Unfortunately, the health and safety snowflakes guarding the track that afternoon prevented us from climbing to the top. The photos below don’t do the banking justice.
There were also indoor exhibits of classic formula 1 cars, motorbikes, bicycles, workshops, spares, and parts from yesteryear. There is so much history here it would take days, if not months, to go through it all.
If one is not into cars, the aviation museum is a must as it details the birthplace of British aviation. Famous companies such as Beriot, Sopwith, Martinsyde and Vickers were based at Brooklands and were key players in early aviation development. Parts of the Concorde were made at Brooklands, and there is even a Concorde on display, although we skipped going on it as we have already done the Concorde tour in Bristol. Here are the photos from the day. Enjoy.