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BROOKLANDS MUSEUM: Brooklands, truly a magnificent place, not a sanitized Memorabilia Display, entering Brooklands is like entering a Motor Sport and Aviation Time Warp. There are some significant cars and motorcycles on permanent display within the Museum Buildings, most displays are in original condition which is most appropriate.

GRAND PRIX CARS:

1923: ASTON MARTIN - HALFORD SPECIAL: A competitor in the British Grand Prix of 1926, the Halford was powered by a 1,500cc six cylinder DOHC engine with twin plugs. The engine was initially fitted with an exhaust driven turbo supercharger which was changed to a Roots type supercharger.

 

 

 

1923: ASTON MARTIN SPECIAL 'RAZORBLADE': A single seater slimline car, interestingly the body was by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. The engine was a 1,500cc sixteen valve engine from a 1922 Grand Prix car. Another interesting feature was the louvres on the front of the radiator, operated by the driver to adjust the water temperature.

 

 

1991: MARLBORO McLAREN MP4/6: A Formula 1 Show Car representing a highly successful racing season for McLaren in 1991. The engine was a Honda V12, 3,500cc, producing 650bhp @ 13,000rpm driving through a six speed McLaren transverse mounted gearbox. Ayrton Senna won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1991 recording a total of seven victories, co-driver Gerhard Berger recorded one victory for the team.

 

 

 

 

LAND SPEED RECORD CARS:

1920: SUNBEAM RACING AND LAND SPEED RECORD CAR: Built at the Sunbeam Works, the car was fitted with an 18 litre Sunbeam 'Manitou' Aero engine. On the 17th May 1922, Kenelm Lee Guinness set a new Land Speed Record of 133.75mph over a measured kilometre on the Brooklands Railway straight, this was to be the last Land Speed Record set on the Brooklands Track.

Subsequently Malcolm Campbell persuaded Louis Coatalen of Sunbeam to sell the car to him, Campbell repainted the car blue and renamed it BLUE BIRD, the first of his Land Speed Record BLUE BIRD'S. Campbell took the car to Pendine Sands, South Wales and on the 24th September 1924 set a new Land Speed Record of 146.16mph, he lifted the record further on the 21st July 1925 to 150.766mph.

 

 

1931: THE RIDLEY SPECIAL: A 750cc (Class H) Record Breaker. In the period 1930~1931 Austin and MG were competing for possession of the 'International Class H Record', known as the 'Battle of the Babes'. The Owner/Designer, Lord Ridley raised the flying kilometre and flying mile records to 105.42mph and 104.5mph in the Ridley Special at Brooklands.

 

 

MORE BROOKLANDS COVERAGE: Please continue my 'Brooklands coverage' by selecting from the following pages...

Up Brooklands Napier W12 Brooklands Packard 42l Brooklands Cars Brooklands Motorcycles Brooklands Racing Brooklands Aviation Brooklands Museum Brooklands Atmosphere Brooklands & Deejay51

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Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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