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


“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