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Brooklands is a 111-year-old Brit that gets better with age


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“The right crowd and no crowding,” was the tagline for Brooklands, the world's first dedicated motor course. Built in just eight months, the 100-foot wide, 2.75-mile banked track in Surrey (about 22 miles southwest of central London), first opened on July 6, 1907, when an estimated 13,500 spectators arrived by train, car, and even horse-drawn carriage. What they witnessed was a variety of race cars including long-lost car marques such as Ariel Simplex, StrakerSquire, Darracq, and Minerva, and some not-so-lost, such as Fiat and Daimler.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/10/18/brooklands-museum-motorsports-aircraft-history